60+ Rate no longer available online?

Old Jul 16, 09, 8:10 am
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60+ Rate no longer available online?

For years I have used the following link to make reservations without having to call a human being: http://www.choicehotels.com/?clientid=SKq4GhBjv%252BK0

The link now says the rate ID is no longer valid. I called and a CSR told me that the 60+ rate has always required a phone call to get it

Anyone else notice this? Is there a new rate ID? Obviously my experience with the CSR wasn't productive.
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Old Jul 16, 09, 11:03 am
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It's been my experience that most of the time if you enter special rate ID 00801519 the rate program drop-box then comes up with "50+ (Mature Traveler) Rate" hightlighted but that the Sixty Plus rate is available elsewhere in the dropbox. However, there still have been occasions where I've had to call the CSR and ask for it.
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Old Jul 16, 09, 2:08 pm
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The special rate ID works.
There is also an AARP discount: http://www.choicehotels.com/ires/cj/...46&PID=2210202

And, yes, the standard way to book 60+ is indeed over the phone. In some e-mail campaigns, however, Choice has provided links/codes for online booking. It isn't surprising that some of those expire after some time.
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Old Jul 16, 09, 3:11 pm
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Thanks.
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Old Oct 15, 09, 10:57 am
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Seems they now call it Senior Traveler for 60+ folks or those with AARP cards. I think the rates are not discounted as much as they were last year.
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Old Oct 22, 09, 12:17 am
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Indeed you are correct. AARP always used to be 15% and the Sixty Plus sometimes was as high as 20% off. The web site now says the "Senior Traveler" rate is only 10% off, but the ads for the Little League and LPGA rates still claim "up to 15%".

First a bad promo and now a reduction in my favorite discounts. I am feeling unloved by Choice, might explain why I haven't had a stay with them in months.
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Old Oct 22, 09, 7:39 am
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It looks like the AARP portal now takes you to a page that offers the "Senior Rate". I know there are various explanations*, but, at the Quality Inn where I stayed most frequently (pre points devaluation and in the days when the promos were 2-stays-for-8,000 pts., or 3-stays-for 14,000 pts.), for the fall this rate is down below what the 60+ rate was when it existed.


* Where I stayed last winter, all the hotels were discounting at least 20% below their Directory listings. Perhaps again?
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Old Oct 25, 09, 6:19 pm
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Rate is now $10 night higher in Dubuque using new Sr. rate vs. old link.
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Old Nov 1, 09, 10:49 am
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It appears Choice has increased the age requirements for discounts. It used to be 50 and now the Senior rate starts at 60.
Looks like I'll be going somewhere else with my business that recognizes AARP.
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Old Nov 1, 09, 11:38 am
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Cool

Hmm... And I thought that AARP members were coming out ahead. But I'm curious as to why the AARP portal takes one to the Senior Rate...
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Old Nov 1, 09, 12:25 pm
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Hmm... And I thought that AARP members were coming out ahead. But I'm curious as to why the AARP portal takes one to the Senior Rate...
Originally Posted by SFO voyageur View Post
It appears Choice has increased the age requirements for discounts. ...
Looks like I'll be going somewhere else with my business that recognizes AARP.
There still is an AARP rate:
http://www.choicehotels.com/ires/en-US/html/AARPProgram
Direct link to AARP rate:
http://www.choicehotels.com/ires/en-...d=SKq4GBNotuOy

Usually, though, the AARP rate (and the former 50+ rate) provides less of a discount than the open-to-all LPGA and Little League rates.

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Old Nov 1, 09, 12:43 pm
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Thank you for the reminder about the LPGA and Little League rates.
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Old Nov 4, 09, 1:00 pm
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Senior rates

I think the confusion is that there are 3 senior rate codes with varying levels of availability. There is one for AARP (10%) that is available to hotel desk clerks (no code needed) or online (must enter member number.) There is another one that is CRS only (10%) (online no special code) or through 1-800 AND there is a third one (15%) that is only available through CRS (online with special code) or through 1-800. This is used for senior guests who will not accept the 10% discount.

The online codes do change every so often. So it may be that they have decided to change the 15% senior discount rate code. To get it you may have to book through 1-800 unless you can find the new code.

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