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This Choice Points Purchase promotion has ended, however, you can still purchase Choice points.
For this year's holiday season, Choice Privileges is offering a 40% bonus when purchasing points, allowing you to buy them at 0.71 cents each. Just like the Hilton 100% bonus on points purchases we covered last week, this isn't necessarily a great deal unless you can find a hotel that will give you a better deal using points than paying cash.
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- The Choice Privileges offer is available when purchasing more than 10,000, and there is an annual cap of 250,000 (increased for this deal).
- The points will show up in your account within 24-72 hours of your transaction, which is non-refundable.
- The deal expires on December 5th at 11:59 p.m. EST.
- Further terms and conditions can be found at the bottom of the buy-points offer page.
Last September, Choice Privileges had the same 40% bonus deal, but with a range of 5,000 to 50,000 points. Then, in May this year, Choice offered points for less than a half-cent each via Daily Getaways, but in very limited quantities that sold out within minutes. The current deal differs with a higher points cap. The total number of points you could buy with this offer is 350,000 (250,000 plus 40%), but we wouldn't recommend buying that many.
The thing to remember about this deal is that it's only worthwhile if the stay you want is cheaper by purchasing points than with cash. At the high end of the award chart, a free night will cost 35,000 points ($247.50 with the current deal). However, there are lots of low- and mid-level properties ranging from 8,000-20,000 points that could be excellent redemptions compared to the cash rate. Buying speculatively is not recommended here.
As a reminder, points.com processes Choice Hotels point purchases, so if you do decide to take advantage of the promotion you should use a credit card optimized for everyday expenses to make your purchase.
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