La Quinta just rolled out a new benefit that gives La Quinta Returns members an easy way to redeem their La Quinta Returns points on qualifying purchases at over 1 million U.S. retail and online locations (restaurants, drugstores, and more) with a tap on your mobile phone and an eligible linked Visa credit card.
As a bonus, you can get 1,500 points* when you link your Visa credit card and your mobile number to your Returns™ account, now until 12/31/16. 1,500 points equates to the value of a cup of coffee at most locations.
How It Works
- First, you must link an eligible Visa credit card and mobile phone number to your La Quinta Returns account.
- Then after you make a qualifying in-store or online purchase with the linked Visa credit card, a text notification is immediately sent to you, inviting you to redeem points for that purchase.
- By responding “yes,” points are deducted from your La Quinta Returns account and a credit for the purchase amount is received on the linked Visa credit card statement in approximately 10 days.
La Quinta Returns points can be redeemed for qualifying purchases at more than 1 million U.S. retail and online locations* in the following categories:
- Fast food and casual dining restaurants
- Grocery stores and drugstores
- Club and discount stores
The timing seems to be perfect because I have an odd number of La Quinta points left that are soon to be expiring (far from the amount required for a free night) that I’ve gathered from an array of previous promotions.
While I normally don’t recommend redeeming airline miles, hotel points, or credit card rewards on merchandise and every-day purchases, this may be a good way to cash out your La Quinta Rewards points before they expire or if you have no intention to ever stay at a La Quinta property on points.
…and at the very least 1,500 free points from enrollment gets you a free cup of coffee!
*Receive 1,500 Bonus Points when you enroll in Redeem Away! Member must reply “BONUS” to the Welcome SMS message verifying mobile number in order to complete the process for getting 1,500 bonus points. 1,500 Bonus points is a one-time, per-member bonus that is received only when you complete enrollment process and reply “BONUS” upon receipt of the welcome SMS message. Member must respond within 12 hours to receive bonus offer. Bonus offer is valid for enrollees through 12/31/16. ***Member must respond within 12 hours to SMS message in order to redeem points for the qualifying purchase. Statement credit will be applied in around 10 days. *1,500 bonus points equates to the approximate value of a cup of coffee at most locations