Choice Hotels has launched a double Choice Privileges points promotion for stays between December 15, 2016 – February 9, 2017.
Members can earn double points with a maximum of 30,000 bonus points earned. This promotion is valid at all Choice brands with minimum daily rate of $40.
You can access and sign up for this offer on Choice’s website here.
Note that this promotion is valid for Choice Privileges members with an account address in the United States or Canada to be eligible for this promotions.
Members tend to prefer those Choice Privileges promotions that come with a set number of points for every two stays (usually 8,000). These are good for those with low daily rates. This double points offer works better when the daily rates are higher.
Here are the terms and conditions:
*Registration required at ChoiceHotels.com/doublepoints before check-out. Members must book trips via ChoiceHotels.com, the Choice Hotels mobile app, or 800.4CHOICE at qualifying rates. Corporate travelers may book through a travel agent or corporate online booking system. Choice Privileges member number must be provided upon check-in. Between 12/15/16 and 2/09/17, members will be awarded double bonus points for every qualifying stay, up to 30,000 bonus points. Trips at vacation rental property locations and stays booked with the SEGEN rate code do not qualify for promotional bonus points. To be eligible to earn the bonus, members must set their earning preference to Choice Privileges points in their online account. Any change made to earning preference will remain in effect after the promotion has ended. Allow 72 hours from check-out for points to post. You must maintain an address in the U.S. (including U.S. territories) or Canada to be eligible for this promotion. For Choice Privileges program details, eligible rates, eligible countries and point redemption rules, visit www.choiceprivileges.com. Hotels are independently owned and operated.
1 Choice Hotels guarantees that the best rate available for any Choice brand hotel will be on Choice Hotels websites, through our call centers, or by calling the property directly. If a guest finds a lower online price for the same hote, type of accommodations, the same dates and the same terms at any other qualified online source, we’ll honor the lower price and U.S. residents will receive a $50 reward card. International residents will receive their first night free for that stay. Other restrictions and terms and conditions apply. Click here to review the complete Lowest Price Guarantee Terms and Conditions.
2 Valid only for current Choice Privileges® members at U.S. based Choice Hotels® locations. Members must book direct at ChoiceHotels.com or through the Choice Hotels® mobile app to receive the discount. Must be a Choice Privileges member prior to making the booking. Not valid at vacation rental properties. Choice Privileges members will receive at least 2% off a participating hotel’s best available rate (BAR) and up to 7% off BAR all days of the week. The actual discount rate relates to the participating hotel’s BAR, which is a specific rate type that varies depending on time of purchase, is unrestricted, non-qualified and excludes any other discount rates. Early depature fees, deposit and cancellation restrictions may apply and will vary by hotel. Unless otherwise stated, quoted rates are per room per night, based on a single/double occupancy and do not include taxes, gratuities, or incidental charges. This rate may not be combined with other select promotions, offers or discounts and is not valid for existing reservations or groups. Rate is non-transferrable or redeemable for cash, and cannot be used during future stays. Subject to Choice Privileges Terms and Conditions found here:
3 To maintain an active status in the Choice Privileges Rewards Program and retain accumulated Choice Privileges points, you must engage in qualifying activity beginning with the first day of the month after your activity is completed through the eighteenth consecutive month of inactivity, such as completing a qualified point-eligible stay, earning points, airline miles or AMtrak Guest Rewards points, redeeming Choice Privileges points, earning points from a purchase using your Choice Privileges® Visa® card, earning points with one of our partner programs, purchasing points and referring a friend. Choice Privileges points will be forfeited in accounts with no qualifying activity during the previous 18 consecutive calendar months.
Here are the frequently asked questions by Choice:
1. How does the promotion work?
After registering for our promotion, you will receive double base points of any qualifying stay, with a maximum of 30,000 points.
2. What are the dates of this promotion?
Check in between December 15 and February 9 to earn.
3. Promotion ‘registration’ is required – where do I register?
Current Choice Privileges members can register here before their first trip.
Not a member? Sign up for Choice Privileges and be automatically registered for the promotion! Click here.
4. What are the booking requirements?
Book via ChoiceHotels.com, the Choice Hotels mobile app, or 800.4CHOICE. Don’t have the app? Download it in the app store. Elite Diamond and Elite Platinum can book directly with a hotel.
