[Expired] Barclays Choice Privileges 64,000 Points Offer [Highest Ever]

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The Offer

Direct link to offer (scroll down to terms & conditions to see details of bonus or just ctrl+f and search for ‘32,000’)

  • Barclays Choice Privileges is offering a sign up bonus of 64,000 points. Bonus is broken down as follows:
    • 32,000 points after $1,000 in spend within the first 90 days of account open date
    • An additional 32,000 points after an additional $2,000 in spend within the first 180 days

Card Details

  • Valid until November 30th, 2018
  • No annual fee
  • Card earns at the following rates:
    • 5 points per eligible $1 spent at over 5,500 Choice Privileges locations
    • 5 points per eligible $1 on additional Choice Privileges points or Choice Hotels gift card purchase
    • 2 points per eligible $1 spent on everyday purchases
  • 8,000 anniversary points if you spend more than $10,000 in the previous calendar year
  • Elite gold status:
    • A 10% Elite points bonus for eligible stays, plus an exclusive reservations phone number
    • Choose an elite welcome gift or bonus points at participating U.S. hotels.
      • 250 bonus points at Ascend, Comfort Suites and Comfort Inn hotels
      • 200 bonus points at Clarion, Sleep Inn, Quality and MainStay hotels
      • 100 bonus points at Econo Lodge, Rodeway and Suburban hotels
    • Choose an elite welcome gift or bonus points at participating Canadian hotels.
    • 250 bonus points at Ascend, Clarion, Comfort Suites, Comfort Inn and Quality hotels
    • 200 bonus points at MainStay and Sleep Inn hotels
    • 100 bonus points at Econo Lodge, Rodeway and Suburban hotels

Our Verdict

Previous best offer on this card was 40,000 points. Keep in mind you can now book hotels up to 100 days in advance (previously it was 50 with this card). Points expiration policy is also a bit better than it has been as well. With Choice it’s important to keep in mind most of the properties in North America aren’t great (the one in Rapid City, SD for visting Bad Lands and Mount Rushmore is good value at 8,000 points per night is good value). The real value to be had is in Europe and especially Scandinavia. Free nights start at 6,000 points per night and up to a maximum of 35,000 points per night (except in Australasia where it’s up to 75,000 points) and there isn’t any award chart (prices are flexible and somewhat tied to cash rate).

I’d recommend doing a bit of searching first before applying for this card so you can get a feel for the different types of properties and their pricing.  If you have any questions about Barclays and before you apply for this card, I’d strongly recommend you read our post: 25 Things You Should Know About Barclays Credit Cards. It’s also worth remembering that Barclays cards are hard to get approved for. I’m not sure if the 6/24 rule applies to this card or not (update: based on data points in the comments it appears this does not apply). Other Barclay cards also have increased bonuses such as:

Hat tip to reader Kasey C, docterred & My Points Life

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Tate (@guest_700792)
January 5, 2019 17:36

Just signed up yesterday and the offer was still active. Thanks for the post, as this is double the usual offer.

Ben (@guest_696440)
December 26, 2018 11:18

I opened up this card 3+ years ago and it is still open. If I want this bonus can I cancel my existing card today and then apply via this link tomorrow? Will I get the 64,000 bonus?

xgerman (@guest_697617)
December 29, 2018 23:15

Applied with 6/24 and got a deny :too many cards opened” – had my wife apply with 3/24 and was instantly approved.

XT (@guest_695220)
December 22, 2018 10:19

Just applied for this card and it says 15 points per $1 at choice hotels.

JDubs (@guest_723551)
February 17, 2019 10:58

As a regular member, you already get 10pts/$1. Paying with this card gives you an additional 5pts/$1.

Locik (@guest_690656)
December 13, 2018 18:00

This card’s welcome bonus has expired Doc, please remove it from the “Best current credit card sign up bonuses” page for December whenever you have the time. 👍🏻

MickeyMouse (@guest_697446)
December 29, 2018 02:51

Link still working and it shows it the T&C

lewis (@guest_702527)
January 8, 2019 14:37

Looks like it’s now officially dead (right?). I’m just catching up to this now.

blue-paper (@guest_689652)
December 12, 2018 11:09

There’s a typo in this post, the card earns “15 points per $1 spent at eligible Choice Privileges locations with your Choice Privileges® Visa® Signature Card and Choice Privileges membership” not “5 points per eligible $1 spent at over 5,500 Choice Privileges locations.”

Also approved after initially being denied (over 6/24), got a letter asking for verification documents after being denied on the website, and was approved after 2 weeks after mailing.

havai (@guest_684738)
December 4, 2018 14:11

Appears the link to this 64k promo is still working (as of 12/4) …. Shows up under fine print within t&c’s — 32k +32k. Any idea if they’ve formally extended this offer — and until when? (thanks)

MickeyMouse (@guest_697447)
December 29, 2018 02:52

Can you post if and when you receive the SUB points?

C (@guest_681616)
November 29, 2018 18:41

DP for 6/24: I was rejected and unsuccessful call to recon was a hard no based on 7/24 cards opened.

I forget which credit report Barclay’s checks, but this would be personal cards only and would not be all of the cards I opened.

I got their AA card a few months ago (so I suspect that is not 6/24), and was all excited to be back in their good graces (I pissed them off 5+ years ago, and that was my first successful re-entry). Oh well!

Jeff (@guest_675399)
November 19, 2018 19:42

Applied. Denied. Too many accounts past two years, even though I’ve gotten just 4 cards so far in ’18.

Trippy (@guest_664763)
October 29, 2018 21:21

Same 6/24 deal applies to it – as in if it gets rejected on that basis then there is no overturning it. Exactly the same situation I had with the Aviator card

Applied at 0/6 and 16/24 and was denied.

Patrick (@guest_658922)
October 17, 2018 02:45

Does anyone know what the minimum CL is for this card, or if it needs to be a visa signature? The terms seem to imply that there might be a version for people to whom they might not want to grant another $5k in credit.