Wyndham Rewards Earner Business card losing cellphone protection benefit from 7/1/24


The Wyndham Rewards Earner Business credit card is popular with many people due to it earning 8x at gas stations, offering Diamond status and giving a 10% discount on award nights.

One of its other potentially useful features is that it earns 5x on marketing, advertising and utilities, the latter of which includes telecommunications. That could make it a good card to pay your cellphone bill with seeing as the card also has a cellphone protection benefit providing cover for damage and theft.

Well, it did make it a good card for that. That won’t be the case for much longer as it’ll be losing that benefit after June 30, 2024.

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Travel With Grant noticed this on his most recent bank statement which had the following update:

“Effective July 1, 2024, Cellular Wireless Telephone Protection will be removed. For details about your individual benefits, please see the Benefits section of the customer website at Wyndhambusinesscard.com.”

Full details of the benefit can be found in the card’s Guide to Benefits, but as a quick summary the benefit provided reimbursement for the actual cost to replace or repair a Stolen or damaged Eligible Cellular Wireless Telephone. There was a limit of $600 per claim and a limit of $1,000 per covered card per 12 month period with a $50 deductible. That wasn’t quite as generous of a policy as some other cellphone protection benefits which have a limit of $800-$1,000 per claim, but it was still a solid option considering you earn 5x when paying your cellphone bill too.

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Wyndham and Barclays…a match made in….mediocrity. Wont much be longer until Caesars completely or practically removes its self completely from the relationship.