Monday, September 27, 2010

WHOOT! Rosie Finally Gets Her Free Room!

My Choice Rewards program is paying off! WHOOT! Wednesday night, September 22, we got a FREE room in Independence, MO. After Nashville, I'd almost given up on Comfort Inns. We left St. Louis and traveled across Missouri, finally booking a hotel in Independence, Mo. We'd driven enough. And lo and behold, my "Stay 2, Get 1 free," finally kicked in! We got free digs in Independence, MO, at the Comfort Inn. Check it out, folks! Heh. Rosie has now been on the road for 10 days. She's on to the ChoicePrivileges "reward" program. Read the fine print, people, if you can find it. Those damn "points" will screw with you every time, but Rosie's learning. Slowly.


Anonymous said...

Rosie-I am truly enjoying your vacation. I don't know how you get the time to post your text and pictures, but I sure appreciate the fact that you do it. I hope you and Mr. Hawthorne continue to enjoy all your experiences.

Rosie Hawthorne said...


"I don't know how you get the time to post your text and picture"

I'm 5 days behind and I stopped sleeping at night. That's how.



tortietat said...

Thanks for taking us along on your vacation; glad you're having a good time. Comfort Inns can be rather hit and miss as far as their quality goes. The individual owner is responsible for each unit, and if you complain to corporate, they tell you to take it to the owner. Worst one I've ever seen was in Roanoke.

Kathy said...

Wait a minute. You've been on the road 10 days, and you're just now getting the stay 2 get 1 free room. What about all those other days?

Rosie Hawthorne said...

Kathy, I've been wondering the same thing. Apparently small print is involved and also some type of "point system." Actually I just received an email that I'm due for another freebie. One thing I do know is that is takes 72 hours for each hotel stay to qualify for the points. This whole rewards program is worthy of its own post once I figure out the system. (Assuming I actually do.)

Rosie Hawthorne said...

Tortietat, I can't imagine what the Roanoke one was like. The Nashville Comfort Inn on the west side of town was my lowest point. I never wanted to see another Comfort Inn again after that one.

But Mr Hawthorne, ever the optimist, said, "After this one, everything else will be like the Taj Mahal."

Well, not quite.

liddadog said...

This is Mother of Ken. I can't believe it but you are practically in my backyard. About 3 hours south of Kansas City and you could eat supper with us. Hope you're enjoying the midwest - at least it's cooled off!

Rosie Hawthorne said...

Hey, liddadog. Dang it. I could use a good home-cooked meal!