August 6 Update: Preferred Hotels Group adds a new elite tier, Best Western & AIR MILES parted ways & another 5x Cobalt Multiplier in Calgary

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Preferred Hotels Group has updated the elite status offering in their I Prefer program.
The program used to be a two tier system but as of August 1st they
added a middle tier between the base level Insider and the only elite
tier aptly called Elite. The new tier is called Explorer and it will
require 25,000 points to achieve while Elite will remain at 50,000
points. They also appear to be adding more benefits to the elite level
tiers with the top Elite level now receiving a food & beverage
offering and a digital anniversary gift.

Here are the current tiers and benefits in the program that were in place until July 31:


And the new tiers and benefits: 

 Learn more about these changes to the I Prefer program here

Image via Preferred Hotels

I seemed to have missed this as it happened sometime in 2020 but AIR MILES and Best Western are no
longer partners. That is you cannot earn AIR MILES directly for a Best
Western stay (ie set your Best Western Rewards accounts to earn AIR
MILES). The only way you can now earn AIR MILES for Best Western stays
is by booking through AIR MILES Hotels. I thought I would pass this
along just in case you missed this news like me!

Image via Best Western 

We have one new American Express Cobalt Card confirmed multiplier location for you. If you live in Calgary or are visiting be sure to check out Halo Churros, a local specialty churro shop that started out as food truck. They accept Amex and it codes as a 5x multiplier! Check out our list of American Express Cobalt™ Card Confirmed Multiplier Locations here. (This is why it pays to have your kids as additional card holders! 😀)

Image via Halo

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