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For 2 more days only, Choice is offering 40% more when you buy points, when you buy a minimum of 5,000 points. The promotion will run until 11:59 pm on September 5th, 2017 (Tuesday). The cost per point runs you about 0.78 cents per point, which is not a spectacular deal but much better than the regular rate of 1.10 cents per point.
Is This a Good Deal? Choice allows you to purchase a maximum of 50,000 points each year, you will receive a total of 70,000 points at a cost of $700, or 0.78 cents per point.
This 40% bonus promotion is definitely worthwhile if you need a few more Choice points to top-off your account for an award stay, but I would not buy points speculatively.
Using points for a Choice hotel stay could save you some nice money, even if the points were purchased. This is true not only for expensive Choice hotels, but also for non-fancy hotels in the middle of nowhere! I tried to buy points for an upcoming stay at a Choice hotel in Stockholm, Sweden, where even the full price of buying 10,000 points ($110) was about half as much as it would have cost to book the hotel for cash.
As always, you need to crunch the numbers to see if it make sense to purchase points. I don’t recommend buying points speculatively. There will be another promotion in the future.
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