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Wyndham Rewards has today launched “Member Month” which will see the loyalty program offering its members special offers across five separate weeks. The promotion kicks off with members being given a bonus on all points purchases made through 5 April.
Every Wednesday from today through 31 March, Wyndham Rewards will offer its members (in the U.S. and Canada) a new surprise offer with the program saying that the offers will range from discounts on hotels in popular destinations to bonus point offers and more.
The Member Month promotions kick off today with a 40% bonus on Wyndham Rewards points purchases made through 5 April (a minimum point purchase applies).
Points Sale – Key Terms
- Bonus points promotion runs Between March 3, 2021, 12:00:01 am EST and April 5, 2021, 11:59:59 pm EDT
- A maximum bonus of 40% is on offer.
- Bonus points awarded in connection with this offer will not be applied against the annual cap that is applicable to Wyndham Rewards point purchases outside of the Promotion Period
- A Member may purchase no more than 45,000 Wyndham Rewards points each calendar year.
- Minimum point purchase required for a transaction to be eligible for a Bonus
- For gift transactions, the purchased points and the Bonus are awarded to the gift recipient.
- Only purchases made online are eligible for this offer.
- Points will be posted to the recipient’s Wyndham Rewards account within 72 hours after the completed transaction.
- Points purchases do not count toward Member Levels.
- All points.com transactions are final and non-refundable.
The Offer & The Math
Members can buy a maximum of 63,000 points in this sale at a cost of $585 which sees each point costing approximately 0.93 cents.
Wyndham Rewards allows members to redeem points for free nights at three different price points – 7,500 points per night, 15,000 points per night, and 30,000 points per night – so, at a cost of 0.93 cents/point, members can effectively buy nights at a cost of $70, $140, and $280.
As with a lot of points sales, this can be both a very good and a very bad deal and it will all depend on where a member chooses to redeem any points purchased in this sale. Buying 30,000 points for $280 to book a Days Inn on Maui that costs just $174 + taxes per night is clearly a bad idea…
…but buying 15,000 points for $140 to book A Ramada in Israel costing over $400/night would be a fantastic deal.
As will all points/miles sales, the key here is to do the research, to check the cash rates at your preferred destinations, to check that award nights are available, and then to only buy points in this sale if the math makes sense.
Wyndham Rewards sells its miles through Points.com so there’s no scope to earn a travel/hotel bonus by using a credit card that offers bonus points for shopping in one of those categories. What this means is that this is a good opportunity to use a credit card on which you’re working towards a welcome bonus (like the very nice bonus currently available on the American Express® Gold Card)…
…or to use the excellent Blue Business® Plus Credit Card from American Express which will earn you 2 points/dollar (up to $50,000 in spending per year).
Other Upcoming Offers
Wyndham Rewards is keeping tight-lipped when it comes to the specifics of the other offers and deals that it will be launching but you can keep up with the latest offers (and the full terms and conditions) by visiting the dedicated Member Month page.
While new deals will launch weekly, most will run for at least two weeks or more, so members will be able to take advantage of multiple offers throughout the promotion period.
Member Month from Wyndham Rewards has launched today with the loyalty program offering a bonus of up to 40% on points sales made through 5 April. A new deal/offer will appear every week for the next four weeks which most hanging around for at least a couple of weeks. Come back next week to see what new offer Wyndham Rewards has published.