United Mileage Plus 1,500 miles per Wyndham Hotel stay Oct 15 to Jan 16, 2015 is triple miles. Bonus miles are earned beginning on your second stay. 1,500 miles per stay is limited to 2nd, 3rd and 4th stays.

Register for this offer here at Wyndham.

This offer is limited to Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Wyndham Grand and Wyndham Garden hotel brands. You max out this promotion with 5,000 miles after four stays at these three types of Wyndham Hotels.

I think this is a good value offer if Wyndham Hotels can fill in some travel nights you need and earn miles.

Wyndham 3x United miles

I really dislike promotions that withhold the bonus offer until the second stay. These kinds of promotions are common to Wyndham Rewards.

Wyndham Hotels United Triple Miles Promotion Analysis

Wyndham Atlanta area

Eligible 3x Mileage Plus Wyndham Hotels Atlanta, Georgia area for Friday, December 5, 2014.

  • Wyndham Atlanta Galleria $98.10 or 14,000 points
  • Wyndham Garden Duluth $84.15 or 10,000 points

Since 1,500 miles are per Wyndham stay, regardless of what you spend for the hotel stay, you need to choose the better value.

  • 2,000 United Mileage Plus miles after two Wyndham stays.
  • 10 points/$1 earning Wyndham Rewards points. This might be fewer than 2,000 points if you stayed two times on rates offered at Atlanta area eligible hotels.

You need to spend about $1,400 to $2,000 to earn 14,000 to 20,000 Wyndham Rewards points for a free reward night at most hotels if you want to stay at a higher quality Wyndham brand hotel. A free night at some Wyndham brand economy segment hotels like Super 8, Days Inn and Howard Johnson might be 10,000 points or less per night. Top level properties are 30,000 points.

2,000 to 5,000 miles are a good rebate value if Wyndham Hotels are in the area you need to stay over the next couple of months. I view the United miles as worth about $15 per 1,000 miles.

Mills House entry

Mills House, Charleston, South Carolina is a Wyndham Grand Hotel.

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Ric Garrido of Monterey, California is writer and owner of Loyalty Traveler.

Loyalty Traveler shares news and views on hotels, hotel loyalty programs and vacation destinations for frequent guests. Check out current hotel loyalty program offers across all the major chains in Loyalty Traveler’s monthly hotel promotions guide.

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October saw a further erosion of customer trust in hotel loyalty programs.

In the past four months we have seen Marriott Rewards drastically change the terms for its Rewards Plus program two months into a six month long promotion. The promotion required only eight social media actions on Facebook and Twitter to earn 2,000 points in May and June, then in July changed to 80 actions to earn 2,000 points. We watched IHG Rewards Club disintegrate its social credibility with the Into the Nights fiasco with changes to members’ tasks six weeks after the promotion launched. Even the Europeans faltered when Le Club Accorhotels dropped its 5,000 bonus Aeroplan miles promotion on October 27, less than four weeks into a three month promotion, after they discovered customer overenthusiasm at earning Le Club Accorhotels Platinum elite membership after three stays, along with 15,000+ Aeroplan miles.

Please send me an email at ricgarrido@live.com if you know of a good hotel promotion not listed here.

Loyalty Traveler November 2014 Hotel Promotions Guide 

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This post shares how I stayed more than 50 hotel nights in 2013 spending less than $100 per night on average for hotel rooms for hotels priced much higher than I paid in most cases.

There was a surprising insight given to me by a hotel industry CEO a few years ago,

“You can buy a laptop for the price of one hotel night” was his response to the idea that many travelers pay $400 for a hotel room night in many places.

That idea of value between hotel stays and other things in life given a $400 hotel room for one night compared to a $400 laptop computer for years has stuck with me. I recalled that conversation last week as I looked at a $350 laptop in Costco. Hotel room rates are quite a bit higher in many places these days than in 2009-10. Computers cost less.

Loyalty Traveler $100 Hotel Night Rule

Over the past seven years since I started publishing Loyalty Traveler blog, my general rule is I stay in hotels when I travel, and 90% of time in brand chain hotels. My objective is to use hotel loyalty programs for $100 average room nights.

