Airline Miles Best Western points transfer into airline miles at 5,000 points to 1,000 miles in programs like American Airlines and Aeroplan. Southwest is 5,000 points to 1,200 Rapid Rewards points. If you were to max out the promotion at 50,000 points for $292, you’d be getting 10,000 airline miles for a price of about 2.92 cents a pop- not a deal, especially since you can usually buy directly from the airlines and the transaction is much faster and hassle free. Transferring to Southwest would net 12,000 points (~$192 in Wanna Get Away fares) and they’d also count towards the Companion Pass,.
Alizée Poulicek – Miss Belgium 2008 (source: ) Belgium’s online dating scene reminds me a lot of the online dating scene in . There are a lot of good sites out there with ample chances to meet your perfect match, especially if you live in one of the larger cities such as Brussels, Charleroi, Antwerp, or Ghent which have a larger pool of online daters to choose from compared to the more rural areas of the country.
The best online dating sites in Belgium are full of members and have the latest and greatest features that you would expect from . As I mention in my , should you decide to sign up for the online dating sites I recommend below, be sure to read member profiles carefully as you might come across a lot of fake profiles and women looking for “clients.” Usually, I can spot these profiles pretty easily. A woman who has only one picture posted, is wearing a tight bikini and making an overly suggestive pose are usually clear signals to steer clear.
Another clue of a pretender is a woman who has a poorly written profile. As a general rule of thumb, the more boring the profile, the more boring the person. Without further ado, here is the quick list of the top three dating sites in Belgium. I’ll go into more detail in my reviews below. • • • EliteDating.be All new members are vetted by an elite squad of professionals hired to check for potential scammers.
True to its name, Elite Dating is a quality site, one that I enjoyed. The sign-up process is lengthy and detailed, which leads to highly compatible matches. But you’ll need to pay for the premium membership to do anything beyond creating a profile. Sign up Process Elite Dating’ sign-up process is a serious commitment. After entering your gender, desired gender in a partner, and email, you’re ushered through a long series of questions regarding your body type, match preferences, personality, personal traits, qualities your friends would choose for you, characteristics, etc.
You also answer questions about feelings you’ve felt in recent months, what are important values/issues in relationship, your level of interest in a partner with various activities, what you’re interested in, passionate about, and thankful for, and (believe it or not!) even more.
All-in-all, there are about 200 questions, and you have to complete the entire personality test before you can do anything else. It took me about 40 minutes to complete, though thankfully you are given the option of saving your answers and continuing later if necessary.
How to Locate Potential Matches Elite Dating puts your personality profile to work and uses algorithms to match you with around seven “Wildcard” matches every day. You can edit and refine your matches further by age, body type, distance to you, etc.
Elite Dating limits your browsing to these few daily matches (more if you’re a premium member). At times this matching system was refreshing, in that it took away the stress and time of scrolling through pages and pages of profiles, hoping to find a good match.
At other times, however, it felt inhibiting. This in itself was a sign of Elite Dating’ quality though…their matches for me were so good I wanted to see more! How to Communicate with Other Members As a free member, you can send smiles and five questions, a nice feature which helps you open conversations with stimulating dialogue.
You choose these five questions from a long list of options, allowing you personalize these messages to different users based on their personality. Unique Site Features What makes Elite Dating stand out is its commitment to its name. Right from the get go, with the lengthy, detailed personality test required to sign up, it’s clear that this site takes itself seriously and requires its members to do so as well.
I’ve experimented with my fair share of personality tests, and Elite Dating’s test is comprehensive and well-targeted.
I quite enjoyed reading through my personality profile, which includes an in-depth Personality Dimension Analysis, comparing your levels of Conscientiousness, Agreeableness, Openness, Extraversion, Neuroticism to the average of other members. What is Included for Each Membership Level • Free – Create a profile, take personality test, add photos. • Premium – View, match with, and message other profiles, “Read” receipts on your messages, view your personality profile, see 20 extra Wildcard matches a day.
Meetic.be Meetic.be is based out of Boulogne-Billancourt, Belgium and has been around since 2001. Of all the dating sites in Belgium, I think this one’s the second best.
