You can get a 30% discount on Choice points by August 10, 2018.
Choice points can be used to book free hotel rooms and they can be transferred to airlines like Southwest for free flights. They used to count towards earning the Southwest Companion Pass which meant you could fly free for two years. But in March 2017, Southwest stopped allowing transferred points to earn the Companion Pass.
With one of the biggest benefits and reasons to buy Choice points eliminated, does it make sense to buy them? Even at a 30% discount? Let’s find out.
Get a 30% Discount on Choice Points
You can get a 30% discount on Choice points bought by August 10, 2018.
Choice points normally cost 1.1 cents per point but with this offer, the price drops to 0.77 cents per point.
Bonuses are limited to a minimum of 5,000 points and up to 50,000 points. The exact bonus depends on how many points you buy:
- 5,000 to 14,000 points: pay 0.99 cents per point and get a 10% bonus
- 15,000 to 29,000 points: pay 0.94 cents per points and get a 15% bonus
- 30,000 to 39,000 points: pay 0.83 cents per points and get a 25% bonus
- 40,000 points to 50,000 points: pay 0.77 cents per points and get a 30% bonus
If you buy the maximum points allowed of 50,000, you’ll pay $385.
How to Buy Choice Points
1. Use the Choice buy points link.
2. Enter your information.
3. Choose how many points you want to buy.
4. Pay with your credit card.
Pro-tip: When you buy Choice points it doesn’t count as a travel purchase.
Should You Buy Choice Points?
Should you buy Choice points? It depends.
Buying points during a sale can be a good move if you’re going to use them. But if you’re just building up a stash to use years from now you can probably hold off.
Most Choice hotels aren’t expensive. Unless you vacation on school holidays or in places where there are few hotels. If you travel during the holidays, summer, or spring break, buying points can save you a lot of money.
Clarion Hotel The Edge
One of the best places to see the Northern Lights is in Tromso, Norway. A night at the Clarion Hotel the Edge during the Northern Lights season is $246. Or you can get a free night for 16,000 points.
You could buy 16,000 points for $149.60. Using all points you’d save $96.40.
But you’d save more using a points plus cash rate of 6,000 points + $75. You can buy 6,000 points for $59.40 for a savings of $111.60.
Cambria Hotel Chicago Magnificent Mile
The evening of Black Friday at the Cambria Hotel Chicago Magnificent Mile costs $265. Or 16,000 points.
During the sale, you can buy 16,000 points for $149.60. You’d save $115.40 if you buy Choice points instead of paying cash.
Clarion Suites Cannes Croisette
One night at the Clarion Suites Cannes Croisette in France during the Cannes Film Festival costs $530. Or 30,000 points.
You can buy 30,000 points for $247.50. So you’d save $282.50 when you buy Choice points instead of paying cash!
You can get a 30% discount when you buy Choice points by August 10, 2018.
The discount applies to purchases of 5,000 points and up to 50,000 points.
Choice points transfer to airlines like Southwest at a 6,000 point to 1,800 point ratio. So you could buy Choice points, transfer them to Southwest and use them for free flights.
Buying points can be a great deal depending on how they’re used. If you travel during the summer, holidays, or special events, buying points and redeeming them for free hotel nights can be a lot cheaper than paying cash.
How many Choice points are you buying?
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