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

Points Plus Cash Alive Again! (was: End of Points Plus Cash program ?)

Points Plus Cash Alive Again! (was: End of Points Plus Cash program ?)

Old Apr 18, 18, 6:29 am
  #31  
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: JFK LGA PBI BOI
Posts: 675
Yup just look at the QI stay at twice a month.. $75 pre-pay, $85 Checkin 16,000 points and ... wait for it... 6,000 plus $75 for points. What a deal!
Brighton Line is offline  
Old Apr 18, 18, 8:21 am
  #32  
A FlyerTalk Posting Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Watchlisted by the prejudiced, en route to purgatory
Programs: Just Say No to Fleecing and Blacklisting
Posts: 94,349
Originally Posted by Brighton Line View Post
Yup just look at the QI stay at twice a month.. $75 pre-pay, $85 Checkin 16,000 points and ... wait for it... 6,000 plus $75 for points. What a deal!
Those kind of weird “choices” aren’t really new. They were happening a lot also before the points+cash option disappeared last year.
GUWonder is offline  
Old Apr 18, 18, 8:44 am
  #33  
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: FL, USA
Programs: AA Gold, Hilton Diamond, IHG Plat, Choice Plat, Hyatt Discoverist
Posts: 1,546
Originally Posted by GUWonder View Post


Those kind of weird “choices” aren’t really new. They were happening a lot also before the points+cash option disappeared last year.
And for all the weird ones, I have found plenty of good ones.
miadukes is offline  
Old Apr 18, 18, 10:35 am
  #34  
nsx
Moderator: Southwest Airlines
Hyatt Contributor Badge
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: California
Programs: WN Companion Pass, A-list preferred, Hyatt Globalist Lite; United Club ex-Lifetime Member
Posts: 20,192
Will Choice Privileges ever tell us what were the "technical issues" causing suspension of Points Plus Cash?
nsx is offline  
Old Apr 18, 18, 10:39 am
  #35  
 
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 Brighton Line View Post
Yup just look at the QI stay at twice a month.. $75 pre-pay, $85 Checkin 16,000 points and ... wait for it... 6,000 plus $75 for points. What a deal!
This happened before as well, and it's because Points + Cash is just purchasing the additional number of points you need. That $75 is purchasing the 10K points "missing" that are needed to make the points reservation and is not correlated to the cash rate even slightly. Some people have even posted Points + Cash rates where the cash copay was higher than the outright cash price for the room - plus they'd have to burn points too!
Carpboy823 is offline  
Old Apr 18, 18, 3:38 pm
  #36  
A FlyerTalk Posting Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Watchlisted by the prejudiced, en route to purgatory
Programs: Just Say No to Fleecing and Blacklisting
Posts: 94,349
Originally Posted by nsx View Post
Will Choice Privileges ever tell us what were the "technical issues" causing suspension of Points Plus Cash?
I wouldn’t expect it.

Perhaps points.com and Choice thought they would be doing better business by reducing points+cash’s competition against points.com’s direct sales of Choice points?
GUWonder is offline  
Old Apr 20, 18, 6:31 am
  #37  
A FlyerTalk Posting Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Watchlisted by the prejudiced, en route to purgatory
Programs: Just Say No to Fleecing and Blacklisting
Posts: 94,349
They pulled the plug on it again? The option has disappeared, at least at quick glance. Anyone else notice it’s been taken off again?
GUWonder is offline  
Old Apr 20, 18, 6:38 am
  #38  
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: CA
Programs: This game has *seriously* lost its luster.
Posts: 7,139
Yes, the options have disappeared for the 4 cities I need(ed). Three of four rezs already made, none made sense to actually book the p+c rates though.
boxo is offline  
Old Apr 20, 18, 11:56 am
  #39  
Company Representative, Choice Hotels
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 248
We are excited that our Points Plus Cash program is back. Your patience is greatly appreciated as we work through some final technical issues with a focus on providing an optimal experience for all our members.
nsx and boxo like this.
ChoiceHotels is offline  
Old Apr 23, 18, 8:49 am
  #40  
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: FL, USA
Programs: AA Gold, Hilton Diamond, IHG Plat, Choice Plat, Hyatt Discoverist
Posts: 1,546
Originally Posted by ChoiceHotels View Post
We are excited that our Points Plus Cash program is back. Your patience is greatly appreciated as we work through some final technical issues with a focus on providing an optimal experience for all our members.
So when will it be back up and running? I am at 75 day window and would like to book some stuff. Thanks.
miadukes is offline  
Old Apr 24, 18, 3:22 pm
  #41  
A FlyerTalk Posting Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Watchlisted by the prejudiced, en route to purgatory
Programs: Just Say No to Fleecing and Blacklisting
Posts: 94,349
Originally Posted by miadukes View Post
So when will it be back up and running? I am at 75 day window and would like to book some stuff. Thanks.
Today.
GUWonder is offline  
Old Jun 19, 18, 12:25 pm
  #42  
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: YYZ
Programs: AA LT Plat, AC 25K, Marriott Plat, Hilton Diamond
Posts: 1,125
Originally Posted by ChoiceHotels View Post
We are excited that our Points Plus Cash program is back. Your patience is greatly appreciated as we work through some final technical issues with a focus on providing an optimal experience for all our members.
I'm trying to book a stay and don't see any Points + Cash rates online. Is it just my account?

Could somebody try Comfort Inn in Kingston, ON for 29/6 for 1 night?
nabeelj is offline  
Old Jun 19, 18, 9:40 pm
  #43  
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 6,314
Originally Posted by nabeelj View Post
I'm trying to book a stay and don't see any Points + Cash rates online. Is it just my account?

Could somebody try Comfort Inn in Kingston, ON for 29/6 for 1 night?
I see it. 12k points of 6k and $45
s0ssos is offline  
Old Jun 20, 18, 9:12 am
  #44  
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: YYZ
Programs: AA LT Plat, AC 25K, Marriott Plat, Hilton Diamond
Posts: 1,125
Originally Posted by s0ssos View Post
I see it. 12k points of 6k and $45
Thanks!

I called in to Choice and was told that Points + Cash is only available to US-based Choice members.
nabeelj is offline  
Old Jun 20, 18, 2:17 pm
  #45  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: home = LAX
Posts: 25,189
Originally Posted by nabeelj View Post
Thanks!

I called in to Choice and was told that Points + Cash is only available to US-based Choice members.
That's probably because of currency issues. Points + Cash is done in round US dollars (but it doesn't spell out "US" online and maybe it doesn't even have room to spell out "US" online?), but that doesn't translate cleanly to other currencies.

Choice's points + cash is just another method of buying points (when you make a points + cash reservation, you're just buying some points with the cash portion, and then it becomes an all-points reservation).

Is "regular" Choice points purchase available to Choice members in Canada and elsewhere?
sdsearch is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Search Engine: