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Choice Hotels is currently running a couple of promotions that should stack together very nicely. The first promotion is offering between 20% and 30% off stays taken by the end of the year (US only), while the second promotion is offering 2,000 or 5,000 points depending on the number of nights you stay by the end of the year.
Promotion 1 – Enjoy 20% – 30% Off Your Stay
- Stay by 30 December
- Get 20% off a 1-night stay
- Get 25% off a 2-night stay
- Get 30% off a 3-night stay
- Currently available at participating hotels only in the United States
- Offer is subject to availability at participating hotels.
- The following brands are not participating in this promotion: WoodSpring Suites, Mainstay, Suburban, and AMResorts all-inclusive properties
- Individual Mainstay and Suburban properties may choose to participate.
- The discount is based on the Best Available Rate.
- Choice Privileges membership required to participate (join for free)
- All bookings must be made through a Choice Hotels direct channel, such as www.choicehotels.com, the Choice Hotels app, Choice Hotels contact centers, or at a Choice branded hotel.
Promotion 2 – Earn 2,000 or 5,000 Points
- Registration required (here) before check-out.
- Stay between 23 November and 31 December 2020
- Stay 2 nights and earn 2,000 points
- Stay 3+ nights and earn 5,000 points
- The maximum number of bonus points awarded per stay will not exceed 5,000 points.
- Most stays are eligible to earn Choice Privileges points EXCEPT: rooms booked at rates below $40 USD per night, certain hotel initiated promotions, reward night stays, complimentary rooms, rooms paid for as part of a convention or meeting, rooms booked through a travel agent or third party online retailer including online travel agencies, wholesale packages, group tours, and stays booked using the employee discount or the friends and family discount.
- Stays at Choice HotelsT properties in the following countries are excluded from this promotion: Japan, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Lithuania, Estonia, and Latvia.
- You must maintain an address in the U.S. (includes U.S. territories), Canada, Mexico, participating countries in Central America and the Caribbean, Australia, New Zealand, or Singapore to be eligible.
- There is no limit on the number of qualifying stays in which members are eligible to earn bonus points during the promotion period.
Despite requiring stays to be made before the end of the year, these are pretty solid promotions. The first promotion is offering a genuine 20% – 30% discount as the discount is calculated on the best available rate and not, for example, on the best flexible rate as is often the case with hotel sales.
The second promotion couldn’t be simpler and there are no hoops to jump through – that exactly what all promotions should be like. You can book some nice Choice properties for between 10,000 and 12,000 points per night (usually in Europe) so, effectively, two 3 night stays could earn you enough points for a free night at a property that’s worth staying at.
Overall, I’m not sure either of these promotions is good enough to tempt someone into booking a trip that wasn’t already being considered but if you’re planning a trip before the end of the year, these promotions may help you decide if you should book with Choice or not.
Choice Hotels is offering between 20% and 30% back on stay made by the end of the year as well as 2,000 points on a 2-night stay or 3,000 points on stays of 3 nights or more. While neither promotion is “spectacular” in its own right, stacked together they’re better than a lot of the promotions that I’ve seen recently.