Many hotel chains offer their own rewards programs, and some of them are fairly complicated as far as how points are earned and redeemed. If you are looking for a straight forward hotel reward program where you can choose to earn hotel points or airline miles, La Quinta Returns Member Rewards may be just the program for you.
La Quinta Returns Member Rewards are earned at 10 points per dollar spent. If you prefer to earn airline miles, La Quinta has partnered with American Airlines Advantage, Continental Airlines One Pass, Delta Sky Miles, MexicanaGo, and Southwest.com Rapid Rewards. For all of the airlines except the latter, you can earn 250 airline miles per night at La Quinta Inns. For Southwest.com Rapid Rewards, you can earn 600 points per stay.
Signing up for La Quinta Returns Member Rewards is quite simple; you are required to give basic information such as your name, address, e-mail address, and phone number .
Levels of Membership
-Express check in;
-Late check out;
-Members only 800 number;
-Points never expire as long as you remain active (earn or redeem points at least once every 18 months);
-in addition to other benefits.
–Gold membership is earned after you have spent 10 nights at qualifying hotels within one calendar year. For each dollar spent, you earn 20% bonus points, 2 free room upgrades per year, and free fax, in addition to the silver membership benefits listed above.
–Elite membership is earned after 25 nights spent at qualifying hotels within one calendar year. For each dollar spent, you earn 30% bonus points, guaranteed availability when you reserve 48 hours prior to your stay, no blackout dates for free night certificates, automatic free room upgrade at check in based on availability, in addition to the silver membership benefits listed above.
Additional Ways to Earn Points
La Quinta points are earned solely by staying at the hotel unlike many other hotel reward programs that allow you to earn points through purchases with partners in addition to points for hotel stays.
Ways to Redeem Points
–Free night stay. Depending on the hotel, free nights are available for 6,000, 8,000, 11,000, 15,000, 18,000, and 24,000 points.
–Gift cards. The majority of $25 gift cards including Amazon, Applebee’s, Best Buy, Chili’s, Eddie Bauer, Foot Locker and Kohl’s, just to name a few, cost 7,500 points.
–Airline miles. Members can redeem 6,000 La Quinta Returns Members Rewards for 1,000 airline miles from American Airlines, Continental Airlines, and Delta Airlines.
–Free nights at resorts. Redeem 25,000 to 50,000 points for a free night’s stay at a variety of resorts in Arizona, California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, New Mexico, Oregon, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Texas and Washington.
Are you a member of the La Quinta Returns Member Rewards Program? Do you like the simplicity of the program or would you like more options to earn and spend reward points?