BW points on a travel agent group booking?

Old Feb 28, 17, 6:00 pm
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BW points on a travel agent group booking?

Hi All,

I am leading a trip to Sweden, staying at a BW over there for 8 days, we have 6 rooms. The trip was booked and reserved through a University-hired travel agency, and all of the rooms are pre-paid.

I am a new (status matched) Diamond, is it possible to get points for this stay? I was not given a confirmation code, just the room vouchers and booking codes from the travel agency.

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Old Mar 1, 17, 10:08 am
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just give them your BWR number at check in for your room. If its eligible for points, then good for you.
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Old Mar 11, 17, 4:44 am
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I went looking for information last month whether I could earn points for 3 rooms I personally booked online via my account: my room + two family members' rooms. You can, per the T&Cs, earn on 3 rooms provided you occupy one room and pay for all rooms. In my case, I occupied one room, did not present a credit card in my name for any of the rooms, and all points posted.

I don't know if your school travel agent booking channel/rates fit into any of the exceptions listed below. If I were you, I would attach my BW number to 3 rooms and spouse/family BW number to the other 3 rooms.


All stays are eligible to earn points (“Eligible Stays”) with the exception of the following (Non-Eligible Stays”):
Stays booked through online travel agencies (“OTAs”), such as,,,, (i.e., channels other than Best Western branded booking channels);

Stays booked through tour operators; and

Stays booked at special discounted rates, such as employee rates, FIT/wholesale/net rates, motorcoach/bus rates, crew rates, BWR free night awards rates (FX rates), or discounted rates for stays longer than thirty (30) nights.

What constitutes a rate or booking channel that qualifies as an Eligible Stay versus a Non-eligible Stay may change and so you should always confirm when making a reservation whether you are reserving a rate that qualifies as an Eligible Stay, for which you can earn Points, or a Non-Eligible Stay, for which you will not earn Points. This is more important if you are booking through a channel other than a Best Western branded booking channel.

You earn ten (10) Points for each $1.00 U.S. Dollar (or fraction of a U.S. Dollar) paid for an Eligible Stay, including VAT in certain areas outside the United States, but excluding amounts paid for non-VAT tax and incidentals. You can earn Points for up to three (3) rooms per Eligible Stay provided that: (a) one (1) room is occupied by you; (b) you pay for all the rooms; (c) Points for that room have not been issued to another Member; and (d) you presented your Best Western Rewards® membership number at the time of booking or at check-in.
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