(EXPIRED) Update: both 45K & 18K Wyndham offers return

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There are newly increased offers available on both of the Wyndham Rewards Visa cards — with the $75 annual fee card offering up to 45,000 points and the no-fee version offering up to 18,000 points. This post originally only had the 45K offer and no landing page — the link on our Best Offers page has now been updated to direct to a landing page for both offers. These offers come and go, but the $75 fee offer is nice at what amounts to three free nights at any Wyndham hotel worldwide, with the no-fee option offering enough points for one free night after a single purchase – not a bad signup bonus for a no-fee card.

The Offers

Wyndham Rewards Platinum-level ($75 fee)

  • Earn up to 45,000 Wyndham Rewards points: 30,000 points after first purchase and an additional 15,000 points after spending $2,000 in the first 90 days
  • This offer applies to the version of the card with the $75 annual fee
  • You can find a link on our Best Offers page

Key Card Details

  • Earn 5x at Wyndham properties
  • Earn 2x on gas, utilities, and at grocery stores
  • Earn 1x everywhere else
  • 6,000 bonus points every anniversary
  • This card provides Platinum status
  • $75 annual fee is not waived

Wyndham Rewards – Gold Level (no annual fee

  • Earn up to 18,000 Wyndham Rewards points: 15,000 points after first purchase and an additional 3,000 points after spending $1,000 in the first 90 days
  • This offer applies to the version of the card with no annual fee
  • You can find a link on our Best Offers page

Key Card Details

  • Earn 3x at Wyndham properties
  • Earn 2x on gas, utilities, and at grocery stores
  • Earn 1x everywhere else
  • This card provides Gold status
  • No annual fee

Quick Thoughts

Unfortunately, there is no landing page for this offer. However, you can find a link on our Best Offers page. When you scroll through the terms and conditions in the application, you should see this:

Update: There is now a landing page as pictured above. See the link on our Best Offers page. You can also still find the offer details in the card terms & conditions on the application page as pictured below.

Wyndham Rewards is an under-rated and often-ignored program. That’s due in large part to the fact that many of their properties aren’t exactly aspirational, with some Super 8 / Travelodge / Knights Inn / Howard Johnson locations being pretty run-down. However, on the other end, Wyndham has some resorts and properties in more expensive locations — and all hotels cost the same 15,000 points-per-night for an award stay. There are also partnerships with Cottages.com and Wyndham vacation rentals that allow for redemption at some much nicer-than-Travelodge properties. Earlier this year, I was able to hop on a promotion (with Cottages.com) to book a 9-bedroom, 6-bathroom English countryside home for 15K points per night with points I had leftover from a signup bonus. This property normally costs 15K per bedroom — which may not be worth it for a 9-bedroom property, but there were many 2- and 3-bedroom properties in Europe that looked decent for 30K or 45K per night.

I got this whole place for 15K Wyndham points per night and spent a weekend with family and friends in the English countryside.

This newly-increased signup bonus would be enough for three free nights at any Wyndham hotel in the world, or could be enough for a rental with some of their partners. Domestically, Wyndham Rewards can be a great deal for stays in expensive cities like New York. For example — this Friday night, the Hotel Henri in New York City is available for 15K points:

That compares pretty favorably to the cash rate for the same night:

Big cities aren’t the only good use of Wyndham Rewards points. A few months ago, Travis at One Mile at a Time wrote about the terrific value available at the time for hotels in the path of the eclipse. It’s nice to have points lying around when there is a big event and the Baymont Inn & Suites in Evansville, Wyoming is charging $1500 per night.

Combine those types of redemptions with the easy promotions they have been running — whether the current Visa Checkout promotion to earn 15K bonus points after 3 stays or the now-expired Masterpass promotion that only required 2 — and Wyndham seems like a nice niche program in which to bank some points for those unexpected opportunities.

Bottom line

As noted above, this offer comes and goes — but it seems that it is back for the moment. If you’ve had this card on your radar, the increased signup bonus would certainly make it more attractive.

H/T: Reddit user payyoutuesday for the landing page

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