Choice Promotion: Earn 2,000 Bonus Points (or 20% Off) on One Stay

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Choice Hotels is out with its next promotion of 2021, offering 2,000 bonus points for completing a stay by March 21, 2021. Additionally, some loyalty members may also have an option for a one-time 20% discount on a Choice stay instead.

Choice bonus points or 20% discount promotion

Choice Promotion Key Terms

  • Choice Privilege members must first register with Choice for this promotion by March 21, 2021.
  • Here's the registration link for the 2,000-point bonus. It seems that you'll need to click directly from the Choice email to get the 20% discount promotion.
  • Book and complete one qualifying stay between March 1, 2021 and March 21, 2021 to earn the bonus or receive the discount.
  • This promotion applies only to members residing in the U.S. at participating Choice properties in the U.S.
  • Members may only utilize one promotion for one stay—either a 2,000-point bonus or a 20% discount.
  • Only one room reservation per member per night will qualify for this promotion.
  • Non-participating hotels include WoodSpring Suites and Ascend Hotel Collection all-inclusive properties and casinos.
  • Members must book their stay via a direct Choice channel—including www.choiceprivileges.com, the Choice Hotels mobile app, or 800.4.CHOICE.
  • If a member opts for the discount, they'll receive 20% off the Best Available Rate—which will be applied immediately upon booking the room.

Exclusions for this promotion include:

reward night stays, rooms booked below certain rates, complimentary rooms, rooms paid for as part of a convention or meeting, rooms booked through a third-party online retailer including online travel agencies, wholesale packages, group tours, and stays booked using the employee discount or the friends and family discount

Choice Hotels Feature

Tips for Booking

Make sure to pay for the stay with one of the best rewards cards for travel purchases. Right now, several credit cards offer 3X points on hotel purchases:

Final Thoughts

Put plainly, Choice's latest promotion is a bit of a dud. Not only are the bonus points and discount limited to just one stay, but they're both equally unexciting.

Choice offers free nights at bottom-tier properties for 8,000 points per night. That means that the 2,000-point bonus is only worth a quarter of a free night. Compared to previous Choice promotions awarding up to 8,000 bonus points per stay, that's just sad.

However, the 20% discount could offer a somewhat better value, at least on longer cash stays. But considering other discounts are often available and most readers are (hopefully) booking award stays, that'll be of limited interest.

Choice Privilege points are great for free night awards in upscale overseas properties and last-minute overnight airport stays. So if you have any intentions of completing a stay at a Choice hotel by March 21, take the minute or two to register now (bonus points promotion link). Also, remember that Choice Hotels has many properties in smaller towns that you might not expect. Check out AwardMapper to see if there's a Choice hotel where you're traveling.

How do you feel about Choice's new promotion? Is it convincing you to book a stay at a Choice hotel?

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    Not a lot of time. Offer valid only for stays completed by March 21.
    Super restrictive offer considering the particular period.

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    I’m going to take advantage of this program. Looking forward to this year and beating Covid and all of the restrictions that are present. Hoping for a better year!

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    I won’t be able to earn some more points with this offer.
    Anyway, considering the extremely reduced number of people traveling nowadays they could offer a greater bonus (40% or more).

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    They do have some nice hotels in some places I would like to go eventually. Though earning points with them right now is not a big priority. I had bought something through a shopping portal and it took a lot of asking when it would be credited after 3mons from purchase. I would probably do it again to get my points extended though. I don’t know if I would pick Choice over Hilton or Hyatt.

    Why don’t companies just auto enroll people for promos? I bet even though they are hoping not everyone remembers to look for promos? Either way not everyone will take advantage and it would make people feel valued if they didn’t always have to look to see if they are registered for a promo.

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    Great offer but this COVID situation sudden lockdowns are more common everyday. So you may end up losing time and money.

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    I’m tempted but just not sure when travel restrictions will ease up to really take advantage of this.

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    Nice way to extend points during this covid time, without buying them for cash.

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    This is a nice idea. However, it’s so hard to travel with all the restrictions going on. Some municipalities want to close up restaurants again and force take out only again. Some areas don’t want you to travel into their districts. They are making hard to plan for some travel enjoyment.

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    Bill from Maine says:

    Choice is one of the handiest point currencies to hold. They are everywhere and most of the properties have improved greatly over the last few years. Like you mentioned, I would like to see Choice liven things up a bit rather than running the same tired bonus program every quarter.

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    It’s funny how they mention the paid rate needs to be $40 or higher.
    I wonder if there are any Choice properties lower than $40 per night to begin with..

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    I’m not sure yet if I’m going to take advantage of this promotion but I have signed up. I have an Amex offer that would be stackable (For Comfort Inns) and definitely book through a cashback portal for the most benefit.

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    This looks like a great deal! I’m jst a bit scared of traveling these days. once all this passes, im hoping to use this deal

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    Its a great deal. Would love to do it once the pandemic its over! 😍.

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    Paula Garabaya says:

    I like that we are starting to see promotions that are actually good.
    Maybe we will just do two long weekends now.

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    I think that one of the important points, besides being an interesting promotion from the economic point of view, is that the establishments guarantee the hygiene necessary to prevent infections.

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      The way I see it, is that you get exposed to the virus when you out and about when traveling rather than hanging out in your own hotel room.

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        They’re learning more and more about this virus everyday, thankfully. Currently, there is thought that poor ventilation might be a problem, as in recirculating the same air without proper filtration or the inclusion of outside air. If that turns out to be true, hotels will need to assure visitors that they have the proper precautions in place for hanging out in the room.

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    This seems like such a great deal!! I’m so wary of traveling these days though. Hopefully I will be able to start back up very soon!!

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    Perfect for long road trips with multiple overnight stays along the way. With a little bit of planning, it’s not hard to earn a decent amount of points without spending a lot, especially if you can double dip with the right credit card.

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    I like that we are starting to see promotions that are actually good.

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    I would love if Hyatt would do something like this!

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    This is a great deal. We participated last year on our cross-country road trip. And I’m sure we’ll take advantage of this promotion again this summer! Thanks for the heads up!

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    This could be very lucrative for me as I need to go to some small Pacific Northwest towns where this is one of the only chains. I may as well take advantage of it.

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    While rates are lower now and this seems like a good promo, I dont think people are ready to start travelling and staying in hotels already.