After Choice Hotels announced a promotion for US based members of the Choice Privileges program they also announced a somewhat similar promotion for European members.
After each second stay enough points are added to one’s account to reach the 8,000 point level. This promotion is capped at a total of 48,000 points. That is, twelve stays equaling six times 8,000 points. Stays have to be booked at eligible rates and this promotion runs from February, 28 until May, 15, 2013.
While for Comfort, Comfort Suites, Quality, Sleep Inn, Clarion, Cambria Suites, and Ascend Hotel Collection hotels stays of any length count, stays at EconoLodge, Rodeway Inn, Suburban Extended Stay Hotels, and MainStay Suites have to have a minimum length of two nights.
As it seems, no registration is necessary.
If one has a number of one night stays at low-priced properties this is a great promotion, however, the more you pay for two consecutive stays, the less bonus points you earn.
For my upcoming trip this month I had booked three different stays at Choice hotels. Unfortunately, the first two stays are of two and three nights length, while the last stay is a one-nighter. Nightly rates for the three different properties are comparable. Points-wise it would have been better, if the three-night stay would have been my third stay. Well, bad luck, but better than nothing.