Do Best Western Rewards Points Expire?

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To put it in Best Western's own words per their FAQ page: No. Best Western Rewards points never expire.

This makes life significantly easier since you don't have to worry about expiration and staying on top of your points' timelines. You can simply go about your business earning and burning Best Western points without having to worry about losing your points to expiration.

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Earning Best Western points

Best Western does not have a very developed rewards program with tons of opportunities to earn points. It is arguably quite limited by most standards. That being said, there are still a few options for you to boost your Best Western points balance.

  • Earn points for stays at Best Western hotels around the world.
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  • Earn points when you shop for wine with Vinesse Wine Club or have flowers delivered with Teleflora.
  • Purchase Best Western points — up to 20,000 per transaction.

In addition to the above, you can also earn Best Western points for everyday spending when you use the Best Western Rewards® Premium Mastercard®. Also, you can earn bonus Best Western Rewards points through promotions.

Related: Pay With Points: A New Way to Use Your Best Western Rewards Points

Our Take

Best Western isn't one of the more developed brands with a vast luxury footprint globally. Still, it delivers for certain kinds of stays. If you are looking for more budget-friendly stays, then Best Western has a lot to offer. Couple that with a generous points expiration policy, and Best Western ticks the right boxes for the right type of traveler.

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  • I don’t have chances to use them very often. So, it’s very good they don’t expire.

  • This is one of the reasons why I prefer BW over other hotel chains

  • In the Pacific Northwest, sometimes the only hotel is a Best Western. They are usually quaint little hotels but can certainly be in spectacular settings. It’s great that the Rewards points never expire but the gift cards, which are often part of their promotions, usually do expire a relatively short time after you earn them, so be careful of that if you participate in this program.

  • Best Western group is still one of the hospitality groups to provide non-expiry points, which is the greatest advantage comparing to other programmes. However, I do hope that the flexibility of redemption options and program-to-program transfer/conversion are added to make the points much more useful and attractive to members or even non-members.

  • I’ve stayed at a Best Western a few times. It is great to know that their points never expire.

  • BW obviously doesn’t have the portfolio that makes them “attractive,” but I’ve had a few nice stays if you can get a good location and a newer hotel.

  • Haven’t gone to a best western in ages but always nice to see friendly award expiration programs!

  • The kind of stays I’m looking for when considering Best Western as an option don’t often go hand in hand with loyalty programmes – that said, any opportunity to earn works for me. I did have a status matched account, but no idea when I last stayed with a BW, I assume it’s been deleted now.

  • Glad they don’t expire, I really don’t get a chance to use them very often.

  • BW used to have a decent breakfast buffet too but it has not been as good during 2020-2021 because of closures/limitations during Covid.

  • Best Western isn’t a chain I pay a lot of attention to, in fact I can’t remember the last time I stayed in one. It is good that their points don’t expire, but from what I recall there are options for receiving airline miles instead of their points. I prefer to take the airline miles as they will be easier for me to use.