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Via Border Free Travel, I got wind of a Best Western promotionInvalid request error occurred. that seemed quite intriguing.

Best Western Fall 2017 promo details

The Best Western Fall 2017 promo itself is not super intriguing IMO – double rewards points on every stay.  I

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t’s nice at the margins if a Best Western is in your stay plans, but nothing that I would advocate mattress running for.  You do need to register for that promo with your Best Western member number

Burying the lead?

The real benefit that I see is that they are reducing the price on EVERY Best Western hotel in North America to 10,000 points / night.  Down in the fine print of the promo, I see

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Sure enough, if I search for hotels between November 1 and January 31st, they are all 10,000 points / night.

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It appears they’re taking a page out of Wyndham’s book by making all hotels a fixed value.  For comparison, Best Western hotels used to go as low as 8000 points / night (though those Category 1 Best Westerns were quite hard to find) and as high as 32,000 points / night

Too bad I just blew a bunch of my points at the Best Western Arlanda Hotellby in Stockholm! I did check and you don’t have to be logged in or register for the promotion in order to get the 10,000 point / night bonus.

And of course, although many Best Western hotels are super cheap, there are some expensive BWs in areas like New York City, San Francisco, etc.

How to get Best Western points

Unfortunately, Best Western points are not super easy to get – they don’t transfer from any of the main transferrable point programs.  There is a credit card that gives 50,000 points after spending $1000 in the first 3 months (with an additional 20,000 points for spending more than you probably want to spend).  I do not get a commission if you’re approved for a card through this link.

Only Platinum and Diamond members can buy Best Western points and it costs $10 per 1000 points, so a hotel night would be $100 which is probably rarely going to be a good deal.

What do you think?  Are you going to take advantage of this Best Western 10,000 point / night promotion?

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