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Save on Atlantis Wristbands by Using Choice Hotel Points

We have probably all seen those commercials on TV with the tall pinkish connected towers, the steep water slides, and beautiful blue waters at the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas. The property originally opened in 1998, so I remember those commercials even from my later teenage years. Back then, Atlantis seemed like a magical and totally unattainable vacation destination, but thanks to miles and points, I have now been able to take my family there twice in the last few years.…

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Stack Promos to Purchase United Miles for Just 1.18 Cents Per Mile

Buying miles and points justifiably isn’t for everyone, but it can make sense if the price is right and you are confident that you will be able to put them to good use. There isn’t an across the board magical price point when you should buy, but in general, l the closer the price gets to 1 cent per traditional airline mile, the more many start to pay attention since it isn’t that challenging to get at least 1.5 –…

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Last Day for 40% Bonus on Purchased Choice Points

While you need to be very careful to do the math before you decide to purchase airline miles or hotel points, sometimes it can be a good pathway to saving money on your travels. Along those lines, today (September 5th) is the last day to get a 40% bonus on purchased Choice Privileges points if you purchase 5,000 or more points. This 40% bonus drops the per point price down to about $0.0078 each, which is just under 8/10ths of a cent for…

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A Hotel Program You Really Want to Explore: Choice Privileges

Earlier this week I wrote about some things to think about if you find you aren’t really using your miles and points as much as you would like. If you are in that situation, one of the big things to think about and research is whether you are perhaps overlooking some travel partners or less popular redemption methods that may align with your travel patterns quite well, and that will work with the points you already have. As a specific example,…

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My Choice Hotel Points Were Stolen

In trying to tie up some loose ends on our 2017 travel plans, I logged into my Choice Privileges account today, and to my surprise I only had 2,000 points left. I’ll admit Choice points are not the points I keep track of the closest, but that small amount did not seem right. At first I thought I had messed up with their expiration rules that used to expire points at the end of the calendar year based on when they…

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Using Points at the 19 Room Howard Hotel in Scotland

Once you get your feet wet a bit in the miles and points world, the next step is to diversify the types of points that you have as the opportunity arises. Over the years I have been able to ensure we have miles and points in lots of different programs so that we can usually get the award we want at the time we want…at least with some program. When we decided to add Grandma to our family’s adventure to…

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Choice Points to the Rescue and How to Buy Them for Less

I’ve had to use every trick in my book, and then a few that weren’t yet in my book, to try and secure nice but affordable lodging in the UK, especially Scotland, during an insanely peak travel time this summer. One of the “tricks” I have turned to is using hotel points. Of course that’s hardly a new trick, but it wasn’t one of the usual suspects like Hyatt, Starwood, Club Carlson, or even IHG points that saved the day.  …

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Discounted Choice Hotel Points for Sale Today

Today marks the beginning of five weeks of Daily Getaway sales that are available online once per weekday at 1PM Eastern. These various travel deals range from blocks of hotel points, to hotel stay certificates, to Las Vegas packages, theme park tickets, and more. Some are very hot deals that will sell out in seconds, and some are just okay deals in the right situation that won’t sell out for days, if ever. In all cases you should probably have…

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Did You Win Elite Status and 20,000 Hotel Points?

Certain hotel loyalty programs, such as Choice Privileges, don’t get as much attention on the miles and points blogs as other programs. On the one hand that is sometimes warranted because of unfriendly policies or less than stellar properties, but on the other hand, there can still be value to be had from these programs. Along those lines, I was very happy when I learned that Choice Privileges eliminated the rule that points expire after a certain period of time even…

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Choice Privileges Updates and Points Giveaway!

Choice Privileges is the loyalty program for Choice Hotels which includes Comfort Suites, Comfort Inn, Clarion, Ascend, and a few other budget minded hotel brands that you will often find scattered around the country and beyond. At over 6,300 properties around the world they are actually one of the largest hotel brands out there, even if they aren’t one of the fanciest. My parents regularly use Choice for their budget friendly National Parks themed trips, and we have used them…

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