Now that our kids are a little older (5, 7 and 8) it’s gotten a lot easier to travel. My hubby is taking the summer off so we are pretty free to go where the road takes us! We want to keep our costs down though and stretch our dollar so we can have money in the budget to do lots of fun things. One of the ways we can save money is by using a loyalty program like Choice Privileges. Choice Hotels has recently announced some exciting new changes to their rewards program that make it easier and faster to earn rewards including free nights, instant digital gift cards and more! Best of all, points never expire so you can earn them and use them at your leisure as long as you stay an active member.
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.
I don’t know about you, but we can’t wait to start earning points! In fact, we have a trip coming up before summer even gets here! We will be staying at a Choice Hotel for my son’s baseball tournament next month. I love that we will be earning benefits just by being a free member! For our future as yet unplanned trips we will be seeking out Choice Hotels so we can continue to reap the rewards.
Do you have any trips planned for the summer? Be sure to check out the Choice Privileges Rewards Program!
For full information about the new Choice Privileges rewards program, visit www.choicehotels.com/choice-privileges.