Instant Elite Status Match with Best Western

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Various airlines, hotels, and car rental companies periodically offer status match offers to attract premium users from their competitors. Best Western is currently running a no catch status match program. The offer will grant status for newly matched members up until the end of January 2018.

How to do it?

Best Western has made the process very simple: complete the Best Western Rewards Status Match form, and submit it along with a copy of your current hotel statement or elite membership card. The completed form and the proof of status can be emailed, faxed, or posted to the address requested.

Although it is not mentioned on the form, you can also status-match by phone. A simple phone call will save you the hassle of filling out the form, and a quick call and email should result in an easy and efficient status match.


This is a simple deal that should take no more than 10 minutes of your time. It is well worth it if you have any travel plans and want to use one of Best Westerns’ properties, or if you are a regular user of their hotels who does not quite use them enough to gain top elite status.

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    Requested the status match a couple of times in the past. Very easy, quick and its free!

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    Pro-tip: Use Amex Plat to get Hhonors gold, status match to BW diamond, stay 1 night at a BW hotel, use BW diamond and stay receipt to status match back to Hhonors diamond.

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    Does anyone know if BW status match is only good until the expiration date shown on the other program’s loyalty ID card? If that be the case, will it be better to just provide BW a hotel stay invoice showing your loyalty number in the other program?


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      I’m not quite sure about this but if you have a card like the Chase IHG mentioned in the article, you would maintain your status as long as you still have that card. If, like me, you’re saving up for an extended stay in Bora Bora, this offer will keep you in BW’s good graces for quite a while.

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    When BW offered a status match a few years ago, I jumped. I’ve not stayed at many BW since then, but they never rescinded the status, and I’ve used it to match to other programs.

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    I’ll ask later and then maybe use it to ask a status to another hotel chain.

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    Used the status match and am now Best Western Diamond!