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1,200 Southwest Rapid Rewards points per Best Western stay March 26-May 27, 2014

Best Western Rewards members can earn 1,200 Rapid Rewards points per Best Western stay from March 26 to May 27, 2014. This is double the normal earning rate for a hotel stay. Registration is required.

Best Western Rewards members must register for this offer and designate Rapid Rewards as their earning preference instead of points. The normal earning rate for Best Western Rewards points is 10 points per $1 and for most airline partners 250 miles per stay. Southwest Rapid Rewards normally earns 600 points per Best Western hotel stay.

Earning 1,200 Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards points for a Best Western hotel stay is a $16.80 value when applied to ‘Wanna Getaway’ fares. This is probably a better rebate value earning Rapid Rewards points rather than BWR hotel points on hotel stays under $200.

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Best Western Rewards® and Southwest Airlines Spring Promotion 2014 Terms and Conditions

Individuals who

(a) have enrolled in the Best Western Rewards program;

(b) have chosen Southwest Airlines® as their earning preference;

(c) registered for the Spring Promotion between March 26, 2014, and May 27, 2014 (“Promotion Period”);

(d) booked a reservation for a qualified stay* on bestwestern.com at any Best Western branded hotel in Canada, the United States, or the Caribbean Islands during the Promotion Period; and

(e) completed that qualified stay during the Promotion Period, will earn 600 Rapid Rewards® bonus points for the qualified stay (the 600 bonus points is in addition to the 600 base points for a total of 1,200 Rapid Rewards Points for each qualified stay).

There is no limit on the number of bonus points a qualified individual can earn under this Promotion. BEST WESTERN REWARDS ENROLLMENT, PROMOTION REGISTRATION, AND SELECTION OF SOUTHWEST AS EARNING PREFERENCE REQUIRED PRIOR TO THE FIRST QUALIFIED STAY. Enrollment into the program and registration for the Promotion can be completed at www.bestwestern.com/swapromo1.

*A “qualified stay” for the purpose of this Promotion is defined as one or more consecutive nights at the same Best Western branded hotel at a rate eligible for earning Southwest points through Best Western Rewards. Only one checkin/checkout permitted per qualified stay. Qualified stays, which take place during the Promotion Period, but which have a checkin or a checkout date that overlaps the beginning or the ending of the Promotion Period, will be counted towards the Promotion.

Promotion may not be valid with other offers, promotions, or discounts. Promotion is subject to cancellation or change without notice. Please allow six – eight weeks for bonus points to post after completed stay. All Rapid Rewards rules and regulations apply.

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.

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Ric Garrido of Monterey, California is writer and owner of Loyalty Traveler.

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