Travel · May 13, 2016 0

Travel this Summer with Choice Hotels & Get Rewarded!

Summer break is right around the corner for many families. Summer is the time to travel together; to get out and make memories and take in all of the sights that the area we are in has to offer. As we all know, travel comes with expenses! And lots of them generally! Luckily, traveling doesn’t have to break the bank with great programs like Choice Privileges.

I can’t wait to tell you more about Choice Hotels and the  new loyalty points program!

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 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.”
For full information about the new Choice Privileges rewards program, visit
 This is great news for families on the go this summer! We are going to get more bang for the buck at a great hotel, with rewards that we can use in many different ways! I don’t know about you, but accumulating things like a free night are incredibly useful for my family. Choice Hotels loyalty program definitely makes it possible for us to visit relatives more often as well as to get out into the world and take in all of the amazing sights!
If you are not participating in this loyalty program, you really need to reconsider that stance. Being able to earn an immediate reward for weekday travel alone makes it a smart move! But, as you know now, that is only the beginning of the reward journey when you are staying at a Choice Hotel!!