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Old Jun 25, 17, 3:29 pm
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I just received an e-mail from Best Western, advertising that their 60'000 signup promo is back! Awesome. I think their last "big" signup promo was 80k )or was it 60 as well? I dont trcall)but 60k for a no-fee card is great either way. Not sure if personalized but here's the details:

" • Get 20,000 bonus points†† after your first eligible purchase--that's already enough points for at least ONE FREE NIGHT**
• Spend $1,000 or more within the first 90 days of account opening and get an additional 20,000 bonus points†† OR
• Spend $2,000 or more within the first 90 days of account opening and get a total of 60,000 bonus points†"

T&C's say nothing preventin repeat signups, here's the link:
https://apply.mbna.ca/applicationfor...9&locale=en_CA

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Old Jun 25, 17, 4:51 pm
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Originally Posted by Smiley90 View Post
I just received an e-mail from Best Western, advertising that their 60'000 signup promo is back! Awesome. I think their last "big" signup promo was 80k )or was it 60 as well? I dont trcall)but 60k for a no-fee card is great either way. Not sure if personalized but here's the details:

" • Get 20,000 bonus points†† after your first eligible purchase--that's already enough points for at least ONE FREE NIGHT**
• Spend $1,000 or more within the first 90 days of account opening and get an additional 20,000 bonus points†† OR
• Spend $2,000 or more within the first 90 days of account opening and get a total of 60,000 bonus points†"

T&C's say nothing preventin repeat signups, here's the link:
https://apply.mbna.ca/applicationfor...9&locale=en_CA


Here's a rewards chart:
https://www.bestwestern.com/en_US/re...em-awards.html

60,000 BW points will get you:

3-4 room nights, or
US $250 in BW gift cards, or
around US $200 in gift cards (not all merchants available from Canada) or
(not as optimal...) 12000 Aeroplan points, or around C $200 in gift cards for Canadian retailers.


So definitely find a way to generate $2000 in spend.

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Old Jun 26, 17, 1:24 am
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Originally Posted by Smiley90 View Post
I just received an e-mail from Best Western, advertising that their 60'000 signup promo is back! Awesome. I think their last "big" signup promo was 80k )or was it 60 as well? I dont trcall)but 60k for a no-fee card is great either way. Not sure if personalized but here's the details:

" • Get 20,000 bonus points†† after your first eligible purchase--that's already enough points for at least ONE FREE NIGHT**
• Spend $1,000 or more within the first 90 days of account opening and get an additional 20,000 bonus points†† OR
• Spend $2,000 or more within the first 90 days of account opening and get a total of 60,000 bonus points†"

T&C's say nothing preventin repeat signups, here's the link:
https://apply.mbna.ca/applicationfor...9&locale=en_CA
Does your mail say what date its valid till?
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Old Jun 26, 17, 1:49 am
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Originally Posted by 1Newflyer View Post
Does your mail say what date its valid till?
yes, sorry, didn't think to include it because I figured the link would say it. But here it is:

"But hurry--this offer expires on August 31, 2017. Thank you for being a member of Best Western Rewards and we look forward to welcoming you again at one of our hotels very soon! "
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Old Jun 26, 17, 4:11 am
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Oh blah. I just signed up for the 40K offer not that long ago.

I don't know if I should try and sign up again right before the promo expires?

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Old Jun 26, 17, 5:02 am
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Can you get a 2nd BW card if you already have one?
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Old Jun 26, 17, 7:15 am
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Yes you can. I did that last year.

The question for me now is whether I can get a 3rd BW Rewards card whilst holding 2.
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Old Jun 26, 17, 8:02 am
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Originally Posted by flyer05 View Post
Yes you can. I did that last year.

The question for me now is whether I can get a 3rd BW Rewards card whilst holding 2.
Flyer, maybe better to say it was possible in the past, but maybe not as easy any more. See the datapoints in this and the MBNA Alaska Airlines MC thread. MBNA had once been one of the most easiest to do multiple concurrent churns, but in the past year they have been much more 'iffy'.

I had 3 Alaska cards at one time in the past, and the most recent time that I had 2 concurrent BWR cards was a year ago. But based on MBNA's clandestine actions during our recent card apps, I'm now proactively closing down my MBNA cards before re-applying for a new one.

If you try to get a concurrent MBNA card nowadays, it might still work, but I'd say it's a lot more YMMV these days. I'm sure I will be proven wrong with a recent datapoint, but would more than welcome the "stuff it" replies.
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Old Jun 26, 17, 8:26 am
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JJJ, what you've said is definitely true regarding the Alaska cards. Those were being repeatedly exploited to no end, and we've all heard that MBNA is now enforcing the one-at-a-time rule for that card. I haven't heard any datapoints to suggest that this is true for the BW Card as well, though you're right that it's probably best practice to be more conservative than before when it comes to MBNA apps going forward.
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Old Jun 26, 17, 10:18 am
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Originally Posted by flyer05 View Post
Yes you can. I did that last year.

The question for me now is whether I can get a 3rd BW Rewards card whilst holding 2.

They declined me when I tried. I'm probably going to close the card I have before reapplying on the 31st of aug
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Old Jun 26, 17, 10:51 am
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Originally Posted by flyer05 View Post
JJJ, what you've said is definitely true regarding the Alaska cards. Those were being repeatedly exploited to no end, and we've all heard that MBNA is now enforcing the one-at-a-time rule for that card. I haven't heard any datapoints to suggest that this is true for the BW Card as well, though you're right that it's probably best practice to be more conservative than before when it comes to MBNA apps going forward.
I thought I had posted our recent issues with MBNA BWR cards, but it may be mired in the swamp of this thread. On my most recent application for the BWR card, MBNA spent a week pondering what my fate would be. Then auto-closed my then-existing BWR card, and then approved the new one. My wife was not so lucky. They declined her and lowered her other MBNA card limits...all this was done without any notifications from MBNA.

I have ~20 MBNA cards in my bureau report, and wife has a dozen or more in hers. Maybe they are watching us 'burners' more closely than newer applicants and have flagged our accounts?
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Old Jun 26, 17, 11:26 am
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BW hotel redemption starts at 8,000 points, so potentially you can redeem 7 nights for 56k points, which you can find plenty in Asia. That's one week worth of accommodation for free!
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Old Jun 26, 17, 2:34 pm
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Originally Posted by JJonahJ View Post
I thought I had posted our recent issues with MBNA BWR cards, but it may be mired in the swamp of this thread. On my most recent application for the BWR card, MBNA spent a week pondering what my fate would be. Then auto-closed my then-existing BWR card, and then approved the new one. My wife was not so lucky. They declined her and lowered her other MBNA card limits...all this was done without any notifications from MBNA.

I have ~20 MBNA cards in my bureau report, and wife has a dozen or more in hers. Maybe they are watching us 'burners' more closely than newer applicants and have flagged our accounts?


This is exactly what happened last year. Limit lowered, card closed. So I think this year I'm going to cancel one before reapplying
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Old Jun 26, 17, 10:33 pm
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This is exactly what happened last year. Limit lowered, card closed. So I think this year I'm going to cancel one before reapplying
Given there is ~2 months until this deal is set to expire, is the BW a cancel and re-apply within a short timeframe card, not a wait 90+ days and re-apply situation?
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Old Jun 27, 17, 5:25 am
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i cancelled about 2 months ago , signed up for card again , got message that they let me know in 10 to 15 days or call them , i went for 40000 pts with no spending limit ,dont use card alot ,so to me its a better deal than the offer for 60000 pts .
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