Wyndham just launched another free night promotion where you’ll earn up to 15,000 points (3 stays in total). You’ll earn 3,000 bonus points after your 1st stay, 5,000 bonus points after your 2nd stay, and 7,000 bonus points after your 3rd stay. While 15,000 points might not seem like a lot, if you are aware of Wyndham’s program, you’ll know that those points will actually get you a free night at ANY Wyndham property. Wyndham has a fixed redemption program where all hotels require 15,000 points per night regardless of the quality and cost of the hotel. A Days Inn right off the highway costs the same as their all-inclusive Wyndham hotel in the Caribbean! This promotion is for stays through February 28, 2018 (although you need to book by January 31, 2018).
The only caveat to the promotion is that you’ll need to use Visa Checkout to pay for your reservation. You can still reserve a room online or on the Wyndham app, but you’ll need to select the “Visa Checkout” payment option during checkout. You do not need a Visa credit card as a form of payment and can use the credit card you were going to use anyways. There really is no difference on your end how you pay – you’ll have the same cancelation policy and will be paying the exact same price. It is jut a third-party bill payment system you are using. So if you already booked an upcoming stay, you’ll need to cancel and re-book.
While this isn’t nearly as good as the promotion that just ended (you only had to complete 2 stays for the free night), this can still be worthwhile for many. And remember, last time it required using Masterpass as your payment method, while this time it is requiring Visa Checkout. Really no difference at all, just a different button to select!
This could definitely be a mattress run worthy promotion. For example, many hotels in Orlando are as low as $35/night. This is an incredibly inexpensive rate and if you were to stay at this hotel three times it would cost you about $100. That will then earn you the 15,000 points which you can turn around and redeem for a room that could possibly cost $300 or more! While Wyndham doesn’t have as many high end properties as some of the other chain hotels, you could definitely get some good value out of these points – New York City, Napa, Aspen, Caribbean, etc.!
No Show DO NOT Earn Points!
While no show stays used to earn bonus points back in 2012, they do not any longer! I personally tested out this experience a few months ago during the last promo, and while regular points will post, bonus points will not!