From its meager beginnings, Meetic.be has continually grown until it is now the most expansive online dating site in all of Europe. Sign up Process When you first go to sign up you’ll need to provide your gender, along with your match gender and your birthday. Once that’s done you’ll be asked to answer some questions about the type of personality you have, what you look like, the lifestyle you live and the criteria for your ideal match.
While setting up your profile you’ll need to upload a photo and write a brief paragraph about yourself. Overall, this part only took me 10 to 15 minutes to get through. To actually complete everything on your profile, you will need to answer more questions about yourself.
The site also allows you to create a little quiz that your visitors can take. You do this by selecting specific questions from a list they provide, or you can make up questions of your own. How to Locate Potential Matches First, you have a choice of going with a Basic search or using the Advanced one. A Basic search consists of: it’s their birthday, born the same day I was, perfect matches, mutual matches and reverse matches. With an Advanced search, you can customize it to suit your wants with filters that narrow the search for you.
The filters consist of: member’s age, level of education, location, smoker or not, etc. One of my favorite features is #LoveYourImperfections tags, which you select when you sign up. You can save all these searches for later use for your convenience. Another feature I like is the Shuffle, which is like Tinder, in that you are randomly given profiles to view, and you either Like or Dislike them.
When a mutual match is found, both parties get notified. There is also a feature that allows you to place profiles in your Favorites. How to Communicate with Other Members At some point you’re going to find a match you like. When this happens, you are allowed to send a Flash, which is a way of flirting or winking at someone. Unfortunately, you won’t be allowed to contact them directly unless you upgrade your membership to Premium.
Once upgraded, you’ll see that the features set up to communicate with other members are quite basic. If members are online at the same time, you can send text messages and have IM chats with one another. Unique Site Features I found two outstanding features on Meetic.be to help users: • Their blog called Mag – This is jam-packed with articles offering tips on relationships, online dating, dating in general and a whole lot more.
• Great Customer Support – Allows members to phone their hotline and actually speak to a live person in real-time.
I found this to be incredible, which makes it worthwhile to upgrade to a Premium membership just to have this available. What is Included in Each Membership Level • Free – Create a profile, upload a photo, search/browse/watch profiles, receive messages, send messages to Connect members, use Shuffle limited • Premium – Unrestricted use of Shuffle, see who has visited or favorited you, start live chats and message with anyone, customer support • Extras: • Incognito Mode – Invisible browsing • Boost – Boost your profile, advanced placement in search results, extended communication options Parship.be Parship.be is part of the Parship.com family of sites, which were launched in 2001 in Germany, and then expanded worldwide in 2002.
This dating site has a solid matching system, so it would appeal to singles that are seriously on the lookout for a life partner. When signing up, you are required to take a comprehensive personality test. These answers are used to find you the best matches. Although some may be put off by the amount of time it takes to complete this test, I actually like taking personality tests.
If you’re single and live in Belgium, I definitely think you should consider joining Parship.be, especially if you’re serious about finding a serious relationship. Sign up Process You’re going to need to fill in basic information, including your gender, the gender of your ideal match, your email address and a password.
Once this is done, you’re going to be asked to complete the PARSHIP Principle, a scientifically done questionnaire, which can take you anywhere from 20 to 60 minutes to fill out. This all depends on how much insight you have about yourself and how quickly you run through personality tests. The test is comprised of mostly multiple-choice questions, however it does have some more abstract features, like asking which you prefer between two abstract-looking images or selecting a title to fit a dream image.
Aside from gaining a lot of information on members, the Parship sign up process serves to weed out the people who aren’t really serious about meeting people or dating. By the time you finish the test, you’re still not done setting up your profile. You’re only 35% there! How to Locate Potential Matches What’s different about Parship.be compared to other dating sites is that there is no obvious search feature.
You can certainly see which members are online or who recently logged in, but the main purpose of the site is its partner recommendations. Your test results will be compared with those of other matches, and a compatibility score will be generated for each profile. The score has to do with the number of “Matching Points” there are between you and your partner recommendation. The highest match I had with someone recommended to me was 104.
As you start browsing the profiles of the different matches, it soon becomes apparent that they only let you see blurry photos at the start. Users must explicitly grant access so others can see their photos, or they must upgrade to a Premium membership to see photos publicly. Parship also doesn’t allow users to see people’s names right away, only their occupation (e.g. Police Officer, Advertising Copywriter, etc.), although you are allowed to keep notes or give nicknames to profiles to help you sort out the differences.
