MBNA Best Western MasterCard

Best Western rewards card

The MBNA Best Western MasterCard is a no fee card that gives you a 20,000 point welcome bonus (good for one free night). Plus if you sign up through Great Canadian Rebates you get $60 cash back for using their link. Yes, you read that right, $60 rebate on a free card. Why doesn’t everyone have one of these?

Over the last number of years Best Western has transformed from being a decent-to-good business and family hotel chain to an increasingly international high-end brand as they have acquired some wonderful properties in central locations. In North America this transformation has taken place largely under the radar. Probably because they still own those older properties catering to business travel and family road trips too.

The Best Western loyalty program is also one of the most interesting – and possibly the best – loyalty programs in Canada.

MBNA Best Western MasterCard Highlights (this is not a referral)

  • Annual fee: $0
  • Welcome Bonus: 20,000 Best Western Rewards Points (enough for one free night) with your first eligible purchase.
  • Minimum Spend: The account must be used for at least one eligible transaction that is not subsequently rescinded, the subject of a charge back request or otherwise disputed.
  • Earn: 1 Best Western Rewards point per $1 in eligible purchases; 5 Best Western Rewards point per $1 in eligible purchases at Best Western properties; no limit to the Best Western points that can be earned using the credit card in a year.
  • You can choose to earn airline points (including Aeroplan and Alaska) instead of Best Western points.
  • You can transfer points free to someone else living at the same address.
  • partner offers

Travel Perks:

  • A global network of 4,200 in more than 100 countries with 11 distinct brands, Best Western Hotels are ranked from Tier 1 (8,000 points) mid-price venues to Tier 4 (36,000 points) global network of 4,200 hotels.
  • Gold Status upon first use of your card and Diamond Status when you spend $10,000 in eligible purchases within one year.
  • Hotel Status Match…No Catch program,  will match your ELITE status in any other hotel loyalty program, no charge.
  • Best Western Rewards member who meet the requirements for an elite level will maintain the level for the remainder of the calendar year and the following calendar year.
  • The more you stay at Best Western the deeper the discounts and the higher the points you receive. Best Western also gives Elite Members thank you gift for every stay. The Best Western loyalty program is one the best customer loyalty programs in the market.
  • Benefits: lost luggage assistance, purchase assistance, extended warranty befits, travel protection.
  • There are no black-out dates and points never expire.

Best Western Rewards Program Levels

  • Blue (entry level): 10 points per US dollar spent; Points never expire; No blackout dates; Free night redemptions count toward elite status.
  • Gold (earned after 10 nights, 7 qualifying stays or 10,000 points): 10% bonus points per stay; Points never expire; No blackout dates; Exclusive reservations line; Free night redemptions count toward elite status; Room upgrade; Choice of thank you gift or points upon arrival.
  • Platinum (earned after 15 nights, 10 qualifying stays or 15,000 points): 15% bonus points per stay; Points never expire; No blackout dates; Exclusive reservations line; Free night redemptions count toward elite status; Room upgrade; Choice of thank you gift or points upon arrival; 10% point discount on free night redemptions.
  • Diamond (earned after 30 nights, 20 qualifying stays or 30,000 points): 30% bonus points per stay; Points never expire; No blackout dates; Exclusive reservations line; Free night redemptions count toward elite status; Room upgrade; Choice of thank you gift or points upon arrival; 10% point discount on free night redemptions; Free night availability, guaranteed.
  • Diamond Select (earned after 50 nights, 40 qualifying stays or 50,000 points): 50% bonus points per stay; Points never expire; No blackout dates; Exclusive reservations line; Room upgrade; Free night redemptions count toward elite status; Choice of thank you gift or points upon arrival;10% point discount on free night redemptions; Free night availability, guaranteed.

BoomerTraveller Recommendation: the best use of Best Western Rewards is on their international properties and near National Parks in the United Sates.

Current Best Western deals

  • Best Western Rewards members who register and stay between February 12, 2018 and April 29, 2018 at a Best Western branded hotel will get a $10 Best Western Gift Card (Travel Card) for every eligible stay.
  • Discounts of 10% or more for guests: 55 and older;Veterans, Miliary and Government; AARP Members, CAA, with Best Western Harley-Davidson Hotel Discount Program; and discounts up to 15% for AAA guests.
  • Best Western Travel Card: a prepaid gift card, which can be loaded with one of eleven different currencies or with units.
  • Book the EARLY WEB SPECIAL rate and get 15-30% discount when you book your stay at least 21 days in advance.

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