Daily Points: Best Western 5K Promo; 50% Off Southwest Flights

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Happy Wednesday. Here’s your miles, points, travel, and deals news for January 31, 2024:

Best Western 5,000 Point Promotion

Best Western Rewards has a nice promotion allowing you to earn 5,000 bonus points per stay for up to 50,000 bonus points when you:

  1. Register for the promotion
  2. Book your reservation on BestWestern.com by February 4, 2024.
  3. Complete an eligible stay by May 5, 2024.

Best Western points are worth about 0.6 cents per point. With this deal, you would receive about $30 in extra rewards per stay. 

Best Western Premier Ivy Inn & Suites

Deals and Points News

  • Southwest Airlines is offering up to 50% off select flights to/from Denver and Colorado Springs with code “SAVENOW” when you book by February 1st for travel from February 20th to May 22nd.
  • Banks have been sending out 1099s for referral bonuses over the past week, so be on the lookout in the mail. I got one from Chase for $800 for receiving 80,000 Marriott points from referrals. The valuation of Marriott points at 1.0 cents per point is quite high considering Chase values Ultimate Rewards points at the same rate.
  • 4x Fuel Points for gift cards at Kroger brands (Harris Teeter, Ralphs, Marianos, Dillions, etc.) online and in-store (when you clip the online coupon) until February 20, 2024.
  • Reminder: Bilt’s Rent Day is tomorrow, with a 75% to 150% transfer bonus to Aeroplan, double points, trivia for points, and more.

Travel News

  • Delta announced that their new domestic first class will be rolling out this month on their refreshed Boeing 737-800s. Delta also announced they are increasing the number of Delta One Suites on their A350-900 from 32 to 40.
  • Emirates announced that for flights over 9 hours business class passengers will now receive a set of pajamas, plus slippers and eye masks.
  • Virgin Atlantic and China Eastern announced a codeshare agreement for several flights to/from the airlines hubs at London-Heathrow (LHR) and Shanghai-Pudong (PVG).
  • Breeze Airways announced three new routes from Raleigh (RDU) to Burlington (BTV), Syracuse (SYR), and Portland, Maine (PWM). 
  • Avelo Airlines is setting up a base in Sonoma County (STS) and will be adding several non-stop flights to West Coast destinations.
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