How to Communicate with Other Members Until you complete at least half of your profile (50%), you will not be allowed to reach out and contact others on the site. Once you’re half done, you can add profiles to your Favorites, allow them access to your photos, and/or Compliment someone via a tiny thumbs up, an “Icebreaker” message that asks them to answer a few multiple-choice questions, a Smile, or via text message.
Besides these basic ways of contacting others, you will communicate quite a bit through your profile to others who visit you without saying a thing since the site’s profile compatibility reports contain so many details.
Unique Site Features A lot of different dating sites have matching systems, but Parship’s stands out among all the rest. This compatibility test is backed up by 40 years of scientific research and was developed by a Psychology professor at Hamburg University. When you become a Premium member you will gain access to your test results, which is made up of a full psychological assessment 40 pages long.
What is Included in Each Membership Level • Standard – Create profile, view summary of personality report, reply to messages from premium members, see profiles • Premium Lite – View released photos, unlimited communication • Premium Classic – Also includes the Contact Guarantee • Premium Comfort – Same as Classic except a longer, cheaper subscription Online Dating Strategy: • A lot of what I learned while dating online was through trial and error, planting a lot of seeds in order to get success…learning what works and doesn’t work and refining my approach along the way.
You might have your own online dating strategy, and that is cool, but if you don’t and need a starting point, go and buy my e-book, . In the book I go into detail about how to set up a profile, what I recommend writing for your initial and follow up messages, when to ask the woman/man you’re interested in to go offline for a date, and more.
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I need 20k points for 1 night stay and I am considering what is the best way to transfer points to Best Western? I have many airline miles and hotel points. Plus I do have citi TY points, Amex membership rewards points as well. Best Western 70K credit card sounds great, but I will keep that as my last option. Which mile/points has a great transfer value? Originally Posted by soap_bubbles I need 20k points for 1 night stay and I am considering what is the best way to transfer points to Best Western?
I have many airline miles and hotel points. Plus I do have citi TY points, Amex membership rewards points as well. Best Western 70K credit card sounds great, but I will keep that as my last option. Which mile/points has a great transfer value?The best transfer value to Best Western is from Diners Club Club Rewards. But if you don't already have one of those, you can't get it right now (they're haven't been taking applications for many months). I can think of no other programs besides Diners Club Club Rewards and Amex Membership Rewards which transfer to Best Western.
No hotel programs transfer to any other hotel programs. And very few airlines transfer to any hotel programs any more (mostly to Hilton Honors, not other hotel programs). So I severely doubt there's any airline in the world that transfers to Best Western. And the only hotel partner of Citi's TY points is Hilton HHonors.
(And, btw, Best Western has never been one of Amtrak's transfer partners either.) So unfortunately, from what you listed, Amex MR seems to be your only transfer option (so no "best" or "worst"). Amex MR transfer to BW 1:1: So you would need 20k MR points for 20k BW points. Of course, given all the devaluations at Delta, what else you gonna use Amex MR points for?
Originally Posted by sdsearch The best transfer value to Best Western is from Diners Club Club Rewards. But if you don't already have one of those, you can't get it right now (they're haven't been taking applications for many months). I can think of no other programs besides Diners Club Club Rewards and Amex Membership Rewards which transfer to Best Western.
No hotel programs transfer to any other hotel programs. And very few airlines transfer to any hotel programs any more (mostly to Hilton Honors, not other hotel programs). So I severely doubt there's any airline in the world that transfers to Best Western. And the only hotel partner of Citi's TY points is Hilton HHonors. (And, btw, Best Western has never been one of Amtrak's transfer partners either.) So unfortunately, from what you listed, Amex MR seems to be your only transfer option (so no "best" or "worst").
Amex MR transfer to BW 1:1: So you would need 20k MR points for 20k BW points. Of course, given all the devaluations at Delta, what else you gonna use Amex MR points for? Thanks. 1:1 on MR is not a great deal. I can get $200 of dining GC with 20,000 MR points. BW hotel I am looking at is around $165 value. So I'd spend my Amex MR on BW transfer.
