Travelers Can Earn Points Faster With The New Choice Privileges

I love traveling and enjoy it even more when I get perks. One program I’ve been a member of for the past couple years is Choice Privileges so I am happy to be working with them on this sponsored post to share about some changes to their rewards program which gives people points for staying at Choice Hotel chains. Choice Hotels has more than 6,300 hotels in over 35 countries and territories.

The demand for bigger, better, and faster rewards from loyalty programs is at an all-time high so Choice Hotels has made some exciting changes to their rewards program to meet this demand. Their program now brings greater and faster value to their over 25 million Choice Privileges members.

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.

Which new reward are you most excited about?

Share Your #VacayGoneCrayCray Story

(Disclosure: This is a sponsored post but all thoughts are my own.)

I love going on vacation with my family. It’s nice to just get away and relax. Well, that’s how it’s supposed to be at least! Have you ever went somewhere and had things go awry?

I remember one time I was so excited to visit an apple festival in a town about an hour and a half away. It was going to be a road trip and a quick mini-vaca to enjoy some of my favorite Fall traditions. So we got directions from the internet, loaded the car and were off. We drove and we drove and we drove. We could not find this little town, even after stopping and asking for directions! We ended up having to just turn around and heading home. When all was said and done we had spent about six hours driving without ever having stopped anywhere. Every time the weather starts to get cooler I am reminded of that story. Maybe one day we will try to go to the fest again and we will actually find it!

Do you have a crazy vacation story of your own? Choice Hotels, one of the world’s leading hotel franchisors, is celebrating their 75th anniversary and wants to hear your story so they can help turn those crazy misadventures back into positive memories. You can tell your vacation misadventure stories for the opportunity to have your trip re-enacted by YouTube sensations Rhett & Link who will select the best of the worst vacation experiences to reenact on their Good Mythical Morning Show every Thursday. Along with that, you will have a chance to win a grand prize of $10,000 to re-do the trip that went awry the first time around. The winner will be announced on August 29th.

Here is the first #VacayGoneCrayCray story that was re-enacted (it starts at 4:19 in the video below):

For Official Rules, including prize descriptions, and how to enter, visit www.vacaygonecraycray.com.