Exchange 24000 Choice points for

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  1. kyunbit
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    I apologize if this is not the appropriate forum. Moderators delete this post if it violates terms and conditions. Would anybody be interested in exchanging 24000 Choice points for equivalent hotel points in other programs?

    Also do Choice hotels require the person from whose account the points are being redeemed to be available at check-in?

    Otherwise, can someone advise me of good transfer options form other programs. Amtrak has a good transfer options but that is reserved only for Amtrak elites AFAIK.
     
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    20.

    A member may redeem a reward night for an immediate family member (spouse, partner, children, parents, in-laws, brothers and sisters). Immediate family members (spouse, partner, children, parents, in-laws, brothers and sisters) can use the free night even if the member is not occupying the room.​
     
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    They do have some pretty good redemption's in Europe! We are staying 3 nights this May at Clarion Suites Lisbon for 24000 Choice points. Ranked #26 of 212 hotels in Lisbon by tripadvisor. Also noted 8000 points a night hotels in Rome in May.
     
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    Sure they do. Any way to get Choice points? I missed the Discover America promotions last year.
     
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    who does give c.c. to none us citizens ?
     
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    Most banks issue credit cards to permanent residents and a lot issues to anyone with good credit. I know that citi and barclay's require permanent residency. Chase, Amex, capital one, and PNC don't care. I would think that covers 90% of all good deals.
     
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    Do they really? I just looked at the AA Citi application and while it, of course, asks for the SSN, it doesn't seem to ask for residency status.
     
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    I have found if you do not have social security # can not get a credit card in own name , even if you own real estate fully paid for and have bank accounts at chase, citi banks etc -- I believe virgin atlantic is only chance without S.S.# -- if any know of how to get from amex-chase please advise
     
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    I have had my application rejected without a credit pull as at the time I was not a permanent resident.

    A quick look at the terms in the application for one of citi's AA 30k credit cards:
    So I guess they used that to deny me. Also, I seem to remember that there used to be a check box for US citizen or permanent resident, but it looks like that is no longer the case.
     
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    I think in this quote the meaning of US resident is simply someone who resides in the US, not necessary lawful permanent residents (aka greencard holders). Could be a student on a visa, as long as they have a SSN and a credit history deemed worthy by Citi.

    In fact, it would even exclude US citizens living abroad. Were you living in the US and providing a US address on the application when you were rejected?
     
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    At the time I was a non-resident alien living in the US with good credit (US address, SSN, etc). This was at least three or four years ago, so things could have changed. Now I wish I had kept that rejection letter.
     
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    All banks require a S.S.# and physical U.S. address , if have , can have card sent out of the country
     
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    No worries, I believe you. I am just wondering how they figured out that you weren't a LPR. Based on that checkbox you mentioned, I assume?
     
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    Graduate students in the USA on student visas seem to have no problem getting some sort of credit cards, probably Visa and MasterCard with initially moderate credit limits. If they have assistantships at their universities, they would have part time jobs and social security numbers as well as a physical residence address.
     
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    Kyunbit, do you HAVE 24K Choice to get rid of, or do you WANT 24K Choice?
     

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