Choice Privileges Points Calculators

Choice Privileges Calculators for earning, redeeming, transferring, and calculating the cash value of Choice Points.

Program Details

Choice Hotels is an American based hospitality company headquartered out of Rockville, Maryland. They have 11 brands and are one of the largest hotel chains in the world with over 7,000 properties across 41 countries.

Choice's brands are broken up into several categories ranging from economy to upscale.

  • Ascend Hotel Collection
  • Cambria Hotels
  • Comfort
  • Sleep Inn
  • Clarion Hotels
  • MainStay Suites
  • Suburban Extended Stay Hotel
  • WoodSpring Suites
  • Econo Lodge
  • Rodeway Inn
  • Quality Inn

Credit Card Rewards Calculators

The Choice Privileges Credit Card Calculators will calculate how many Choice Privileges Points you can earn based on your monthly or yearly spend across categories. Each calculator will also output the cash value of the card based on your spend, how much you value the card benefits, and annual fees.

Compare credit cards side by side based on spend, elite status, benefits and fees.

You can compare the results side by side any credit cards featured on the site to find out which earns you the most rewards and the best return. If cookies are enabled, all spend entered (primary/first column only) will carry over to all credit card calculators on the website.

Best Credit Cards For Choice Points

If you want to maximize your earnings within the Choice Privileges program, you'll need to look beyond Choice's sole credit card. You can use this tool to get a list of the best credit cards for earning Choice Points across multiple categories. Transfer partner credit cards included!

U.S. Choice Points Credit Card Calculators

The Barclays Choice Privileges Card is the only co-branded hotel card available for Choice Hotels. The card earns bonus points for Choice Hotels, Choice gift cards, and Choice Points purchases. The Barclays Choice Privileges Card also grants complimentary elite status and bonus anniversary points with spend.

Redeeming Rewards & Cash Value

Choice Privileges has a decent list of redemption options. You'll get the best value of 0.6 cents per point when you use them for stays at Choice brand hotels. You can also apply your points towards vacation rentals, gift cards, cruises, and magazines.

Transfer Partners

Choice Points can be transferred to over 10 partners. This allows you to easily top off your accounts with several frequent flyer programs and Amtrak. The transfer ratios will vary by program but a good handful of them transfers at a 5:1 ratio meaning you'll earn 1,000 airline miles for every 5,000 Choice Points transferred.

Earning Rewards

Choice Points are primarily earned staying at Choice brand hotels. The amount of points you earn per $1 spent is based on how much you spend at Choice hotels and your elite status in the Choice Privileges program.

Choice Car Rental Partners

You can earn Choice Privileges Points booking with Avis and Budget car rental. You'll earn 1,000 Choice Privileges Points and save up to 25% off the base rates of car rentals.

Car Partner Book/Earn
Avis Book via avis.com and use Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) Code: O418900
Budget Book via budget.com and use Budget Customer Discount (BCD) Code: T1349000

Choice Shopping Mall

You can earn Choice Privileges Points shopping online at top retailers. Depending on the retailer, you'll earn a certain amount of points per $1 spent. Outside of staying at Choice Hotels, this is one of the easiest ways to build your point balance.

Choice Cruises

You can earn Choice Privileges Points by booking your cruise through the Choice Cruises Portal. You'll earn 5 Choice Privileges Points per $1 spent and receive special perks and benefits when booking through the portal such as discounts, drink credits, and much more.

You can also redeem your Choice Privileges Points on the portal.

Buying Rewards

If transferring points to your Choice Privileges account is not an option, buying points is your next option. At the standard rate, Choice Privileges Points will cost you between 0.99 and 1.21 cents based on how many you buy with the best rate of 0.99 cents being offered when you buy at least 10,000 Choice Privileges Points. You can buy as little as 1,000 Choice Points for $12.10 and as many as 120,000 Choice Points for $1,188 in a single transaction.

Buying Choice Points
Choice Points Cost
Cost Per Point
1,000 - 4,000 Points 1.21 cents
5,000 - 9,000 Points 1.1 cents
10,000 - 120,000 Points 0.99 cents

Choice Privileges Points are on sale several times per year. This allows you to buy Choice Points at a reduced cost. If you're in need of topping off your account or you need to buy a large amount of Choice Points, the buy points promotions would be the best time to do so.

How To Buy Choice Points

  1. Head to Choice's Buy Points page.
  2. Enter your first/last name, Choice member number, and email address.
  3. Select how many Choice Points you want to buy.
  4. Fill out the payment details.
  5. Review the purchase, agree to the Terms and Conditions, and click Pay Now.

Choice Hotels + Cashback Portals

Choice Hotels is featured on most of the major cash back portals. Cash back portals allow you to earn additional cash back on top of the rewards you would normally receive. It's the best way to double and triple dip on rewards. You'll still receive all of your Choice Privileges points and benefits because you'll still be booking direct with Choice.

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Choice Privileges FAQ

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.

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.

What's the most Choice Points you can earn per night?

Can you transfer Choice Points to partners?

Yes. Choice Points can be transferred to over 10 airline partners as well as Amtrak.

How many Choice Points equal one airline mile when transferred?

For most of Choice's transfer partners, you will earn 1 airline mile for every 5 Choice Points transferred.

Which programs allows you to transfer points to your Choice Privileges account?

You can transfer AMEX Membership Rewards, Amtrak Guest Rewards, and Diners Club International points to your Choice Privileges account.

What are the status levels of Choice Hotels?

Choice has 4 tiers of elite status in their Choice Privileges program which are member, gold, platinum, and diamond.

How many nights do I need to obtain the highest status with Choice?

You can earn the highest status of Choice Privileges Diamond status after reaching 40 nights in a calendar year.

What type of benefits comes with joining the Choice Privileges program?

Members will earn bonus points, special check-in/out privileges, welcome gifts, exclusive promotions, and more.

What's the highest status I can earn without having any stays at Choice brand hotels?

You can obtain complimentary Gold status with the Choice Privileges Visa Card. You can also status match to the Choice Privileges program if you have elite status in another hotel loyalty program.

Can I buy Choice Points?

Yes, you can buy Choice Points from their Points.com storefront.

Are buying Choice Points worth it?

There are several instances in which it can be a good idea to buy Choice Points. This includes toping off your account and buying during select sales.

Is the Choice Privileges Visa worth it?

If you stay at Choice brand hotels the card is easily worth it. You can use our Choice Privileges Visa Point Calculator to calculate how many points you can earn.

Does Choice have it's own shopping portal?

Yes. The Choice Privileges Online Mall allows you to earn Choice Points shopping online.


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