Dec062017

Wyndham Rewards points London and Australia discounts

This post looks at two Wyndham Worldwide brand hotels in London and Gold Coast, Australia as examples of redemption value of Wyndham Rewards points on GoFast stays.

My previous post showed how I can pick up 21,000 Wyndham Rewards points for $159 in Monterey this month with Visa Checkout bonus points and more.

Loyalty Traveler – 3 Visa Checkout stays 21,000 points Wyndham Rewards $159

21,000 points is sufficient to buy 7 discount hotel reward nights with Wyndham Rewards GoFast rates.

This is an opportunity for people in many parts of the USA where there is at least one $50 or lower nightly rate Wyndham brand hotel.

What can 21,000 Wyndham Rewards points buy?

Two Wyndham brand hotels in London and coastal Australia are only two of hundreds of good redemption value hotels worldwide.

Days Hotel London Waterloo

Sun July 8 – Sun July 15, 2018

  • 105.81 GBP/night ($141.42 USD) AAA or AARP rate
  • 740.70 GBP/7 nights ($989.95 USD)

Days Hotel Waterloo London AAA 106 GBP

Days Hotel London Waterloo

Sun July 8 – Sun July 15, 2018

  • 53.00 GBP + 3,000 points/night ($70.87 USD).
  • 371.00 GBP + 21,000 points/7 nights ($496.12 USD).

3,000 Wyndham Rewards points reduces the price of Days Inn London Waterloo from $141 to $71 per night. Considering the cost of earning 21,000 points is as low as $159 during the Visa Checkout promotion, Wyndham Rewards members can cut the cost of a hotel in London to under $100 per night for summer 2018 travel.

Ramada Hotel Hope Harbour, Hope Island, Gold Coast, Australia

Tue May 8 – Sun May 13, 2018 (5 night stay)

  • 194 AUD ($147.28 USD)/night
  • 970 AUD for 5 nights ($736.38 USD)

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Wyndham Rewards GoFast Reward stay

Tue May 8 – Sun May 13, 2018 (5 night stay)

  • 86.00 AUD ($65.29 USD)/night
  • 430 AUD for 5 nights ($326.43 USD)

Ramada Hope Harbour GoFast 86AUD

15,000 Wyndham Rewards points saves $410 USD on this 5-night hotel stay.

Hope Island, Australia is also the location of InterContinental Sanctuary Cove.

Pinpointing Good Value Wyndham Rewards properties

Wyndham Rewards points are not a currency on most miles and points collectors minds. Super 8, Howard Johnson and Days Inn are not most travelers idea of a vacation getaway. In my experience, it only takes one great deal in one place to make hotel points valuable to me.

For several years I had a pile of Wyndham Rewards points I purchased in one of the early Daily Getaways sales. These points held little value to me in places I went. Wyndham Grand The Mills House Charleston was one of the few places I enjoyed on a points stay when published rates were $300+ per night.

Then Wyndham Rewards introduced GoFree and GoFast rates.

GoFree = any hotel worldwide is 15,000 points per night.

GoFast = 3,000 points + copay (set rate at $25-$150 per night, depending on property).

Suddenly, I found myself sitting on a pile of valuable Wyndham Rewards points. I have not redeemed points for a GoFree reward night in the past three years. GoFast reward nights are a real deal at several hotels where I found 3,000 points + copay shaved $50 to $100+ off the nightly room rate.

 

 

 

About Ric Garrido

Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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