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Choice Launches New "Stay Twice, Get a Free Night" Promotion

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Choice Hotels just relaunched its promotion to earn 8,000 bonus points after two stays. You need to register in advance and complete your two stays by November 6, 2023. Here are the details on this recurring Choice promotion — plus other Choice promotions offering perks to active and veteran military personnel, discounts on rewards nights at select hotels, and bonus Choice points through the Choice Eat & Earn dining program.

Choice Privileges Free Night Promotion

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Now through November 6, 2023, Choice Privileges members can register to earn at least 8,000 points after two stays. Note that's not 8,000 bonus points. Instead, Choice will boost your points earnings so that your total earnings is at least 8,000 points.

Here's the long list of terms and conditions on this one:

  • Valid for stays between September 12 and November 6, 2023.
  • Registration is required prior to your first stay.
  • Only bookings made directly with Choice (through the app, website, or by phone) qualify.
  • A qualifying stay is one that is eligible to earn Choice Privileges points. That means award stays aren't eligible.
  • Your earnings preference must be Choice Privileges points in order to qualify.
  • Points should post within 72 hours of check out on an eligible stay.
  • Terms do not say whether you can earn this once or unlimited times.
  • Bonus points awarded will depend on base points earned from your two stays, but your minimum earnings will be 8,000 points.


  • Stays booked at rates below US$40 per night, reward night stays, stays with employee rates, etc. do not qualify.
  • Stays at WoodSpring Suites and Ascend Hotel Collection all-inclusive resorts are not eligible
  • Properties in the following countries are excluded from this promotion: Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Lithuania, Estonia, and Latvia.

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Military Members and Spouses Lifetime Gold and 2,500 Bonus Points Promotion

Active, reserve, and retired military members and their spouses can claim Lifetime Gold Status. Then, they can collect 2,500 bonus points after their next qualifying stay. All they need to do is fill out this form.

Choice Privileges Promotion: Military Promo

Receiving 2,500 bonus points for one stay is rewarding, but the lifetime Gold status doesn't offer that much value. The main benefits include early check-in, late check-out, and elite reserved parking — all based on availability. Gold members also get an elite welcome gift, which varies by property.

Perhaps the lifetime Gold status will roll over to Radisson Hotels Americas once the two chains finish merging. However, we'll have to see how the two rewards programs connect.

Active military personnel and veterans can also receive a special military discount on leisure bookings.

Terms and conditions

  • This promotion applies to active, reserve, and retired members of any US Armed Forces, including the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force or Coast Guard, or the National Guard, and their spouses.
  • Applicants must be at least 18 years old.
  • Stays to earn 2,500 bonus points do not include rooms booked below $40 USD per night, stays made in connection with certain hotel-initiated promotions, reward night stays, complimentary rooms, rooms paid for as part of a convention or meeting, rooms booked through a travel agent or 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.
  • To maintain Lifetime Gold Status, members must keep their account active with valid activity at least every 18 months, or the status will be forfeited.

Choice Hotels “Sweet Spot Rewards” Discounted Awards

Choice recently launched a new program to put specific hotels on sale. Members can receive up to 40% off the standard redemption rate on rewards nights. Some nights are discounted to just 8,000 Choice Privileges points. That means you can transfer just 4,000 Citi ThankYou points to get a free night. Check out our separate article on the Choice Sweet Spot Rewards promotion.

Hotel NameHotel LocationTypical Award RateDiscounted PriceDiscount %
Radisson Hotel Casa GrandeCasa Grande, Arizona16,00010,00038%
Clarion Pointe Prescott ValleyPrescott Valley, Arizona10,0008,00020%
Windmill Suites Surprise, Ascend Hotel CollectionSurprise, Arizona20,00012,00040%
Cambria Hotel Copper MountainFrisco, Colorado25,00016,00036%
Cambria Hotel New Haven University AreaNew Haven, Connecticut20,00012,00040%
Cambria Hotel Fort Lauderdale BeachFort Lauderdale, Florida30,00020,00033%
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Panama City, FLPanama City, Florida16,00010,00038%
Riverview Inn & Suites, Ascend Hotel CollectionRockford, Illinois12,0008,00033%
Ameristar Casino Hotel East ChicagoEast Chicago, Indiana20,00012,00040%
Radisson Hotel Cedar RapidsCedar Rapids, Iowa20,00012,00040%
Country Inn & Suites By Radisson, Wichita East, KSWichita, Kansas20,00012,00040%
Cambria Hotel Louisville Downtown-Whiskey RowLouisville, Kentucky35,00025,00028.5%
Comfort Inn & Suites At Copeland TowerMetairie, Louisiana12,0008,00033%
Evangeline Downs Hotel, Ascend Hotel CollectionOpelousas, Louisiana25,00016,00036%
The Freeport Hotel, Ascend Hotel CollectionFreeport, Maine
Cambria Hotel Traverse CityTraverse City, Michigan20,00016,00020%
Cambria Hotel Bloomington Mall Of America Minneapolis AirportBloomington, Minnesota20,00012,00040%
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Bloomington at Mall of America, MNBloomington, Minnesota
Lyric Hotel West End, Ascend Hotel CollectionCleveland, Mississippi12,0008,00033%
The Gibson Hotel Great Falls, Ascend Hotel CollectionGreat Falls, Montana16,00010,00038%
Quality Inn & Suites Carlsbad Caverns AreaCarlsbad, New Mexico20,00012,00040%
Cambria Hotel West OrangeWest Orange, New Jersey20,00012,00040%
Graystone Lodge, Ascend Hotel CollectionBoone, North Carolina12,0008,00033%
The Hotel Saratoga, Ascend Hotel CollectionSaratoga Springs, New York16,00010,00038%
Radisson Hotel Pendleton AirportPendleton, Oregon20,00012,00040%
Park Inn by Radisson Sharon, PAWest Middlesex, Pennsylvania20,00012,00040%
Cambria Hotel Charleston RiverviewCharleston, South Carolina20,00012,00040%
Park Inn by Radisson Florence, SCFlorence, South Carolina16,00010,00038%
Comfort SuitesClarksville, Tennessee12,0008,00033%
Comfort Inn & Suites Near Burke MountainSaint Johnsbury, Vermont12,0008,00033%
The Parlour Inn Ascend Hotel CollectionStratford, Ontario (Canada)25,00016,00036%
Quality Suites
Drummondville, Quebec (Canada)20,00016,00020%
Comfort Hotel Prague City EastPrague (Czechia)12,00010,00017%
Quality Hotel Bordeaux CentreBordeaux (France)

