Free Night for New Members of Choice Privileges

here are two promotions currently being offered by Choice Hotels: one where you can earn a free night if you enroll as a new member of the Choice Privileges frequent guest loyalty program; and the other where you can earn triple points.

Free Night Promotion

Join as a new member of the Choice Privileges frequent guest loyalty program, and you will be rewarded with enough points for a free night: 4,000 points right away; and another 4,000 points earned after your first stay at one of greater than 5,500 locations worldwide.

That totals 8,000 Choice Privileges points — which is enough to redeem for a free night at greater than 1,500 Choice hotel properties.

Eligibility

Eligibility for this promotion is restricted only to new members of the Choice Privileges frequent guest loyalty program who provide a valid member number when checking in at the hotel for the first stay to be eligible and maintain an address in the United States; and you must book your reservation via the official Internet web site of Choice Hotels through the Book Now button in the e-mail message which you will receive. 

Your stay must be completed by Friday, December 11, 2015. Please allow up to 14 business days from enrollment — as well as 14 days from checking out of your hotel at the end of your stay — for the points to post to your account.

Terms and Conditions

Membership in the Choice Privileges frequent guest loyalty program is only available to residents of the United States and its territories, Canada, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, and Australia — meaning that if you live in places such as Asia, South America, New Zealand and most of the South Pacific, you are out of luck.

Trips at vacation rental property locations do not qualify for promotional bonus points.

There are no blackout dates for free nights; but restrictions, taxes and fees do apply. Reward nights at locations worldwide are available from 6,000 to 35,000 points — excluding Australasia, where a maximum of up to 75,000 points are required to be redeemed for reward nights. Point requirements may vary based on the time of year.

Click here for details and redemption level information — as well as program details, eligible rates, eligible countries and point redemption rules. Hotels are independently owned and operated.

Summary

The nice part about this promotion is that there are no blackout dates; but I could not find any specific expiration policy for the free night. If a free night in an inexpensive room at a hotel does not appeal to you, you can always use the 8,000 Choice Privileges points towards a more expensive hotel; or use them towards numerous other redemption options — such as for gift cards,

You can also redeem as few as 5,000 Choice Privileges points for airline frequent flier loyalty program miles it you want to top off your account or postpone the expiration date.

If you are looking for a free night in a hotel property and you are willing to spend as little money as possible for one night at an inexpensive room rate, this could be a good promotion for you — especially if all you are seeking is a bed on which to sleep for the night.

As an example from a random search, I found a rate of $44.00 for one night if I check into the Econo Lodge Inn and Suites in Lumberton, North Carolina on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 — and lower rates could probably be found elsewhere…

…but do not expect luxury for either that inexpensive stay or for that free night.

Source: Choice Hotels.

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