Wyndham Rewards Selling Points With 40% Bonus

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Wyndham Rewards has just introduced its latest promotion on purchased points. The program doesn’t sell points with a bonus often, so promotions like this are quite rare.

Buy Wyndham points with a 40% bonus

Through Monday, April 5, 2021, Wyndham Rewards is offering a 40% bonus on purchased points:

  • You can receive a 40% bonus as long as you purchase at least 2,000 points in one transaction
  • You can purchase up to 45,000 points per account per calendar year
  • Points are ordinarily sold in increments of 1,000 for 1.3 cents per point
  • Points will post within 72 hours of an eligible purchase

With this promotion you can purchase a maximum of 63,000 points (including the 40% bonus) at a cost of $585, which is a rate of ~0.93 cents per Wyndham Rewards point.

When Wyndham Rewards does offer a promotion on purchased points it’s typically in the range of 30-40%, so this is as good as offers get.

How to redeem Wyndham Rewards points

When it comes time to redeem Wyndham Rewards points, there are three tiers of hotels:

  • About a third of properties cost 7,500 points per night
  • A majority of properties cost 15,000 points per night
  • A few hundred hotels cost 30,000 points per night

At a rate of ~0.93 cents per acquired Wyndham point, that’s like paying:

  • ~$70 for a night at an entry level property
  • ~$140 for a night at a mid-range property
  • ~$280 for a night at a premium property

I would guess cases where the math works out on buying points are few and far between, though there are always exceptions. Perhaps the best value would come in situations where you just need to buy a few thousand points to have enough for an award stay.

Which credit card should you buy Wyndham points with?

If you’d like to buy Wyndham Rewards points, note that purchases are processed by points.com, meaning they don’t count as a hotel purchase for the purposes of credit card spending.

Therefore I’d recommend using a card on which you’re trying to reach minimum spending, or otherwise, a credit card that maximizes your return on everyday spending.

See this post for more on which credit cards are best for buying points.

Bottom line

Wyndham Rewards is offering a 40% bonus on purchased points, which is an opportunity to buy points for under one cent each. While I most definitely wouldn’t speculatively buy Wyndham Rewards points points at this cost, maybe the math works out for some.

To those who are Wyndham Rewards fans, are there any properties you can get outsized value at with this promotion?

Comments
  1. This is only week 1 part of a larger promotion called member month. For five weeks each week they will offer a different gift. I wish this was a 100% bonus instead of 40%. A La Quinta is about $75 per night. Haven’t stayed at any Wyndham Grand resorts yet. I stayed at Wyndham O’Hare last week for $89 and it was out dated but really nice room with good quality bed and feather pillows.

  2. Thanks for a great post & pointing out that this points purchase is as good as it gets with Wyndham, which is the main issue I was wondering about when I came here. I think the most outsized value with Wyndham for a points purchase here comes with the following combination:
    1. The Wyndham business card for
    a. Diamond status, including upgrades up to suites
    b. The 10% Wyndham points discount on points only award stays
    c. A card where the 15k pts/yr pay for the annual fee without considering other benefits
    d. It has excellent multipliers including the unlimited 8x on gas & 5x on marketing, advertising and utilities
    2. Staying at hotels during peak season for the hotel on holiday weekends
    3. Focusing on the 1 bedroom high-end 15k/night Club Wyndham properties since so many of the Club Wyndham high-end options don’t go to 30k like other Wyndham brands do at the high end, with few exceptions.
    4. Focusing on the properties that have a high percentage of suites that don’t look like they’ll sell out on peak dates
    5. Booking certain higher end properties where points+$ can cover half of the rate (I believe I’ve seen 3k covering ($250 or more this way before on a Club Wyndham property though availability there naturally was rough because it was such a great deal).
    6. Making some calls sometimes because availability isn’t always shown online even if it’s present.
    7. Booking far out in advance because the best deals tend to go pretty fast with Wyndham in my limited experience

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