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La Quinta Returns is will give you an easy breeze 1,500 points just for linking your Visa credit card and phone number to your account. This is to promote their “Redeem Away” redemption options where you can redeem your points on everyday purchases and not just La Quinta hotels.
The “Redeem Away” program is only valid for Visa credit card holders. You can then redeem your points real time through your phone on coffee, restaurants, bookstores, grocery stores, drug stores, club stores, etc.
Steps to get your free 1,500 points and then redeem the points:
- Link your Visa credit card to you La Quinta Rewards account here. Reply “BONUS” to the text message you receive verifying your information. Enroll by December 31, 2016 and earn 1,500 points.
- Make a purchase with your linked Visa credit card
- Reply “YES” to the text message inviting you to redeem your points
- Receive your points around 10 days
If you are looking to actually use this redemption option for your La Quinta points, you can take a look at the FAQs here. With most alternative redemption options, redeeming for an item vs. a free night will most likely be a less value, but it all comes down to the hotel price and the number of points required for a free night.
Thanks to reader mommafrica for letting me know about this offer!