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1,250 Aeroplan miles per stay with Choice

If you have an upcoming stay at a Choice Privileges property and Greg’s post this morning didn’t convince you that you should be earning some Choice points (See: On my mind (Choice Privileges edition), you can alternatively earn “5x Aeroplan miles“, which means 1,250 Aeroplan miles per qualifying stay for stays from 11/1/19 to 12/15/19. That won’t be a good return for expensive/long stays, but if you have a cheap quick stay coming up and a…

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On my mind (Choice Privileges edition)

Choice Privileges is a an oddball rewards program. You can’t book award stays more than 100 days in advance.  And the point prices change regularly.  The point prices for the next 6 months or so is listed on each hotel’s page. Fortunately, it’s sometimes possible to stumble upon outstanding value… Most Choice member hotels are low end cheap motels.  But Choice also includes the mid-tier Cambria chain which can be quite decent.  For example, I…

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The Peacock Inn: A charming inn and great point value in Princeton, NJ

I recently stumbled upon a great use of Choice Privileges points.  No, it’s not quite as dramatic of a deal as Nick’s Napa Valley find, but it’s still sweet.  Princeton NJ is a beautiful town, but most of the chain hotels are located on route 1, well away from the town’s beauty.  The cool place to stay is near Princeton’s main drag, Nassau Street, but hotel prices in town are exorbitant.  Luckily, the Peacock Inn,…

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(EXPIRED) Buy Choice points 30% off (last day 9/17)

As noted in this morning’s post (see: Why it’s not worth earning (most) hotel points), Choice Privileges points are on sale for 30% off (i.e. buy points for 0.77c per point) through this evening (9/17/19) at 11:59pm only. This can be a really good deal in some instances and certainly makes it worth buying at least a small number of points to have on hand for cash & points reservations. The Deal Get 30% off on the…

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Why it’s not worth earning (most) hotel points

There are 17 hotel credit cards found on our best offers page. After completing the minimum spending requirements to earn the welcome offer, there is little reason to spend a dime on the vast majority of them. Cash back is quickly becoming a larger and larger part of my miles-and-points strategy, and not just for cash: you can earn more hotel points per dollar spent with a cash back credit card in most instances. Marriott…

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(EXPIRED) Bonus airline miles for Choice hotel stays through 9/30

Choice Privileges is offering bonus airline miles with a couple of mileage programs for stays through September 30, 2019. In order to take advantage of this, I believe that you will have to forgo earning Choice points, so this will be most useful for short stays where the airline miles may be more valuable than the hotel points. The Deal Get 1,000 United Airlines miles per stay or 1,600 AeroMexico ClubPremier points or per stay at Choice…

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A sweet spot hotel…and a rookie mistake

Earlier this week, I stumbled on what I think is a pretty awesome sweet spot hotel redemption in the US and I got pretty excited…and then I proceeded to make an absolutely boneheaded mistake. Like, the type of dumb mistake that I’m still cringing about this morning. I’m writing this post in the hopes that it helps those looking to visit Napa Valley save a bunch of points/money while also more broadly helping even those…

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[Expired] Targeted Choice Promo: Earn 3x Or 5x Choice Privileges When Booking Through App

Choice 5x Choice Privileges Booking Through App

Choice sent out targeted emails a couple of days ago to some (or all) of its credit card holders, offering 5x Choice Privileges points when booking stays through their app. This means you’d be forgoing portal cashback, but 40x bonus points could be worth it. The Deal Earn 5x (or 3x) Choice Privilege points when booking direct on the Choice Hotels mobile app. Key Terms You must book your stay through the Choice Hotels mobile…

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Free hotel breakfast & dinner at Nordic Choice Clarion Collection [Sweet-spot spotlight]

  Tonight’s sweet-spot spotlight is on the Choice Privileges hotel loyalty program. Specifically, the standout value in the Choice Privileges program comes from Clarion Collection hotels within the  Nordic Choice subset of Choice Privileges. This is a set of properties in Scandinavia – some of which offer both free breakfast and free dinner. That makes them a spectacular value for Choice Privileges Points (which typically go on sale for a competitive price during the upcoming Daily…

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