Go Back  FlyerTalk Forums > Miles&Points > Hotels and Places to Stay > Choice | Choice Privileges
Reload this Page >

Cheapest way to extend choice points expiration

Cheapest way to extend choice points expiration

Old Feb 7, 17, 9:56 pm
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 227
Cheapest way to extend choice points expiration

At this time, a choice credit card or stay or referral is not possible. Booking a points stay and cancelling , that did not work when I tried it on what would have been a legitimate stay.

Options that occur to me -- would they all work???? -- are buying points from choice, booking and cancelling a cash and points stay , or us travel association points purchase when and if that returns?

Are there any cheaper options such as buying music or an online book? Or any other options?

My account is us based, but I likely will not be in the states for some time,

Thank you
Jared Ito is offline  
Old Feb 8, 17, 5:10 am
  #2  
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 241
Any activity would work that stays on the record. Have you looked at e-rewards.

Originally Posted by Jared Ito View Post
At this time, a choice credit card or stay or referral is not possible. Booking a points stay and cancelling , that did not work when I tried it on what would have been a legitimate stay.

Options that occur to me -- would they all work???? -- are buying points from choice, booking and cancelling a cash and points stay , or us travel association points purchase when and if that returns?

Are there any cheaper options such as buying music or an online book? Or any other options?

My account is us based, but I likely will not be in the states for some time,

Thank you
charlesonmission is offline  
Old Feb 18, 17, 5:49 am
  #3  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 227
Erewards does not work if ones computer is in Asia

Originally Posted by charlesonmission View Post
Any activity would work that stays on the record. Have you looked at e-rewards.
Thanks I tried erewards, but although my legal address, my profile address, and my choice address are are all USA ,e rewards rejects me for surveys based on my computer IP address.

So I think my options may be just buying points from choice or from us getaways. Booking a hotel on points and cancelling did not work -- prehaps because I cancelled almost immediately .
Jared Ito is offline  
Old Feb 19, 17, 6:37 am
  #4  
Fyd
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: SFO, MNL, SIN, HAM
Programs: UA GS, SQ PPS, IHG Plat Amb, Marriot Gold, Hilton Gold, Club Carlson Gold, Accor Plat
Posts: 466
Just use a VPN
Fyd is offline  
Old Jul 2, 17, 7:22 pm
  #5  
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: SFO/EWR/DEL
Programs: UA 1K, MR Plat, HH Diamond
Posts: 2,464
Does booking and canceling an award stay work?
abcx is online now  
Old Jul 3, 17, 8:31 am
  #6  
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: MSP - DL Hub Hell
Programs: Marriott LTPP, UA Silver (via Marriott), WN CP, Choice Platinum
Posts: 641
Originally Posted by abcx View Post
Does booking and canceling an award stay work?
No.
Carpboy823 is offline  
Old Jul 7, 17, 1:14 am
  #7  
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: SFO/EWR/DEL
Programs: UA 1K, MR Plat, HH Diamond
Posts: 2,464
Originally Posted by Carpboy823 View Post
No.
I confirm. It does not. Fortunately I found a satisfactory way to use the points. The Star Inn in Dresden.
abcx is online now  
Old Jul 25, 17, 6:56 am
  #8  
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: BGM
Programs: HHonors Gold, Club Carlson Gold, Marriott Platinum, IHG Plat, Hyatt Plat
Posts: 769
Does booking and canceling a points + cash award count as qualifying activity to extend the expiration of points? I saw somebody asked this earlier in the thread, but didn't receive a response.

I only have a few thousand points and they're going to expire soon, but I'd extend them if there was a cheap way to do it.

Thanks!
SkinsFan0521 is offline  
Old Jul 25, 17, 4:57 pm
  #9  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: home = LAX
Posts: 23,991
Originally Posted by SkinsFan0521 View Post
Does booking and canceling a points + cash award count as qualifying activity to extend the expiration of points? I saw somebody asked this earlier in the thread, but didn't receive a response.

I only have a few thousand points and they're going to expire soon, but I'd extend them if there was a cheap way to do it.

Thanks!
Bookng and cancelling a points + cash award is the same as buying points, except at a slightly better rate.

However, right now, at least online, it's impossible to book a points + cash award, and it's not clear if / when it will be possible:
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/choic...l-problem.html
sdsearch is offline  
Old Jul 26, 17, 10:21 am
  #10  
Company Representative, Choice Hotels
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 187
Booking and canceling an award stay will not count as a qualifying activity to extend the expiration of points. See below for all of the things you can do the keep your account active!

Earn Points
https://www.choicehotels.com/choice-...es/earn-points

Redeem Points
https://www.choicehotels.com/choice-.../redeem-points
ChoiceHotels is offline  
Old Jul 26, 17, 6:15 pm
  #11  
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 25
Originally Posted by ChoiceHotels View Post
Booking and canceling an award stay will not count as a qualifying activity to extend the expiration of points. See below for all of the things you can do the keep your account active!

Earn Points
https://www.choicehotels.com/choice-...es/earn-points

Redeem Points
https://www.choicehotels.com/choice-.../redeem-points
And what about booking an award stay before the expiration date but the stay is after the expiration day?
The transaction is made before the expiration date and so it should be ok. Correct?
rosarioit is offline  
Old Dec 11, 17, 2:53 pm
  #12  
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 4,588
Originally Posted by charlesonmission View Post
Any activity would work that stays on the record. Have you looked at e-rewards.
Perhaps I'm being thick, but I can't figure out how to sign up for / use e-rewards. There is something about needing an invitation, but how do I get one? Do I just need to get lucky to receive one?
This page says something about it—
https://www.choicehotels.com/choice-...ts/memberships
—but doesn't seem to provide a way to initiate or request an invitation.
Thanks in advance!

Last edited by fumje; Dec 11, 17 at 4:56 pm Reason: formatting messed up; fixed
fumje is offline  
Old Dec 12, 17, 5:00 am
  #13  
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 241
Originally Posted by fumje View Post
Perhaps I'm being thick, but I can't figure out how to sign up for / use e-rewards. There is something about needing an invitation, but how do I get one? Do I just need to get lucky to receive one?
This page says something about itó
https://www.choicehotels.com/choice-...ts/memberships
óbut doesn't seem to provide a way to initiate or request an invitation.
Thanks in advance!

I think e-rewards has stopped taking open invitations on some sites. So yeah, you would need an email from Choice. I've never gotten one from Choice for E-rewards though.
charlesonmission is offline  
Old Dec 26, 17, 7:11 pm
  #14  
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: SF Bay Area
Programs: AA EXP, UA*G, HH Dia, MR Platinum, IHG Amb/Plat, Hyatt Exp
Posts: 4,300
Extend Points by Redeeming for Award Night - for Future Stay?

Originally Posted by rosarioit View Post
And what about booking an award stay before the expiration date but the stay is after the expiration day?
The transaction is made before the expiration date and so it should be ok. Correct?
Can someone answer the above question? I have no intention of cancelling, but the stay would be after the deadline - the booking before the deadline.

Thanks....
Explore is offline  
Old Jan 6, 18, 11:55 am
  #15  
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 10
Originally Posted by rosarioit View Post
And what about booking an award stay before the expiration date but the stay is after the expiration day?
The transaction is made before the expiration date and so it should be ok. Correct?
Originally Posted by Explore View Post
Can someone answer the above question? I have no intention of cancelling, but the stay would be after the deadline - the booking before the deadline.

Thanks....
Booking before/staying after worked for us recently.
slllll is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread