Best Western Mastercard
Calculate the cash value of the Best Western Mastercard based on spend and compare against top rewards cards.
The Best Western Mastercard is the no annual fee card that Best Western offers for their rewards program. While the card does offer Best Western Gold Elite Status, the rewards earned by running spend through the card is minimal. You're better off grabbing the Best Western Premium Mastercard or placing spend on a card that earns a higher return on travel and/or hotel spending.
The Best Western Mastercard features only one bonus category and that's spending done at Best Western brand hotels. There is no cap to the amount of Best Western points you can earn spending in the bonus category and no limit to the amount of points you can earn in general with the card.
3x Best Western
The Best Western Mastercard earns 3 Best Western Points per $1 spent at Best Western hotels. This is equal to a 2.1% return which can easily be beat by the Best Western Premium Mastercard offering a return of 7% or most popular rewards card that feature travel and/or hotel as a bonus category like the Chase Sapphire Reserve or Barclays Uber Card. Looking at Best Western spend alone, this card breaks even with it's premium counterpart at around $1,980 in yearly spend. Of course this is not including the other benefits that come with the Premium version like the slight boost in bonus points and the anniversary bonus of 20,000 points for running spend through the card.
All non-category spend ran through the card will earn you 2 Best Western Points per $1 spent. This equal to around a 1.4% return and is not the best when it comes to earnings. Outside of finding other cards to fill the gap in your most used categories, I would recommend picking up a 2% cash back earning card like the Citi Double Cash or PayPal Cashback Mastercard.
Perks and Benefits
Best Western Gold Elite Status
Best Western Mastercard holders will receive complimentary Gold Elite status. This comes with 10% bonus points, gift or points at check-in, room upgrades, and more.
The Best Western Mastercard features a few additional benefits which also features several perks provided by Mastercard. These benefits are:
- Free FICO Score
- Travel Accident Insurance
- Auto Rental Insurance
- Extended Warranty
- Purchase Protection
- Zero Liability
Sign Up Bonus
The standard sign up bonus for the Best Western Mastercard is 32,000 Best Western Points. You can earn 16,000 after your first purchase and an additional 16,000 after your first stay. This is a total cash value of about $224 and can get you around 2 free nights on average.
Credit Card Fees
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There is no annual fee for the Best Western Mastercard. This means you don't have to worry about running a certain amount of spend to make the card worth it.
Authorized User Fee
There is no authorized user fee for the Best Western Mastercard. This lets you add additional users to your card in order to earn Best Western Points faster.
Foreign Transaction Fee
The Best Western Mastercard has a 0% foreign transaction fee which is good for anyone making international purchases. Unfortunately, there's not much to be earned using the card overseas due to the low earning rates on the card overall.
You can use this rewards calculator to calculate how many points, miles, or cash back you can earn based on your spend per category. This calculator will also give you the dollar value of the card based on rewards earned and how much each benefit is worth to you minus the fees. You can click the Compare A Card button to compare this card against another card in the same calculator.
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