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Mobile bookings are the flavor of the month with Club Carlson, Hyatt and IHG offering mobile booking bonuses. This Loyalty Traveler page summarizes the best hotel loyalty promotion offers in the major hotel chains currently available in the month of October 2014 for hotel stays this month and beyond.

Please send me an email at ricgarrido@live.com if you know of a good hotel promotion not listed here.

Loyalty Traveler October 2014 Hotel Promotions Guide

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There are dozens of bonus points and miles hotel loyalty promotions and many hotel rate discount offers in the major hotel chains currently available in the month of July 2014 for hotel stays this month and beyond.

The first section of this page lists the major promotions from each hotel program. The remainder of the post has a more extensive list of promotion offers and hotel rate discount articles from Loyalty Traveler covering some of the important offers and hotel program news for the major global hotel chains.

Summer 2014 Hotel Loyalty Promotions

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There have been so many changes to hotel loyalty programs in the past three years that I needed to check again to see which hotel programs count award stays for elite membership.

Redeeming points for award stays while earning elite membership credit comes in handy when you are trying to reach 25 to 30 stays or 60 to 75 nights in your favorite hotel chain in a calendar year.

Hotel Stays and/or Nights completed in a calendar year qualification for high hotel loyalty program elite membership.

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Ramada Hotels with 826 hotels worldwide is one of 12 primary brands in Wyndham Rewards hotel loyalty program. Ramada has the primary global presence for the Wyndham Rewards hotel members with Ramada Inn locations in 59 countries outside the USA. The average daily room rate reported for the Ramada brand was $80 per night in the last Wyndham 2014-Q1 financial report.

Iraq, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Macedonia, Montenegro, Ukraine are places where you are hard pressed to find another major hotel chain. You can cuddle with a pillow in the comfort of your Ramada room when the streets outside might be scary at night. Besides current and former war zones, Ramada hotels complement tourist countries with locations like seven hotels in Switzerland, seven hotels in Romania, four in Peru, 35 Ramada hotels in Germany, 14 in Turkey and 35 in the UK. New Zealand, Australia, New Caledonia, Brazil, Mongolia, Thailand and Tunisia are among the 59 countries outside the USA with Ramada Hotels.

Some of these foreign locations offer hotel award nights at 10,000 points or less per night.

Ramada Macedonia

Ramada Plaza Gevgelija, Macedonia is the only western brand hotel around town for 70EUR per night or 8,000 Wyndham Rewards points.

 

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Wyndham Rewards launched the ‘Unpack Your Bonus’ summer promotion offering from 2x to 10x points for hotel stays from July 1 to September 15, 2014.

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Members must register and then select one out of ten suitcases to ‘unpack your bonus’. The result will be the points multiplier of 2x, 4x, 5x or 10x for the first four hotel stays during the promotion.

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There are still Wyndham Rewards points available for purchase at discount rates through U.S. Travel Association’s Daily Getaways website. Points are available for purchase until July 4, 2014 or until sold out.

The market has spoken and consumers do not perceive sufficient value in Wyndham Rewards points to make purchases even at a highly discounted rate of $5.40 per 1,000 points when paying with American Express or $6.00 per 1,000 points with another credit card.

Personally, I find there are decent savings with Wyndham Rewards points. If St. Regis and Park Hyatt are your style, then a Wyndham brand probably is slumming it. If Sheraton, Hyatt Regency or Hilton are your choices, then there are comparable Wyndham brand hotels in some places.

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This week I have been drafted as a surrogate first grade teacher for the last week of school. A couple of promotions and offers for free and discount points are out there to remember and consider.

Marriott Plus Points

Marriott has an offer where you can pick up 250 points per day, up to 2,000 points per every 30 days from now until November. This means remembering the deal for 8 days in a 30-day period maxes out the monthly offers.

I am terrible at remembering daily promotions. I received two emails this week that I had 250 points posted for 500 free points to my Marriott Rewards account for the Twitter and Facebook follow and like from last week.

It is still possible to pick up around 10,000 points with this offer.

Here is my post from last week on Marriott Plus Points social media promotion.

Daily Getaways leftovers 

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