Update 4/9/21: As expected, my Wyndham portal purchase tracked at far less than the promised 124 points per dollar. The portal is showing only 31 points per dollar earned. I filed a claim here, and was promised a response within 72 hours. We’ll see. Readers have reported that the promised quick response did not happen …
The original post follows…
I know that I’ll have to fight for the points, but I just couldn’t resist… We’ve reported before that the Wyndham Shopping Portal is currently offering some amazing rates including 124 points per dollar at Things Remembered. I went for it.
That’s a ridiculously good deal. Unfortunately, multiple readers have reported that their pending points from Things Remembered are only 30 points per dollar. This means that we’ll have to fight for the correct points. I decided that, for me, it’s worth the hassle. I recorded screen shots every little step along the way: the portal, the pop-up showing that I was on my way for 124X, items in the cart, the check-out screen, and the final confirmation screen. I have all that plus the email receipt to prove my case. It might take effort and time, but I hope and expect to eventually earn the promised points.
Wyndham free nights at Vacasa vacation rentals cost 15,000 points per bedroom per night. As I’ve reported before, there are some very nice looking 1 bedroom rentals out there. If the 124X deal plays out, you would only have to spend $121 at Things Remembered to earn enough points for a free night! And if you have a Wyndham Earner card, which offers a 10% discount on awards, you would only have to spend $109 to get enough points for a free night.
I bought $143.49 worth of stuff that we might actually enjoy having (a scarf, pen, and bar set). If I actually earn 124X, that purchase should result in 17,793 points. After taxes, I paid a total of $152.10. If you think of this as using the deal to buy Wyndham points at a discount, this should result in a per-point price of $152.10 / 17,793 = 0.85 cents per point. That’s not bad considering I’ll also get stuff I kind of want from Things Remembered!
Caution: If you do this too, please don’t blame me when it doesn’t work out. We’ve already been warned that the portal is tracking these purchases at only 30 points per dollar and so there’s a chance that we’ll never see the full 124X.