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Choice Privileges Launches New Eat & Earn Dining Program

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Everyone loves eating out.

And thanks to dining programs offered by a number of airline and hotel loyalty programs, you can earn bonus points within a specific program on top of the points you’d earn from your credit card purchase if you sign up and dine at participating restaurants.

Choice Hotels has gotten in on the action and has launched its Eat & Earn program, which allows you to earn a ton of bonus Choice Privileges points when dining out — and it’s already out with a summer promotion that will allow you to earn even more points.

Let’s have a look at everything you need to know.

Earn Points From Dining and Leaving Reviews

Earn bonus Choice Privileges points when you utilize the chain’s new dining program, then redeem them at hotels like the Cambria Hotel Mount Pleasant Charleston. Image Credit: Choice Hotels

Choice’s new Eat & Earn program functions similarly to programs offered by its competitors. You simply sign up for the program, register a credit card to pay for meals at participating restaurants, and then you’ll earn Choice Privileges points in addition to the credit card points you may earn for the purchase.

To celebrate the launch of the program, Eat & Earn has a limited-time “Savor the Summer” offer that will award additional bonus points when you complete certain activities:

  • Earn 50 bonus Choice Privileges points each time you dine and complete a review from now through September 30, 2022. The review must be within 30 days of your visit or order. Orders from Online Ordering Only restaurants are ineligible for reviews.
  • Earn 2,000 bonus points when you dine 5 times at participating restaurants and pay with your linked card through September 30, 2022.
  • Earn 3 bonus points per $1 spent on top of the usual 2 points on all online orders for a total of 5 points per $1 spent.

We value Choice Privileges points at 0.6 cents per point, making the 2,000-point bonus offer equivalent to $12.

The Fine Print

To take advantage of the promotion, you must either:

  • Dine-in or order online from a participating Online Ordering Available restaurant (you can search for participating restaurants in your area here) through the Eat & Earn site.
  • Order online from a participating Online Ordering Only restaurant through the Eat & Earn site.

If you dine in at a location that’s designated as an Online Ordering Only restaurant, you won’t earn Choice Privileges points. Additionally, you won’t earn points on orders placed through third-party sites or apps.

If you dine in at an eligible restaurant, you’ll earn points on your total bill, including tax and tip. Points earned from taxes and tips will show up in your account within 3 to 5 days.

However, at Online Ordering Available and Online Ordering Only restaurants, you’ll only earn points on the subtotal, excluding tips and delivery fees.

Other Ways To Earn Choice Privileges Points

Even if your favorite restaurants don’t participate in the Eat & Earn program, there are plenty of other ways to earn Choice Privileges points.

The Choice Privileges® Mastercard® earns 1x to 3x points per dollar on everyday purchases with no annual fee.

The Choice Privileges program is also an Amex transfer partner, Capital One transfer partner, and a Citi transfer partner.

Hot Tip: Read our full guide to earning tons of Choice Privileges points for even more suggestions.

Final Thoughts

Signing up for the Eat & Earn program and then taking advantage of its new promotion is an easy way to earn a sizable haul of Choice Privileges points that can go toward your next hotel stay.

The chain is known for its low award prices — free nights start at just 6,000 points — so this could represent a great opportunity to earn some free nights for Choice loyalists and infrequent guests alike.

The information regarding the Choice Privileges® Mastercard® was independently collected by Upgraded Points and not provided nor reviewed by the issuer.

About Victoria M. Walker

Victoria holds a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism from the Howard University School of Communications and is an award-winning journalist, travel reporter, and the founder of the “Travel With Vikkie” newsletter.


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