Choice Points Value

Choice Points are worth around 0.6 cents on average. Calculate the cash value of your points and get details on the best redemption options.
Updated 2020-11-03 By Robert Flowers III

The best value of Choice Privileges Points will come from redeeming them towards free nights at Choice brand hotels which will give you around 0.6 cents per point on average. Overall, Choice Privileges Points can be redeemed towards:

  • Free Nights at Choice Properties
  • Gift Cards
  • Cruises
  • Magazines

This page will cover the cash value you can obtain from these redemptions and provide details on each.

Choice Points Value Calculator

Use the Choice Points Value Calculator to calculate the average cash value of your Choice Privileges Points based on the average value per cent. Average values (denoted by '~') are based on how much The Point Calculator values that redemption after doing some testing and number crunching. You can enter any amount of points in the field below.

Choice Points Value Calculator

Enter any amount of points to see the average cash value.
Points
Choice Award Stays (Research)
~ 0.7 to 1+ Cent
$0 - $0+
Choice Award Stays (Avg)
~ 0.6 Cents
$0
$50 Gift Cards
16,000 Points (0.31 Cents)
$0
$500 Cruise Certificate
160,000 Points (0.31 Cents)
$0
$250 Cruise Certificate
85,000 Points (0.29 Cents)
$0

These are the average cash values for Choice Privileges Points when used for free nights based on a value of 0.6 cents per point.

Choice Points Average Value - Free Nights
Choice Points Cash Value
10,000 Points US $60
20,000 Points US $120
30,000 Points US $180
50,000 Points US $300
75,000 Points US $450
100,000 Points US $600

Redeem For Free Nights

The best value from redeeming your Choice Privileges Points will come from using them for free nights. This gives you around an average value of 0.6 cents per point.

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Select 'Reward Points' to get the cost in points for your hotel search.

Looking at the closest 10 Choice Hotels in my area, I was able to find redemptions for as low as 0.4 cents per point and as high as 1.2 cents per point. The average of the 10 hotels was just shy of 0.8 cents per point.

quality inn south obetz cash price quality inn south obetz point price
After taxes, this stay will cost $123.34 meaning you will get a value of 1.23 cents per point out of this 10,000-point per night hotel.

Getting The Best Value

When it comes to great value, the hotels that cost less than 16,000 Choice Points per night are the easiest to spot in terms of value. Any hotel that costs 16,000 points or less that has a cash price of more than $100 after taxes will give you a value of 0.6 cents or higher. For example, the first hotel that came up on a search for Miami, Florida offered superb value.

choice hotel miami rodeway inn cash choice hotel miami rodeway inn points
This is redemption will be more than 1.1 cents in value.

Before taxes and fees are even factored in, I can see that this hotel will offer more than 1.1 cent per point. Going through the motions of booking the hotel, the final cost comes out to be $152.96 once the $19 in taxes/fees are factored in.

choice hotel miami rodeway inn cash
The final cost of this Miami hotel is $152.96.

This means booking this hotel will give you a Choice Point value of 1.27 cents each which is more than double the average value I peg these points at.

Just out of curiosity (and for science), I calculated the average cash value of the next 10 Miami hotels. I found the lowest redemption to be 0.46 cents per point and the best redemption to be 0.89 cents per point. The average cash value of the 10 hotels came out to be 0.75 cents per point which is great.

Choice Points Value Table

You can use the Points & Miles Cash Value Calculator to calculate the cash value of your redemptions based on the cost in points and the cost in cash. If you don't want to run through calculating everything under the sun, you can get a rough estimate using the table below. It gives you the minimal cost in cash to look for based on the cost of the hotel in points to receive a Choice Points value of 0.6 cents each. So for example, an 8,000-point per night hotel would have to cost at least $48 per night in order to get a value of 0.6 cents out of your points.

Remember that the results will show the cost per night not including taxes. I estimated 12% in taxes, but this will likely be higher (and possibly lower) depending on the state you're staying in.

Choice Hotels Award Stays Redemption Values
Cost In Points
per night
Min. Room Cost
per night
8,000 Choice Points $42-$48+
10,000 Choice Points $53-$60+
12,000 Choice Points $64-$72
14,000 Choice Points $75-$84
16,000 Choice Points $85-$96
20,000 Choice Points $107-$120
25,000 Choice Points $134-$150
30,000 Choice Points $160-$180
35,000 Choice Points $188-$210
40,000 Choice Points $214-$240

Other Redemptions

Outside of free nights, Choice Privileges Points can be redeemed for gift cards, cruises, and magazines. These redemptions will typically give your points a value of less than 0.6 cents each.

Gift Cards

Choice Privileges Points can be redeemed for a wide selection of gift cards. Gift cards start at $50 for 16,000 Choice Points which gives your points a value of 0.31 cents each. Donations to charity are also listed with the gift cards which starts at 1,000 points for a $5 donation.

Cruises

Choice Points can be redeemed for Cruise Credit for cruises purchased through Choice's portal powered by Cruise411. A cruise credit of $250 can be redeemed for 85,000 Choice Points for a value of 0.29 cents per point and a $500 cruise credit can be redeemed for 160,000 Choice Points for a value of 0.31 cents per point. The $500 credit is at the same pricing point as redeeming $50 gift cards so it's a good alternative if you're looking to save on a cruise.

Magazine

Choice Points can be used to pay for various magazine subscriptions through the Choice website powered by MagsForPoints. Magazines range from 300 to 6,000 Choice Points. Considering magazine subscriptions are relatively cheap, you will get an extremely high value out of points for these redemptions.

Transfer Choice Points To Partners

Choice Privileges Points can be transferred to 12 airlines. The transfer ratio will vary depending on the airline, but more than half of the partners transfer at a 5:1 ratio meaning 5,000 Choice Points will give you 1,000 airline miles. If you need to top off a frequent flyer account or you're trying to empty your Choice Privileges Points balance, this is solid option. You can use the Choice Transfer Partners Calculator to to get the list of partners and calculate the transfer of Choice Points to each one.

Summary

There's a handful of ways can redeem your Choice Privileges Points. The best value comes from redeeming them for free nights for an average value of 0.6 cents per point, but you can also apply them towards other redemptions such as vacation rentals for some decent value.

FAQ

How much are Choice Points worth?

You will get an average value of around 0.6 cents per point when used for free nights, but it's easy to get as high as 1 cent or more per point.

How many Choice Points do you need for a free night?

A free night at Choice starts at 8,000 points per day.

How many points do you get per stay at Choice hotels?

All members earn 10 points per $1 as a base rate. Additional points can be earned per $1 spent based on elite status and Choice credit card usage.

Do Choice Points expire?

Yes. Choice Points will expire if there is no qualifying activity at least once every 18 months. You can stay active by earning points, redeeming points, and using the Choice Privileges Visa credit card.

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