Free Best Western Platinum Status

Ripped from Frugal Travel Guy:

A bank is giving away BW status with a new account, but it seems you can sign up without a banking relationship. Here is the info you’ll need:

Go to
Enter promo code: BWSCB2008
First 6 Digits of Card: 486419

You’ll get room upgrades, bonus points and the right to buy points at $10 per thousand

Haven’t done this myself, so your mileage may vary.

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  1. Gary,
    I hear you — That’s why we need “agnostic” search and deliver functionality. That’s also why I’m writing. RBTI’s MymTravel is launching today — I have been using it for several months. Full Disclosure — I am a shareholder. However, I would NEVER recommend a travel site that doesn’t measure up — there are enough headaches with travel already. Here’s the details:
    Announcing the controlled introduction of my|mTravel ( – a new, cutting-edge, personal business travel solution designed from the ground up to serve you – the business traveler.

    Red Branch Technologies offers you this exciting new tool and extends to you a cordial invitation to participate in this exciting product introduction.

    There is no cost to participate. We simply value your feedback and hope you will honor us with your participation.

    To participate, simply complete your profile by clicking this link:

    Also, be sure to download the Microsoft Outlook Plug-in, just one of the many my|mTravel exclusives!

    Just a few of the features of my|mTravel include:

    Exclusive my|mTravel Features:

    o Full Microsoft Outlook® integration: Users book right from the convenience of their MS Outlook

    o Robust Intelligent Personal Profile: mTravel Assistant™ optimizes itineraries according to personal likes & dislikes just as a human assistant familiar with the user’s preferences would do.

    o Fully Mobile: Palm, Treo, Smart-phone, Blackberry – device agnostic mobile functionality

    o TravelBank™ to track, reclaim and account for unused tickets and unused trip segments.

    o One-Click Booking my|mTravel® optimizes itineraries according to Personal Preferences and books Air, Car and Hotel in just 30 seconds with just one simple click

    o Notiflyer® offers updates on-the-fly to any changes in the traveler’s itinerary

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    o 24 Hour NO COST cancellations: Travelers can cancel any itineraries without incurring any cost within a 24 hour window (TRY THAT ON ORBITZ, TRAVELOCITY OR EXPEDIA!!).

    Welcome to my|mTravel and Enjoy!!!

    Very Best Regards,

  2. It looks like you will need to present a SCB credit card in order to take advantage of this deal:

    1. Standard Chartered Bank credit card must be presented at the time of booking, check-in and payment.

  3. yep, looks like it…but you can register just in case; who knows what really happens when you check in!

    thanks, gary 🙂

    (btw, the first post is spam.)

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