Yesterday I received an email from Best Western offering me a free $25 Best Western Travel Card. The catch is registration for this targeted offer expires tomorrow, July 22 at 8:00pm EST. Other than that requirement, which I just met with my free $25 Best Western travel card registration, the card is valid for a hotel stay with check-out by September 2, 2014 and the card is not valid on prepaid hotel rates.
FlyerTalk has a thread started April 2014 on these targeted offer emails for a free $25 Best Western Travel Card. There are not very many responses, so I do not know how widespread these emails are for members.
The tip I picked up from FlyerTalk is the free $25 Best Western Travel Card can potentially be used for dining at some Best Western hotels with restaurants if I do not want to book a Best Western hotel stay before September.
The only data point I can offer for why I might have been targeted is I completed a Best Western hotel stay survey from my stay at the Best Western Ocean Reef Suites, Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina in May 2014. I was not happy with the cleanliness of my hotel room. Also, there was a major remodeling of the hotel in progress. An official ‘Cease Work’ notice was posted on the front door of the hotel for electrical and plumbing work without proper permits.
Another aspect of the stay that annoyed me was my room rate was $119 and when I arrived at the hotel, the receptionist was checking in a couple who walked in without a reservation and gave them the same room type for $89. The room rate worked out for me since I asked for the $89 rate too and the receptionist lowered my room rate at check-in. That was good on-the-spot customer service. However, my lower room rate was only due to the circumstance of arriving and overhearing the $89 walk-in rate offered to the other guests.
I did not write up a review of the Best Western Kill Devil Hills. Quickly, the hotel is directly on the beach and my room was a good size full suite facing the beach. There was plenty of room for four guests. The Wright Brothers National Memorial can be seen from the hotel.
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So, I do not know if my Best Western Kill Devil Hills hotel stay survey prompted the free Best Western $25 travel card email or not.
Don’t overlook those Best Western emails. There might be a free $25 Best Western travel card coming to you too.
Free $25 Best Western Travel Card Terms and Conditions
Best Western Rewards® Members (“Member(s)”) who were pre-selected by Best Western International, Inc. (“Best Western”) to receive this Promotion via email and who thereafter register for the Promotion before 8 p.m. EST on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, will receive a virtual promotional USD $25 Best Western Travel Card via email.
The promotional USD $25 Travel Card must be used on stays with check out on or by September 2, 2014. No extensions, substitutions or replacements available. No physical cards will be issued for this Promotion. Please allow up to 7 business days after Promotion registration for the virtual card to arrive via email. Only the original intended recipients of the email for this Promotion will receive a Best Western Travel Card. No gift cards will be issued in lieu of a Travel Card. Travel Cards issued for this Promotion may not be used in conjunction with any full prepaid rates (i.e. WEB SPECIAL, BEST VALUE, etc.). This offer is non-transferable. Promotion is subject to cancellation or change without notice. All Best Western Rewards program rules apply. Visit www.bestwesternrewards.com for complete program terms and conditions.
Each Best Western® branded hotel is independently owned and operated. Best Western and the Best Western marks are service marks or registered service marks of Best Western International, Inc. ©2014 Best Western International, Inc. All rights reserved.
I am curious to know what prompted Best Western to target me with this offer?
Have any readers received this free $25 Best Western Travel Card email?
Ric Garrido of Monterey, California is writer and owner of Loyalty Traveler.
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