Choice Hotels has launched new free night promotion for Choice Privileges member stays between September 12 – November 9, 2018.
Members will earn minimum 5,000 and maximum of 8,000 bonus points for every two stays that can be then used for free nights at more than 1,000 hotels. You can earn the bonus unlimited number of times.
You can access and register for this offer on Choice’s website here.
Note that Choice Privileges bonuses up your base points to 8,000 points or gives you minimum of 5,000 points.
This is fairly typical bonus offer from Choice Privileges. Seems, however, that the number of hotels where the 8,000 points is enough for a free night keeps decreasing.
Here are the frequently asked questions:
How do I get my ‘free night’? I’ve made my two separate qualifying stays.
Redeem your bonus points for your future free night through your Choice Privileges online profile, by calling Choice Privileges Reservations (800-521-2121), or by contacting the Choice Privileges Service Center (888-770-6800)
What are the dates of this promotion?
Check in between September 12 and November 9, 2018 to earn.
Promotion ‘registration’ is required – where do I register?
Current Choice Privileges members can register here before their first stay.
Not a member? Sign up for Choice Privileges and be automatically registered for the promotion! Click here.
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 members can book directly with a hotel.
How can I book as a corporate traveler?
As a corporate traveler, you can book your stays through your corporate booking system, GDS, or with a travel agent to qualify. However, stays booked with the SEGEN and SRTLG rate codes do not qualify for promotional bonus points.
What is considered a ‘stay’?
As a member, you must complete “two separate qualifying stays.”
- “Stay” = 1+ consecutive nights at all Choice Hotels
NOTE: Consecutive nights at the same hotel only count as one stay, regardless of check-ins or check-outs.
What is a ‘qualifying rate’?
The same rates that are always eligible for Choice Privileges points are eligible for thispromotion.
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, SmallOrganization Savings/Significant Savings, Senior Rate, Sports Rate, CPSA, Preferred CustomerSavings Rate, Savings at Work, negotiated rates (N) and select LSRPs (select locally negotiatedrate 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 aconvention or meeting, or rooms booked through a travel agent or third party online retailer aspart of pre-paid wholesale rates, wholesale packages or senior tours.
How many points am I awarded after each stay?
After every second qualifying stay, 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 qualifying stays. These bonus points will allow redemption for a future free night at the 8,000 point reward night level at over 1,000 hotels worldwide. A free night at most Choice Privileges locations requires more than 8,000 points.
How many times can I receive the free night bonus?
You can earn an unlimited number of bonuses! After you register, you’ll earn points for a future free night after every two separate qualifying stays.
Do I have to redeem my bonus points earned from this promotion for a free night?
The points are yours! You can redeem your points for any reward you choose. Check out choiceprivileges.com for more options.
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 and at some of the boutique hotels can take longer to post – please allow up to 20 days.
Are Vacation Rental stays included in the promotion?
No, stays booked at a Vacation Rental property currently do not qualify for the promotional bonus. However, all vacation rental stays are eligible to earn Choice Privileges points.
Are international stays included in the promotion?
Yes, stays at all hotels included in the Choice Privileges program will count towards the promotion. However, points from stays at international locations can take longer to post—please allow up to 20 days.
When do my Choice Privileges points expire?
All qualifying activities keep your points active for 18 additional months, from the first day of the 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.
What is considered ‘qualifying activity’ to keep my points?
To remain active in the program, you must complete at least one of the following activities every 18 consecutive calendar months:
- Qualifying stay (earning points, miles, or Amtrak Guest Rewards points)
- Redeem Choice Privileges points (free nights, gift cards, etc.)
- Earn points with the Choice Privileges Visa® card (US members only)
- Purchase points
- Refer 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 qualifying stay. The point forfeiture date will be based on the date the points post to your account, not on the date of the referral.
What is the Advanced Purchase Rate?
Advance Purchase Rate offers you a discount on the Best Available Rate when you book in advance. This means that the reservation must be made on ChoiceHotels.com using your Choice Privileges number at least 7, 14, 21 or 30 days in advance—the number of days will vary based on the hotel. The rate starts at 15% off the Best Available Rate, and 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.
Who do I contact if I have further questions?
If you have further questions please contact Choice Customer Support.
Here are the terms and conditions of this promotion:
Registration required at ChoiceHotels.com/freenight before check-out. Promotion is only available to members of the Choice Privileges® Rewards Program who make two separate qualifying stays with arrival between 09/12/2018 and 11/09/2018. Only bookings made at qualifying rates and at participating hotels are eligible. For details on what constitutes a qualifying stay, visit https://www.choicehotels.com/choice-privileges/rules-regulations. After the second qualifying stay, registered members will be awarded a minimum of 5,000 and maximum of 8,000 bonus points. The number of bonus points awarded will depend on the number of base points earned from the two (2) separate qualifying stays, which vary by hotel. The total base points plus bonus points awarded will be at least 8,000 points. You can redeem for a future free night with 8,000 points at over 1,000 hotels worldwide; see “Free Nights” below for details. A stay is defined as any number of consecutive nights at one hotel regardless of check- ins or check-outs. Members must book stays via ChoiceHotels.com, the Choice Hotels mobile app, or 800.4CHOICE at qualifying rates. Corporate travelers may book through their online booking tool, GDS, or with a travel agent. Choice Privileges member number must be provided upon check-in at both qualifying stays. Stays at vacation rental property locations do not qualify for this promotion. To be eligible to earn bonus points, members must set their earning preference to Choice Privileges points in their online account. Any change made to earning preference in members’ online accounts will remain in effect after the promotion has ended. Allow 72 hours from check-out for points to post. Requests for bonus points made by members who did not register for the promotion will only be considered up to 60 days after the promotion ends; requests thereafter will be denied. You must maintain an address in the U.S. (including U.S. territories) or Canada to be eligible for this promotion. Choice Hotels reserves the right to amend these terms or terminate this promotion at any time. For Choice Privileges program details, eligible rates, eligible countries and point redemption rules, visit www.ChoiceHotels.com/CPrules. Hotels are independently owned and operated.
Free Nights: There are no blackout dates. Restrictions, taxes and fees apply. See Terms and Conditions here for details. There are over 1,000 Choice hotels with reward nights available at 8,000 points or less. Reward nights at locations worldwide are available from 6,000 to 35,000 points (excluding Australasia, where reward nights require up to 75,000 points). A free night at most Choice locations requires more than 8,000 points. Point requirements may vary based on time of year. Visit ChoicePrivileges.com for details and redemption level information.
**Some benefit options such as the Amazon.com credit, coffee gift card, Uber trip discount and Fuel Rewards® savings, are not available at all Choice Hotels® locations. May only be earned for qualifying stays that include at least one Sunday through Thursday night in each stay. U.S.-based members have the option of selecting one of the following: 400 Choice Privileges® bonus points, 100 airline miles (from participating airline carriers), $0.20/gallon in Fuel Rewards® savings, $2.50 Amazon.com credit, $2.50 Uber trip discount or $5 coffee gift card.