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Book a bargain in the Best Western Winter hotel sale …. and pick up double points

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Best Western has launched its annual Winter Sale with decent deals all over Great Britain.

Full details are on the Best Western website here

The sale offers up to 30% off the Flexible Bed and Breakfast Rate if you are a Best Western Rewards member.

That said ….. basing the ‘30% saving’ on the Flexible Bed & Breakfast rate is not exactly fair. Sale rates are non refundable so it is cheeky to compare them to a refundable rate.  However, these deals do offer a saving on the usual ‘advanced purchase’ price. Full pre-payment needs to be made at time of booking.

This rate is available for stays until 31st March 2020 and can be booked between now and 31st March 2020.

The 30% savings are for Best Western Rewards members only. If you aren’t a Best Western Rewards member you can sign up when booking your stay.

If you’re not familiar with Best Western Rewards, we ran a full overview recently which you can read here.

Earn double Best Western Rewards points too ….

In addition to sale pricing, Best Western Rewards is currently offering double points on stays until 17th November.

This offer is valid at all Best Western hotels except for those in the US, Canada and Caribbean.

You MUST register prior to your stay via this page of the Best Western Rewards site.

… or earn Avios or Virgin Flying Club miles from your stay

Best Western is the newest major hotel chain to become a British Airways partner.  Whilst you have been able to earn Avios for the past 18 months or so, many people still seem unaware of the partnership.

You can either earn a flat 500 Avios points per stay OR collect Best Western Rewards points as usual and then convert them into Avios as a lump sum.   You can credit the points to any Avios scheme – BAEC, Air Italy, Iberia Plus or Vueling Club.  Aer Lingus AerClub is not on the list but if you selected Vueling Club and gave your 3081xxxxxx number it should work OK.

The page outlining the Avios / Best Western partnership is here.

Virgin Atlantic offer the same deal of 500 Virgin Flying Club miles per stay.  Full details are on this page of the Virgin Atlantic site.  Note that you cannot convert lump sums of Best Western Rewards points to Virgin Atlantic – the only option is to take 500 miles per stay.

A list of other participating airlines can be seen in the dropdown menu on the sign-up page – it includes American (250 per stay), Lufthansa (500) and Flying Blue (250) amongst other.

Best Western Rewards will also match your existing hotel or Virgin Atlantic status

Best Western has a generous status match policy.  If you have status with any other hotel chain, it will be matched.

The form you need to send them can be found on the Best Western website here (PDF).

You can also match Virgin Flying Club status.  A Virgin Silver will receive Best Western Platinum whilst a Virgin Gold receives Best Western Diamond.  Full details are on the Virgin website here.

If you want to take a look at the sale offers, full details are on the Best Western site here.

Hotel offers update – February 2024:

Want to earn more hotel points?  Click here to see our complete list of promotions from the major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Offers’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.

Want to buy hotel points?

  • Hilton Honors is offering an 80% to 100% bonus when you buy points by 12th March 2024. Click here.
  • IHG One Rewards is offering an 80% bonus when you buy points by 7th March 2024. Click here.
  • Marriott Bonvoy is offering a 35% to 40% bonus when you buy points by 31st March 2024. Click here.
  • World of Hyatt is offering a 20% discount when you buy points by 9th April 2024. Click here.

Comments (6)

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  • pommy ray says:

    getting errors on best western links:
    The specified URL cannot be found. 
    Error ID: 16d881e6d09-4284bf2d

    • Rob says:

      Just tested them all and they work for me – must have been a temporary glitch. The sale page is actually live now which is an improvement!

  • The Savage Squirrel says:

    “You can either earn a flat 500 Avios points per stay OR collect Best Western Rewards points as usual and then convert them into Avios as a lump sum” … just a suggestion – this is the point at which a quick analysis of which option is better (or the price point above which you should do one and not the other) would add a lot of editorial content value to the article; especially as BW and its conversion value to Avios is maybe not the most familiar scheme for readers.

  • Benylin says:

    OT: UK number to call Marriott? Or the US number? Want to move points from one account to the other please.

    • RussellH says:

      There is an 00800 number on the Marriott website.

    • Louie says:

      Try 020 3564 6335 or 020 7012 7312. If one doesn’t work, it would be good to know which one though (I can’t make sense of my own notes!).

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