Wyndham Rewards Selling Points With 25% Discount

Wyndham Rewards Selling Points With 25% Discount

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25% discount on purchased points October 12, 2021 November 12, 2021
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Wyndham Rewards is currently offering a promotion on purchased points, which some members might find to be worthwhile. Let’s go over the details.

Promotion on purchased Wyndham Rewards points

Through Friday, November 12, 2021, Wyndham Rewards is offering up to a 25% discount on purchased points. You can unlock the 25% discount as long as you purchase at least 2,000 points in one transaction. If you purchase points, they’ll post to your account within 72 hours.

How much does it cost to buy Wyndham points?

Ordinarily you can buy Wyndham Rewards points for 1.3 cents each, before any discounts or bonuses. If you maxed out the promotion and purchased 45,000 Wyndham Rewards points, you’d receive a total of 45,000 points at a cost of $438.75, which is a rate of 0.975 cents per Wyndham Rewards point.

Ordinarily, when Wyndham Rewards offers a promotion on purchased points, the program offers either a 30-40% bonus or a 25% discount, so this is in line with the standard offers.

How many Wyndham points can you buy?

Wyndham Rewards lets you purchase up to 45,000 points per account per calendar year. There’s no practical way to get around this limit, as Wyndham Rewards charges a significant amount to transfer points between accounts.

Redeem Wyndham Rewards points at Dolce properties

Which credit card should you buy Wyndham points with?

Wyndham Rewards points purchases are processed by points.com, meaning they don’t count as a hotel purchase for the purposes of credit card spending.

I’d recommend using a card with which you’re trying to reach a minimum spending requirement, or a credit card that maximizes your return on everyday spending, like the like the Chase Freedom Unlimited® (review), Citi® Double Cash Card (review), or Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card (review).

When in doubt, review which credit cards are best for buying points and miles.

Citi® Double Cash Card
Learn More Terms Apply.
  • Earn 1% cash back when you make a purchase, earn 1% cash back when you pay for that purchase
  • $0
Chase Freedom Unlimited®
Learn More Terms Apply.
  • Earn 3% Cash Back on Dining
  • Earn 3% Cash Back at Drugstores
  • Earn 1.5% Cash Back On All Other Purchases
  • $0
Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card
Learn More Terms Apply.
  • Earn 2x Venture miles on every purchase
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees
  • Global Entry/TSA Pre-Check Credit
  • $95
Capital One Venture X Rewards Credit Card
Learn More Terms Apply.
  • Earn 2x Venture miles on every purchase
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees
  • 10,000 bonus miles every account anniversary
  • $395
The Blue Business® Plus Credit Card from American Express
  • 2x points on purchases up to $50k then 1x
  • Access to Amex Offers
  • No annual fee

Is buying Wyndham Rewards points worth it?

Generally speaking I only recommend buying points when you have a specific short-term use in mind. In the case of Wyndham Rewards points:

  • I could see value in topping off a Wyndham Rewards account for the purposes of a redemption, given the low minimum number of points you can purchase to unlock the discount
  • While Wyndham Rewards doesn’t have that many aspirational properties, the program does have a fixed price award chart, and there could be value in redeeming points at destinations over peak travel dates (for example, if there’s a major football game in town)
Redeem Wyndham Rewards points at Wyndham Grand properties

How many points do you need for a Wyndham redemption?

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 0.975 cents per acquired Wyndham point, that’s like paying:

  • ~$73 for a night at an entry level property
  • ~$146 for a night at a mid-range property
  • ~$292 for a night at a premium property

While I wouldn’t say there’s widespread appeal to buying Wyndham Rewards points, there are some situations where the numbers will work out. 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.

What brands belong to Wyndham Rewards?

Wyndham Rewards has more than 9,000 hotels across 20 brands in 80+ countries. Some of the most popular Wyndham Rewards brands include Registry Collection, Wyndham Grand, Dolce, Wyndham, La Quinta, Wingate, Wyndham Garden, Ramada, Days Inn, Super 8, Howard Johnson, and Travelodge.

Redeem Wyndham Rewards points at Registry Collection properties

How much are Wyndham Rewards points worth?

Everyone will value points differently, but personally I value Wyndham Rewards points at ~0.7 cents each. While there are ways to get more value out of the points than that, I think that’s a fair, conservative valuation.

Do Wyndham Rewards points expire?

Wyndham Rewards has one of the most complicated points expiration policies of any hotel loyalty program:

  • Points expire if you have no account activity for 18 months; eligible activity would be any points earning or redemption transaction
  • Regardless of activity, points expire four years after they’re earned
Redeem Wyndham Rewards points at La Quinta properties

Bottom line

Wyndham Rewards is offering a 25% discount 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, there are some situations where the math works out.

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

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  1. D3kingg Guest

    I left Wyndham Rewards for Hilton Honors this year and am 5K short of 90K Wyndham points i know I’ll use. I think I’d save $19 somewhat dollars through this promotion.

    @Brutus

    Et Tu Brutè ?

  2. Brutus Guest

    It will be interesting to see whether there are any Wyndham loyalists reading OMAAT.

    1. MG Guest

      I have my doubts on that, but rightfully so. It is the most Yin/Yang collection of brands under one Franchise. Most Wyndhams seem to be coughed up Marriot or Hiltons. In the Budget/midrange, you have some very nice Wingates that can compete with the rest, yet next to it is the Travelodge where 95% of police calls for the town are sent to. The power of the review can only confirm so much, so loyalty ends up not being there.

    2. Craig Guest

      During a period of obsessive frugality (I was buying a house in San Francisco) I stayed in Wyndham properties. I can still recall the filth, the disrepair, the odors, the clientele, the vomit in a washing machine...

      As God as my witness, I will never stay in any Wyndham property again.

    3. MG Guest

      Since switching to Hilton this year, I'm yet to experience marijuana filled halls, underwear hanging on the bathroom door, and prescription medicine my dog easily located in plain sight like my Wyndham stays. They will give a franchise to anyone and apply a good handshake for brand standards it seems.

    4. D3kingg Guest

      @Craig

      The 30 floor Ramada in North point HK for $39 a night with views of the Hong Kong skyline was the best value ever. Paired with the world class public transportation system.

    5. MG Guest

      I did notice a increase in quality for international locations, though. Must be a U.S thing.

    6. D3kingg Guest

      @Craig

      You’re absolutely right about the marijuana smoke filled halls.

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D3kingg Guest

@MG not Craig

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MG Guest

I did notice a increase in quality for international locations, though. Must be a U.S thing.

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D3kingg Guest

@Craig You’re absolutely right about the marijuana smoke filled halls.

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