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Best Western $10 travel card every stay Dec 1-Jan 31, 2018

Best Western Rewards brings back last year’s promotion for a $10 Best Western Hotels travel card earned every hotel stay worldwide Dec 1, 2017 – Jan 31, 2018. Best Western Rewards member promotion registration required.

Best Western $10 gift card

This is potentially great value if you are a BWR frequent guest or even a casual traveler who finds yourself needing hotels during holiday travel season.

Last year I earned a couple of $10 Best Western travel cards for Best Western hotel stays in December and February. Fulfillment of the travel card is simply an email with a redemption code number.

I learned from experience some of the drawbacks of the Best Western loyalty promotion on subsequent stays in Europe.

1. $10 Best Western travel card card can not be redeemed on advance purchase, prepaid rates. Many hotels will have an advance purchase rate over $10 per night less than a flexible rate eligible for Best Western travel card redemption. This diminishes the value of the $10 gift card credit, if you could and would have booked an advance purchase rate for the same hotel stay.

2. $10 Best Western travel card expires 120 days of issuance.

I had plans for using my gift cards in 2017.

For places I traveled with Best Western hotels, even $20 off discount rate turned out not to be the best hotel deal available. I did not stay at Best Western hotels frequently enough to get redemption value from my earned Best Western travel card credits.

2. A term of the previous $10 gift card promotion listed on the $10 e-certificate email, but not in the actual FAQ or Terms of the Best Western promotion page, is the Best Western travel card must be presented at check-in. Not sure if this requirement remains to present gift card(s) at check-in term appears in the current promotion e-certificate emails.

In Kaunas, Lithuania my $10 e-certificates were rejected by the manager of the Best Western hotel when I tried to redeem my credits at check-out. I was told they needed to verify validity of the e-certificates with Phoenix headquarters first. It was 1:30 in the morning in Phoenix with the time difference.

I ended up never redeeming any of the $10 e-certificates before they expired I earned from hotel stays during the previous Best Western promotions .

USA Road Trip Value

Potentially this offer can be a good deal, especially for a USA road trip during the holidays, if you find Best Western hotels are comparably priced to other lodging options in places you go.

If you have separate trips spaced a few weeks apart, then the $10 credits you earn on the first trip can be redeemed for a hotel stay on a subsequent night within 120 days. In theory, pretty simple for a straight-forward lodging rebate from Best Western Rewards.

 

 

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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