what to do with 10k points

Old May 17, 15, 4:51 pm
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: LAX
Posts: 2,748
what to do with 10k points

I cannot seem to find any Best Western Hotel for 10k points which is what I have in my account. Does anyone know if this even exist?

If so, how can i find which hotel has 10k points?

I did find one for 16k but am 6k short. It doesn't seem I can transfer any AMEX membership points nor Ultimate rewards points over.

Does anyone know how I can earn the other 6k without a car rental or BW hotel stay?
metoo is offline  
Old May 17, 15, 4:58 pm
  #2  
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: US
Posts: 27
You can't transfer Amex MR points? That used to be an option.
Hysch is offline  
Old May 17, 15, 5:11 pm
  #3  
A FlyerTalk Posting Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Watchlisted by the prejudiced, en route to purgatory
Programs: Just Say No to Fleecing and Blacklisting
Posts: 88,259
Originally Posted by metoo View Post
I cannot seem to find any Best Western Hotel for 10k points which is what I have in my account. Does anyone know if this even exist?

If so, how can i find which hotel has 10k points?

I did find one for 16k but am 6k short. It doesn't seem I can transfer any AMEX membership points nor Ultimate rewards points over.

Does anyone know how I can earn the other 6k without a car rental or BW hotel stay?
Perhaps you can have someone else with a BW rewards account transfer the points into your account, or you do that for them. Free combining of points is a nice feature of this program.
GUWonder is offline  
Old May 17, 15, 6:58 pm
  #4  
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Toronto, Ont., Canada
Programs: Aeroplan; Marriott Gold; IHG Platinum; Best Western Diamond
Posts: 1,812
Haven't seen a property for 10k points. Recently stayed at San Diego (BW 7Seas) at a property that only require 12k, and it was very good.

Saw properties in Phuket needing lots of points and the cheapest needed 16k points.

If you find a property that only needs 10k points, let us know.
yscleo is online now  
Old May 18, 15, 4:11 am
  #5  
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: California
Programs: Marriott Gold (1st choice) BW Diamond (2nd)
Posts: 295
well i think they have gift cards or travel cards. I dont think thats the best redemption value but its better than nothing. Also if you have your eyes set on a hotel, call BW costumer service and they might actually comp you the rest of the points you need.
jm1991 is offline  
Old Jun 1, 15, 6:37 pm
  #6  
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Charleston, SC, USA
Programs: Avis Chairman's, Hertz Au+ , IHG Au, Hyatt, Honors Au (Amex), Marriott Pt & Life Au, Accor Ag
Posts: 6,530
I find that BW points are usually worth about half a cent each, so 10K ~=US$50. Too bad you didn't buy from Daily Giveaways a few weeks ago (it's over now) @ $55 for each 10K!
Also 10K BW points can be transferred into 2K airline frequent-flyer miles on many airlines.
Brendan is offline  
Old Jun 10, 15, 8:20 am
  #7  
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Programs: SPG, Hyatt, Hilton, UA, AA
Posts: 76
Originally Posted by Brendan View Post
I find that BW points are usually worth about half a cent each, so 10K ~=US$50. Too bad you didn't buy from Daily Giveaways a few weeks ago (it's over now) @ $55 for each 10K!
Also 10K BW points can be transferred into 2K airline frequent-flyer miles on many airlines.
How long does the transfer to airline miles take? I am looking to transfer to American Airlines to top off an account for an award ticket. Thanks
bigasiannd is offline  
Old Jun 10, 15, 3:04 pm
  #8  
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Charleston, SC, USA
Programs: Avis Chairman's, Hertz Au+ , IHG Au, Hyatt, Honors Au (Amex), Marriott Pt & Life Au, Accor Ag
Posts: 6,530
IDK how long it takes. BTW you can also get a friend to transfer 6K or whatever points into your account!
Brendan is offline  
Old Jun 12, 15, 5:45 am
  #9  
A FlyerTalk Posting Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Watchlisted by the prejudiced, en route to purgatory
Programs: Just Say No to Fleecing and Blacklisting
Posts: 88,259
Originally Posted by Brendan View Post
I find that BW points are usually worth about half a cent each, so 10K ~=US$50. Too bad you didn't buy from Daily Giveaways a few weeks ago (it's over now) @ $55 for each 10K!
Also 10K BW points can be transferred into 2K airline frequent-flyer miles on many airlines.
I maxed out on those purchases, which were available there for many, many days after the sale was open. I maxed out on those to use the points for suites.
GUWonder is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread