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Wyndham Rewards is offering a 25% discount on the purchase of points through February 10, 2023. Like other recent Wyndham sales, the maximum purchase limit is 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.
- Get 25% off the purchase of Wyndham Rewards points (this results in a cost of 0.975 cents per point).
- You can purchase up to 60,000 points per calendar year.
- Expires 2/10/23
Previous Wyndham points promotions:
- 25% bonus (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), especially since the increased cap on this offer allows you to buy enough points for 4 nights (as opposed to previous sales that only allow you to buy enough points for 3 night).
If you don’t have an immediate use in mind, it may be worth waiting because Wyndham has had several sales in 2021 with a 40% bonus, which brings the cost down to .93 cpp. It’s been over a year since we’ve seen that larger discount, and with the demand for domestic travel continuing to be quite robust, it could be awhile before we see the 40% deal come around again.
The purchase I made yesterday was rejected today. I suspect because I used a generic VISA gift card to buy the points.
I bought some to top up my account – how long before the points arrive?
FYI, they did the 40% discount in November 2022, so it’s only been a few months. I bought 15,400 points for $143 to top off an account.
Hi Tim, I feel you guys aren’t huge timeshare fans, but I just spent a week & a half on the Big Island. I supplemented my ts points with WRs for addtl nights. The cash value of both was the same, but a 2-br villa in Hawaii for 30k WR points/nt is a very good value, about 50% off the cash price. Hawaii is inSANE now on pricing (actually the worst I’ve seen trying to make up for lost time), & Wyndham has 30 great options among the islands using points w/o having to even fool with Vacasa. And, of course, spend an hour on the spiel for 30k+ ez WRs & some help with equally ridiculous car rentals. Wyndham bought Travel & Leisure &’now has access to attractive pricing on all kinds of bookings.
what are ts points and WRs?
That’s a good point Pam. I’ve been planning a Hawaii trip and I found the same thing: a Wyndham resort on the Big Island offered fantastic value with points (2 bedroom unit for 30K per night). That said, I found even better value for the same trip by using my points to book a Vacasa rental.
Hi Greg, don’t you have to book a 1 bedroom, though, to use less/15k points thru Vacasa? Otherwise it’s 15k WRs/room? I think Wyndham Hotels/Extra Holidays are apples-to-apples with Vacasa on point usage based on the number of rooms reserved but please let me know if not.
Since you booked thru Vacasa, I am curious if your BI booking is like other Vacasa rentals I have previously done (outside Hawaii) where all taxes & fees are covered in the point redemption?
This is one area of concern in Hawaii now. Airbnb & ts are getting hammered with additional taxes from the state. During covid, workers left & long-term housing was turned into vacation rentals. The property owners found it more profitable. Now, though, that business is back in (very) full swing & workers are returning & have no place to live. The govt is imposing high taxes on vacay rentals to squeeze/encourage owners back into long-term rentals to supply the housing shortage for the service workers.
All that to question this – until those taxes decrease, it takes an additional chunk of change to pay them via a timeshare/airbnb you maybe wouldn’t have to pay thru a Vacasa booking?
I ran thru a dummy/cancellable booking on both the Wyndham Hotel site & Wyndham Extra Holidays sites using WRs & no addtl taxes were charged…is Vacasa the same?
40% discount (Buy points for 0.73 cents each). Expired December 31, 2021.
It should be 0.93 cents each.
No, when there is a 40% bonus, it works out to .93 cpp, but a 40% discount on points is .73 cpp.
Thanks Brands. I hope the 40% discount returns.