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Just a quick reminder that if you haven’t done so already, enter my contest to win a $250 Travel Card from Best Western by 11:59pm EST today. To submit your entry, you need to go back to my original post from Monday and leave a comment there telling me which Best Western Premier property you’d use the $250 Travel Card to stay at. I’ll pick a winner at random and announce it on Monday, October 1. Good luck!

Whether you win the gift card or not but have some Best Western stays coming up, remember to register for the fall promotion online at www.bestwestern.com/fall so that you can earn double points on stays between September 23 and November 18, and triple points if you book reservations through bestwestern.com.

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.

Best Western Rewards is 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 – most of which transfer at a rate of 1 mile to 5 Best Western points, so there are lots of other ways to rack up points with the program.

They’ve been aggressive about building up their elite status program, 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, and in the meantime, be sure to enter the contest before the deadline tonight!

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 americanexpress.com/hc. 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
N/A
Regular APR
N/A
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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