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Wyndham Rewards is offering a 25 discount when buying their points through May 23, 2023. Unlike some other recent Wyndham sales where you could buy up to 120,000 points pre-bonus, this sale has a limit of 60,000 points.
You can buy Wyndham Rewards points at any time for 1.3 cents each, so this bonus brings the cost down to ~0.975cpp. While we never recommend buying points speculatively, these points could be quite useful for Vacasa Vacation Rentals, allowing you to get a 4-night stay at a 1-bedroom property for $585 – or less if you have a Wyndham credit card that offers a 10% discount on award stays.
- Get a 25% discount on the purchase of Wyndham Rewards points (this results in a cost of 0.975 cents per point) when buying at least 3,000 points.
- You can purchase up to 60,000 points per calendar year.
- Expires 5/23/23.
Direct Link to Offer (scroll down to the ‘Purchase Points’ section and click ‘Buy Now’).
Previous Wyndham points promotions:
- 40% bonus (Buy points for 0.93 cents each). Expired April 21, 2023.
- 25% discount (Buy points for 0.975 cents each). Expired February 10, 2023
- 25% discount (Buy points for 0.975 cents each). Expired July 10, 2022
- 40% bonus (Buy points for 0.93 cents each). Expired April 3, 2022.
- 40% discount (Buy points for 0.73 cents each). Expired December 31, 2021.
- 25% discount (Buy points for 0.975 cents each). Expired November 12, 2021.
- 25% discount (Buy points for 0.975 cents each). Expired August 25, 2021
- 35% bonus (Buy points for 0.96 cents each with an increased cap of 120K pre-bonus). Expired June 30, 2021.
- 25% discount (Buy points for 0.975 cents each). Expired May 7, 2021.
- 40% bonus (Buy points for 0.93 cents each). Expired April 21, 2021.
- Book Vacasa properties for only 15,000 points per bedroom (see this post for more details)
- Wyndham Rewards has three redemption tiers – 7,500, 15,000 and 30,000. Since these are fixed, they can be great value when room prices are extremely high (e.g. during special events or holidays).
- Book Go Fast rewards – these is Wyndham’s Cash + Points option and can get you outsized value for the small number of points you have to redeem. See Greg’s calculations for examples.
- When you book nights with points, you will not earn points for the stay.
- Most hotel taxes are not charged on award stays, so this can make the value of buying points even better. Arguably, this factor and the one above roughly cancel each other out.
- Resort fees are waived on award stays. This alone can make it worthwhile to use points instead of cash for your bookings.
This could definitely (and probably only) be worth it if you’re booking 1-bedroom Vacasa vacation rentals (see Nick’s review of the cabin he rented in the Pigeon Forge, Tennessee area as an example).
If you don’t have an immediate use in mind, it may be worth waiting because Wyndham has had several sales over the last few years at a similar rate, some with the ability to buy an even larger number of points. It’s also worth clicking through to Points.com from a shopping portal to earn a little cashback – here are the current rates.
Does anyone have a DP on quickly purchased points post?
Thanks for posting this, Steven!
Was getting ready to book a 4-night hotel stay for $1000 but hotel had 15K points room available, so bought and booked with 60K points for $585 which saved me over 40%!
Thanks! Where can I send your commission check? 😀
Got a room in Kona with the bought points. Awesome deal! Thanks guys
With the trouble Vacasa is in as a company, how much danger is there that we could buy points, book a Vacasa rental, and then Vacasa goes under and the reservation is worthless?
Definitely a significant worry there. Can one expect Wyndham to refund the points? Might depend on when Vacasa is actually paid by Wyndham, and how they are paid.
A lot of the fallback Wyndham properties I have scouted out as ‘good values’ for an excess of points have gone from 15k to 30k recently too.
What’s happening with Vacasa?
Just a small correction: “the increased cap on this offer allows you to buy enough points for 4 nights” If you max out and buy a total of 168,000 points, this is enough for 11 nights at 15K points or 12 nights at 13.5K for card holders.
Oops – I’d copied some of the details from a past Wyndham points sale and forgot to update that. Thanks for the heads up – I’ll get that fixed.
I’m really hoping Citi or Cap One throws out a transfer bonus at some point. There was one last year around this time, but that’s been it.
I travel with a total of 5 and in europe it was extremely hard to find rooms even for 4 people…wyndham had options for 4 and 5 people in multiple places…i was pleasantly surprised.