Choice Hotels New Loyalty Program
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Traveling is something that I love to do but saving money while traveling is also as equally as important. We all work hard for our money and we don’t want to waste it. But when you travel it is inevitable that you will have to pay for a hotel room for the night or nights if it is an extended trip. But shouldn’t we all be rewarded for spending our hard earned money? Yes, we should and the folks at Choice Hotels does just that which is one of the reasons I love their hotels.
One of the easiest ways to save time, money and earn great rewards at the same time is joining Choice Privileges. Choice Privileges is an elite rewards program set up to reward you for staying in their hotels. Joining is free and sign up literally takes a couple minutes at most! Once you are a member you start earning rewards such as express reservations and later check-outs. You can even earn instant digital cards, free hotel stays, and the best news is that your points never expire. (As long as you have activity on your account every 18 months.)
The program enhancements are being implemented to bring greater and faster value to the over 25 million members of Choice Privileges. Some of the new benefits include:
- Your Extras. Weekday travelers can earn a special reward — a little something ‘extra’ — right when they check in. For each qualifying stay that includes at least 1 weekday night (any night Sun. through Thurs.), the member can earn a special reward of their choice. U.S members have 5 options, varying from Fuel Rewards® savings at participating Shell locations to Amazon.com credit. International members have 2 options: 500 bonus points or 100 airline miles from participating airline carriers.
- FlexRewards. Get to a free night faster— Members can redeem points for free nights at discounted point levels at participating hotels, varying by season. There will be up to 2,000 hotels reduced during either the weekdays or weekend at any time.
- Digital Gift Cards. The first hotel company to offer immediate in-app gift card downloads, Choice Privileges members can receive instant gratification with new digital gift cards.
- Keep Your Points. As long as members stay active by completing a qualifying activity at least once every 18 months, they get to keep their points.
- 10 Points per Dollar. All 5,500 Choice Hotels now earn 10 points per dollar spent – including economy and extended stay hotels, such as MainStay Suites, Suburban, EconoLodge and Rodeway Inn. And, during our award winning promotions, it is now easier than ever to qualify since members no longer need to stay two consecutive nights at economy brands.
“The exciting new changes to our Choice Privileges program mark a major milestone in Choice Hotels’ history,” said Jamie Russo, VP of Loyalty and Customer Engagement. “While many rewards programs continue to decrease the value of benefits for their guests, we’re building a loyalty program that gives more and faster perks to travelers starting right when they join. We have built these new features around guests, and we want them to feel constantly rewarded by the new Choice Privileges wherever their travels take them.”