Best Western Rewards
Availability: All Rewards-branded accommodations.
Earning Formula: Earn 10 points per in-hotel dollar spent, excluding some discounted room rates and rates booked through travel agents, including online. Points do not expire.
Alternate Airline Earning Formula: Earn 600 miles per stay on Southwest; 250 miles per stay on Air Canada, Alaska, American, Delta, and United; and 250–500 miles per stay on 18 foreign-line programs.
Redeeming Formula: Free nights are based on point "prices" that vary by location, season, and expected occupancy, mostly in the 8,000–36,000 point range.
Generosity: Stay five to 25 nights (average 16) to earn one award night at a comparable hotel.
Airline Transfer: Best Western points can be transferred to Air Canada, Alaska, American, and Southwest.
Membership Benefits: Entry-level benefits are minor. The first substantial benefits, at Gold (which requires 10 stays or 10,000 points), are the best available room and snack or beverage. Earn up to 30 percent bonus points at higher levels.
Credit Card: Best Western Rewards MasterCard (Barclays) offers 15 points per dollar on qualifying hotel charges and one point per dollar on other purchases.