Purchase Choice Points with a 50% Bonus — One of the Better Ways to Save Money on Travel

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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. This promotion ends April 22, 2019.

  • 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! During the summer season you are looking at 32,000 points a night.

The South Mountain Resort near Loon Mountain is part of the Ascend collection where you can use your Choice points!

During peak dates you could easily pay over $250 for a standard room and around $330 for a two-bedroom suite.

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.

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