Choice Hotels promotes, stay 2 nights, receive 1 free. Stay 2 nights, receive $50 gift card. None, and I mean none of these promotions are valid. I lost a bunch of points a year ago, so I ask before I trusted these guys again. Every time I checked in, I was told all I have to do is book online to receive free nights or gift cards. Another lie, I called today to receive gift cards for Christmas, they said I never registered? Then they said, I had to use my points to receive cards? Terrible corporate relations. Like the old saying, if it seems too good to be true, beware! Please don't stay there, and by using your account you pay higher rates.