2 Reasons to Buy Today’s Daily Getaway Package
Today, the Daily Getaway offer is for 15,000 Wyndham points. While the cost has gone up $15 from the same deal last year, there are still great deals to be had with these points. Here are 2 reasons you should buy the deal today.
$175 Can Be A Cheap Price
The cost for today’s Wyndham package is for 15,000 points which is what every Wyndham hotel costs for a free night (yes, from the very cheap Interstate Howard Johnson to the high end properties). The points cost $175. Yes, this departs from the “Free” travel aspect but it can really get you a better deal at many hotels in cities around the world.
If you plan on staying in New York City, for instance, during the week, $175 is very cheap for a midtown Manhattan hotel. I have been kicking myself a lot over the past year that I did not have Wyndham points ready to go when I needed a hotel someplace and rates were really high.
Yes, it is a lot of money, but if your travels take you anywhere throughout the year where hotels can be expensive, this will be a nice amount of points to keep with you. Normally, I would not say to buy points speculatively but I think it is pretty safe in this case since this package is being sold as “One Night at any Wyndham Rewards Hotel for Only $175.” With that being said, I believe Wyndham would take a lot of heat for changing the point requirements after these are sold.
Having a “free” night in the bank for use at over 25,000 locations around the world is a great thing to have. While award availability is not available all the time, it is pretty good.
Cash and Points Make A Great Value
Wyndham has their Go Fast awards which is a mixture of points and cash. The cash varies by property but the points are at a fixed 3,000 points per night. The way this presents a great value is that when you are visiting a location with rates very high but lower cash costs. A great example of this is during huge events like Super Bowls – the photos below are an example of this.
Buying 15,000 points can give you 5 of these kinds of nights so it can be a great way to get extreme value.
When the Wyndham credit card is at its best offer, it gives 45,000 points. Right now, the offer is only at 30,000 points with a $75 annual fee. Also, you can buy Wyndham points from them but you are capped at 5,000 points per year.
So, if you travel, this could be a great Daily Getaway item to grab – even if you just hold on to those points for a while. If not, you may find yourself missing this package later on down the road!