The Choice Points Calculator will calculate how many Choice Points you can earn on your stays at Choice Privileges hotels based on spend, elite status, and whether or not you use the Choice Privileges Credit Card to pay. This page also breaks down everything you need to know on how Choice Points are calculated which includes base points, elite status points, and credit card points.
Choice Points Calculators For Stays
Use the Choice Points Calculator to calculate how many points you can earn based on spend, elite status, and whether or not you use the Choice Privileges Visa Card to pay for your stay. Remember that you will not earn base points on taxes and fees.
How To Earn Points On Stays
Before you able to earn points, you'll need to have a Choice Privileges account. You'll also need to make sure you're booking direct and that you're booking stays at Choice brand hotels.
Sign Up For A Choice Privileges Account
In order for one to earn and redeem Choice Privileges Points, one must have a Choice Privileges account. Luckily, this is a free and easy process.
- Head to ChoiceHotels.com.
- Click Sign In/Join followed by Join Free Now.
- Enter your name and email.
- Create a username and password.
- Click Join Now.
You will be given your Choice Privileges membership number. Be sure to take note of that number as you'll sometimes need it for promotions as well as for earning rewards through other means such as renting cars.
Book Direct With Choice
Booking your Choice stays through third party sites such as Expedia, Orbitz, and Hotels.com will not earn you Choice Privileges Points. You will need to book your stay directly with Choice either through the website, the Choice Hotels mobile app, or over the phone in order to earn Choice Points and receive credit towards Choice elite status. If you have status and book third party, it's a high chance that it will not be honored.
Choice Brand Hotels
Choice doesn't have any namesake hotels, so you'll need to know what qualifies as a Choice brand hotel. When it comes to booking a hotel, you'll have 11 brands to choose from. Those 11 Choice brand hotels are:
- Ascend Hotel Collection
- Cambria Hotels
- Sleep Inn
- Clarion Hotels
- MainStay Suites
- Suburban Extended Stay Hotel
- WoodSpring Suites
- Econo Lodge
- Rodeway Inn
- Quality Inn
You can easily book all of these hotels through the Choice Hotels website so you don't have worry about looking through each brand individually.
How Points Are Calculated
Choice Privileges members will earn Choice Privileges Points when staying at Choice brand hotels. Points earned on stays will consist of base points and elite status. Usage of the Barclays Choice Privileges Visa will also assist with maximizing your earnings.
Choice Privileges Base Points
Choice Privileges members will earn 10 points per $1 spent at Choice brand hotels. This is the base amount of points that all members will receive.
So if your hotel has a base cost of $73 per night, you would earn 730 Choice Points ($73 * 10) per night. If it's $118, you would earn 1,180 points per night ($118 * 10). You'll simply multiply the cost of the hotel by 10 and that's the total base points you will receive for the booking.
Choice Elite Status Points
In addition to earning points at the base rate, Choice Privileges members will also be able to earn a certain percentage of bonus points based on Choice elite status. Elite status with Choice is based on the number of nights you spend at Choice hotels during the calendar year. As you spend more nights, you'll move up in status and be rewarded various perks and benefits. One of the several benefits you'll receive are bonus points.
|Choice Privileges Elite Status Requirements|
|Status||Nights Needed||No Bonus|
|Member||Signing Up||No Bonus|
|Gold||10 Nights||10% Bonus|
|Platinum||20 Nights||25% Bonus|
|Diamond||40 Nights||50% Bonus|
Each tier of Choice Privilege elite status will add a certain percentage of bonus points. Bonus points are based on the base earning rate of 10 points. Those with Choice Privileges Gold Status will earn a 10% bonus, so they would earn an additional 1 point per $1 spent. This is because 10% of 10 points is 1 point (10 * 0.01).
Lets say you spend $150 at a Choice brand hotel as a Silver member. You would earn 1,500 base points (150 * 10pts) plus an extra 10% for being Silver. 10% of 1,500 base points is 150 points (1,500 * 0.10) so you would earn an additional 150 points from elite status. This would give you a grand total of 1,650 points for your stay.
The table below shows the results for a $150 stay for all four tiers of the Choice Privileges program. Remember that all members earn at the base rate which guarantees at least 1,500 points.
|Choice Privileges Status|
|Elite Tier||Elite Points||Points Earned|
|Member||0 Elite||1,500 Points|
|Gold||+150 Elite||1,650 Points|
|Platinum||+375 Elite||1,875 Points|
|Diamond||+750 Elite||2,250 Points|
As you move up in tiers through the Choice Privileges program, you'll start to earn more and more points per $1 spent. This is one of the many positives of earning elite status with the program as well as most others.
Choice Privileges Visa Card Points
Those that have the Barclays Choice Privileges Visa Card will be able to earn even more Choice Points on top of base and elite points. Using the Choice Privileges Visa will earn you 5 Choice Points per $1 spent on the entire cost of the stay.
For example, if your final bill for a Choice Hotel stay was $200 and you used the Barclays Choice Privileges Visa to pay for the entire stay, you would earn 1,000 additional points ($200 * 5) on top of your base points and elite status points.
If you enjoy Choice Hotels and love to earn free nights, you'll want to make sure you're maximizing your earnings within the Choice Privileges program. You can do this by making sure you're booking direct and by using the Barclays Choice Visa Card to pay for your stays at Choice hotels.
How many points do you get per stay at Choice hotels?
What's the most Choice Points you can earn per $1 spent at Choice brand hotels?
Is signing up for a Choice Privileges account free?
Yes. There is no cost associated with signing up for a Choice Privileges account.
Is the Choice Privileges Visa Card worth it?
If you want to maximize your earnings with Choice, the Choice Privileges Visa Card is well worth it.