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