Sign Up For a Free Choice Hotels Elite Status Match

May 19, 2016

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Choice Privileges isn’t exactly the most aspirational loyalty program, but Choice Hotels does offer more than 6,300 properties around the world, and if you’re planning to stay at one of the chain’s brands (like EconoLodge or Comfort Inn), it might be worth taking advantage of this free status match opportunity.

Choice is matching competitor status to either Gold or Platinum, and while it’s not clear which tier you’ll be offered, Platinum only requires 20 nights per year, so if you have SPG Gold status or Hilton Honors Gold status from The Platinum Card from American Express, there’s a good chance you’ll be matched to Choice Privileges Platinum.

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What does Platinum get you? Well, not very much. Both of these status levels offer bonus points (10% for Gold and 25% for Platinum), an extended award booking window (50 days and 75 days in advance), dedicated customer service numbers and your choice of 250 points or a snack and beverage at check-in when you stay at Comfort Suites hotels in the US. So, it’s clearly a bit of a snooze.

However, if you’re still interested, you can apply for your match by emailing the following to

  1. Your full name
  2. Your Choice Privileges member number
  3. Proof of elite status with another chain (including a screenshot or photo of a loyalty card)

According to the terms and conditions, matched status will be valid for the rest of this year and the entire following year. Unfortunately you’re only able to apply for one status match per lifetime, so I wouldn’t apply if you’re not planning to stay at participating properties within the next year and a half. There isn’t a deadline listed, so if this match will benefit for you, I wouldn’t wait long to apply.

Featured image courtesy of Comfort Inn Westport at St Louis, Missouri.

H/T: One Mile at a Time

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