Aug222010

Best Western Triple Points or Bonus Miles with American or Aeroplan, Sep 12-Nov 21

Best Western Rewards has triple points and miles offers for the promotion period of September 12 through November 21. The main offer is triple points on your second stay booked through BestWestern.com.

  • There is a limit of one bonus during the promotion period for general members.
  • Elite members may also earn triple points on the 4th stay for two bonuses.
  • Reservations not made online through BestWestern.com or AAA.com only earn double points.
  • Registration is required for the Fall 2010 promotion offers.

Triple Points Promo Code: FALL10

AAA Best Western Preferred members promo code: AAAFALL10

Best Western Rewards Special Offer registration links: https://goldcrownclub.bestwestern.com/members/regoffers.asp  (Note: you may need to sign in to your Best Western Rewards account to see the promotion offers in this link.)

Triple points is 30 points/$1 instead of the normal 10 points per $1. This would be an extra 2,000 points on a $100 stay or 6,000 bonus points on a $300 stay.

 

American Airlines AAdvantage Triple Miles

Promo Code: AMERFALL10 

I favor earning miles as the better value of these promotion offers due to no earning limit.                       

Stay 2 times between September 12 and November 21 and earn triple AAdvantage miles. The promotion states triple miles bonus is in addition to the standard 250 miles for a Best Western stay. This reads to me like two stays earns:

  • Stay 1: 250 miles
  • Stay 2: 250 miles + 750 bonus miles (triple miles) = 4x miles

Total: 1,250 miles after two stays. 

(Note: This is a new promotion offer without discussion on FlyerTalk yet so I may not be interpreting the triple points promotion correctly. This offer may actually only result in 750 total miles for Stay 2, but the promotion wording reads triple miles as “offer is in addition to the standard 250 AAdvantage® miles per qualified stay” which in my interpretation actually results in 4x miles on second hotel stay.)

 

Air Canada Aeroplan 4x Miles

Promo Code: AEROFALL10 

This offer reads “stay 2 separate times at any Best Western branded hotel worldwide between September 12, 2010 and November 21, 2010 will earn 4X Aeroplan Miles. There is no limit on mileage bonuses during the promotion period. Offer is based on the standard 250 Aeroplan Miles per qualified stay.”

Interpreting the fine print:

So the American Airlines AAdvantage promotion states triple miles in addition to the standard 250 miles per stay and the Aeroplan promotion states 4x miles based on the standard 250 miles per stay. 

AAdvantage and Aeroplan say triple and 4x miles respectively in their promotions, yet these two frequent flier mile offers sound like the same offer to me. 

1,250 miles every two stays is a decent bonus for Best Western Rewards. 

Of course, if you have a high priced stay at a Best Western planned you may want to go for the triple points.

Related Link: Best Western Hotels 2009 Best of the Best Awards – this link shows Best Western Hotel winners for Quality, Customer Service and Design. The Design Awards are a small list but look over these Best Western properties to find some real gems.

About Ric Garrido

Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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