Wyndham Rewards overhauled their program in 2015 in a way that I really like. They charge a flat 15,000 points per night for an award stay, regardless of what hotel you’re redeeming for. So whether you’re looking at their cheapest or most expensive hotel, a free night will cost the same number of points. Now, if only they had more aspirational properties.
Wyndham Rewards points can be tough to come by, though the good news is that lately we’ve seen them offer quite a few promotions. They’ve just announced their latest such promotion, which offers up to 15,000 bonus points after three stays, which is enough points for a free night at any property.
Wyndham Rewards members can earn up to 15,000 bonus points when they pay for stays with Visa Checkout. The promotion is valid for bookings through January 31, 2018, and for stays through February 28, 2018.
Specifically, the bonus is structured as follows:
- Earn 3,000 bonus points after your first stay
- Earn 5,000 bonus points after your second stay
- Earn 7,000 bonus points after your third stay
The promotion is valid for members with accounts registered in the US or Canada, and bonus points should post 6-8 weeks after the eligible stay. Both pre-paid and flexible rates qualify, though you have to pay for the stay with the same card you use with Visa Checkout. There’s no registration required.
For those of you not familiar, Visa Checkout is Visa’s digital wallet option.
When you go through the process of making a booking with Wyndham, you’ll see the option of using Visa Checkout as your payment method. If you haven’t yet registered, it’s free and quick to do so.
While I don’t think that this promotion is quite worth mattress running for, it still has the potential to be an exceptional value. For example, there are many Wyndham properties that retail for ~$60 per night, meaning that three stays will cost you ~$180.
Meanwhile there are plenty of Wyndham properties that retail for over $200 per night.
While I personally probably wouldn’t mattress run to take advantage of this promotion, this represents an excellent return on Wyndham stays, and could be a reason to switch some stays to them.
This promotion is very similar to the one that Wyndham offered in conjunction with Masterpass, which expired on October 31, 2017. That one was even better, as it offered 15,000 bonus points after just two stays.
Do you plan on taking advantage of Wyndham’s Visa Checkout promotion?