Originally Posted by soap_bubbles Thanks. 1:1 on MR is not a great deal. I can get $200 of dining GC with 20,000 MR points. BW hotel I am looking at is around $165 value. So I'd spend my Amex MR on BW transfer.Yes, 1:1 MR:BW is not a great deal. Since I do have a Diners Club card, where it's 1250:3300 (1:2.64), that would be a far better deal (assuming you earn your points through spend, not signup bonuses). In fact, the Diners Club card earns BW points faster on non-BW spend faster than any other card, including BW's own credit cards!
But like I said, you couldn't even apply for a Diners Club card today if you wanted to, their application windows are few and far between ! And even when they had applications, Diners Club didn't have any signup bonuses in recent times. Originally Posted by soap_bubbles I need 20k points for 1 night stay and I am considering what is the best way to transfer points to Best Western? I have many airline miles and hotel points.
Plus I do have citi TY points, Amex membership rewards points as well. Best Western 70K credit card sounds great, but I will keep that as my last option.
Which mile/points has a great transfer value?It was the lack of any acceptable transfer options into BW that had me buy a huge number of BW point packages earlier this year when no one else seemed to want to buy them for many days.
It was one of my best bunch of DailyGetaway/USTA purchases, and I've since I've used them for booking up suites in a rather expensive European country. I'll buy a bunch more when such opportunity next presents itself, since the transfer values were just poor for me. Originally Posted by GUWonder It was the lack of any acceptable transfer options into BW that had me buy a huge number of BW point packages earlier this year when no one else seemed to want to buy them for many days. It was one of my best bunch of DailyGetaway/USTA purchases, and I've since I've used them for booking up suites in a rather expensive European country.
I'll buy a bunch more when such opportunity next presents itself, since the transfer values were just poor for me.Can you provide more insight to DailyGetaway/USTA purchases? Can you provide me a link for me to understand further and not miss this opportunity? Yes Suites go for the same # of points in Europe and I don't mind doing the same. Originally Posted by soap_bubbles Can you provide more insight to DailyGetaway/USTA purchases? Can you provide me a link for me to understand further and not miss this opportunity?
Yes Suites go for the same # of points in Europe and I don't mind doing the same.Daily Getaway is a once a year program where for about three or four weeks, special points purchases are made available. This year the sale was in March and early April I think. Stay tuned to the forums for when Daily Getaway returns in 2016.
I bought 50K BWR points for a half cent each, well worth it. I agree that transferring Amex to BW @ 1:1 is a horrible value! I find a BW point to be worth half a US cent, so DC's ratio is OK. BTW, last I checked, any BW member can transfer any number of points into any other member's account by filling out & signing a form, then faxing it to BW.
NO FEE & NO need to tie it to a specific reservation, as Marriott requires & Hyatt used to require.
Points As a Best Western Rewards member, you can accrue points by staying with Best Western and by using your Best Western Rewards MasterCard or by converting your Diners Club Rewards to Best Western Rewards points. Points can be redeemed for free nights, airline miles and a variety of other rewards.
Earning Points You can earn points by staying at any Best Western property, flying with Best Western's airline partners or using a Best Western Rewards MasterCard to make everyday purchases. You'll receive 10 points for every dollar spent on a room at any participating Best Western property.
You may only earn points on rooms where you pay a qualifying rate, which means you must book your reservation directly through Best Western; bookings with third-party websites and some discounted rates are not eligible for reward accrual.
If you hold a Best Western Rewards MasterCard, you can earn up to 20 points per dollar spent at Best Western properties and two points for every dollar spent on other purchases. Additionally, you can earn exclusive bonus points if you link your partner accounts (like AAA and AARP) with your Best Western Rewards membership.
You can also earn points by flying with Best Western's airline partners like and . If you prefer to earn airline rewards instead of hotel points, note that mileage conversions vary by airline. If you haven't accrued enough points to cover the cost of a night's stay, you can purchase up to 20,000 points per transaction (or a minimum of 1,000 points for $10). Using Points You can use the Best Western Rewards points you've earned to cover the cost of your hotel room.
The number of points needed to redeem a free night ranges from 8,000 to 36,000, depending on the location and type of Best Western property you choose.
