Earn Points by Filing Your Taxes

Effectively immediately, members of Best Western`s Gold Crown Club International (GCCI), the company`s frequent traveler program, can earn points for filing their taxes with H&R Block, the nation`s leading tax services company.
GCCI members who are new clients to H&R Block, can now earn 200 points when having their taxes prepared and filed through a participating H&R Block office.  GCCI members who already are clients of H&R Block and use their tax preparation service can earn 75 points by filing taxes through select H&R Block locations or online at www.hrblock.com/taxes/partners/goldcrownclub.

Elite members of GCCI can earn 225 points if they are new clients and file through a participating retail H&R Block tax office.  As existing clients, Elite members will earn 100 points when filing through participating offices or 75 points when filing online.

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Gold Crown Club International is Best Western International`s newly enhanced frequency program.  It offers a global free room night award that is redeemable any day of the week and has no blackout dates.  The program offers one of the most generous reward options and is rated among the best programs in the industry according to Inside Flyer magazine. For more information about GCCI or to enroll in the program visit www.goldcrownclub.com or call (800) 237-8483.

Best Western International is THE WORLD`S LARGEST HOTEL CHAIN® with more than 4,000 hotels in 80 countries and territories. Best Western is a membership association of independently owned and operated hotels that provides marketing, reservations and operational support to its members.