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You can now earn up to 40,000 bonus Choice Privileges points (24,000 after first use and 16,000 more after your first stay paid with this card) when you apply for Choice Privileges Via Signature card offered by Barclays Bank. The card has no annual fee.
Please note: The link takes you directly to the application page which does not show offer details. So, here is the offer showing Choice Visa 40K.
Under Choice current award structure, 40,000 points can get you up to six free nights at their lowest award level requiring 6,000 points per award night. The best value of Choice Points is to use them for award nights at hotel properties outside the US (especially Europe). Another good option is to use Choice points for the their luxury properties like Preferred Hotel Group and Barcelo hotels. Choice program also has other redemption options like gas gift cards, dining gift cards, car rental and other travel related gift cards and ability to transfer points to a bunch of Airlines’ Frequent Flyer programs.
Note that you will earn 24,000 bonus points after your first purchase and rest 16,000 only after your eligible stay paid with this credit card. As copied and pasted from offer’s terms and conditions: card-members will earn an additional 16,000 points after their first paid stay with their new Choice Privileges Visa Signature card at a Comfort Inn® , Comfort Suites ®, Quality®, Sleep Inn®, Clarion®, Ascend Collection®, Cambria Suites®, MainStay Suites®, Suburban Extended Stay®, Econo Lodge® or Rodeway Inn® hotel in the U.S.
With the Choice Privileges Visa Signature card, you’ll also earn:
- 15 points per $1 spent at 4,200 Choice Privileges locations.
- 5 points per $1 spent on additional Choice Privileges points and Choice Hotels gift cards.
- 2 points per $1 spent on everyday purchases such as gas and groceries.
- Automatic Elite Gold status.
This offer is valid through November 30, 2011.