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Choice Privileges

Choice Privileges is the bonus program of the hotel chain Choice Hotels International to the hotel brands Comfort, Sleep Inn, Quality, Clarion, MainStay, Suburban, Econo Lodge and Rodeway Inn. Most of the 6,300 hotels are located in North America. There are just 500 Comfort, Quality and Clarion hotels in Europe, and Choice Privileges members receive 10 points per dollar spent. Some brands (MainStay Suites, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel, Econo Lodge, Rodeway Inn) give only 5 points for every 1 USD-Dollar spent.

You can exchange 6,000 points or a free night. Alternatively, you can combine Cash & Points and get a discount of $7.50 per 1,000 points. Choice Privileges has several status levels. Even as a simple member, you will receive Late Check-out until 2 p.m. After 10 qualifying nights per year, you will receive Gold status. With this, you get 10% more points, and you can book free nights up to 50 days in advance (instead of 30 days) in the USA.10 nights, or more you get the point bonus of 25% and you can book free nights up to 75 days in advance.

With reaching Diamond status after 40 nights you get 50% more points, you can book free nights up to 100 days in advance, and after that, you get an upgrade according to the mood of the hotel. Summarized: It’s almost impossible to get any benefits from status with Choice Privileges. Other bonus programs are much stronger.