Here's a summer hotel promotion that fell through the cracks.
It's for Best Western stays through August 31, but you must take action before May 31.
Between June 1 and August 31, Best Western Rewards members can earn a one-time bonus of 3,000 points for paying for their stays with a $100 Best Western Travel Card purchased by May 31.
Offer is only available to North America program members.
Deal or No Deal
There's always the risk with gift cards that they'll be incompletely used, or not used at all.
Another caveat: Since the offer cannot be combined with other promotions, there's a possibility you'll find yourself prevented from taking advantage of an even better deal if Best Western offers another bonus or rebate for stays during the same period.
Still, there's potentially solid value here.
The normal earning rate with Best Western Rewards is 10 points per $1 spent. So a $100 stay would earn 1,000 points. Paying for that same stay with the travel card would generate a total of 4,000 points, including the bonus—halfway to a free-night voucher at Best Western's lowest-level award tier.
Again, the deadline to purchase a gift card is May 31.
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This article originally appeared on FrequentFlier.com.