Best Western Mastercard - Point Calculator & Benefits

Best Western Points Calculator
Calculate how many Best Western Points you can earn with the Best Western Mastercard and the cash value of those points based on redemption.
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Last Updated 2021-12-26

The Best Western Mastercard earns 3 points per $1 spent at Best Western and 2 points per $1 spent everywhere else.

It offers complimentary Best Western Gold Elite status and a 10% discount on bookings. The card also has no annual fee.

While the card isn't a bad option, you'll typically come out with a better return using with the Best Western Premium Mastercard or by using credit cards that are great for travel spend.

Card Details At-A-Glance

Issuing Bank
Card Network
Rewards Earned
Rewards Avg. Value
Annual Fee
Authorized User Fee
Foreign Transaction Fee
Income Requirement
Best Western Rewards® Mastercard®
Best Western Rewards® Mastercard®
Rewards Rate
3X
Earn 3 points per $1 spent on Best Western purchases
2X
Earn 2 points per $1 spent on other purchases
Main Card Highlights
  • 20,000 points when you spend $5,000 every 12 billing cycles
  • 10% Off Room Rates Booked Through Best Western
  • Automatic Gold Status
  • Early Check-In and Late Check-Out
  • No Foreign Transaction Fee
  • Points don't expire as long as you use your card
Annual Fee
$0
Authorized User Fee
$0
Foreign Transaction Fee
0%

Best Western Mastercard Bonus Categories

The Best Western Mastercard features the following bonus categories and earning rates:

  • 3X Best Western
  • 2X Everything Else

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 overall with the card.

Best Western Mastercard Benefits

The Best Western Mastercard features the following card benefits:

Best Western Gold Elite Status

As a Best Western Mastercard holder, you'll receive complimentary Best Western Gold Elite Status. This will grant you a list of benefits including bonus points, early check-in, and late check-out.

10% Discount

When you use your Best Western Mastercard to book your stay through bwrcarddiscount.com, you'll receive a 10% discount based on the Flexible Rate.

Travel and Purchase Coverage

The Best Western Mastercard features the following travel and purchase insurance:

Best Western Mastercard Point Calculator

Calculate how many Best Western Points you can earn with the Best Western Mastercard, the cash value of points, and point transfers to partners. Results can be compared side by side any U.S. credit cards featured on the site.

Any spend entered into the primary card column (the first column) will carry over to all credit card calculators on the site, so there's no need to re-enter spend when viewing other credit cards.

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Category Spending
Change the order of the categories in the Category Spending section. This has an impact on cards that have spend limits and bonus caps on categories.
Resets all fields in the Category Spending section for all columns. Also clears all saved spend values that carry from calculator to calculator.
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Search for categories and click 'Add Category' to add it to the calculator. If you want to be more specific, you can specify domestic or international spend.
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Category Spending Total
The amount of rewards earned from card spending.
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Rewards & Bonuses
Extra Value
Use this field to add additional rewards to include in the calculation such as an intro or signup bonus.
Rewards & Bonus Total
The amount of rewards earned from card bonuses.
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Total Rewards
Grand Total
The total amount of rewards earned from the Category Spending and Rewards & Bonuses sections.
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Calculate Rewards Average Value
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Average Value
This is how much we value the rewards earned with the card on average based on our valuations. Cards that may offer bonus/additional value are reflected here.
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Transfers To Partners
Redemptions to do with transferring rewards to partner loyalty programs and redeeming them for high value (when applicable). These redemption values typically require knowledge of the best transfer partners.
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Cash Back, Statement Credits
Redemptions to do with turning your rewards into cash back or using it as a statement credit to offset purchases made to the card.
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Travel
Redemptions to do with using your rewards towards travel such as airfare, hotels, and car rentals (not including transfers to partners).
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Gift Cards
Redemptions to do with using your rewards towards the purchase of gift cards.
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Calculate Reward Transfers To Partners
Calculate Card Cash Value
Grand Total
The total amount of rewards earned from the Category Spending and Rewards & Bonuses sections.
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Currency Worth
Enter how much you value a single rewards point or mile in cents or regional currency equivalent (X.XX). The value of cash back cannot be changed.
Rewards Cash Value
The average cash value of rewards earned in the Grand Total section based on the set Currency Worth.
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Monetary Bonuses
Extra Cash Value
Use this field to add additional cash value to the calculations.
Total Cash Value
The total cash value of all listed benefits plus the cash value of rewards earned.
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Fees
Annual Fee
This is the fee you must pay annually to have the card.
Authorized User Fee
This is the cost to add additional users or supplemental cards to the account. Enter total amount of authorized users.
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Total Card Value
Total Card Value
The final cash value of the credit card(s).
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Best Western Points Value Calculator

The Point Calculator values Best Western Points at an average value of 0.5 cents each when redeemed for free nights.

Use the Best Western Points Value Calculator to calculate the cash value of your Best Western Points based on our average redemption values. You can enter any amount of points in the field below.

Best Western Points Value Calculator

Enter any amount of points to see the average cash value.
Points
Hotels
Free Night Awards
~0.5 Cents
~$0
Other Redemptions
Best Western Travel Awards
0.5 cents | 2,000pts - $10
$0
Charitable Donation Awards
0.4 cents | 500pts - $2
$0
Amazon and BW Gift Cards
0.31 cents | 16,000pts - $50
$0

Get the full list of redemption options and calculate the cash value of points for all redemptions with the Best Western Points Value Calculator.

Best Western Point Transfers

Best Western Points can be transferred to 12 airline partners with most partners being at a 5:1 ratio.

Best Western Transfer Partners
Transfer Partners Transfer Ratio
Aer Lingus AerClub 5:1
Aeromexico Club Premier 5:1.6
Air Canada Aeroplan 5:1
Air France-KLM Flying Blue 6:1
Alaska Mileage Plan 5:1
Asiana Airlines Asiana Club 5:1
Avianca Lifemiles 5:1
British Airways Executive Club 5:1
Cathay Pacific Asia Miles 5:1
Iberia Plus 5:1
Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards 5:1
Vueling Club 5:1

Transferring Best Western Points to partners can be a decent option if you're short on miles and need to top off your account, but you'll get significantly better value when redeeming them for free nights at Best Western brand hotels.

Best Western Point Transfer Calculator

Use the Best Western Points Transfer Calculator to calculate the transfer of Best Western Points to their 10 airline partners. You can enter any amount of points in the field below.

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