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Choice Hotels is back with another promotion for Fall 2018, and it is pretty similar to the last ones. They bill it as a free night for every two stays, and while this is technically true, it won’t be a free night at most locations.

But it could still be totally worth it. I took advantage of the last couple promotions to earn 24,000 Choice Points, which are not without their uses. I’m glad to have a few in my pocket and hope to accrue some more.

Promotion details

The current Choice Hotels promotion runs from September 12 through November 9, 2018. You have to register via the link in the email (or on the website). Then, for every two stays within the date window, you’ll earn a minimum of 5,000 bonus points to a maximum of 8,000. In most cases, Choice will basically give you a bonus that brings your total earning to 8,000 points for the two stays. So, say you earn 890 points for your first stay and 560 points for your second (’cause you’re cheap and stayed at an Econolodge), you’d receive a bonus of 6,550 Choice points.

There is no cap to the number of bonus points you can earn, so you could potentially rack up many thousands of Choice points.

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Free nights for 8,000 points?

While 8,000 points will typically only get you a free night at the most budget places, there are a few locations where this isn’t true. Tokyo, for example. There are a few hotels in the Japanese capital that still only ask 8,000 points per night. You can get over 1 cent per Choice point at these locations, which is fantastic. At the majority of places, you’ll need 12,000-24,000 Choice points for a free night, although the range drops as low as 6,000 and as high as 35,000.

Will you be taking advantage of the Fall 2018 Choice promotion?

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