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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
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.
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.
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 Name||Hotel Location||Typical Award Rate||Discounted Price||Discount %|
|Radisson Hotel Casa Grande||Casa Grande, Arizona||16,000||10,000||38%|
|Clarion Pointe Prescott Valley||Prescott Valley, Arizona||10,000||8,000||20%|
|Windmill Suites Surprise, Ascend Hotel Collection||Surprise, Arizona||20,000||12,000||40%|
|Cambria Hotel Copper Mountain||Frisco, Colorado||25,000||16,000||36%|
|Cambria Hotel New Haven University Area||New Haven, Connecticut||20,000||12,000||40%|
|Cambria Hotel Fort Lauderdale Beach||Fort Lauderdale, Florida||30,000||20,000||33%|
|Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Panama City, FL||Panama City, Florida||16,000||10,000||38%|
|Riverview Inn & Suites, Ascend Hotel Collection||Rockford, Illinois||12,000||8,000||33%|
|Ameristar Casino Hotel East Chicago||East Chicago, Indiana||20,000||12,000||40%|
|Radisson Hotel Cedar Rapids||Cedar Rapids, Iowa||20,000||12,000||40%|
|Country Inn & Suites By Radisson, Wichita East, KS||Wichita, Kansas||20,000||12,000||40%|
|Cambria Hotel Louisville Downtown-Whiskey Row||Louisville, Kentucky||35,000||25,000||28.5%|
|Comfort Inn & Suites At Copeland Tower||Metairie, Louisiana||12,000||8,000||33%|
|Evangeline Downs Hotel, Ascend Hotel Collection||Opelousas, Louisiana||25,000||16,000||36%|
|The Freeport Hotel, Ascend Hotel Collection||Freeport, Maine||25,000||16,000||36%|
|Cambria Hotel Traverse City||Traverse City, Michigan||20,000||16,000||20%|
|Cambria Hotel Bloomington Mall Of America Minneapolis Airport||Bloomington, Minnesota||20,000||12,000||40%|
|Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Bloomington at Mall of America, MN||Bloomington, Minnesota||30,000||25,000||17%|
|Lyric Hotel West End, Ascend Hotel Collection||Cleveland, Mississippi||12,000||8,000||33%|
|The Gibson Hotel Great Falls, Ascend Hotel Collection||Great Falls, Montana||16,000||10,000||38%|
|Quality Inn & Suites Carlsbad Caverns Area||Carlsbad, New Mexico||20,000||12,000||40%|
|Cambria Hotel West Orange||West Orange, New Jersey||20,000||12,000||40%|
|Graystone Lodge, Ascend Hotel Collection||Boone, North Carolina||12,000||8,000||33%|
|The Hotel Saratoga, Ascend Hotel Collection||Saratoga Springs, New York||16,000||10,000||38%|
|Radisson Hotel Pendleton Airport||Pendleton, Oregon||20,000||12,000||40%|
|Park Inn by Radisson Sharon, PA||West Middlesex, Pennsylvania||20,000||12,000||40%|
|Cambria Hotel Charleston Riverview||Charleston, South Carolina||20,000||12,000||40%|
|Park Inn by Radisson Florence, SC||Florence, South Carolina||16,000||10,000||38%|
|Comfort Suites||Clarksville, Tennessee||12,000||8,000||33%|
|Comfort Inn & Suites Near Burke Mountain||Saint Johnsbury, Vermont||12,000||8,000||33%|
|The Parlour Inn Ascend Hotel Collection||Stratford, Ontario (Canada)||25,000||16,000||36%|
|Quality Suites||Drummondville, Quebec (Canada)||20,000||16,000||20%|
|Comfort Hotel Prague City East||Prague (Czechia)||12,000||10,000||17%|
|Quality Hotel Bordeaux Centre||Bordeaux (France)||20,000||16,000||20%|
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:
- Chase Sapphire Reserve® — 3X Ultimate Rewards points on travel purchases.
- Ink Business Preferred® Credit Card — 3X Ultimate Rewards points on travel purchases.
- Citi Prestige® Card — 3X ThankYou points on hotels and on cruise line purchases.
- U.S. Bank Altitude™ Reserve Visa Infinite® Card — 3X points on eligible travel purchases.
- Wells Fargo Propel American Express® card — 3X points on travel including flights, hotels, homestays, and car rentals.
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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