Earn Free Nights Faster With The Choice Privileges Rewards Program #ad #RestedSetGo

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The big day is almost here. Amber, Mackenzie and I are leaving for Miami tomorrow, where we will then take a 7 day cruise to the Dominican Republic. The night before and the night after the cruise, we are staying in Miami – and it didn’t cost me a cent. Why? Because I used points to pay for both nights. And it was super easy to do over the phone {you can also use your points to pay for rooms via the internet if you prefer}.

The New Choice Privileges Program

I have never booked a room using points before so, honestly, I had no idea how it worked. I wanted to try it out first before sharing it with you guys.

Choice Hotels has recently announced a series of bold, exciting and completely unique changes to their rewards program, bringing greater and faster value to their over 25 million Choice Privileges members.

With the Choice Privileges Program you now get new and improved perks such as free nights {yay for me!} for less points than before. That is great because after I booked my two nights, I still have points left. Where, oh where, should I use them? As long as you do a points-eligible stay, refer a friend, buy points or redeem points every 18 months, your points will not expire.

With Choice Privileges FlexRewards, you can even choose the rewards you want yourself. You can use them towards your next stay or change them to gift cards, and other rewards. This program offers a lot of freedom and choice so that you can use your points in a way that is best for you. If you don’t have enough points for a free night, you can even use the points you have + cash to get your night.

Joining Choice Privileges is fast and free. And there are a huge variety of hotels under the Choice umbrella so you are bound to find one that you love. With more than 1,500 hotels, Choice includes Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Sleep Inn, Quality, Clarion and several more brands. I really had no idea there were so many and I am really looking forward to my stay with them tomorrow night.

You may not have seen each other in a while, but you'll alwaays have Mt. Hood. #NoMoreIMissYous #StayOrGo #Oregon

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Another Perk Of Staying With Choice

Another thing I wanted to tell you about, unrelated to Choice Privileges, is that you can leave your car at the hotel and they will drop you at your cruise {check with your hotel to make sure they do this as this service is on a location basis}. Let me explain further. So, I booked a night at a Choice Hotel the night before our cruise and one for the night we disembark. I will leave my car at the hotel and Choice will take us to the ship. They will also arrange for transportation to get us back to the hotel on disembarkation day. All of this will cost us a lot less than it would to park at the actual cruise port. And I don’t have to worry about getting lost. ;)

Have you stayed with Choice Hotels? Have you tried out the new Choice Privileges Program? What did you think? Let us know in the comments below.

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About Dawn McAlexander

Dawn is a full time travel and lifestyle blogger. Besides Cheap Is The New Classy, she also owns and writes for EatPlayRock.com, an entertainment site. Her interests include traveling, home decor, DIY projects, organizing her home and enjoying a nice cup of coffee {or two}. She currently resides in North Carolina with her dog, Daisy.


  1. This sounds like a great program. I travel a lot, so earning free nights could save me major moolah. Thanks!

  2. We love staying at Choice Hotels! They’re always so nice and the Choice Rewards program is really great.

  3. It sounds like a great rewards program! We have several trips planned this year, so I will have to look into Choice Hotels and their rewards for our visits!

    • Dawn McAlexander says:

      Definitely. If you already have a lot of trips planned, you could earn free nights fast.

  4. We do so many date nights with our earned points and and hotel nights. I can’t do without those programs.

  5. Thanks for this info. I am a huge fan of these types of programs. I do not fly or stay anywhere without getting something extra for my money!

  6. I recently booked a Choice hotel for my upcoming stay in the Philadelphia/New Jersey area. The property had fabulous reviews and I scored an awesome deal.

  7. Rewards programs can be pretty great to have, especially if you use the rewards towards other things. Glad you were able to share this with us!

  8. Jeanine says:

    I’ve never heard of this choice before. Sounds pretty awesome and like a great rewards program for those who travel and stay away often!

    • Dawn McAlexander says:

      Choice offers a ton of hotels – several chains. We just spent a couple of nights at the Comfort Suites at the Miami Airport for a couple of nights. The room was so big {2 beds and a couch – so it could sleep 6} and the counters in the bathroom were gorgeous. :D

  9. This sounds like a great program for frequent travelers. It would be nice getting some perks now and then!

  10. What a great rewards program. I have noticed that a lot more travel places are bumping their rewards programs up a bit to offer a bit more. Thats good news for us travelers.

  11. Nicole Escat says:

    Nice rewards points system. I am not a traveller but I will share this with my sister, she travels a lot.

  12. Ryan Escat says:

    Looks like a nice way to earn rewards. I would love to travel but not this time, my son is still small.

  13. This looks like it is an exciting time for you and your family.
    Tropical get-aways are always a welcomed journey!

  14. What a nice way to earn rewards! That sounds like a great family vacation.

  15. I have never tried Choice Hotels but it sounds like a good deal. The picture is beautiful and makes me miss the mountains. Thanks for sharing.

  16. This sounds like a really great rewards program! I’ll have to check it out for my family!

  17. I have booked using my points. It’s super easy and super awesome too. :)

  18. Sarah Bailey says:

    Choice Rewards sounds like an amazing program for getting what you want out of your reward points.

  19. Jennifer Henry-Novich says:

    I love rewards programs! Getting things back for what you are already doing is great especially when it can be used towards what you would need/want anyways. Awesome!

  20. Ann Bacciaglia says:

    I love it when i can earn rewards. I will have to check out the Choice Privileges Program.

  21. I’m a fan of reward points, they make purchases, subscriptions and services much more worth it in my opinion. But I just have to say, I really admire that shot of Mt.Hood!

    • Dawn McAlexander says:

      That picture is definitely awesome! Choice Hotels has a ton of pictures of great places to visit on their social media!