How Choice Hotels scammed me with their status match offer

If it seems too good to be true, it probably is. As they say, so it was with Choice’s “status match” offer I tried to accept recently.

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I sent the requested info to the requested email in hopes they would match me to my Hilton Gold Status.

Apparently 24-48 hours is actually 8-9 days in Choice time, because here’s the response I received 9 days later:

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After I send this info, I’m half expecting Choice’s next bit of required info to be my bank account routing number and SS number.

Not even the tricky fine print of the offer mentioned anything else being required beyond a screenshot of your current elite status membership with expiration date.

I’m sure their ploy to get loyalty program sign-ups worked pretty well, as it did on me.

Not that Choice’s gold status is much to be sad about skipping:

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I wasn’t planning on staying at any Choice hotels, so I’m not too heartbroken I won’t get a free snack and bottle of water at check-in.

Please comment about your experience with Choice– good, bad, or scammy.


One thought on “How Choice Hotels scammed me with their status match offer

  1. Pingback: Club Carlson 1, Choice Hotels 0 | easyjourneys

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