Best Western announces two promotion offers. Double points is 20 points per $1 for hotel spend September 18 to November 30, 2017. Spend-based hotel points promotions are not particularly interesting at double points, unless you are a big spender. Best facet of this offer is all Best Western hotels earn 10 points/$1, so double points means 20 points/$1 at any Best Western hotel worldwide for North American members.
*BWR members who reside in North America can stay at any Best Western branded hotel worldwide. T&C.
One free night for 10,000 points Nov 1 – Jan 31, 2018
The more interesting facet of this promotion for me is one free night for 10,000 BWR points at any Best Western hotel in North America. I like this offer since I have 10,000 points already in my account. If you don’t have 10,000 points, then this promotion provides incentive for maximizing spend and earning points during the initial promotion period. $500 in hotel spend by Nov 30 earns 10,000 points.
Unfortunately, the redemption part of this promotion is quite vague, despite the Best Western Rewards offer including Terms & Conditions and Frequently Asked Questions.
Exclusive Offer for BWR Members – Redeem 10,000 points for a free night
The second part of the Fall Promotion is a ‘burn’ period, where BWR members can redeem 10,000 points for an exclusive offer for a Free Night valid for a stay at any Best Western branded hotel in North America. The free night is valid for stays taking place between November 1, 2017 and January 31, 2018 (Promotion is subject to cancellation or change without notice).
Does a guest need to make advance reservations for the Free Night under this promotion?
Yes, advanced reservations are required. Advanced reservations can be made on bestwestern.com, through the mobile app, by calling the hotel directly or by calling Best Western Central Reservations at 1(800) 780-7234.
Perhaps bookings are not allowed until November 1?
My Best Western reward stay searches do not show any discount reward rates yet.
There are no more details about the free night offer than these.
The real deal here is the potential to score a 36,000 points top level reward night for 10,000 points. A couple with points can score two nights for a short getaway at the best of North America’s Best Western Hotels.
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