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Which hotel program is the most rewarding? IHG vs Radisson vs Wyndham vs Choice

Several weeks ago, I began exploring the question, “Which hotel loyalty program is the most rewarding?” I found that question wasn’t easy to answer, and it only developed more layers as I delved into it. I started by comparing Hilton, Hyatt, and Marriott (See: Which hotel program is the most rewarding? Hyatt vs Hilton vs Marriott). In that post, I promised to follow up with a few other programs. In the end, I think beauty is…

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Which Hotel Program Has The Most Rewarding Promotions?

Hotel Quarterly Promotions

Nick and Greg have recently been looking at which hotel loyalty schemes offer the best return on paid stays (see here and here). Their analysis has focused on the (somewhat) constant – how many base points you earn for stays, how many bonus points you’ll earn with status and how many points you’ll earn with a co-branded hotel credit card. There’s another factor that can greatly influence the number of points you’ll earn on a…

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Wyndham Timeshare Presentation Survival Guide. Get Your “No” Face On.

Practicing our 'No' faces (I call mine Angry Blue Steel)

Your dog’s so cute. What breed is she? And thus begins the tale of how we ended up at a Wyndham timeshare presentation. My wife (Shae) and I were visiting Myrtle Beach for a few days and decided to check out Broadway At The Beach with our dog one morning. While walking along, a woman at the Information Center called out to us and asked that question about Truffles. We’re used to people asking about…

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35,000 bonus points: Planning my first mattress run in years…

I haven’t done a mattress run in years, but I’m planning one now.  A mattress run is where you book and check in to a hotel just for the points and/or to earn status.  About 5 years ago, when Club Carlson offered 50,000 points for a one night Radisson stay my wife, son, and I each checked into cheap Radisson hotels just for the points.  We checked in, visited the room out of curiosity, and…

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45K / 18K bonuses on Wyndham Credit Cards

The sign up bonuses have increased on the Barclaycard Wyndham Rewards Visa cards. The current sign up bonuses are 45K total bonus points after $2,000 spend on the annual fee card or 18K total bonus points after $1,000 spend on the no-fee card. Remember that all Wyndham hotels cost 15,000 points for an award night and cash-and-points awards require 3,000 points plus a cash copay. The Offers Wyndham Rewards Visa – $75 Annual fee Earn 45,000 points: 30,000 points…

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Finding gold in old Wyndham points

Last week Wyndham offered a ridiculously lucrative deal.  The first 50 members to call could book an entire “cottage” in Italy, France, Ireland or the UK for just 15,000 Wyndham points per night.  Normally they charge 15,000 points per room per night.  This deal made it possible to book a mansion for just 15,000 points per night. Surprisingly, this deal did not sell out right away.  Or, maybe it’s not surprising.  Early on, phone agents…

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[Deal Cancelled!]: Convert SPG points to Wyndham 1 to 4, plus status match

Wyndham killed this deal before it started! Wyndham is running a crazy promo today only.  Donate SPG points to charity and Wyndham will give you 4X Wyndham points in return!  Plus, they’ll match your SPG status: SPG Gold -> Wyndham Platinum; SPG Platinum -> Wyndham Diamond.  Full details of the promotion can be found here. Stay at any Wyndham in the world for 3,750 SPG points per night Wyndham has a unique program in which…

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[Update: Wyndham rates are back to 15K] Confirmed Wyndham bug. Book sub 15K rates quickly!

Update: Wyndham Wyzard has confirmed that this is a bug and that they’re working to fix it so hurry and get your under 15K bookings in now! @FrequentMiler just a glitch on our website, my friend! I’m working my magic to get it fixed ASAP. Guest w/ Qs? Call us at 1.866.WYN.RWDS — Wyndham Wyzard (@WyndhamWyzard) April 13, 2016 A reader emailed me this morning to ask if I something has changed with Wyndham Rewards. …

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ThankYou transfer to AA; Wyndham surprises; Rite Aid drops debit loads: My 2016 Predictions

2016 predictions

Welcome to 2016! Yesterday I proved that my odd-numbered-year predictions are not so good, but we know that I’m really good with even-numbered-year predictions.  In other words, my 2014 predictions were mostly right whereas my 2015 predictions were mostly wrong.  So, obviously, my 2016 predictions will be spot-on.  You can practically take these to the bank… Citi will add American Airlines as a new ThankYou Rewards transfer partner I agree with Lucky on this one. …

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