Jun162013

Best Western 3 Stays Earns Free Night June 17–Aug 18, 2013

Best Western Rewards brings back their free night after three stays offer for summer 2013 travel. Members must register by July 28.

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Basic rules:

  • Only one free night voucher may be earned.
  • Voucher expires January 31, 2014
  • Free night only valid for hotels in US, Canada and Caribbean.
  • Stays worldwide qualify for earning the free night voucher.
  • No retroactive credit for stays completed prior to promotion registration.

Analysis:

Best Western was far and away the best hotel brand for my Fabulous Five tour of Utah’s National Parks last month. I visited and stayed at Best Western hotels by Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef, Moab for Arches and Canyonlands and Cedar City.

Best Western Plus Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel is $144 for midweek in late June on AAA rate. In July discount rates rise to $180 per night.

Best Western El Rey Inn, Cedar City, Utah was real motel like, but a large room with microwave, refrigerator and the hotel offered free breakfast and a swimming pool. AAA rates in July are as low as $58 per night.

Best Western has a flexible dates calendar to find lowest rates on a calendar.

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Best Western El Rey Inn, Cedar City, Utah.

Family issues are setting my travel sights on another road trip to Denver in the next few weeks.

Best Western earn and burn looks like the hotel chain I will be visiting again on my next long-haul loyalty traveler road trip from Monterey, California to Denver, Colorado this summer.

Best Western points are on sale at Daily Getaways on Wednesday, June 26 with 10,000 points for $67. American Express payment reduces the cost to $60.30 for 10,000 points. There is a purchase limit of 50,000 points per member.

A popular summer hotel like Moab, Utah Best Western Plus Canyonlands Inn is $220 after tax on AAA rate for July dates. The hotel is a 32,000 points reward night. Buying 32,000 points will cost $192 during the Daily Getaways which is slightly better than the paid rate. There are many Best Western properties for 16,000 or 20,000 points where $120.60 to buy 20,000 points will likely save a bit more on the hotel rate.

Between points purchases for better value award nights and paid stays to earn a free night for a 32,000 or 36,000 points Best Western hotel looks like a good way to get hotel value out of Best Western this summer.

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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