5. How many times can I earn “double points”?
You can earn the bonus unlimited times during the promotion period, up to 30,000 points.
6. How can I book as a corporate traveler?
As a corporate traveler, you can book your stays through a corporate booking system to qualify. However, stays booked with the SEGEN rate code do not qualify for promotional bonus points.
7. What is a ‘qualifying rate’?
The same rates that are always eligible for Choice Privileges points are eligible for this promotion.
You earn Choice Privileges points for individual travel on the following rates:
Best Available Rate, Advance Purchase, Corporate, VIP and Net Preferred, Government/Military, Travelers’ Discount, AAA/CAA, PSCIEN, Package Rates, Small Organization Savings/Significant Savings, Senior Rate, Sports Rate, CPSA, Preferred Customer Savings Rate, Savings at Work, negotiated rates (N) and select LSRPs (select locally negotiated rate plans).
The following rates are not eligible for Choice Privileges points:
Rooms booked at rates below $40 per night, complimentary rooms, rooms paid for as part of a convention or meeting, or rooms booked through a travel agent or third party online retailer as part of pre-paid wholesale rates, wholesale packages or senior tours
8. How many points am I awarded after each trip?
After every second qualifying trip, you will be awarded a minimum of 5,000 points and a maximum of 8,000 bonus points, depending on how many base points were earned from your two (2) separate trips. These bonus points will allow redemption for a free night at the 8,000 point reward night level at over 1,500 hotels. A free night at most Choice Privileges locations requires more than 8,000 points.
9. I am an elite member—do I get awarded “double points” on my elite bonus as well?
No, you do not get a double elite bonus. You will earn ‘double points’ on the base points that you receive for your stay.
10. When will the bonus points post to my account?
Please allow 72 hours from check-out for your points to post. Points from stays at international locations can take longer to post—please allow up to 20 days.
11. What can I do with my Choice Privileges points?
You can redeem your points for free nights, gift cards, and other great rewards! Check out www.ChoicePrivileges.com for more details.
12. If I’m earning Airline Miles or Amtrak Guest Rewards instead of points, am I still eligible for the bonus?
No, you must set your earning preference to Choice Privileges points (under “Manage Loyalty Programs”) in order to participate in this promotion and receive your free night.
Please note: Your earning preference will remain set to points after the promotion has ended. If you would like to revert to earning Airline Miles or Amtrak Guest Rewards, you must reset your preference in your online account.
13. Are Vacation Rental trips included in the promotion?
No, trips booked at a Vacation Rental property currently do not qualify for the promotional bonus. However, all vacation rental stays are eligible for earning Choice Privileges points.
14. Are international trips included in the promotion?
Yes, trips to all hotels included in the Choice Privileges program will count towards the promotion. However, please note, points from stays at international locations can take longer to post – please allow up to 20 days.
15. When do my Choice Privileges points expire?
All qualifying activity keeps your points active for 18 additional months, from the first of month after your activity is completed through the 18th month of inactivity, at 12:00 am PST. A qualifying activity is based on when points post or are removed from your account.
16. What is considered ‘qualifying activity’ to keep my points?
To remain active in the program, you must have at least one of the following activities every 18 consecutive calendar months:
- Qualifying point-eligible stay (earning points, miles, or Amtrak Guest Rewards points),
- Redeeming Choice Privileges points (free nights, gift cards etc.)
- Earning points with the Choice Privileges Visa® card (US members only)
- Purchasing points
- Referring a Friend*
*The Refer-a-Friend option awards points to your account when a friend enrolls in the Choice Privileges Rewards Program and completes a point-eligible stay. The point forfeiture date will be based on the date the points post to your account, not on the date of the referral.
17. What is the Advanced Purchase Rate?
Advance Purchase Rate means that the reservation must be made on ChoiceHotels.com using your Choice Privileges number and must be made at least 7, 14, 21 or 30 days in advance, which will vary based on the hotel for which a reservation is being made. The rate starts at 15% off Best Available Rate, is non-cancellable, non-changeable and non-refundable. Your credit card will be charged for the total reservation amount within 24-48 hours of booking. Learn more.
18. Who do I contact if I have further questions?
If you have further questions please contact Choice Privileges Service Center.