Daily Getaways is selling Best Western Rewards points for $55 per 10,000 points. Each member can buy up to 50,000 points. There are only 835 sets of 10,000 points for sale. In theory, this sale could be sold out with 135 eager buyers purchasing the upper limit of points.
The sale starts at 1:00pm ET, Thursday April 7.
There are some high value redemption opportunities with Best Western Rewards points, but it all depends on when and where you travel.
Best Western Reward Nights
Best Western reward nights range from 8,000 points to 36,000 points per night.
- 8,000 points
- 12,000 points
- 16,000 points
- 20,000 points
- 24,000 points
- 28,000 points
- 32,000 points
- 36,000 points
I doubt there will be a rush on Best Western Rewards points. There are not that many hotels around the USA with high value savings when you compare the cost of Best Western reward nights to the paid rates, even when buying 10,000 points for $55.
This is a good price for buying points at $5.50 per 1,000 points, a 45% discount compared to the normal purchase price of $10.00 per 1,000 points.
Value I Find with Best Western Rewards
The value I find with Best Western Rewards is in international locations and around U.S. National Parks. My road trip travels through the western USA convinced me that one of the primary competitive edges of Best Western Hotels in the USA are their close proximity to National Parks.
My travels have taken me to about a dozen National Parks around the western states in the past few years. Hotel reward stays at Best Western properties near National Parks has been one of my primary uses of Best Western Rewards points stays.
Some Best Western hotels have seasonal rates. Best Western Ruby’s Inn, just outside the park gates of Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah, had seasonal rates ranging from 8,000 to 20,000 points per night last year.
Loyalty Traveler – Did you know Best Western Rewards uses seasonal reward rates? March 30, 2015.
There is high value for Best Western Rewards points at some USA/Canada locations in off-season when reward nights are at low 8,000 or 12,000 points per night levels.
Best Western’s competitive edge is high proportion of international hotels
The other value I find with Best Western Hotels are the large number of hotels outside the USA. Best Western has a higher proportion of international hotels, around 50% outside the USA, than any other major U.S. hotel chain.
Marriott and Hilton have fewer than 1,000 hotels outside the USA. Best Western has around 2,000 hotels. The international hotels are where I find the best value for Best Western Rewards points.
Loyalty Traveler – Going to Switzerland? Consider buying Best Western Rewards points (March 29, 2016).
Best Western Hotels in Scandinavia
The value of hotel loyalty points really is a function of where you travel. Scandinavia is where I will be spending much of my summer 2016 and Best Western hotels are one of the primary chain hotel options in that region.
Best Western Strand Hotel Visby, Sweden
July 18, 2016 is $288 or 32,000 points.
32,000 Best Western Rewards points cost $176 during tomorrow’s Daily Getaways sale.
Multiple Room Categories Available Using Points
People who only use the upper upscale hotel chain loyalty programs like Hilton HHonors, Marriott Rewards, IHG Rewards Club, Starwood Preferred Guest and Hyatt Gold Passport rarely, if ever, encounter the option to book a higher than standard level room with their points, unless paying a higher points rate.
Best Western Visby reward nights illustrate another value found with the budget hotel chain loyalty programs of Best Western Rewards, Choice Privileges and Wyndham Rewards. These overlooked hotel loyalty programs all offer multiple room categories on reward nights.
Best Western Visby allows a member to book a standard room or a superior room at the same 32,000 points level, even though the published rates for these two room types differ by $36.75 in room rate.
$287.87 or 32,000 points gives a redemption value of $9 per 1,000 points The Daily Getaways buy points offer is $55 for 10,000 for a purchase rate of $5.50 per 1,000 points.
The cost for 32,000 points is $176 during the Daily Getaways sale on April 7 for a room rate nightly savings of $112 at Best Western Visby, Sweden.
This is just one more example of the value that can be found at some Best Western hotels for reward nights using points.
Bottom line is the Daily Getaways sale on Thursday April 7 can be a great opportunity to get discount hotel rates by purchasing 10,000 to 50,000 points. The value of Best Western Rewards points all depends on where and when you travel.