It's Daily Getaways season once again, and over the next few weeks you have the chance to purchase hotel points at a discount from almost every major hotel loyalty program in America. Each day, a different hotel chain is featured and a limited number of points are sold at a discount.
Of particular interest to me are the Choice Hotels redemptions, where you can purchase 40,000 Choice Privileges points for $166 (or $149.40 when you pay with an American Express card).
40,000 Choice Privileges points can get you a lot of free nights at ho-hum Sleep Inns or Comfort Inns around the world and can be a tremendous bargain, but 40,000 points can also get you a luxury hotel from Preferred Hotels group through Choice Hotels' partnerships.
It works like this:
- Purchase 40,000 points (or other denominations) from Daily Getaways on June 27. These sales go fast, so don't delay.
- To see a list of luxury hotels at the 30k or 40k level, go to http://www.phgoffers.com/program2.aspx?id=717
- To book, call Choice Hotels.
To give you an idea of the savings achieved, here's Kayak's pricing for the Travaasa in Austin, a fantastic destination spa resort:
As you can see, the Daily Getaways deal will save you $217 plus taxes (over 60%) on the price of a room at the Travaasa.
There are lots of other great hotels for 30k-40k points, so be sure to look around and figure out if this offer makes sense for you.