Coming Soon: The Best Western Rewards® World MasterCard® Elite status benefit is getting even better! Beginning January 1, 2013, existing cardmembers will be automatically upgraded to Gold Elite status in the Best Western Rewards program. Plus, cardmembers who spend at least $10,000 within a calendar year will now receive Diamond Elite status! Elite benefits include extra bonus points on every stay, best available room*, exclusive elite-only offers, and a welcome snack and beverage OR 250 bonus points upon check-in†. *Specialty rooms and suites may not be available for upgrade. †As determined at the sole discretion of the hotel.