any way to quickly earn 1200 points?

Old Jul 20, 17, 8:34 am
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any way to quickly earn 1200 points?

Is there any way to quickly earn 1200 points without a stay? Promotions, transfer from other programs, etc?
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Old Jul 20, 17, 2:29 pm
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Is there any way to quickly earn 1200 points without a stay? Promotions, transfer from other programs, etc?
You can transfer from Diners Club Club Rewards or Amex Membership Rewards if you belong to one of those programs (at least in the USA versions of those programs).
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Old Oct 1, 17, 9:08 pm
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The smallest Diners' Club transaction is 1250 of their points, which will get you 3300 BW points. Last time I checked, any friend/ relative/ colleague of yours who has a DC account can transfer into your BW. Check the DC forum to see if this is still true. If so, you can go to FT's own The Coupon Connection (if you have access) to find a co-operative FTer "friend."

Or rent a car, preferably from Avis or Budget:
https://www.bestwestern.com/en_US/be...-partners.html

Or just buy 2000 points for US$20.

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Old Oct 5, 17, 4:23 pm
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Or just buy 2000 points for US$20.
I can't seem to find the Buy Points link on the BW website. I read elsewhere that buying points is only available to certain elite membership levels. Is this true?
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Old Oct 5, 17, 8:00 pm
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I can't seem to find the Buy Points link on the BW website. I read elsewhere that buying points is only available to certain elite membership levels. Is this true?
Click Customer Service
Scroll to BW Rewards
Click Read FAQs
Scroll to Earning BW Rewards
Click Can I Purchase BW Points

I'm not aware that you need status to buy points.
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Old Oct 6, 17, 1:35 am
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Click Customer Service
Scroll to BW Rewards
Click Read FAQs
Scroll to Earning BW Rewards
Click Can I Purchase BW Points

I'm not aware that you need status to buy points.
Thanks, I had seen this too. But can you tell me where the link is to actually make the purchase? I'm not finding that (FWIW, I don't have status with BW right now).
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Old Oct 6, 17, 8:57 am
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Thanks, I had seen this too. But can you tell me where the link is to actually make the purchase? I'm not finding that (FWIW, I don't have status with BW right now).
You need to call Best Western Rewards customer service
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Old Oct 6, 17, 12:24 pm
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You need to call Best Western Rewards customer service
Thanks for the info.
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Old Oct 24, 17, 3:57 pm
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You can transfer from Diners Club Club Rewards or Amex Membership Rewards if you belong to one of those programs (at least in the USA versions of those programs).
I believe Best Western is no longer a transfer partner with AMEX MR. Please correct me if I'm wrong, but I think that ended a year or two ago.
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Old Oct 24, 17, 7:21 pm
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I believe Best Western is no longer a transfer partner with AMEX MR. Please correct me if I'm wrong, but I think that ended a year or two ago.
Yes, it did end, but I don't think it was necessarily that long ago.

It was a pretty lousy transfer rate (compared to Diners Club), so I'm not sure if there was an "announcement" in the Amex forum when it happened. It was just noticed after a while.
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