Ultimate Choice Privileges Points Transfer Calculators

Ultimate Choice Privileges Points Transfer Calculators

Choice Transfer Calculators for calculating the conversion of Choice Points to airline miles and from other programs to the Choice Privileges program.


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Choice Points can be earned by transferring rewards earned in partnering programs directly into your Choice Privileges account. You can also transfer earned Choice Points to over 10 partners mainly consisting of frequent flyer programs. The Choice Calculators on this page will calculate the conversion of points to and from the Choice Privileges program.

Transfer Choice Points To Partners

Choice Privileges Points can be transfered to a 10 airlines and Amtrak Guest Rewards. This allows you to top off your favorite loyalty program if you're a few points or miles short as well as provides additional ways for you to accumulate extra miles and points at a sometimes better rate. Enter any amount of points below to see how many points you will receive in the partnering program when transfered.

SkyTeam Alliance

Choice Privileges Points can be transferred to two SkyTeam partners. Those partners are:

  • Aeromexico Airlines
  • Czech Air

Aeromexico is a direct transfer partner of many programs including American Express Membership Rewards and Capital One Rewards.

Choice Privileges and Radisson Rewards are the only two programs that transfer to Czech Air. If you're looking to top off your OK Plus Miles, Choice is a good way to do so.

oneworld Alliance

Choice Privileges features two oneworld alliance airlines. Those airlines are:

  • American Airlines
  • Qantas

American Airlines AAdvantage does not feature any of the major bank rewards programs as transfer partners which makes them a little harder to earn than other major U.S. airlines. Being able to transfer your Choice Points to American Airlines can be useful if you're looking for away to add to your AAdvantage Miles balance.

The Qantas Frequent Flyer Program features several major 1:1 transfer partners including Citi ThankYou Rewards, American Express Membership Rewards and Capital One Rewards. Those looking to earn Qantas Points by the dozens will want to consider those programs, but if you're looking to top off your Qantas Points, transferring your Choice Privileges Points can be a solid option.

Star Alliance

Choice Privileges Points can be transferred to 3 Star alliance airlines. Those airlines are:

  • Air Canada
  • Air New Zealand
  • United Airlines

Air Canada Aeroplan Miles can be earned using several major programs including American Express Membership Rewards and Capital One Rewards.

Air New Zealand is not a transfer partner of any of the major bank rewards programs, but there are several hotel programs that allow you to Air New Zealand Airpoints. The transfer ratio of Choice Privileges Points (as well as other hotel programs) to Airpoints is quite extreme. I don't recommend taking this route unless you have a really solid redemption line up as 20,000 Choice Points has an average cash value of about $120 and is worth at least 2 free nights minimally at a Choice brand hotel.

Other Airlines/Programs

Choice Privileges Points can be transferred to several airlines that are not part of any major alliances. Listed below are two of the programs worth mentioning.

Alaska Airlines

Alaska MileagePlan Miles are very valuable, but can be hard to earn due to having transfer partners that are all hotel loyalty programs. If you're in need of earning some Alaska Miles, Choice is a solid option.

Amtrak Guest Rewards

Choice Hotels partner with Amtrak to bring you new ways to earn Amtrak Guest Rewards. With Choice's 'Your Extras' program, you can earn Choice Points and 100 Amtrak Guest Rewards on qualifying stays. You can also opt to receive 250 Amtrak Guest Rewards on stays and forfeit the Choice Points altogether. You can set this up under your Choice online profile. Be sure to choose your 'Amtrak Guest Rewards' account when you choose "Airline Miles" under "Your Extras Preferences".

Choice vs Marriott Transfer Partners

Marriott Bonvoy Points can be transferred to over 40 airline partners. Choice features only four partners in which Marriott does not transfer to. Those partners are:

  • Amtrak Guest Rewards
  • Czech Air
  • Spirit Airlines
  • Virgin Australia

Marriott Bonvoy Members can earn between 10 and 23.5 points per $1 spent at Marriott brand hotels when you factor in Marriott Bonvoy Status and Marriott credit cards. When transferred at a 3:1 ratio, this is equivalent to earning 3.3 to 7.83 airline miles per $1 spent.

Choice Privileges Members can earn between 10 and 20 points per $1 spent at Choice brand hotels between Choice Elite Status and the Barclays Choice Privileges credit card. Choice features several transfer ratios, but they most common ratio is 5:1. At a 5:1 ratio, you're looking at an earning of 2 to 4 points/miles per $1 spent. This is on the lower side when compared to Marriott.

Choice vs Wyndham Transfer Partners

Wyndham Rewards Points can be transferred to 14 rewards programs at the same 5:1 ratio that Choice Points can be transferred to most of their partners. Wyndham and Choice only shares five transfer partners. Those programs are:

  • American Airlines
  • Aeromexico Airlines
  • Aeroplan (Air Canada)
  • Amtrak Guest Rewards
  • United Airlines

Wyndham Rewards members earn 10 points per $1 spent at Wyndham brand hotels with the ability to earn an additional 5 points using the Wyndham Rewards Card (Platinum) for a total of 15 points. At a 5:1 transfer ratio, this is equal to earning 2 to 3 miles/points per $1 spent at Wyndham.

