Mar262018

Program devaluation – Wyndham Rewards GoFast copay now pegged to room rate

Wyndham Rewards made a major devaluation to its GoFast rewards this past week. GoFast reward copay amount is now pegged to the published room rate for the date and room type.

GoFast copay rates at several hotels I studied were 65% to 77% of the published room rate for that particular date and room type. Update: Wyndham Rewards website searches have lots of problems today. Rate comparisons appear to be more consistently showing GoFast reward copay is 65% of the Average Daily Rate (ADR) for any given room type on any date.

These changes look to have eliminated most of the value from GoFast reward rates for my travels.

This article is only my preliminary analysis since the Wyndham Rewards website went out of order during my research this morning.

Ramada Amsterdam Apollo GoFast rate doubled

Ramada Amsterdam Apollo was 3,000 Points + 62 EUR per night when I stayed there last month. The GoFast copay was the same regardless of room type. A room with two twin beds was 3,000 points + 62 EUR or a King Bed Panoramic View Executive Room was 3,000 points + 62 EUR.

GoFast rates had been 3,000 points + fixed copay amount for any specific hotel on any date since Wyndham Rewards introduced GoFast rewards in 2015. Copay amounts ranged from about $25 to $150 per night for most hotels with about 5 or 6 different price points.

Ramada Apollo Amsterdam May 8, 2018 – May 9, 2018

GoFast rate = 110.50 EUR + 3,000 points.

Ramada Amsterdam new GoFast rates-1

110.50 EUR + 3,000 points is the GoFast rate for Queen Standard Room. This is 65% of 170 EUR Ramada Daily Rate for that same room.

136.50 EUR copay applies to the King Bed Panoramic View Executive Room for this specific date. This is 65% of the 210 EUR Ramada Daily Rate for the room type.

136.50 copay is more than double the 62EUR copay rate I paid on my last three stays at Ramada Amsterdam for this same room type in the past 13 months.

Ramada Amsterdam rates-2

GoFast copay rates are 65% of posted Ramada Daily Rates.

 

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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  1. You are right, I checked my favorite hotel in Kiev/Ukraine, the Ramada there was always 3000 points and 25 Euros. Now it is on every single night 64 Euros almost triple as before.

  2. That’s a major devaluation for Wyndham Rewards – there are just not enough nice hotels worth 15,000p/night. GoFast awards were the best value – sad they are gone…

  3. A part of me is somewhat happy that these guys devalued. Their hotels are, for the most part, the bottom end of the scale. Days Inn, Travelodge, Howard Johnson.

    If you want to cancel a reservation, you must phone in. What kind of BS is that?

    I have 30K points to now spend on 2 nights somewhere and I will be done. Do you have any advice for booking on their high end properties (like their B&B-type networks) to maximize?

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