It’s easy for Wisconsin Farm Bureau members to save 20 percent at almost 5,000 Choice Hotels worldwide or 20 percent off the Best Available Rate at more than 8,000 participating Wyndham Hotels and Resorts worldwide.
For business trips and vacations, Marathon County Farm Bureau member Katie Zoromski enjoys the 20 percent savings.
“The savings that I have accrued, and program points earned have been in the hundreds,” said Katie.
Katie explained that it is so easy to use and recommends that members save the call-in number in their contact list along with their Farm Bureau number.
“Calling for the savings code is quick, and members can call toll-free from the parking lot of the hotel,” said Katie.
She added that the beauty of the program is that it is made for people on the go.
“During a long drive, if I’m unsure of where or when I will stop and stay the night, I don’t have to worry with the Farm Bureau hotel rewards program,” said Katie. “I just call the toll-free number and the hotel reservation staff member is prompt, helpful and in no-time, I’m checked-in with my savings applied.”
Katie wants to share her positive experiences with others because she believes the benefit is underutilized.
“In addition to the savings, other perks include early check-in and complimentary water, snacks or tokens for earning points,” added Katie.
To take advantage of the Farm Bureau Choice Hotel International benefit, visit choiceprivileges.com or call 888.770.6800. Remember to provide the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation ID number (00209870) along with your Choice Privileges member number to receive your discount while earning Choice Privileges points.
For more information about Farm Bureau member benefits, visit wfbf.com/membership/member-benefits.
When Darby Sampson, her husband Clint and their two boys, Colby and Cordell travel they save
extra money by being Farm Bureau members and using the Choice Hotels or Wyndham Hotel Group member benefits, which save them up to an additional 20 percent.
“I absolutely recommend this benefit to encourage membership,” said Darby. “Depending on the room rate you can easily pay for your dues with two to three nights of reservations. It’s also a great benefit to promote to associate members because the hotel benefit is something unrelated to agriculture that many people already use.”
The family raises beef cattle and grows row crops in Jackson County and they use the benefit when traveling for business such as cattle sales, family vacations or Farm Bureau events.
“As a member of the WFBF Promotion and Education Committee, I use the hotel benefit when I volunteer in the House of MOO at the Wisconsin State Fair or other events,” she said. “My family usually comes with me and roams the fair and then I meet up with them after my shift.”
Sampson estimates that the family “easily saves more than $100 per year with that Farm Bureau member benefit alone.”
Besides the cost savings, the benefit is easy to use.
“I have used the hotel member benefit to reserve a room in advance when we have a scheduled event, for example a cattle sale in South Dakota, and I have used it at the last minute,” explained Darby. “When we vacation, we don’t plan ahead as far as overnight stops so we can stop and do as we please. This member benefit is great as I usually pull into the parking lot of a hotel I know is on the list and make my reservation on my phone using the code provided in the Member Benefits section on the WFBF website. I’ve never had an issue with our reservations.”
The hotels are national chain type hotels that anyone will recognize.
“When travelling, it’s very easy to find a hotel that qualifies in most cities,” she added.
Members should use phone numbers and codes listed on the WFBF website. Do not call the hotel directly to book. For more information about Farm Bureau member benefits, visit wfbf.com/membership/member-benefits.