Best western emailed a $25 travel card

Old Jun 9, 20, 4:25 pm
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Best western emailed a $25 travel card

Anyone else get one the past couple of days? Good thru the end of the year. They also emailed out buy $100 gift card get $20 bonus card.
I did low rate guarantee for the carpinteria best western at the end of June for $114. So thanks to the free card thatís $89, buy the gift card and using the bonus down to $69+ taxes. The $100 card will have about $20 left and then another $100 card for beating the rate :-)
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Old Jun 9, 20, 10:26 pm
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All I got was the offer to get a free bonus $20 card by buying a $100 GC.
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Old Jun 15, 20, 1:04 pm
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There is a promo for a $25 gift card after staying and submitting a gas receipt before Aug 31, 2020

here are the terms: https://www.bestwestern.com/en_US/offers/hotel-discounts/special-offer/email-campaigns/tanksalot-terms.html
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Old Jun 15, 20, 1:46 pm
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Was about to post this. So anybody with an upcoming stay this is an easy $25 card.

Iíll buy a $100 card to get an extra $20 card for my upcoming low rate guarantee stay.

Use the $25 card I was emailed and referred to in original post, use the $20 bonus from the $100 gift card purchase, and use $83 from the $100 gift card to cover the rest of the balance on my stay. Iíll have $17 left on the card I bought, get a $100 card sent to me via low rate guarantee and then send gas receipt for this
$25 gift card. So 1 night stay in Carpinteria, CA for $100 gets me $142 in gift cards.


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Old Jun 15, 20, 3:14 pm
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It says, "c) purchase at least $10 USD/CAD worth of gasoline/electric vehicle charges within ten (10) days of the eligible stay". Must the fuel purchase be at/ after the night of the stay? Or can it be a few days before the stay? "Within" means before or after, but given that the stay is Requirement (b), it could be interpreted that the fuel purchase must be after the stay.
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Old Jun 18, 20, 5:58 am
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Yesterday, I got the email for the $25 gift card. However, it does not have a "GIFT CARD #" shown in the email. That area is blank.
What to do?
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Old Jun 21, 20, 12:37 pm
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Ok now itís just getting silly.... got this today, register and get a $25 gift card after your first stay. So
I was sent $25 just for the sake of it.
buy $100, get $20.
get $25 after a stay with a gas receipt
get $25 after a stay
get $100 after stay for low rate guarantee.

so spent $100, got $120 in gift cards. Will use the $25 and the $20 and part of the $100 to pay for Thursdayís stay. Will have $17 remaining, then receive $150 in gift cards.
Spending $100 gets me a one night stay in Carpinteria and $167 in gift cards.
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Old Jul 11, 20, 5:44 pm
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Originally Posted by pdxtraveller View Post
Yesterday, I got the email for the $25 gift card. However, it does not have a "GIFT CARD #" shown in the email. That area is blank.
What to do?
I got this a while back, too, so I emailed CS to figure out what it's about. Well, it finally got back to me, but sidestepped my question and basically told me that I haven't qualified for any $25 GC yet. I am assuming it was sent out by mistake or it was formatted incorrectly. In essence, no "free" $25 GC before any activity. I need to earn them.

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Old Jul 17, 20, 9:05 pm
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Does anyone have any data points on how long it takes to receive the voucher? It has now been two weeks since I had my first stay after registering for the promotion, and I have yet to receive my $25 voucher. I also submitted an email two weeks ago for the tanks-a-lot promotion, including my gas receipt, and I have not received a voucher for that either.
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Old Jul 24, 20, 9:57 am
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I had a stay on Jul.7 - so now 17 days ago, nothing either for the $25 voucher

Tanks-a-lot replied quick, approval was within a day, but that was 15 days ago, and nothing since.

Thank you for your submission. Your request has been approved!
Please allow 1-2 weeks to receive your $25 Best Western gift card via email.
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Old Jul 24, 20, 3:51 pm
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Thank you for the reply. I did finally get the tanks a-lot email like yours a couple days ago, but still no original gift card. Going on about 3 weeks now.
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Old Jul 31, 20, 4:22 pm
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It's been 4 weeks since I first stayed at a BW hotel. I've made 2 stays since.

I registered and fulfilled the $25 after my first stay (as shown in my BW profile page), submitted my gas receipt and received the tanks-a-lot email saying I was successful.

Nothing has come yet.
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Old Jul 31, 20, 4:49 pm
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I registered for the $25 gift card and spent July 6 in a qualified hotel. I've called twice and no email gift certificate. I called on July 13 and the rep said it could take 7-14 days after the stay to get the email. I called again today and the rep said I was emailed the gift certificate on July 8. I've gotten several emails from BW promoting the $25 promo but I went through all my files including my junk and there's no email gift certificate. Rep said she's re-sending the email certificate and it will take up to 10 business days to get the email. Honestly, sounds kind of like it's a bogus promo. I asked how in the world would it take that long to re-send an email and she replied it has to go through the marketing department to send it.
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Old Aug 17, 20, 5:07 pm
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Originally Posted by Bohemiana View Post
I registered for the $25 gift card and spent July 6 in a qualified hotel. I've called twice and no email gift certificate. I called on July 13 and the rep said it could take 7-14 days after the stay to get the email. I called again today and the rep said I was emailed the gift certificate on July 8. I've gotten several emails from BW promoting the $25 promo but I went through all my files including my junk and there's no email gift certificate. Rep said she's re-sending the email certificate and it will take up to 10 business days to get the email. Honestly, sounds kind of like it's a bogus promo. I asked how in the world would it take that long to re-send an email and she replied it has to go through the marketing department to send it.
I also was told it was emailed to me on XX date. Checked my Spam folder, Trash, everywhere... no email!
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Old Aug 24, 20, 1:24 pm
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I also was told it was emailed to me on XX date. Checked my Spam folder, Trash, everywhere... no email!
Three weeks since I posted and still no email. In my opinion it's a bogus promotion or they are just very behind the times technically. I don't love Best Western so unless they are significantly cheaper than IHG or Marriott brands, I won't stay there anymore.
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