Best Western Rewards guide

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The Best Western loyalty program is synonymous with idyllic trips and unforgettable destinations. For the discerning traveler, it also sweetens the deal with its rewards program. For travelers, racking up enough points to enjoy these rewards is worth the effort.

While there isn’t much travel happening during 2020, Best Western ensured travelers can maintain their rewards status levels by extending them through January 31, 2022.

What is the Best Western Rewards program?

The Best Western Rewards program rewards loyal travelers who frequent Best Western hotels and support Best Western’s partners. Here are the hotel brands available to travelers:

  • Best Western
  • Best Western Plus
  • Best Western Premier
  • Vīb
  • Glō
  • Executive Residency by Best Western
  • Sadie
  • Aiden
  • BW Premier Collection
  • BW Signature Collection
  • WorldHotels Luxury
  • WorldHotels Elite
  • WorldHotels Distinctive
  • WorldHotels Crafted
  • SureStay
  • SureStay Plus
  • SureStay Collection
  • SureStay Studio

What are Best Western points worth?

If you’ve ever asked yourself how much are Best Western Rewards points worth, you’ll know there’s no simple answer. Some industry experts peg the July 2020 rate at 0.6 cents per point. This is an estimated value that clients would pay if they were given the opportunity to purchase Best Western points.

Do Best Western points expire?

No, these rewards don’t expire.

How to earn Best Western Rewards points

How do you earn Best Western Rewards points? Keep reading for several ways to earn.

Best Western hotel stays

Hotel stays are a convenient way to earn points. You can earn up to 10 points for every dollar you spend on hotel stays, and even more when you use a Best Western credit card. To earn the rewards, make sure you add your Best Western Rewards number to your reservation.

Credit cards

You can also earn points by using a Best Western Rewards credit card:

Best Western Rewards Mastercard

You can earn up to 32,000 bonus points after earning 16,000 points on your first qualifying purchase and 16,000 points on a qualifying first stay. You also earn three additional points per dollar spent on Best Western stays, bringing the total to 13 points per dollar. You also earn two points per dollar on everything else.

Best Western Rewards Premium Mastercard

This card gets travelers off to a flying start by offering 50,000 bonus points. You’ll earn 50,000 of these points after you spend $1,000 in the first three billing cycles and 20,000 more points when you spend at least $5,000 during each 12 billing cycle period. The card also earns you an extra 10 points on your Best Western stays (for a total of 20 points) and two points per dollar on anything else.

Car rentals and more

Best Western frequent travelers will find working through Best Western’s partners provides additional opportunities to earn points. Car rental agencies such as Alamo and AVIS are onboard, and airline partners such as Asia Miles and Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan ensure that travel turns miles into rewards. Special retail offers include collaboration with well-known brands such as Diners Club, Teleflora and Vinesse Wine Club.

Redeeming Best Western Rewards points

There are plenty of ways to redeem your Best Western Rewards points:

Free hotel nights

Get an extra day or two on the house — and you can also give them to a loved one. You may be wondering, how many points do I need for a free night at Best Western? Expect to spend between 5,000 and 70,000 points for one night at Best Western. The number of points will depend on the location and property type.

Transfer to airline partners

  • Best Western’s Airline partners allow you to travel to more than 100 countries. Airline partners include:
  • Aer Lingus
  • Aeroflot Bonus
  • Aeroplan
  • Air France/KLM Flying Blue
  • Alaska Mileage Plan
  • Alitalia MilleMiglia
  • Asia Miles
  • Asiana Airlines
  • British Airways Executive Club
  • China Southern Sky Pearl Club
  • Club Premier
  • Czech Airlines OK Plus
  • Hainan Airlines
  • Iberia Plus
  • Life Miles
  • Lufthansa Miles & More
  • PAYBACK — Germany
  • Frequent Flyer by Qantas
  • SAA Voyager
  • SAS Euro Bonus
  • Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards
  • Turkish Airlines Miles & Smiles
  • United MileagePlus
  • Virgin Atlantic Flying Club
  • Vueling Club

Gift cards, merchandise and more

You can easily convert rewards points to Best Western Mastercard e-vouchers or Amazon.com e-vouchers. You can also convert your points to support charitable institutions such as Project C.U.R.E. donations for COVID-19 relief.

Best Western Rewards status

It’s free to join the Best Western Rewards program. What are the Best Western Rewards levels? We cover them below:

Best Western Blue status

This is the base level and you’ll get no blackout dates, exclusive reservation line, free night redemptions that count toward elite status, and early check-in and late checkout.

Best Western Gold status

You’ll enjoy complimentary water and points upon arrival as well as 10 percent bonus points for eligible stays. To qualify, you need 10 nights, seven qualifying stays and 10,000 points.

Best Western Platinum status

This level gives you 15 percent bonus points for eligible stays. To qualify, you need 15 nights, 10 stays and 15,000 points.

Best Western Diamond status

You earn 30 percent bonus points on eligible stays. To qualify, you need 30 nights, 20 stays and 30,000 points.

Best Western Diamond Select status

You will earn a staggering 50 percent bonus points on eligible stays. Qualification requires 50 nights, 40 stays and 50,000 points.

Bottom line

If you’re traveling and you need a good night’s rest, Best Western not only provides it but also rewards it. Through an extensive partner network, you can earn points while you travel and you have a wide array of ways to redeem your points.