Friday, February 26, 2016

Check Out Choice Hotels' New Loyalty Points Program

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As you may have seen by some of my previous posts, our family likes to do the "staycation" thing and spend the night in hotels for enjoyment.  It's a chance to get away and enjoy some time sleeping in a different room, swimming in pools, and seeing new scenery.  I just signed up for Choice Hotels' new loyalty points program that gives me extra perks and free night stays, once I have achieved a certain level.  Signing up is painless and, best of all, it's free.

The demand for bigger, better, and faster rewards are at an all-time high, even as many loyalty programs – and their perks – are being reduced in scope for members across a number of hospitality categories. Bucking the trend, Choice Hotels has recently announced a series of bold, exciting and completely unique changes to their rewards program, bringing greater and faster value to their over 25 million Choice Privileges members. Some of these new and improved perks include free nights at discounted point levels, instant digital gift cards, and points that never expire!

The program enhancements are being implemented to bring greater and faster value to the over 25 million members of Choice Privileges. Some of the new benefits include:

•Your Extras. Weekday travelers can earn a special reward — a little something 'extra' — right when they check in. For each qualifying stay that includes at least 1 weekday night (any night Sun. through Thurs.), the member can earn a special reward of their choice. U.S members have 5 options, varying from Fuel Rewards® savings at participating Shell locations to credit. International members have 2 options: 500 bonus points or 100 airline miles from participating airline carriers.

•FlexRewards. Get to a free night faster— Members can redeem points for free nights at discounted point levels at participating hotels, varying by season. There will be up to 2,000 hotels reduced during either the weekdays or weekend at any time.

•Digital Gift Cards. The first hotel company to offer immediate in-app gift card downloads, Choice Privileges members can receive instant gratification with new digital gift cards.

•Keep Your Points. As long as members stay active by completing a qualifying activity at least once every 18 months, they get to keep their points.

•10 Points per Dollar. All 5,500 Choice Hotels now earn 10 points per dollar spent – including economy and extended stay hotels, such as MainStay Suites, Suburban, EconoLodge and Rodeway Inn. And, during our award winning promotions, it is now easier than ever to qualify since members no longer need to stay two consecutive nights at economy brands.

For full information about the new Choice Privileges rewards program, visit
How often do you stay at hotels?  What benefit of the new Choice Privileges rewards program are you most excited about?


Samantha said...

We have a Choice in my hometown.
As you know, we love staying in hotels! I'm a big fan of Starwoods program. We had our last hotel stay almost free from our points!! Xxoo

Adaptable Kay said...

Sadly we don't stay in hotels as often as I'd like (the last time I stayed in a hotel was my boyfriend and my 1 year anniversary nearly 2 years go). I hope that will change sometime soon though! This rewards program sounds absolutely fantastic for people who utilize hotels often :)

rubynreba said...

Even though we don't stay at hotels real often we are a member of this program and have received a couple of free nights. Wish we traveled more!!

skater425 said...

I am a Choice member, and I love it!

Jerry Marquardt said...

This looks like a very great rewards program. I thank you for the awesome information.