24,000 plus 16,000 points for Choice Privileges VISA

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  1. miles and smiles
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    The offer has changed as of July 19, 2013:
    8,000 points with the first purchase and 24,000 points after using the card for your first stay at a Choice hotel.
    • 5 or 10 points per eligible $1 spent at over 4,200 Choice Privileges locations, depending on the type of property. They advertise more points, but their totals include the points you would receive anyway just for the stay, no matter how you pay for it. Slick.
    • 5 points per eligible $1 on additional Choice Privileges points or Choice Hotels gift card purchases.
    • 2 points per eligible $1 spent on everyday purchases.
    • Automatic Elite Gold Status, which offers the ability to book free nights 40 days in advance instead of 30 days, and a 10% point bonus every time you earn points for eligible stays. This part of the offer is mentioned on the email, but not in the terms and conditions.
    • No annual fee.
    Link to offer:
    http://www.choicehotels.com/en/hotelvisacreditcard
     
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    This is definitely the best CP offer that I've seen.

    Previous best was 16k + 8k I believe.
     
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    Thanks for the confirmation. 8K + 8K is all they offer on their website. Hopefully they will keep this offer alive for some weeks. I prefer to wait before I apply because of so many recent applications for other cards.
     
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    Applied and got instant approval today. I have an upcoming 12 day conference at a Choice Hotel, so this with the Choice offer in the Daily Getaways Promotion should get me my stay at less than 1/2 price. :)
     
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    At the risk of another credit card related post, this offer is now 40K. In the Colorado ski country, If used patiently and wisely, these 40K Choice points are almost as valuable as the 30K SPG points from the recently expired Amex offer. (St Regis Aspen versus Hotel Jerome for example). Even converting these points to get there on United is about the same if taking into account Choice's occasional United MP bonus conversion.
     
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    Yes, they seem to keep upgrading their offers a little bit at a time, instead of going in for a big short-term offer.
    Anyway, now you can get the card, then spend $50 or so at an inexpensive Choice hotel and have 40K points.
     
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    Awesome offer! Jett Rink is planning to take the plunge. :cool:

    I burned up most of the points purchased thru Discover America®, at a handsome profit, if I may say so. And had nice stays, 'specially with Ascend. :)
     
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    Looks like the best deal now is 32K,

    We just got our 40K posted on my wife's account. But the dilemma is we have found a place we want to stay in Europe one night that's 50K a night, Are there any programs that can transfer to Choice or or if I was to open an account can we transfer point between spouses? Any other suggestions to get about 9K points in a short time period without buying them? Thanks
     
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    Spend on the CC? :eek:
     
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    Looks like I missed the "Apply by November 3 to be eligible."
    I don't see a credit card offer on the choice site. which bank do they use? Is there a direct link to the cc offer? Thanks!
     
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    Is there a deadline for the 16K bonus? I got the card & 24K base points last fall.

    I keep thinking to do a mattress run, and now with the stay 2 get 8 K points it's looking awfully tempting. Though I'm so cheap I keep thinking, well I'll be traveling somewhere with a decent Choice hotel sometime soon...then it doesn't happen... sigh.
     
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    It's probably best to call Choice and ask them if there is a deadline. I did my stay quickly when I got my card, so it was never an issue for me.
     
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    Thanks, used this link in late May, received card and bought a cheap lunch on 6/3. 24K+ on first statement!
    Cheap hotel stay last Saturday and 16K+ shows pending at Barclays online banking ! So the expired link is still alive;)
     
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    Glad to know it's still working. :)
     
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    OK, just applied for the choice card and approved online.
    We'll see in a few months if the +16K works for me !
     
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    Hello miles and smiles,
    I have recently received a spend offer from CP cc for 16k. Do you know if AP can be used to meet the spend. I vaguely recall something about b clay not treating AP as spend but I am not sure. Do you have any idea? Thanks:)
     
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    I have no idea. You may want to do research on Flyertalk, fatwallet or elsewhere about Barclay's policies.
     
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    I have updated post # 1 with a working link to this offer.
     

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