American and Wyndham have teamed up to offer a pretty lucrative promotion for those who stay at Wyndham hotels.
Wyndham is offering 3,000 bonus AAdvantage miles per stay through February 29, 2016. You can earn the bonus up to five times, for a total of 15,000 bonus AAdvantage miles.
This is in addition to the miles you usually earn for Wyndham stays, which is either :
- 500 AAdvantage miles per stay (at Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Hawthorn, TRYP by Wyndham, and Dolce Hotels and Resorts)
- Or two AAdvantage miles per dollar spent (at Wingate by Wyndham, Ramada, Days Inn, Super 8, Baymont, Microtel, Howard Johnson, Travelodge, Knights Inn).
Registration is required to participate in the promotion, and bonus miles should post 6-8 weeks after the qualifying stay.
This is an extremely generous promotion, given how many lower end hotels belong to Wyndham Rewards. For example, you could stay at a ~$43 per night Days Inn property and earn 3,000 bonus AAdvantage miles. That’s like picking up American miles for less than 1.5 cents each.
But beyond that, Wyndham also has some fairly nice hotels, and a promotion like this could certainly sway me to stay at one. If you value AAdvantage miles at ~1.5 cents each, that’s like a $45 “return” per stay, which is great
Here are the full terms of the American & Wyndham promotion:
*The 2015-16 “AAdvantage Miles Winter Promotion” (the “Promotion”) begins on December 1, 2015 and ends on February 29, 2016 (the “Registration Period”). To qualify for the Promotion and earn 3,000 miles per qualified stay a Member must (i) choose to earn with American Airlines AAdvantage® miles in their member profile, (ii) register for the Promotion above or by calling 1-866-996-7937 during the Registration Period, (iii) book at least 1 Qualified Stay, at a participating hotel, with arrival dates between December 1, 2015 and February 29, 2016 (the “Promotion Period”), and (iv) complete the Qualified Stay by March 7, 2016 (the period beginning on December 1, 2015 and ending on February 29, 2016 hereinafter referred to as the “Promotion Period”). A Member may earn up to 12,000 additional AAdvantage bonus miles by (i) booking additional Qualified Stays, at a participating hotel at a Qualifying Rate, with arrival dates within the Promotion Period and (ii) completing the additional Qualified Stays by March 7, 2016. Members will earn 15,000 miles starting with their first Qualified Stay, as described above, for up to five (5) separate Qualified Stays with a maximum of 3 rooms per stay. Each Qualified Stay includes all consecutive nights at the same participating hotel, regardless of check-ins or check-outs. Member stays with check-out dates after March 7, 2016 will not be counted towards the Promotion. Rates offered by most on-line travel agencies and certain other rates do not qualify. Members should allow six to eight weeks after completion of registration and relevant Qualified Stays for the bonus miles, issued pursuant to this Promotion, to be credited to their account. Members who have elected to earn Wyndham Rewards points in their member profile will not be eligible to earn miles under this Promotion. This Promotion is subject to cancellation or change without notice. Void where prohibited by law. Full Wyndham Rewards Guest Rewards Program terms and conditions apply and can be found at www.WyndhamRewards.com/terms. Capitalized terms used but not defined in these terms and conditions shall have the meanings ascribed to them in the Wyndham Rewards Guest Rewards Program terms and conditions. See www.WyndhamRewards.com for Participating Hotel brands and locations. Super 8 hotels in China do not participate in this Promotion.
This is one of the more generous hotel promotions we’ve seen in a while, especially for those who tend to stay at cheaper hotels. Earning 3,000 AAdvantage bonus miles for a stay at a Days Inn, etc., is quite a value.
Do you plan on taking advantage of the American AAdvantage & Wyndham Rewards promotion?