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Best Western $10-$20 Travel Card per night May 22-Sep 4, 2017

Best Western Rewards has a $10 per night Travel Card summer promotion for stays May 22 to September 4, 2017 for stays worldwide, if North America resident BWR member.

BWR members residing outside of North America can only earn the $10 per night Travel Cards for Best Western hotel stays in North America.

Best Western Summer Promotion registration required.

BW $10 Travel Card Summer2017

AAA member $20 per night: See comment to this post and following link. There is a $20 per night promotion for AAA Preferred members with same dates and terms. The BWR website returns an error message for that offer after I signed up for this $10 promotion today. Originally I signed up for the $10 offer and an error message returned when I tried to register for AAA offer. Then, I unregistered for $10 offer and I was able to register for $20 AAA offer. My account now shows $20 per night AAA offer.

https://www.bestwestern.com/content/best-western/en_US/offers/hotel-discounts/special-offer/summer/su-aaa.html

This is a really nice deal for the budget traveler. I earned a $10 travel credit on a $39 suite in Gdansk, Poland in February. To my dismay, that hotel left the Best Western chain in the past month.

Or earn 1,000 AAdvantage Miles per stay May 1 – July 2, 2017

Alternatively, there is another good Best Western promotion for 1,000 American Airline miles per stay May 1 – July 2, 2017 (normal rate = 250 miles).

Loyalty Traveler – Earn 1,000 AAdvantage miles per Best Western stay May1-July 2, 2017

Tip: You must set your BWR account earning preference to miles if you want AAdvantage miles or points if you want BW Summer promotion $10 travel cards. You can register for both offers and change earning preference with different stays. Extended stays favor $10/night travel card and low cost one night stays favor airline miles.

Best Western Travel Cards

The deal with these BW promotion travel cards is you receive an email within a couple of weeks after your stay including an e-travel card number with $10 credit. There is no limit on the number of credits earned during the promotion period.

I received five travel cards during the past six months. The difference between this summer 2017 promotion compared to the previous two $10 Travel Card offers is the change from $10 per stay to $10 per night.

Three issues with Best Western Travel Cards:

1. These promotion BW Travel eCard $10 credits expire 120 days after issuance. Issuance date is generally Travel Card email date, rather than hotel stay date.

2. May not be used to pay for advance purchase rates.

This restriction eliminates any redemption savings at many Best Western hotels with an eligible rate to use Travel Card more than $10 per night over advance purchase rates. AAA rates and other promotional rates and group rates with flexible cancellation rate terms tend to be close to advance purchase rates at many properties for an eligible stay.

3. Member must provide Best Western Travel eCard numbers at time of hotel check-in. I had a travel card credit refused when I provided them at check-out in Kaunas, Lithuania in April.

At check-in, a guest simply presents the Travel Card or the Travel Card number, personal credit card or other form of payment guarantee, and a valid form of identification. Total charges are reduced from the amount available on the Travel Card.

Best Western Travel Card FAQ

Best Western Amedia, Prague, Czechia

BW Prague rates

AAA rate = $69.22 is eligible rate for earning and redeeming $10 Travel Card credits.

Early Web Special (prepaid rate) = $65.32 is an eligible rate for earning $10 Travel Card credit, however, not an eligible rate for redeeming $10 Travel Card credits.

This is an example of a hotel where the AAA rate is only $3.90 more than the prepaid rate. Many hotels have a much larger rate difference between prepaid and flexible cancellation group rates, especially as the nightly rate climbs.

That is why I think of this offer as far more beneficial for budget travelers staying at low cost Best Western hotels.

Terms & Conditions

Availability:
05/12/2017 – 09/04/2017
Promo Code:
SUM17AAA

AAA Preferred Best Western Rewards members† (“Member(s)”) who:

(a) register for the Promotion (either on bestwestern.com/summer-aaa or as otherwise permitted (e.g., at the front desk of any Best Western® branded hotel in the United States, Canada, or the Caribbean Islands));

(b) complete one (1) eligible night* between May 22, 2017 and September 4, 2017 (“Promotion Period”) at a Best Western branded hotel; and

(c) have a valid email address listed in the Member’s account profile, will earn a promotional USD $20 Best Western Travel Card® (“Travel Card”).

There is no limit to the number of Travel Cards each Member can earn during the Promotion Period.

Promotion registration and Best Western Rewards enrollment/membership required prior to the first eligible night stay.

Eligible nights completed prior to Promotion registration and Best Western Rewards enrollment/membership will not count towards satisfying the Promotion requirements.

Best Western Rewards enrollment may be completed by visiting bestwesternrewards.com. Travel Card(s) expire 120 days after fulfillment.

Expiration date(s) will be stated on Travel Card(s). No extensions, substitutions, or replacements available.

†Best Western Rewards members who reside in North America can stay at any Best Western branded hotel worldwide. Best Western Rewards members, who reside outside of North America, must complete their night(s) at any Best Western branded hotel in North America. Promotion is not valid with any other offer, promotion, or discount. Promotion is subject to cancellation or change without notice.

The Travel Card will be sent electronically to the Member’s email address (regardless of whether the Member has opted out of Best Western communications) within two (2) weeks from completion of the eligible night(s).

Travel Cards will not be sent via mail or any other means other than to the Member’s email address as registered in the Member’s account profile.

All Best Western Rewards program rules apply. Visit bestwesternrewards.com for complete program terms and conditions. All Best Western Travel Card rules apply.

Visit travelcard.bestwestern.com for complete Best Western Travel Card terms and conditions.

*An “eligible night” for the purpose of this Promotion is defined as any night stay at a Best Western branded hotel with the exception of a night booked through an online travel agency, a night booked through a tour operator, and a night booked at a special discounted rate (see Best Western Rewards program rules for further information on eligibility criteria) and base points are awarded.

Eligible nights which take place during the Promotion Period but which have a check-in or a check-out date that overlaps the beginning or ending of the Promotion Period will be counted towards the Promotion.

AAA and the AAA marks are service marks or registered service marks of the American Automobile Association. 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. ©2017 Best Western International, Inc. All rights reserved.

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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