Choice Privileges Mastercard Review 2024
09.02.2024 - 11:05
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Of the two new Choice Hotels credit cards recently launched by Wells Fargo, the Choice Privileges® Mastercard® is the no-annual-fee version. While it comes with a good welcome bonus and modest benefits, it's a weaker option compared to many other no-annual-fee hotel credit cards on the market.
If you find yourself staying at Choice Hotels frequently, the new Choice credit cards from Wells Fargo should be on your radar. The Choice Privileges® Mastercard® seems worth considering if you want to earn bonus points on your hotel stays and everyday spending without paying an annual fee. But most travelers should have a closer look at its more premium sibling, the Choice Privileges® Select Mastercard®.
Earn 5X points on stays at participating Choice Hotels properties. Earn 3X points on purchases at gas stations, grocery stores, home improvement stores and phone plan services. Plus earn 1X points on other purchases.
20.99%, 25.24%, or 29.99% Variable
Earn 40,000 points
While the the Choice Privileges® Mastercard® has no annual fee and modest benefits, it's a weaker option compared to many other no-annual-fee hotel credit cards on the market.
Choice Hotels loyalists have a new option for earning Choice Privileges points, thanks to the rollout of two new cards from Wells Fargo. The no-annual-fee Choice Privileges® Mastercard® actually replaces the old Barclays Choice Privileges Visa Signature Card (no longer available to new applicants), and it comes with perks the old card didn't include.
The Choice Privileges® Mastercard® is offering a welcome bonus of 40,000 points after spending $1,000 in qualifying purchases during the first three months from account opening, which isn't bad for a no-annual-fee hotel card. Cardholders earn 5x points on Choice stays, 3x points at gas stations, grocery stores, home improvement stores, and on phone plans, and 1x points on other purchases.
It also comes with a handful of benefits that can save you money and improve your travel experience, including 10 elite night credits per year (enough for Gold status), cell phone protection, World Elite Mastercard benefits, and no foreign transaction fees. However, unlike its pricier sibling (the Choice Privileges® Select