The Best Western Rewards program is not complicated to use. It is mainly aimed at travellers who wish to control their accommodation budget without staying in high-end hotels.
The program includes more than 4,200 hotels worldwide, in more than 100 countries, with 13 different brands.
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How to earn Best Western Rewards points
You can earn Best Western Rewards points in many ways:
- With hotel stays
- With car rentals
- With the Best Western Rewards credit card
With hotel stays
Best Western Rewards points’ earning depends of:
- your status
- the amount spent
So, as a basic member, you can earn 10 points per dollar.
Then, depending on your status, you’ll earn more points (10% more for Gold members to 50% more for Diamond Select members).
With car rentals
Most of the major car rental companies are partners with Best Western, so you can easily earn Best Western points for your car rental.
|Alamo||3 points for every dollar spent|
|Avis||1,000 points for each rental|
|Budget||1,000 points for each rental|
|National||3 points for every dollar spent|
|Sixt||1,000 points for each rental|
With the Best Western Rewards credit card
Another way to quickly earn Best Western Rewards points is with the Best Western Rewards® Mastercard, whose main features are as follows:
- No annual fee
- 20,000 Best Western Rewards points as welcome bonus (after first purchase)
- Gold Elite status on first use and Diamond status after $10,000 in Card purchases in a single year
- 5 Best Western Rewards points per $1 in eligible purchases at a Best Western location
- 1 Best Western Rewards point per $1 in other Card purchases
Redeeming Best Western Rewards points
For free hotel nights
As with any hotel program, Best Western Rewards is designed so that points earned can be redeemed for stays at Best Western hotels.
The number of points to get a free hotel night depends on:
- the property
- the location
- the time of year
So it’s a variable cost schedule. However, the chart has 11 tiers,so a free hotel night costs between 8,000 points and 70,000 Best Western Rewards points.
To get airline miles
You can also transfer your Best Western Rewards points to another rewards program such as Aeroplan, AIR MILES or American AAdvantage.
|Program||Best Western Points||Miles earned|
|Aerclub||5 000||1 000|
|Aeroplan||5 000||1 000|
|AIR MILES||5 000||80|
|Alaska Mileage Plan||5 000||1 000|
|Alitalia Millemiglia||6 000||1 000|
|American AAdvantage||5 000||1 000|
|Asia Miles||5 000||1 000|
|Asiana Club||5 000||1 000|
|British Airways Executive Club||5 000||1 000|
|Club Premier Aeromexico||5 000||1 600|
|Flying Blue||6 000||1 000|
|Iberia Plus||5 000||1 000|
|LifeMiles||5 000||1 000|
|MeridianaClub||5 000||1 000|
|Miles & More||5 000||1 000|
|Southwest Rapid Rewards||5 000||1 200|
|Vueling Club||5 000||1 000|
For gift cards and other products
Finally, it is possible – but not recommended – to use your Best Western Rewards points to buy gift cards.
Transferring Best Western Rewards points between accounts
You can transfer your points from one account to another, free of charge! You have to call Best Western Rewards Customer Service.
The only condition: Best Western Rewards accounts must be at the same address.
To call Best Western from Canada or the United States, the number is 1 (800) 237-8483. You can also request a transfer through the Best Western Rewards contact form.
Expiration of Best Western Rewards points
Best Western Rewards points never expire!
Best Western Rewards Status
There are 5 levels of Best Western Rewards status:
- Diamond Select
All the perks of the different status levels are represented in this table:
In this article, we have detailed the process to get a status match in the Best Western Rewards program.
Many members of the Facebook group were able to get the highest status: Diamond Select easily.
Be careful! The status match is theoretically possible only once: choose the right moment to ask for it!
The only Best Western Rewards credit card
The Best Western Rewards® Mastercard is the only credit card available in Canada with no annual fee affiliated with a hotel program: Best Western Rewards.
Whether you are a regular guest at Best Western hotels or not, having Best Western points allows you to diversify your points and miles portfolio. Especially since the points you earn with it will allow you to get a free hotel night and never expire!
And, because this is a Mastercard, you can use it at Costco. You earn 1 point for every dollar you spend at Costco.
The Best Western Rewards program is probably the simplest hotel program available. Given the group’s overall presence, it is generally straightforward to get free nights in Best Western hotels.
For example, it is handy to use points in airport hotels when you have to catch your plane in Plattsburgh or when you have just arrived at a destination. See our review about the Best Western Plus Plattsburgh Hotel.