Wyndham Rewards Selling Points With 30% Bonus

Filed Under: Wyndham

Wyndham Rewards has just introduced its latest promotion on purchased points. This follows the program making changes to how it sells points earlier in the year.

Buy Wyndham points with a 30% bonus

Through Sunday, August 16, 2020, Wyndham Rewards is offering a 30% bonus on purchased points:

  • You can receive a 30% bonus as long as you purchase at least 2,000 points in one transaction
  • Points are ordinarily sold in increments of 1,000 for 1.3 cents per point
  • With this offer you’ll pay $13 per 1,300 Wyndham points, which is a rate of one cent per Wyndham Rewards point

For what it’s worth, a few months ago Wyndham Rewards sold points with a 40% bonus, so that was a bit better than this promotion.

Wyndham Rewards increases cap on purchased points

Earlier this year Wyndham Rewards made significant changes to how it sells points:

  • Historically you could purchase 10,000 points per year, but that limit was increased to 45,000 points per year
  • Now Wyndham Rewards is letting members buy up to 65,000 points per calendar year for a limited time

I know a lot of people found buying Wyndham points in the past to be worthwhile, but the limit was a major restriction. In conjunction with a good promotion, the increased limit could come in handy for many.

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 one cent per acquired Wyndham point, that’s like paying:

  • $75 for a night at an entry level property
  • $150 for a night at a mid-range property
  • $300 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 30% bonus on purchased points, which is an opportunity to buy points for one cent each. Not only that, but Wyndham has greatly increased its limit on how many points you can buy, as you can now buy 65,000 pre-bonus.

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?

  1. Send that not many OMAAT readers are Windham members. I’m a Wyndham Diamond and the best value I’ve gotten for redemptions have been at the La Quinta’s and Wyngate’s in the 15000 range on peak dates. The best I’ve had was the LQ in downtown Austin on a Longhorn football weekend. The Windham Grand is 30000 points and further from the stadium, while the LQ is 15000 and much more walkable to the stadium. Spending the 30000 for a Windham Grand isn’t a bad deal for a leisure trip if you’re heading to certain destinations either, I know the Disney World location is partnered with WDW so you get the same early fast pass perks you’d get as if you’d stayed in a WDW property, which works out if you’re traveling with kids and doing a Disney trip, those are expensive enough in the first place and Disney doesn’t have a rewards program. I don’t think I’d ever bother redeeming for a 7500 point property, they’re all the economy class hotels to begin with.

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