Earn Up to 2,000 Best Western Reward Points Per Stay and Up to a 20% Discount
In what FlyerTalk member sdsearch once again calls a “confusing” promotion, when you book a reservation between now and April 16, 2014 at a rate supposedly found only on the official Internet web site of Best Western, you will earn 1,500 bonus Best Western Rewards frequent guest loyalty program points per stay — elite members earn 2,000 bonus Best Western Rewards frequent guest loyalty program points per stay — in addition to a discount of up to 20 percent off of the best available rate, depending on the hotel property at which you stay.
However, you must register for this promotion prior to your qualifying stay at a participating hotel property; and you must also complete your qualifying stays prior to the end of the promotion period — but the good news is that you are only limited to earn as many Best Western Rewards frequent guest loyalty program points and receive the discount as determined by how many stays you can book and complete during the promotion period.
To register and see all options, go to the official Internet web site of Best Western to log in. Then navigate to My Account; and on the left under REWARD OFFERS, click on Register to Special Offers. You do not need to register to qualify for the discount of 20 percent off of your room rate; you only need to register for the bonus Best Western Rewards frequent guest loyalty program points.
In a slight twist to this promotion as reported by sdsearch, you can earn 1,750 bonus Aeroplan frequent flier loyalty program miles for every reservation booked at the official Internet web site of Best Western between now and March 31, 2014.
Other terms and conditions apply.
If you do not mind the inconvenience, the practice of “hotel hopping” — for example, where instead of staying two nights at one hotel property which would only count as one stay, you could stay one night in one hotel property and another night in another hotel property which would count as two stays — could benefit you significantly during this promotion. Depending on the room rates, “hotel hopping” could cost you more money — so you may need to calculate whether it is worth it — or save you money, which would be a “no-brainer.”
As a result of additional confusion regarding variations of a similar promotion offered last year by the Best Western Rewards frequent guest loyalty program — such as with a special rate with the American Automobile Association, or AAA — FlyerTalk member GoingGal called a representative at Best Western and reported that “the promo is tied to making an on-line reservation and, as long as you are signed up for one of the versions and book your reservation on line at Bestwestern.com…you will earn the added points. The agent had no idea why they show the AAA.com URL in the T&Cs.”
Best Western offers promotions which are rather decent and could very well be worth your participation; but somehow for some reason the way they market their promotions — this promotion being one example — and structure the verbiage of the details of each promotion can at times seem to leave a lot to be desired…
…but it sure beats unannounced devaluations with no advance notice as seems to be practiced by a certain frequent guest loyalty program which shall remain unnamed…