Wyndham Rewards Gift Me Promotion offers members in U.S., Canada and Mexico the opportunity to earn over 20,000 bonus points with six hotel stays from November 17 through February 1, 2012. There is another promotion for European Wyndham Rewards members to earn up to 30,000 bonus points after six stays that I will discuss in a separate post.
The basic offer is 6,500 bonus points after the 2nd, 4th and 6th stays during the promotion period for a potential 19,500 bonus points. There is also the option to earn 1,000 airline miles instead of 6,500 bonus points, however, the excellent exchange rate for Wyndham Rewards points-to-miles means members who desire miles will earn more miles by choosing the points bonus and then converting points to miles at a later date (6,500 points = 2,600 miles in most programs).
There is also an online booking bonus of 1,000 points for your first three bookings after promotion registration. And if you have a Wyndham Rewards VISA card there is an additional 500 points bonus on your first three bookings for a maximum 1,500 bonus points with VISA payment.
Wyndham Rewards Hotel Brands:
- Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®,
- Days Inn®,
- Super 8®,
- Wingate by Wyndham®,
- Baymont Inn & Suites®,
- Microtel Inns & Suites®,
- Hawthorn Suites® by Wyndham,
- TRYP by Wyndham™,
- Knights Inn®
Loyalty Traveler Analysis
Assume you book six one-night hotel stays online and do not pay with Wyndham Rewards Visa during the promotion period. Wyndham has some of the lowest rates around with its economy brand hotel chains. Assume you choose hotels with an average nightly rate of $60. All Wyndham brands earn 10 points per dollar with the exception of Hawthorn Suites at 5 points/$1.
- Stay 1 = 600 points ($60 x 10 points/$1) + 1,000 online booking bonus points = 1,600 points.
- Stay 2 = 600 points ($60 x 10 points/$1) + 1,000 online booking bonus points + 6,500 Gift Me bonus points = 8,100 points.
- Stay 3 = 600 points ($60 x 10 points/$1) + 1,000 online booking bonus points = 1,600 points.
- Stay 4 = 600 points ($60 x 10 points/$1) + 6,500 Gift Me bonus points = 7,100 points.
- Stay 5 = 600 points ($60 x 10 points/$1) = 600 points.
- Stay 6 = 600 points ($60 x 10 points/$1) + 6,500 Gift Me bonus points = 7,100 points.
Total Points earned = 26,100 points for $360.
26,100 points can be converted into 10,000 airline miles or one to four hotel nights depending on where you choose to stay with your Wyndham Rewards points. I rank this offer as a good value 50% rebate potential if you plan your stays to maximize the promotion value of this offer. There are over 7,000 hotels in Wyndham Rewards and many hotels will offer savings over $100 on a 10,000 or 14,000 points reward night.
Redeeming Wyndham Rewards points
Most hotel rewards in Wyndham brands in the US and Canada are divided into four tiers:
- Tier 1 = 6,000 points
- Tier 2 = 10,000 points
- Tier 3 = 14,000 points
- Tier 4 = 16,000 points
These reward tiers cover most of the hotel brands except Wyndham Hotels and Resorts rewards which are as low as 10,000 points per night for Wyndham Oklahoma City up to 45,000 points per night for one of the two Wyndham Hotels in New York City (the other is only 25,000 points). Most Wyndham Hotels in the US are 15,000 or 20,000 points per night.