Best Western Is Offering A $10 Gift Card Per Stay This Spring

Over the past few weeks we’ve seen most of the major hotel chains introduce promotions for this spring. Just over the past few days we’ve learned details of new global promotions from both Accor and Wyndham Rewards.

Best Western is the latest hotel group to announce the details of their next promotion. Best Western is offering a $10 Best Western gift card for every eligible stay between February 12 and April 29, 2018. Best Western Rewards members must register for this promotion prior to their first eligible stay.

An eligible stay includes any rate booked directly with Best Western at a non-special discounted rate. There is no limit to how many gift cards you can earn through this promotion. Gift cards will be sent to eligible members via email within 2-3 weeks of the completion of an eligible stay. Then the gift card will be valid for stays within 120 days of when it’s issued.

There’s one other pesky restriction here — Best Western Rewards members residing in North America can stay at any Best Western branded hotel worldwide to qualify for this promotion, while members residing outside of North America must complete stays at properties in North America to qualify.

This is a promotion that’s worth taking advantage of if you plan on staying at a Best Western property anyway, though it’s hardly a reason to go out of your way to stay at one of their properties. Best Western has lots of budget hotels, so a $10 return can translate into significant savings, especially for stays of just one night. The biggest restriction with the gift card is that it has to be redeemed within 120 days of when it’s issued. On the plus side, you can redeem multiple gift cards towards a single stay, if you’re a frequent Best Western customer.

Do you plan on taking advantage of Best Western’s spring promotion?

Comments

  1. The Best Western gift card comes with one major restriction (I know because I received one for Q1):

    “Valid only on non-prepaid reservations made on bestwestern.com or through Customer Care. Please redeem at check-in to ensure you receive proper credit towards payment.”

    Perhaps I’m mistaken, but we cannot take advantage of pre-paid purchase discount (and let CC’s cover us in the event of a change). The gift card is small enough to not negate that disadvantage.

  2. @Ryan, it depends… I wouldn’t generally even look at Best Western properties, but they do have a few gems which I’m more than happy to stay at, and my idea of slumming it is a Marriott SpringHill Suites.

  3. This was the same promo last month. I guess it’s better than nothing.

    @Ryan, although, BW may not have the best hotels in the bunch, they do have some desirable properties and decent promotion from time to time. For example, last quarter they ran a redemption promo for only 10k per night on all properties in North America. So I signed up for BW credit card which got me 60k welcome bonus points. I used 40k for four nights in BW Premier in Herald Square NY (all for free!) and got $10 bonus gift card after the stay.

  4. I was actually targeted for this promo a few weeks ago and have already received two $10 coupons and used one. In most cases, I’ve found the AAA rate is about the same as the prepaid rate for most BW properties, so no reason to bother with the pre-paid rate. That said, i just canceled the 3 remaining reservations I had in a Best Western because the no name motel across the street in the hick town I’ve had to go to has better rooms for the same money.

    There are good BW properties. There are also many more trapped in the 70s.

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