Hotels and airlines used to offer online booking bonuses to get more of the reservation in through their internal channels. This is relatively rare nowadays, however. I am glad that Best Western is offering bonus points for bookings made on their website.
The terms and conditions of this online booking bonus are surprisingly long:
Best Western Rewards® members (“Member(s)”) residing in any participating country† who REGISTER for the Online Booking Bonus Promotion (“Promotion”) and who (a) book a reservation for a qualified stay* on bestwestern.com between November 19, 2012 and June 30, 2013 (“Promotion Period”), (b) provide their Best Western Rewards account number on the reservation at the time of booking, (c) have chosen points as their earning preference in their Best Western Rewards account profile, and (d) complete the qualified stay* during the Promotion Period will earn 250 bonus Best Western Rewards points for the qualified stay. There is no limit to the number of online booking bonuses a member can earn during the Promotion Period. Best Western Rewards enrollment and Promotion registration required prior to online booking.
*A “qualified stay” for the purpose of this Promotion is defined as one or more consecutive nights at the same Best Western branded hotel at a rate eligible for earning points or airline/partner rewards through Best Western Rewards. Only one (1) check-in/check-out permitted per qualified stay.
Qualified stays with a check-in or a check-out date that fall within the Promotion Period will be counted towards the Promotion. Other restrictions may apply. Promotion is subject to cancellation or change without notice. Allow 6 weeks after the completed qualified stay for posting of Best Western Rewards online booking bonus points. All Best Western Rewards program rules apply. See www.bestwesternrewards.com for additional program terms. Best Western and the Best Western marks are service marks or registered service marks of Best Western International, Inc. ©2013 Best Western International, Inc. All rights reserved. Each Best Western® branded hotel is independently owned and operated.
†Participating countries include: Afghanistan, Albania, American Samoa, Andorra, Angola, Anguilla – St. Kitts, Antarctica, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Benin, Bermuda, Botswana, Bouvet Island, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Cayman Islands, Chad, Christmas Island, Cocos Islands, Comoros Island, Congo, Cook Islands, Cote d’Ivoire, Cuba, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Falkland Islands/Malvinas, Faroe Islands, Fiji Islands, former USSR, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greenland, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guam, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Heard and McDonald Islands, Iceland, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Marshall Island, Mauritania, Mayotte, Micronesia, Montserrat, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Netherlands Antilles, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, Norfolk Island, Northern Mariana Islands, Palestine, Panama, Pitcairn Island, Puerto Rico, Republic of Palau, Rwanda, S. Georgia and S. Sandwich Islands, Saint Helena, Saint Kitts and Nevis Anguilla, Saint Lucia, Sao Tome Principe, Senegal, Seychelles Islands, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, St. Pierre Miquelon, St. Vincent Grenadines, Sudan, Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tokelau, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, USA Minor Outlying Islands, Uganda, United States, Vanuatu, Virgin Islands, Wallis Futuna Islands, West Indies, Western Sahara, Western Samoa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, East Timor, Hong Kong, India, Indian Ocean Islands, Indonesia, Iraq, Iran, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kuwait, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen, Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, and Venezuela.