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Wyndham Rewards has announced that it is reducing the number of nights required to earn elite status with the program in 2020. By announcing this move the program is following in the footsteps of IHG, Marriott, and Hyatt who have all announced their own measures to make their elites statuses (or the benefits associated with elite status) more attainable in 2020.
Wyndham’s New Elite Status Targets
Wyndham Rewards offers three elite status tiers (Gold, Platinum, and Diamond) and for 2020, the number of nights needed to earn those levels of status has been dropped by 40%.
I’m not going to pretend that I’m any kind of expert when it comes to Wyndham Rewards (I can’t remember the last time I stayed at a Wyndham property) but the sweet spot in this chart appears to be at the Platinum Level which offers most of the same benefits as the Diamond level but can be reached after considerably fewer nights – just 9 nights in 2020.
Get Bonus Points On Up To 5 Stays
As well as announcing lower elite status targets for 2020 Wyndham Rewards is also running a limited-time promotion in which members can earn 2,000 bonus points on up to 5 stays made by 28 July 2020 (register here). I value Wyndham Rewards points at no more than 0.7 cents each so, effectively, there’s a rebate of $14 per stay available here (up to a maximum of $70).
It looks like this promotion may have already been around for a couple of weeks (I must have missed the first announcement) but that still doesn’t explain why Wyndham is making the promotion period so short at a time when most people aren’t traveling and when travel is being actively discouraged (chains like Hilton have been extending their multi-month promotions and chains like Hyatt are offering promotions that run into September)
Full terms and conditions can be found on the promotion page.
Note: It looks as if this promotion will stack with another ongoing Wyndham promotion which is offering a 15% discount and 3,000 Wyndham Rewards points for stays of 2 nights or more (at participating hotels) booked by 31 December and made by 31 March 2021 (more details here).
Wyndham Status has never been easier to earn (Platinum status looks like the best level to go for) and if you make a bid for Wyndham Rewards elite status before the end of this month, you can earn 2,000 bonus points per stay (capped at 10,000 points).
Featured Image: Worldmark Palm Springs courtesy of Wyndham