Wyndham Rewards is currently offering a new hotel promotion where you can easily earn a free night by simply completing two qualifying stays. This is a chance to find two cheap Wyndham stays and then come out with a free stay at a much more expensive property.
Here are the key terms:
- Two qualified (separate) stays anywhere gets Wyndham Rewards members an additional 15,000 points, enough for up to one free night.
- Register and book by June 30, 2018 (must book directly with Wyndham Rewards online, by phone, etc.)
- Complete your stays by July 1, 2018
- Click here to register.
Back in the spring of 2015, Wyndham completely overhauled their reward program to make it more simple. The most significant change was that they did away with standard redemption tiers/categories that most other hotel programs use (category 3, 4, 5, etc.) and they put in a new redemption scheme where all properties (even all-inclusive properties) can be redeemed for 15,000 points per night.
You might be a little surprised to find out that Wyndham has a surprisingly vast network. You’ll find them in pretty much every major city in the US and in many smaller cities as well. And they have a large presence overseas, too. Now, it is true that many of the Wyndham properties are hotels/motels you might not be dying to stay at like the Days Inn, Super 8, Knights Inn, etc. However, Wyndham does have some solid properties located around the globe.
In a major city like Houston, it’s not hard to find Wyndham properties listed under $50 per night. So for this promotion, it might be worth doing a “mattress run” where you book two very cheap hotel stays just to receive the 15,000 points which can be used on properties that cost $280 or more! Just remember that with mattress runs, you still need to physically check-in to the property for them to count.
A New York property going for $279/night.
Wyndham points are not very easy to accumulate since they are not a transfer partner to a major rewards program. There is a co-branded Wyndham credit card issued by Barclaycard but it does not currently offer its 45,000 points bonus and I’d suggest holding off until that bonus returns.
This can be a pretty great promotion to jump on. If you already had two stays upcoming for something, you might consider staying at Wyndham properties in order to earn the free night.
Daniel Gillaspia is the Founder of UponArriving.com and the credit card app, WalletFlo. He is a former attorney turned travel expert covering destinations along with TSA, airline, and hotel policies. Since 2014, his content has been featured in publications such as National Geographic, Smithsonian Magazine, and CNBC.