Below are the number of points needed for one free night in any room (ranging from standard rooms to premium rooms) in a selection of popular business and leisure destinations: Destination No. of hotels Cost of room in points Honolulu 1 32,000 Paris 57 12,000 - 32,000 Orlando 9 16,000 - 36,000 New Orleans 8 20,000 - 28,000 Miami 8 20,000 - 28,000 Cancun 0 N/A San Juan, PR 0 N/A Los Angeles 22 20,000 - 36,000 Punta Cana 0 N/A Vancouver 3 28,000 - 36,000 New York City 14 20,000 - 28,000 Las Vegas 6 20,000 - 36,000 Chicago 6 12,000 - 32,000 San Francisco 5 16,000 - 32,000 Charlotte 5 16,000 Washington, D.C.
7 20,000 Houston 12 16,000 Toronto 2 20,000 Boston 2 28,000 - 32,000 Atlanta 3 16,000 - 20,000 The calculated costs shown above are based on booking searches conducted by U.S. News on July 6, 2018. We analyzed room rates for one-night stays arriving Saturday and departing Sunday four weeks from the research date.
Only hotels with room availability that sit within a 15-mile radius of each destination are reflected in the above chart. The Best Western Rewards program also allows you to redeem points for frequent flyer miles with the program's airline partners. Plus, you can use points to purchase gift cards for dining establishments, retail outlets, entertainment providers, rental cars and gas. Points can also be used to make charitable donations.
And as of June 2018, you can cash in points for golf outings, theme park tickets and more through the members-only Experiences by Best Western Rewards program.
Honolulu 1 32,000 Paris 80 16,000 - 36,000 Orlando 10 12,000 - 16,000 New Orleans 9 16,000 - 28,000 Miami 14 12,000 - 24,000 Cancun 0 N/A San Juan, PR 1 20,000 Los Angeles 40 16,000 - 36,000 Punta Cana 0 N/A Vancouver 5 20,000 New York City 29 12,000 - 36,000 Las Vegas 5 16,000 - 20,000 Chicago 7 20,000 - 28,000 San Francisco 19 20,000 - 36,000 Charlotte 6 12,000 - 16,000 Washington, D.C.
16 16,000 Houston 24 12,000 - 28,000 Toronto 9 12,000 - 24,000 Boston 11 20,000 - 36,000 Atlanta 10 12,000 The Southwest Rapid Rewards program is most beneficial for budget-minded travelers based in the United States who frequently fly to major cities around the U.S., Mexico and the Caribbean.
Southwest offers more than 4,000 flights a day to 100 destinations. By becoming a Southwest Rapid Rewards member, you'll earn points for every dollar spent on Southwest flights and with the airline's hotel, car rental and retail partners. If you have one of the Southwest Rapid Rewards credit cards from Chase Visa, you can earn additional points on Southwest Airlines and partner purchases and by making everyday purchases.
You can use your Rapid Rewards points to pay for merchandise, gift cards and the cost of air travel on any Southwest flight. If you are a Southwest credit card holder, you can also use points to cover the cost of international partner flights, hotel stays, cruises, car rentals and experiences like wine tastings and spa packages. The Hilton Honors program is most advantageous for business and luxury travelers who frequently fly to and stay in major cities in the United States, Europe and Asia. Hilton Honors members can redeem points at more than 5,300 hotels and resorts across 14 different brands in more than 100 countries and territories. And because Hilton has a partnership with the United MileagePlus program (as well as more than 40 other airline and rail partners), you can cash in points for miles. Points can also be used to purchase tickets to concerts and sporting events, gift cards, cruise certificates and items sold on Amazon and Hilton Honors' shopping portal.
Additionally, you can earn points for everyday purchases with the Hilton Honors credit cards from American Express. The Choice Privileges program from Choice Hotels caters to families and business travelers who prefer to travel the world on a budget.
There are more than 5,500 hotels participating in the program, with properties throughout the United States, Asia, Europe, Australia, Mexico, Central and South America, Canada and the Caribbean. Choice Privileges members can earn points that can be used toward free stays at Choice Hotels brands like Cambria hotels & suites, Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites and Econo Lodge, among others.
You can also cash in your rewards at participating Preferred Hotels & Resorts properties. If you have the Choice Privileges Visa Signature credit card, you can earn Choice Privileges points for every dollar spent on hotel stays and everyday purchases.
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