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The Best Western Rewards fall double and triple points promo launches today, and to celebrate, Best Western has given me a $250 Travel Card to give away to a lucky reader.

The Promo

Between September 23 and November 18, Best Western Rewards members will earn double points after two qualified stays, and triple points if they book their reservations through

To take advantage of Best Western’s fall promotion:

1.  Join Best Western Rewards, the hotel chain’s free loyalty program, at

2. Register for the fall promotion online at

3. Stay at least twice between Sept. 23 and Nov. 18, 2012

As a bonus offer, members who use their Best Western Rewards MasterCard to pay for their first two stays will earn an additional 1,000 bonus points. Just a reminder, Best Western Rewards is also a partner of American Express Membership Rewards and transfer at a 1:1 ratio in increments of 1,000 points. The program also has a number of airline partners including Aeroplan, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta, Southwest, United, US Airways, Virgin Atlantic and more.

Since Best Western Rewards was launched in March 2010, they also have made an aggressive push to get into the points game and will immediately match the elite status of any other hotel program a member has elite status with. Otherwise, Gold Elite status is awarded after 10 qualified nights in a calendar year and earns a 10% Rewards bonus, Platinum Elite is awarded after 15 qualified nights in a calendar year and earns a 15% bonus, and Diamond Elite status is awarded after 30 qualified nights in one calendar year and earns a 30% bonus. For more information, visit their status match page.

$250 Travel Card Giveaway

As an added bonus, Best Western has given me a $250 Travel Card to give away to a reader, so here’s what you can do to enter.

Check out the portfolio of Best Western Premier properties – their high-end locations across the globe, such as the Best Western Premier Hotel Royal Santina in Rome. The $250 Travel Card will just about cover the cost of a night at one of these upscale option. So to enter my contest, leave a comment below telling me which Premier property you’d use the Travel Card at and why by 11:59pm Eastern Time on Friday, September 28. I’ll pick a winner at random and announce it on Monday, October 1. Good luck!

Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express

With some great bonus categories and an annual fee that’s waived for the first year, the American Express Premier Rewards Gold Card has a lot going for it. If you don’t have PRG, now’s as good a time as any to add it to your wallet, as Amex added some great new benefits several months back.

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More Things to Know
  • Receive 25,000 Membership Rewards® Points after you spend $2,000 on purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months of Card Membership.
  • 3X points for flights booked directly with airlines. 2X points at US restaurants, US gas stations, and US supermarkets. 1X points on other purchases. Terms and limitations apply.
  • No matter where you're traveling, when you use your Premier Rewards Gold Card there are no foreign transaction fees from American Express.
  • $100 Airline Fee Credit. Up to $100 a year in baggage fees and more at one airline.
  • Get a $75 hotel credit on qualifying charges, plus a room upgrade upon arrival, if available with The Hotel Collection at Terms apply.
  • There is a $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $195.
  • Terms and limitations apply. See Rates & Fees
Intro APR on Purchases
Regular APR
Annual Fee
Introductory annual fee of $0 for the first year, then $195.
Balance Transfer Fee
See Terms
Recommended Credit
Excellent Credit
Terms and restrictions apply. See rates & fees.

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