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Today is the “official” launch of the new Wyndham Rewards program (Wandering Aramean wrote last night that it had gone live). This new take on the Wyndham program is that you can book any night at Wyndham hotels for 15,000 points per night.
Redeem 15K Points For Any Wyndham – Go Free
While that new redemption model is bad news for the lower tier hotels that used to cost less, it does simplify the program and put some of the higher tiered hotels within easier reach. As of today, you can now book those hotels for only 15,000 points each – and that includes the resorts!
Another great part is that these award nights are not capacity controlled meaning that if there are rooms, you can book them with points. There are no blackout dates either. So, you should be able to see a good amount of availability going forward.
3,000 Points Plus Cash – Go Fast
Along with the new 15,000 point model, there is also the cash and point mixture that has become popular within hotel reward programs. For Wyndham, that point level is 3,000 with a varied amount of cash depending on the hotel. I have so far seen cash prices of both $55 and $75 per night. These amounts are set by the hotels.
Unlike the Go Free awards of 15,000 points per night, the Go Fast (cash and point mix) awards are capacity controlled and it is up to the various hotels whether they will allow such a redemption.
To search for either award, you can do it right from the home page without an account. To redeem, you will, of course, need an account. To view the FAQ on the revised program, see this link.
The Credit Card That Gives 3 Free Nights
That brings us to the new credit card offering. I first wrote about this last week when it made something of a “soft” introduction but now it is officially the new offering. It will give you up to 45,000 points which can get you 3 free nights or give you a total of 15 points and cash nights.
The Signature Card Offer
– wyndham rewards signature card link 30,000 Points + 15,000 Points after spending $1,000 in 90 days
While just about everything stays the same with the new card offer, there are some good differences. The first difference is the anniversary bonus on the $69 fee Signature card – it has gone from 5,500 points to 15,000 points.
The sign-up bonus on the Signature card stays the same, 30,000 points after first purchase. But, you will receive another 15,000 points after spending $1,000 in 90 days. That makes for a total of 45,000 points after spending $1,000 in 90 days. That equates to 3 free nights with the new program.
*There was an offer that was around until recently that gave the same amount of points as a sign-up bonus after meeting the spend – 45,000. But, it did not have the great new anniversary bonus.
The Platinum Card Offer
– wyndham rewards platinum card link 15,000 Points + 15,000 Points after spending $1,000 in 90 days
The Platinum card has an increase as well. The sign-up bonus goes from 12,000 to 15,000 points after the first purchase. In addition to the slight increase to the sign-up bonus, they have also extended another 15,000 point offer by spending $1,000 in 90 days. That makes for a total of 30,000 points after spending $1,000 in 90 days. That equates to 2 free nights with the new program.
It is nice to see this new program rollout. In the coming week, I will have another post with some suggestions on where you may want to go to get the best value out of your new Wyndham points.
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