Whether or not you are a regular guest at Best Western hotels, having Best Western points allows you to diversify your points & miles portfolio. With its welcome offer, you can earn a free hotel night.
20,000 Welcome Bonus points
With the Best Western Rewards® Mastercard, you earn 20,000 Best Western Rewards points after your first purchase; that’s a free hotel night.
Points are earned 8-10 weeks after the first transaction. Usually when the 2nd or 3rd statement is issued.
Here is, for example, the Best Western Plus – Plattsburgh hotel located near the Plattsburgh airport (NY), an airport well known by Quebecers for saving on their flights, but whose flights are often at dawn (which requires spending a night on site the night before).
Here, this night would be free with this card! In this case, you can save US$ 135,99 (+taxes) or about CA$170! We’ve reviewed this hotel here.
In Europe, you could get even more nights with your 20,000 Best Western points! Look at this example at the Best Western Amedia Praha in Prague (Czech Republic):
In this case, each night costs only 8,000 points, that’s a saving of 68 euros (+ taxes) or about CA$100 per night!
Or in Paris, where there are many Best Western hotels (often of outstanding quality):
Or in other places in the world like Bali!
Check out our Best Western hotel reviews for inspiration.
Earn Best Western Rewards points
With this credit card, you can earn Best Western points on everyday expenses:
- 5 points per dollar at Best Western hotels
- 1 point per dollar everywhere else
And since it’s a Mastercard credit card, it’s accepted at Costco! So you can earn 1 point for every dollar you spend at Costco.
Transfer your points to anyone (spouse, friends, etc.)
In the milesopedia Facebook group, many members have used this technique: it is indeed possible to transfer Best Western Rewards points from one account to another by contacting customer service.
We even transferred points via the Best Western Rewards online form!
Unlike other programs, Best Western Rewards points do not expire and are valid for life.
On the other hand, we always advise you to earn AND burn: you don’t let points sleep in a program for years at the risk of suffering the devaluations that often occur!
Best Western Rewards Gold Elite Status
When you sign up for this card, you immediately receive Gold Elite status in the Best Western Rewards program, which offers you
- Upgrade to superior room
- Choice between a thank-you gift or loyalty points on arrival
- 10% bonus points for each stay
And after $10,000 in Card purchases, you get Diamond Elite status! So you can earn 30% bonus points on each stay, in addition to upgrades and welcome gifts on arrival.
Once you have an Elite status in one hotel program, it is straightforward to “match” it to another program. See our article on the subject.
This is a card that every points and miles hunter has had in their wallet at least once.
You only have to make one purchase (even just $1) to unlock the 20,000 Welcome Bonus points is clearly an advantage over other cards that require you to spend $3,000 in 3 months, for example. Plus, there are no annual fees, so there’s no reason to hesitate to apply for it!