Up to 40% more points

Old Mar 11, 16, 6:01 pm
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Not sure if this is targeted or public but I got an email telling me that if I bought points I would up get up to 40% bonus on points. I believe it was 10, 20, 30 or 40 depending on points.
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Old Mar 11, 16, 8:05 pm
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That's not buying from Choice, that's buying through Daily Giveways, which is being discussed here:
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/choic...20-points.html
It's not targeted, but there's only certain number of points for sale each year, and they can go fast, and once they're sold out you can't buy any more that way until maybe the next year.
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Old Mar 11, 16, 8:10 pm
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Originally Posted by sdsearch View Post
That's not buying from Choice, that's buying through Daily Giveways, which is being discussed here:
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/choic...20-points.html
It's not targeted, but there's only certain number of points for sale each year, and they can go fast, and once they're sold out you can't buy any more that way until maybe the next year.
Sorry but that is directly thru choice. My email takes me to choice and you can purchase now not the daily getaways thing.
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Old Mar 11, 16, 9:23 pm
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I received the email also. I'd yet to do the math to see if it was a good deal - or how it compared to the daily getaways price. I figured someone would analysis and post their finding before I got around to doing it myself.

Edited: A quick glance at the numbers would indicate the daily getaways is a better value. Hopefully Choice is participating again.

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Old Mar 12, 16, 11:02 am
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Originally Posted by iris30 View Post
I received the email also. I'd yet to do the math to see if it was a good deal - or how it compared to the daily getaways price. I figured someone would analysis and post their finding before I got around to doing it myself.

Edited: A quick glance at the numbers would indicate the daily getaways is a better value. Hopefully Choice is participating again.
Points+cash also (slightly) edges out buying directly through this promo.
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Old Mar 14, 16, 9:36 am
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I estimated that at $550 for the maximum points if i redeem at the hotel we usually stay at which is 8k a night its about $66 a night when I divide it up. which is not bad but sometimes we do about the same on my corporate rate. so I am going to wait for the daily getaways and compare.
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Don't forget that your corporate rate has the usual 10-15% taxes added on and points do not.
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Old Mar 14, 16, 4:30 pm
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Originally Posted by lougord99 View Post
Don't forget that your corporate rate has the usual 10-15% taxes added on and points do not.
Good point!!!

The email says the "sale" is until like early to mid april so I figured I'd wait on the daily getaways and go from there.

I'm curious, does anyone know if the Choice hotel cards considers this choice for extra points when bought through them??

I know when I did the points plus cash option my IHG card counted that purchase for the 5x bonus like a stay would.

For me the bonus is good cuz I can get my bang for my buck at a hotel that we typically use so I am giving it serious consideration.
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Good point!!!
+1.

And thank you, lougord99.
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Old Mar 16, 16, 2:39 pm
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Originally Posted by miadukes View Post
I'm curious, does anyone know if the Choice hotel cards considers this choice for extra points when bought through them??

I know when I did the points plus cash option my IHG card counted that purchase for the 5x bonus like a stay would.
Are you referring to the Barclay Choice Visa card?

If so, then I think this previous post excerpt (from bottom of post #2 in this thread: http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/choic...s-posting.html) answers your question:
Originally Posted by Dadofsix View Post
Also, a couple other things I've noticed:
  • I received 5x points when purchasing points directly on the website (via the points.com portal).
  • I received only 2x points when purchasing points via Points + Cash reservations.
But Daily Getaways points purchases would definitely not qualify for any bonus points with the Barclay Choice Visa card.
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Old Mar 16, 16, 6:46 pm
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Originally Posted by Dadofsix View Post
Are you referring to the Barclay Choice Visa card?

If so, then I think this previous post excerpt (from bottom of post #2 in this thread: http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/choic...s-posting.html) answers your question:


But Daily Getaways points purchases would definitely not qualify for any bonus points with the Barclay Choice Visa card.
Ah! Thanks! I forgot you had written that! yes I meant just that. So that is kind of good because then my $550 purchase will get me an additional 2750 points so not bad overall.

Thanks dadofsix!
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