Over the past several years, Choice’s recurring promotional offer has been 8,000 points after two stays.
Sometimes it’s promoted as such: 8,000 points after two stays. More often though, the headline promotes either a free night or a gift card — both of which are available for 8,000 points.
For its latest promotion, the featured bonus is a free night: “Stay Two Times, Earn a $50 Gift Card.” But what you’re really earning is 8,000 Choice Privileges points — enough to redeem for a gift card, or for a free night at one of 1,500 lower-priced hotels in the Choice network.
Between May 11 and July 31, Choice Privileges members can earn 8,000 points after two stays. Again, that’s enough points for a free night at more than 1,500 Choice hotels.
Qualifying stays must be booked at ChoiceHotels.com, via the Choice mobile app, or by calling 1-800-4CHOICE, although Diamond and Platinum members may book direct with the hotel, and corporate travelers may book through a travel agent or corporate booking system.
There’s no limit to the number of times the bonus may be earned.
Registration is required.
Deal or No Deal
Earning enough points for a free night after two stays, even at a lower-end hotel, is a potentially high-value offer, especially if the qualifying stays are single nights at lower-priced properties.
That makes this one of the more lucrative of the current hotel promotions.
There’s no harm in being repetitious, if what’s being repeated is a good deal.
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After 20 years working in the travel industry, and 15 years writing about it, Tim Winship knows a thing or two about travel. Follow him on Twitter @twinship.