The Barclay Choice Privileges Visa Signature Card has a new best ever limited time bonus that can earn you up to 8 free nights at their low end properties. The card doesn’t have an annual fee.
Barclay Choice Privileges Card 64K Bonus
- Receive a one-time 32,000 point bonus after you spend $1,000 in Net Purchases within the first 90 days of Account open date.
- Receive an additional one-time 32,000 bonus points after you spend an additional $2,000 in Net Purchases within the first 180 days of the Account open date.
You also earn 8,000 anniversary bonus points every year you spend $10,000 or more on purchases with your card by your account anniversary date—enough points for up to 1 free night!
Bonus Points will be awarded at the close of the billing statement after the qualifying transaction(s) have posted. This is much better than the previous offer that required a paid stay for most of the bonus.
- Earn 8,000 anniversary bonus points every year you spend $10,000 or more
- Earn 15 points per $1 spent at eligible Choice Privileges locations
- 10% point bonus every time you purchase a stay with Choice Hotels
- Earn 5 points per eligible $1 spent on the purchase of Choice Privileges points or Choice Hotels gift card purchases
- Earn 2 points per $1 spent anywhere else
- Elite Gold Status
- No Annual Fee
Applying for The Card
You must be at least 18 years of age. This offer is available only to applicants who are residents of the United States, with the exception of Puerto Rico and the US territories, and may not be available if you already have or have had an account with us.
Barclay will usually only approve you for a card every 6 months. If you have a Barclay card, is bet to put some spend on it before applying for another card. They don’t like dormant cardholders. There’s no real limit on the number of cards you can have with Barclay.
Choice Privileges Loyalty Program
Choice Privileges loyalty program is a bit different from other programs and a bit confusing. There’s no rewards chart as far as I know but you can still check the rate for any hotel at their website. Just select your destination and preferred dates and select “Choice Privileges Reward Night” in the drop down menu.
You might not find anything decent at that rate stateside, but there’s some great properties overseas that surely are worth it. There’s actually some properties that can be booked at 6,000 a night. Now you can also use Points Plus Cash for reward nights starting at just 6,000 points plus cash.
The worst part is availability. Mainly because you can’t book more than 30 days prior to planned arrival. With this card you have Elite Gold Status, so that gives you 50 days, but it’s still not a lot of time when you’re planning a vacation.
In the US there’s not many opportunities for great redemptions. But you can find good properties for 8,000 points in Paris, Rome, Stockholm, Prague, Japan etc. Also check their points forfeiture policy here.
This is the highest bonus I have seen for this card. The previous best bonus was only 40,000 Choice points after spending $1,000, so now you’re getting an extra four free night at low end properties. This is a good bonus for a no fee card and the spending requirement acceptable. Just make sure you check your booking options before applying and see if it is a good value for you.