With more than 4,000 hotels in its network, Best Western is among the largest hotel families. So its system-wide promotions always warrant consideration, especially by budget-conscious travelers.
As has become the norm in recent Best Western promotions, this offer has several layers.
The basic offer: Best Western Rewards members will earn double points for the second stay between September 12 and November 21 (or double miles for those who have set their earning preferences to AIR MILES, American, or Aeroplan).
If the two stays are at different Best Western sub-brands (Best Western, Best Western Plus, Best Western Premier), program members earn triple points for the second stay.
Non-elite Rewards members of the program may earn the bonus up to two times, after four stays. Elite members may earn the bonus up to four times, after eight stays.
In addition, AAA and CAA members can earn a one-time 1,000-point bonus after the second stay.
And those who pay for both stays with their Best Western Rewards MasterCard can also earn a one-time 1,000-point bonus.
Registration is required.
Deal or No Deal
Since the double or triple points multiplier only applies to the second, fourth, sixth, or eighth stays, the bonus is a decidedly modest one. The supplemental bonuses help, somewhat.
Let’s assume that a Rewards member completed two stays, one night apiece, at a room rate of $100 per night.
At 10 points per $1, the number of points normally earned for the two stays would be 2,000 ($200 x 10).
Assuming the stays were at different Best Western brands, the triple points bonus would generate a total of 4,000 points for the two stays (1,000 for the first stay + 3,000 for the second stay). But that still amounts to just double points for the two stays taken together.
Add 1,000 points for being an Auto Club member and another 1,000 points for using a Best Western Rewards MasterCard and the total for two stays rises to 6,000 points, equivalent to triple miles for each stay.
That puts the Best Western offer squarely in the middle, generosity-wise, between Starwood’s fall double-points promotion and the quadruple-points offer from Choice. But to get there, you’ll have to jump through multiple hoops.
(For a comparison of all major hotels’ fall promotions, see this chart.)
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