The promotion is only valid for stays booked at qualifying rates between February 3 and March 21, 2014. Hotel stays must be completed by March 28, 2014, to qualify for the promotion. As I said above the promotion is capped at four hotel stays, though you can earn the bonus points for up to three rooms per stay. Bonus points should post six to eight weeks after the completion of the stay.
Furthermore, if you have the Wyndham Rewards Visa Card you earn an additional 500 points per stay. Those bonus points should post six to eight weeks after the promotion ends.
Frankly I think Punxsutawney Phil would be embarrassed to be associated with this promotion. This is a lackluster promotion compared to what’s being offered by just about every other brand, including:
- Starwood Bring On The Nights Promotion: 2,500 bonus Starpoints for every five eligible nights you stay, up to 10,000 bonus Starpoints and 20 eligible nights. You also get an additional 5,000 bonus Starpoints when you hit 25 eligible nights.
- Hyatt Endless Possibilities Promotion: Up to four free nights (at up to a category four hotel) or up to 50,000 Gold Passport points after staying 20 eligible nights.
- Club Carlson Stay 3 Nights Get 1 Free Promotion: Earn 38,000 bonus Club Carlson points after three nights.
- IHG Rewards Club Big Win Promotion: Earn bonus IHG Rewards Club points for completing certain tasks, which vary by member.
- Hilton Weekend Rewards: 1,000 bonus HHonors points for every night you stay, plus 5,000 bonus HHonors points for weekend stays of two nights or more
Not only is the qualification window shorter, but previously booked reservations don’t qualify and the bonus itself isn’t that great. Then again, I’ve never really found that Wyndham Rewards even tries to compete with the “big” programs.
Anyway, can’t say I really stay at Wyndham properties much, and for that matter can’t say I really like their rewards program, especially after they devalued their mileage transfer ratios without any advance notice earlier this week.