Many of the opportunities I find for hotel points are discovered when I am planning specific trips to specific places. I have my eye out for hotel stays in Atlanta, Miami/Florida, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, London, Prague, Estonia, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania and Australia.
All in the next 12 months.
Wyndham Rewards points offer some good value redemption opportunities in places like Amsterdam, London, Prague, Germany, Romania and Australia.
There are no Wyndham brand hotels in Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania or Poland. Some Choice Hotels and more Club Carlson hotels are in these countries without any Wyndham hotels.
Visa Checkout for 21,000 Wyndham Rewards Points
Wyndham Rewards currently has a Visa Checkout promotion for 15,000 bonus Wyndham Rewards points with three Wyndham brand hotel stays anywhere worldwide when you book by Jan 31, 2018 and complete your stay by February 28, 2018.
Visa Checkout is a bank card registration service to preregister a credit card for use as payment with participating merchants. Visa Checkout is a payment option when you book a Wyndham Worldwide hotel.
Visa Checkout payment for Wyndham stays promotion
- Stay 1 = 3,000 bonus points.
- Stay 2 = 5,000 bonus points.
- Stay 3 = 7,000 bonus points.
- Minimum earn rate Wyndham Rewards brand hotel stay = 1,000 points. 3 stays earns 3,000 points.
- 15,000 bonus points + 3,000 base points = 18,000 Wyndham Rewards points.
You can boost this earning to 21,000 total Wyndham Rewards points by finding a hotel with a 1,000 bonus points for 1-night weekday stay bonus rate. Some hotels offer 2,000 bonus points for 2-night weekday stay. Some hotels offer 500 bonus points for 1-night weekend stay.
Many of the hotel loyalty promotions I complete each year are far cheaper to earn with hotel stays in Europe and other international places. This Wyndham Rewards bonus points promotion for Visa Checkout stays provides an opportunity for me to mattress run hotel stays in Monterey I do not need and still earn Wyndham Rewards points I can redeem in Europe for double the value of buying 21,000 Wyndham Rewards points with cheap stays at a local Monterey hotel over the next three months.
Super 8 Monterey, California
$47.00 USD / $53.08 after tax Wed Dec 6, 2017
Three hotel stays is a task I thought I could easily accomplish on my upcoming international trips. I will be in several cities with Wyndham brand hotels over the next three months, however, there were better hotel rates in other chains or better reward rate deals for nearly every date of my trips.
I have only one Wyndham brand hotel stay booked for $93 all-in in the next three months. That stay is a 1,000 bonus points rate and will earn 5,000 total points.
Spending $106 for two more stays at Super 8 Monterey to max out the Visa Checkout promotion offer could earn 7,000 points on the second stay and 9,000 points on the third stay.
$106 to buy 16,000 Wyndham Rewards is a great deal for places like Australia, Germany and Romania, places where I will be traveling in 2018.
My next post is a look at some of the reward redemption opportunities available with 21,000 Wyndham Rewards points. Many bloggers will point out any Wyndham brand hotel worldwide can be booked for 15,000 points. That is one possibility, but I prefer to conserve my points for GoFast reward nights at 3,000 points + copay.
I know several hotels where 3,000 points will save $100 per night on a GoFast Reward even after paying $25 to $75 nightly copay amounts for most hotels I am considering for my lodging.
My coming Loyalty Traveler post will show how 3,000 points can save $70 to $100+ per night in places like London, Hamburg and Australia.
Loyalty Traveler – Wyndham Visa Checkout 3 stays earn 15,000 points Nov 1-Feb 28, 2018
Terms and Conditions
Wyndham Rewards: Visa Checkout is not available for payment when a booking is made through WyndhamRewards.com. Capitalized terms used without definition in these terms and conditions (“Promotion Terms”) will have the meanings ascribed to them in the Wyndham Rewards program terms and conditions (the “Program Terms”).
To qualify for the “Visa Checkout Marketing Promotion” (the “Promotion”) and earn up to 15,000 Wyndham Rewards bonus points, a Wyndham Rewards member must: i) have or create a new Visa Checkout Account, (ii) sign into their Wyndham Rewards account; (iii) between November 1, 2017 and January 31, 2018 book a Qualified Stay at a Participating Hotel; (iv) use Visa Checkout as payment for such stay; and (v) complete a Qualified Stay at such Participating Hotel by February 28, 2018, as so booked, between November 1, 2017 and January 31, 2018 (“Qualified Stay”). The period beginning on November 1, 2017 and ending on January 31, 2018 hereinafter referred to as the “Promotion Period”. If a Member does not have a Visa Checkout account at the time of booking, he/she must create an account to be eligible for this Promotion. A Visa Checkout account is free to create. Member may create an account by visitinghttps://usa.visa.com/pay-with-visa/visa-checkout.html.
Each Member who books and completes a Qualified Stay in accordance with these terms and conditions will receive 3,000 Wyndham Rewards bonus points (each, a “Bonus”) for the first Qualified Stay during the Promotion Period, 5,000 Wyndham Rewards bonus points (each, a “Bonus”) for the second Qualified Stay during the Promotion Period and 7,000 Wyndham Rewards bonus points (each, a “Bonus”) for the third Qualified Stay during the Promotion Period, up to a maximum of three (3) separate Bonuses. One stay includes all consecutive nights at the same hotel, regardless of check-ins or check-outs. Stays with check-out dates after February 28, 2018 will not be counted towards the Promotion. Members who have elected to earn Travel Partner Currency in their member profile and who book and stay in accordance with the Promotion, will receive their base point earning in Travel Partner Currency with the Bonus denominated in 3,000, 5,000, or 7,000 Wyndham Rewards points. The credit card associated with a member’s Visa Checkout account acts as a guarantee for the reservation(s) at the time of booking(s). Member must also present a credit card at time of check-in. Such credit card does not have to be the same credit card as the one associated with the member’s Visa Checkout account provided, however, member may not change their method of payment if their reservation(s) is pre-paid. Registrants should allow four to six weeks after completion of stay(s) for the bonus points to be credited to their Wyndham Rewards account. This Promotion is available to Members who are residents of the U.S. or Canada (other than Quebec) and whose Wyndham Rewards accounts are in good standing. Not valid toward previous purchases. This Promotion and its terms and conditions are subject to cancellation or change without notice. Rates offered by most on-line travel agencies and certain other rates do not qualify. Void where prohibited by law. Full Wyndham Rewards program terms and conditions apply and can be found at www.WyndhamRewards.com/terms.
15,000 Wyndham Rewards bonus points are enough to redeem for one go free SM award (free night) night. A go free award is good for 1 standard room at a participating Wyndham Rewards hotel up to room’s maximum occupancy, subject to availability. Most hotels: applies to room rate only, including taxes. Alternatively, points can be redeemed for different Wyndham Rewards redemption options. Refer to Wyndhamrewards.com for all available reward redemption values and WyndhamRewards.com/terms for the Wyndham Reward’s Program full terms and conditions.