Choice Hotels just announced a promotion where if you complete two stays, you can essentially earn enough points for a free night stay. In reality, they are really giving you 8,000 bonus points after your 2nd stay, so you can ultimately use the points how you’d like. This promotion is for stays between February 27 through April 26, 2019.
The Choice Hotels program has actually gained my interest over the past year. This past Fall I purchased points at an incredible discount to redeem for a “free” night stay in Carmel, CA and then just recently I stayed at one of their Bluegreen Vacation Timeshare properties where I can redeem just 16,000 points to stay almost slope side. Just remember to register for this promotion PRIOR to checkout.