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Until 22 August, Choice Privileges is selling points with a 25% discount. Never heard of the scheme? You are not alone. But Choice Privileges Points are one of the great unsung heroes of the points game. They can offer incredible value, as you shall in a moment.
Let’s look at what’s on offer first. You will receive a discount of 25% when you buy at least 5000 points. You can buy up to 120,000 points this time round:
With the discount, you will pay roughly £800 ($990) for 120,000 points, that is around 0.6p per point.
Great…but why should I care?
Well, you SHOULD care. You only require between 8,000 and 20,000 Choice Points for an award stay. At the lower end, it will cost you around £53 to buy the 8,000 points in this sale; at the upper end, you can now buy 20,000 points for £133.
Redeem in Scandinavia and you’ll bag yourself a real bargain. The 4-star Clarion Collection Hotel Temperance in Malmo for example is selling for £108 a night on a random date later this month:
But the same room is up for grabs for only 8,000 points, or £53! That’s a massive 50% saving:
Fair enough, but I’m not interested in a random Clarion Collection hotel… Well, look at Oslo. No IHG, no Hilton, no Hyatt, but a hip 5-star hotel selling for an eye-watering £281 per night:
Or you could pay with points:
20,000 points would cost you the equivalent of £133 in the current sale. Not only that, you could squeeze out a bit of cashback as well – click here for further details.
Buying Choice Points at this price can be a phenomenal deal, especially for those of us planning a trip to Scandinavia. £800 gets you 120,000 points at the moment — a real steal! You could use them to stay 6 nights at The Thief in Oslo (or pay a ludicrous £1686 in cash!). Let me know in the comments if you’ve redeemed Choice points to get a similar bargain.
25% discount offer applies to purchases of 5,000 points or more. Transactions must be completed between 9 AM ET July 11th, 2019 and 11:59 PM August 22nd, 2019 to be eligible for a discount on points. Must be a Choice Privileges® Rewards Program member; Points will be posted to your Choice Privileges account within 24 hours after your transaction is complete. Purchased points do not count toward Elite Status or Lifetime Elite Gold Status. Transactions are final and non-refundable. Offer may not be valid for all members. All other terms and conditions of the Choice Privileges Rewards Program apply. Choice Hotels reserves the right to amend these terms or terminate this promotion at any time.
Price includes all applicable fees. Members may buy or receive up to a total of 120,000 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.