(EXPIRED) Wyndham Rewards Sale: Buy up to 60,000 points at .975cpp

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Wyndham Rewards is offering a 25% discount on points through July 2, 2022. Normally on Wyndham sales, you can only buy up to 45,000 points, but Wyndham appears to have raised the the maximum limit to 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, as you could effectively get a 4-night stay at a 1-bedroom property for $585.

This place can be booked through Vacasa for only 15,000 Wyndham Rewards points per night

Promotion details:

  • Valid through July 2, 2022.
  • Get 25% off on purchases of points. (this results in a cost of 0.975 cents per point)
  • You can purchase up to 60,000 points per calendar year.
  • Offer link
  • Should you buy Wyndham points?

Previous Promos:

  • 40% bonus (Buy points for 0.93 cents each). Expired April 3, 2022.
  • 40% discount (Buy points for 0.93 cents each). Expired December 31, 2021.
  • 25% bonus (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.
Best uses of Wyndham Reward Points:
  • 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.
Things to know:
  • 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.

Quick Thoughts

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 I 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). Hopefully, that 60,000 point cap is here to stay and not just something that’s going to exist for the length of the promotion.

If you don’t have an immediate use in mind, it may be worth waiting because Wyndham has had several sales over the last 12 months of 40% off, which brings the cost down to .93cpp. HThis owever, with the way demand for domestic travel has been off the charts recently, it could be awhile before we see that come around again.

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