Choice Privileges Points are on Sale – Here’s Why You Should Care…

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Choice Privileges Points are one of the great unsung heroes of the Points/Miles world here in the UK. They can offer incredible value, but don’t seem to capture the public imagination in quite the same way as other Points/Miles. The current sale offers a targeted bonus of between 30%-50% more Points when purchasing 5,000+ Points by 12th November 2017.

A 50% bonus would work out at about 0.56p (0.73 cents) per Point, which is the cheapest I can remember seeing them and can offer some extraordinary value if you redeem smartly. A 30% bonus works out at ~0.641p (0.846 cents), which really isn’t bad either.

I’ve written at length before about the 4* Clarion Hotel Dublin, where you can book a suite for just 6,000 Points per night, which you could buy (if you have a 50% bonus) for  ~£33.60:

rather than spending ~£214 on the cheapest cash rate for the same night:

Even if you’ve only been targeted with a 30% bonus, it would work out at under £40, which is hardly bad!

There are lots of other ways to get fantastic value from Choice Privileges Points too, of course. I’ve written about some of them here and here, but there are plenty more.

Note that it can take 24 hours for the Points to show up in your account so don’t make a purchase if you need to make an immediate redemption.

Bottom line

If you want to be a savvy ‘travel hacker’ you can never have too many strings to your bow and a little stockpile of Choice Privileges Points can come in extremely handy on occasion.

If I was completely out of Choice Points I’d happily pick some up with even just the 30% bonus. If I had been offered a 50% bonus I’d be filling my boots even though I already have enough for a couple of nights!


Transactions must be completed between 9:00 AM ET October 16, 2017 and 11:59 PM ET November 12, 2017 to be eligible for a bonus on points. Points will be posted to your Choice Privileges account within 24 hours after your transaction is complete. Bonus Points don’t count towards the annual limit. Purchased points do not count toward Elite Status or Lifetime Elite Gold Status. Transactions are final and nonrefundable. Offer may not be valid for all members. All other terms and conditions of the Choice Privileges Rewards Program apply. 

**Free Nights: Free night is based on an 8,000 point Choice Privileges reward night level. A free night at most Choice Privileges locations requires more than 8,000 points. There are no blackout dates. Restrictions, taxes and fees apply. See Terms and Conditions for details. There are over 1,500 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). Point requirements may vary based on time of year. Visit for details and redemption level information. 

Price includes all applicable fees. Members may buy or receive up to a total of 50,000 points in a calendar year. Purchased points are not refundable and are applicable towards all Choice Privileges awards. Points purchased using this option will post within 24 hours. Purchased points do not count towards status upgrades. All standard Choice Privileges program rules and conditions apply.

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