Hotels are a huge expense on any trip. You’re looking at more than $100 per night on top of everything else you need to budget for.

If you’re looking for a hotel chain that helps you save big, Best Western runs frequent promotions, like their Rewards Rush deal, where you can stay 2 nights and get a 3rd night free.

And if you’re not interested in collecting Best Western rewards when you stay, no problem. You can also collect Aeroplan or AIR MILES instead, as well as over 30 other airline partners.

If Aeroplan is your game, then there’s great news: Best Western is running a great and super easy promotion where you can get 500 more miles on your stay.

Best Western Aeroplan promotion

Earn 500 bonus Aeroplan miles on Best Western stays

Until April 30, 2020, you can earn 500 bonus Aeroplan miles on stays. That’s in addition to the 250 miles you’d normally be earning anyway, for a total of 750 miles per stay.

Is there anything special I need to do to qualify?

You have to head to this site and register with your Best Western Rewards number. You should also check your account settings and make sure you’re set to earn Aeroplan miles.

If you’re not sure, log in to your account, head to profile and preferences, and scroll down to earning preference. You can then select Aeroplan as your earning preference.

Full terms and conditions of the offer are available on the registration page.

Credit cards to earn more rewards

When it comes to staying at hotels, you’ll need a credit card. Even if you plan on paying with cash or debit, the hotel needs a credit card for incidentals. So why not pay with with a credit card anyway?

Here are 2 no fee options to keep in mind.

Best Western Mastercard

To earn even more Aeroplan miles on your stays, consider getting the .

It only earns Best Western points, but you can transfer them at a 5:1 ratio to Aeroplan.

To start, you’ll earn 5 points per $1 on Best Western stays, and 1 point per $1 on all other purchases. That translates to 1 Aeroplan mile per $1 spent at Best Western hotels, and 1 mile per $5 spent everywhere else.

For no annual fee, you’ll be able to earn Aeroplan miles on all your purchases.

It also includes a welcome bonus worth 20,000 points, or 4,000 Aeroplan miles, earned after your first purchase.

To top it off, it comes with Gold Status (earned after your first purchase), upgradeable to Diamond Status after spending $10,000 per year.

Tangerine Money-Back Mastercard

If you prefer cash back, the is a great choice.

Why? You can earn 2% cash back on all of your hotel stays if selected as one of your 2 categories (or 3 if you have a Tangerine savings account).

Here are the categories you can use from:

Tangerine Mastercard categories

For no annual fee, you won’t be able to top that earn rate when it comes to cash back cards.

If you meet the income requirements of either 60K personal or 100K household, you could opt for the instead.

It too has no annual fee and the same great earn rates, but comes with 2 extra insurance coverages – rental car and mobile device insurance.

We want to hear from you

Will you book a Best Western Hotel room the next time you travel?

Or is the bonus not worth it?

Let us know in the comments below.