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From Best Western: 1,250 American Miles After Three Stays


In times like these, with all major hotel chains in continual promotion mode, hotels without a special offer or bonus to advertise tend to get lost in the shuffle. That creates an incentive to maintain promotional activity—any promotional activity—if only to sustain visibility among the traveling public.

The latest offer from Best Western feels like one of those “Let’s just do something” kind of promotions.

Offer Details

Best Western Rewards members who complete two stays between April 4 and May 30, and complete an additional stay between June 1 and August 31, will earn 1,250 American AAdvantage bonus miles. So, with the 250 miles normally earned, a member would earn a total of 2,000 miles for the three stays.

Registration is required.

Deal or No Deal

With a high qualification hurdle and only a modest bonus, this offer isn’t likely to cause many travelers to change their plans.

As a quick comparison, later this week we’ll be reviewing a Marriott offer that features 5,000 Delta miles for the second and subsequent stays between May 1 and September 6. So: easier to qualify, and a bigger bonus.

On the other hand, if you’re already a Best Western partisan, and you collect American miles, the bonus is icing on the cake.

Reader Reality Check

Do you find 1,250 bonus miles after three stays compelling enough to make a special effort to qualify, or to change to Best Western from another hotel chain?

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