Choice Privileges members can earn between 2 to 4 points/miles per $1 spent so both programs are competitive when it comes to transferring points, with Choice having a slight advantage over Wyndham.

Choice vs AMEX Transfer Partners

American Express Membership Rewards Points transfers to 22 partners. Of those 22 partners, Choice Privileges is one of them. Membership Rewards can be transferred to Choice at a 1:1 ratio which means Membership Rewards Points can be transferred to all of Choice's transfer partners. Since Choice Points transfer at a 5:1 ratio, you will not find much value in transferring the equivalence of 5 Membership Rewards Points for a single point/mile in a rewards program.

Summary On Transferring Points

Transferring Choice Privileges Points can be useful for those looking to top off their favorite rewards account thanks to the decent 5:1 ratio. Earning Choice Privileges Points with the sole purpose of transferring them will not get you far. There are plenty of other major rewards programs that can help you build your points/miles and Choice is not one of them. The best value of Choice Privileges Points will continue to be redeeming them for free nights at Choice brand hotels.

Transferring Points To Choice

There are a few rewards programs that allow you transfer directly into Choice Privileges Points. You can enter any value of Choice Points in the table below. The table will output the number of points in the partnering programs needed to equal the amount of Choice Points you specified in the table.

Membership Rewards

When it comes to building up your Choice points, your best bet will be the AMEX Membership Rewards program. AMEX offers 10 different credit cards that you can use to build your points which includes cards that feature bonus categories like grocery, airfare, gas, and dining. On top of that, transfers are 1:1 meaning you can transfer 1 Membership Reward Point for 1 Choice Point.

Amtrak Guest Rewards

Amtrak Guest Rewards is solid rewards program for topping off your Choice Privileges account. Amtrak Points transfer to Choice at a nice 3:1 ratio giving you 3 Choice Points for every Amtrak point transferred. This allows you to earn a significant amount of points if you're traveling on Amtrak or using their Amtrak World Elite Mastercard to earn big on Amtrak ticket purchases and general travel.

Earning With Partner Credit Cards

All of the credit cards listed in the table below allow you to earn rewards and transfer them directly to your Choice Privileges Account. This gives you alternative ways to earn rewards through spend and sign up bonuses. The earning rates listed are based on the transfer ratio when converting rewards to Choice Privileges Points. You can use the Search By Currency function to find lists of cards that earn rewards with specific programs!

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Best For Travel

The best card for earning Choice Points on travel purchases is going to be the Amtrak World Elite Mastercard. This card earn 2 Amtrak Points per $1 on general travel purchases which transfers into earning 6 Choice Points per $1 spent. Next in line would be the AMEX Platinum Card which earns 5 points per $1 spent on airfare (1:1) as well as 5 points per $1 on both airfare and hotels purchased through the American Express Travel Portal. The Platinum card also offers a bunch of elite travel perks for both the cardholder and their additional authorized users.

Best For Food

The best card for earning Choice Points on restaurant purchases is going to be the American Express Gold Card which earns 4 points per $1 spent. There are no other AMEX cards available that earn big on dining.

Earn 4x on dining and get $15 a month towards these restaurants and delivery services.

Best For Grocery

There are two AMEX Membership Rewards credit cards that are great for earning points on grocery spending. The Everyday Preferred Card has the capability to earn up to 4.5 points per $1 spent at U.S. supermarkets for those who make 30 transactions in a single billing period. The American Express Gold Card comes in a very close second earning 4 points per $1 spent at U.S. supermarkets.

Best For Sign Up Bonus

If you're looking to earn a bunch of Choice Points, there are a few good cards that offers solid sign up bonuses. This can earn you between 50,000 and 75,000+ points. Listed below are the standard sign up bonuses of several cards that are part of programs that allow you to transfer points to Choice. Do note that these are the standard sign up bonuses and that the bonuses you run into when applying may be higher or lower than what's listed.

Other Ways To Earn

Outside of transferring points directly to Choice, there are still a good deal of options to build your points. This includes booking stays at Choice hotels, spending with their travel partners, using the Barclay's Choice Privileges credit card, and buying Choice Points from their Points.com portal.

FAQ

Listed below are some of the common questions when it comes to Choice Transfer Partners.

How many transfer partners does Choice have?

Choice Points can be transferred to over 10 airline partners and 1 rail partner (Amtrak).

How many Choice Points equals 1 airline mile?

The transfer ratios will vary by airline partner, but the most common ratio is 5 Choice Points for 1 airline mile.

What is the best program for transferring points to Choice?

AMEX Membership Rewards is going to be the best rewards program for those who want to earn extra Choice Points on everyday spend.

Is transferring Choice Points to partners a good value?

The best value comes from redeeming points for free nights, but transferring points can be good if you need to top off an account.


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Page Last Updated: 2019-11-10
Written By: Robert Flowers III

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