Comfort Inn Ottawa
The discount rate above is the AAA/CAA rate and the advance purchase rate which is $12 lower than the 1,000 point rate or a better deal than the $10 in points you get. However the bonus points rate is better than the member price and compared to the advance purchase rate the bonus points rate can be cancelled right up to the date of the stay.
Let's look at the 5,000 point rate:
Comfort Inn South Winnipeg
In general for a short one night stay you are probably better off with the AAA rate unless you can't utilize that rate. For almost all other situations, unless you want to book a non-refundable no cancellation rate, the bonus points package makes total sense. Perhaps your business travels take you to these locations and you aren't paying for those stays, your employer is, and as they say in the industry the bonus points packages are 'screw your employer' rates where you get all the bonus points but you aren't saving the company any money. In the case of Choice Hotels I wouldn't really call it screw your employer since they aren't charging more than the best available rate. That phrase can be held more for those chains that do charge more than the best available rate to get bonus points or miles.
To find out more about this bonus points packages or to book them see the offer links here:
- 5,000 Bonus Points for stays of 3+ nights at various Choice hotels locations across Canada .Full Details, and online booking Until Dec 31, 17
- 1,000 Bonus Points for stays at various Choice hotels locations across Canada. Full Details, and online booking Until Dec 31, 1
Right now at time of posting this is the current global offer until February 9, 2016:
Double Privileges Points for all stays you complete at participating Choice Hotels Worldwide. Members must book trips via ChoiceHotels.com, the Choice Hotels mobile app, or 800.4CHOICE at qualifying rates. Corporate travelers may book through a travel agent or corporate online booking system. Maximum of 30,000 points awarded. Full details, online registration and booking (Registration is required) Until Feb 9, 2016