Choice Hotels is running a promotion where if you purchase their points you’ll receive a 50% bonus. I’ve been tracking this hotel chain’s purchasing points promos and this is the highest one we’ve seen! This is an amazing deal for those looking to stay at a Choice hotel as you actually might find that it is cheaper to purchase points to redeem for a “free” night award then to pay the lowest price directly with the hotel. Originally this promotion was set to expire April 22nd, but it looks like the promotion has been extended till April 29th!
- Buy 5,000-9,000 points, receive a 20% discount
- Buy 10,000-19,000 points, receive a 30% discount
- Buy 20,000-29,000 points, receive a 40% discount
- Buy 30,000-50,000 points, receive a 50% discount
This is actually one of those promotions where you could actually save a ton of money by purchasing points vs. paying the lowest rate. For example, I recently became aware of Choice’s vacation club partnership with Bluegreen Vacation. There is a great property right near Loon Mountain which is an extremely family friendly ski mountain in New Hampshire. During Winter season this property only costs 16,000 points a night—and if available, you can even book a 2-bedroom suite for the same amount of points! When redeeming Choice points, you pay the same number of points regardless of room size! During the summer season you are looking at 30,000 points a night for this particular property.
Or, you can just redeem 48,000 points for three “free” nights which you can purchase for $352. This means you are only paying $117 per night, which is pretty amazing!!
Of course you are capped at purchasing 50,000 points per year, but remember that is per account. While I never suggest purchasing points speculatively, if you are looking to getaway or have an upcoming vacation at a Choice property, do the math to see if purchasing points actually saves you money.