Promo: Choice Privileges Two Stays Pays $50 Gift Card

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Choice Privileges has just started a new promotion called “Two Stays Pays”, where two stays between May 22 and August 20, 2014 will earn you 8,000 Choice Privileges points, which is enough to redeem for a $50 gift card via a list of participating dining, shopping, and gas retailers. Unlimited points can be earned during the promotion. Also, Diamond and Platinum members receive an additional 250 bonus points when booking online at

The promotion is a bit misleading. When I first read the email, I thought I’d actually earn a $50 gift card. In the small print, however, I found that this promotion is nearly identical to the one that just ended where two stays earned a free night. I wrote about that promotion here. Still, I like that this is a simple promotion. Two stays for 8,000 points is pretty straightforward.

Register before your first stay. Make sure your preference is set to earn Choice Privileges points in your account.

Here’s the full list of gift card retailers:

U.S. Resident Options

• Bahama Breeze
• Chili’s
• LongHorn Steakhouse
• Olive Garden
• Red Lobster

• Amazon
• Macy’s

• BP
• Chevron/Texaco
• ExxonMobil
• Shell
• Sunoco

Canada Resident Options

• Harvey’s
• Kelsey’s
• Milestones Restaurant
• Montana’s Cookhouse
• St. Hubert
• Swiss Chalet

• Canadian Tire
• Future Shop
• The Gap
• Hudson Bay Company
• Lowe’s

• Esso
• Petro Canada

Note that stays at Econo Lodge, Rodeway Inn, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel, or MainStay Suites hotels must have a minimum of two consecutive nights. Gift cards must be redeemed by September 30, 2014.

Full Terms & Conditions:

* Member must register at before arrival and book their trips at, via the Choice Hotels mobile app, or 800.4CHOICE at qualifying rates. Member may also book through a travel agent or corporate online booking system. Choice Privileges member number must be provided upon check-in. After a second qualifying trip with arrival between 5/22/14 and 8/20/14, member will be awarded enough bonus points to reach the 8,000 point level, which can be redeemed until 9/30/14 for one (1) $50 gift card at defined retailers on Only members earning this bonus qualify to redeem for the $50 gift card. Only members who register for the promotion are eligible to earn the defined promotional gift cards during the promotion. Terms and conditions apply to $50 gift card options. See card for details. Choice Privileges Diamond and Platinum members who register and book through will receive an additional 250 Choice Privileges bonus points after every qualifying trip during the promotional period; these members can also book directly with a hotel but will not earn the 250 bonus points. Trips at vacation rental property locations do not qualify for promotional bonus points. For Comfort Inn®, Comfort Suites®, Quality®, Sleep Inn®, Clarion®, Cambria Suites® or Ascend Hotel Collection® hotels, a trip is defined as a stay that is any number of consecutive nights at one hotel regardless of check-ins or check-outs. For Econo Lodge®, Rodeway Inn®, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel®, or MainStay Suites® hotels, a trip is defined as a stay that is two (2) or more consecutive nights at one hotel regardless of check-ins or check-outs. To be eligible to earn the bonus, members must set their earning preference to Choice Privileges points in their online account. Any change made to earning preference will remain in effect after the promotion has ended. Allow 72 hours from check-out for points to post. You must maintain an address in the U.S. (including U.S. territories) or Canada to be eligible for this promotion. For Choice Privileges program details, eligible rates, eligible countries and point redemption rules, visit Hotels are independently owned and operated.

**The reservation must be made on using your Choice Privileges number and must be made at least 7, 14, 21 or 30 days in advance, which will vary based on the hotel for which a reservation is being made. The rate starts at 15% off Best Available Rate, is non-cancellable, non-changeable and non-refundable. Your credit card will be charged for the total reservation amount within 24-48 hours of booking.

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  1. Carl P

    I don’t know about the “misleading”, but I think having the option of gift card or keeping points is best, I just ordered an Amazon card. It’s probably the only time using points or miles for a gift card is a decent deal.

    • Melinda

      Carl – I agree that redeeming points/miles for gift cards isn’t usually a good deal, glad you were able to get one. Re misleading, I saw the promo initially as stating that you’d receive a gift card automatically rather than points to redeem. It’s good to have the option of keeping the points or redeeming though.

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