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Cant use Gift Card with Intenet Rate
I buy a gift card and then find out to use it with Best Western hotel (Dallas) that I cannot use their lowest on line rate! What a rip off. Maybe there was some T and C I did not read when I got Gift Card -- but this seems very unusual to me.
Internet Only Rate (Book on bestwestern.com and save 5% or more. Available to all travelers. Full payment required at time of booking. May cancel or change up to 7 days prior to arrival. Taxes may apply. A credit card is required at check-in)
It is nice though you can cancel up to 7 days prior.
It really depends on the hotel. Some hotels will charge a pre-paid stay immediately upon reservation, some will wait until a week or so before the actual reservation date, and some won't pre-charge your credit card at all. Your best bet is to call the hotels you plan to book and see how they do it. Or just book one night at the internet rate and see when your credit card is charged (if at all).