La Quinta just launched their new service dubbed "Redeem Away" which allows users to redeem LQ points for cash towards a qualifying purchase. To enroll in this promo you will need any VISA credit/debit card and an LQ Returns account.
Glancing at the rates they offer they suggest that the enrollment bonus of 1,500 LQ Returns points is the equivalent value of a cup of coffee. This is a dismal redemption rate and we suggest that you instead look into redeeming LQ Returns for rewards nights. I signed up for the La Quinta Returns Visa by FNBO a few months back during my latest application spree and these 1,500 points will be a nice padding to my 25,000 balance! The card includes Gold status with LQ which comes with 2 "King Size Upgrades" each year. Looking at some properties this means literally a swap out of the bed if the room has the bed on a rolling cart but at other properties this equates to a room upgrade if the bed/bed frame is installed against the wall.
This promo is an easy way to earn 1,500 points for only a couple minutes of your time. I personally used a Google Voice phone number and was able to enroll in the promo successfully and the 1,500 points were reflected in my LQ account in just a few minutes.
This post is part of an ongoing series regarding opportunities for free points or miles.