Bonus Points with Choice Eat & Earn

In 2021, Choice Hotels launched a new dining program — joining the long list of other hotel programs that reward travelers for dining out. If you haven't joined yet, new members can currently take advantage of a promotion to earn bonus points.

New members of the Choice Eat & Earn dining program can earn 500 bonus points (previously 500) after signing up and completing their first dine-in before January 7, 2024.

Tips for Booking Choice Hotel Stays

When booking a stay at a Choice Hotel, start searching for low-cost nights here. 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:

Our Take

Choice Privileges is offering promotions for seemingly everyone right now — whether you're traveling or not. Travelers can earn a minimum of 8,000 bonus points after completing two stays. If you want, you can redeem those points for gift cards. However, 8,000 Choice points are usually worth more than $50, so we recommend against this option.

Current and retired military personnel and their spouses should register to receive Lifetime Gold status plus 2,500 bonus points after their next stay.

And you can earn points towards your next trip by taking advantage of the Choice Eat & Earn promotion. It doesn't give many points, but the promotion requires little effort and minimal spending.

Do you have some Choice stays upcoming with which you can take advantage of these promotions?

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  • You do not have to book with app,web,or 800 number is you are diamond or platinum. and you only have until 10-1-22 to redeem for 50 card at reduced 8000 point rate. and you can only redeem a couple every 2-3 days so you have to keep a redemtion pace if you collect a lot of bonuses

  • I’m staying at a Choice hotel right now. I’ll check and see if it qualifies for the extra points. Thanks for the information.

  • Me encantaría que estas promociones estén también para hoteles en otros países más accesibles desde donde vivo, Argentina. Por ejemplo Chile donde tengo pensado ir pronto. Aunque no los conozco, las imágenes y servicios que ofrecen suenan magníficos.
    Lamento que la ventana de oferta es tan reducida. Gracias por la información.

  • Bill from Maine says:

    Choice keeps the point earning program simple and the hotels are everywhere. Always good to keep a stash in your portfolio.

  • Promotions like these will at least make me consider Choice Hotels, usually they are not high on my list of places to stay.

  • Coinciding the hotel stays with the national park visits is such a fantastic idea.

  • Not bad if you’re trying to get more Choice points for a stay. I think that if I was going to use Choice points then I just might focus on Choice hotels than others. I don’t know if I would change any current hotel stays that I have but future ones I would.

  • The promo is very good but the period to take advantage of it is extremely reduced.

  • Sweet! Got their credit card and have been amassing their points. Very useful for visiting US national parks.

  • Nice getting 5k points if you were planning a stay

  • Undoubtedly Choice is one of the best hotel brands with these promotions

  • I have found on numerous occasions value using Choice points toward a points + cash purchase. 6,000 points can easily cut upwards of $100 off the price.

  • OK, registering was easy but being able to find the specific property on their website for booking was not. For some reason I was not able to book any properties in Portugal there

  • Crystal Dawn Levering says:

    This seems fun! I’ll try it if I can manage during the pandemic!

  • Bill from Maine says:

    Choice always makes it easy to earn a few extra points and the redemption rates for the most part are reasonable.

  • Dexter Ohama says:

    Now that we’re working our way out of the pandemic, many hotels are offering deals & promotions. I’ve been keeping up with many of them & this one is top of my list. My family will be traveling 2x & will be using this promotion. With a family of 4, we we easily be spending more than $300 a day. Jump on it when you can, it well worth it.

  • Suyoung Choi says:

    Very nice promotion. Too sad US and Canadian addresses only. I wonder if there is any promotion that is as good as this one and is valid for non-US or Canadian addresses.

  • Maryjane says:

    I just made a booking for work in a town where a choice hotel is the only option. So as long as I have another stay in the applicable time period, this is a nice bonus.

  • Registered. Thanks for the heads up. I’m on a Choice stay right now that will bet me a big stash of points and I got their cc earlier this year, so I’m going all in on their program.

  • Nordic Choice always offers unique promotions for that part of the world.

  • As per the article, there are some cheap and decent Choice hotels near the airport, certainly would not go out of my way to use.

  • Why only for those who live in the USA or Canada? They make me sad.

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

  • 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!

  • 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).

  • 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.

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

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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..

  • 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.

  • 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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

    • 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.

      • 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.

  • 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!!

  • 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.

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

  • I would love if Hyatt would do something like this!

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.