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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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$37.50 for peace of mind and 10,000 points

10,000 points

My wife just received a 10K bonus point offer from Barclaycard for her Wyndham card. All she has to do is spend $500 per month for three months: This is not nearly as good as an offer I got recently from Barclaycard for 15,000 AAdvantage miles after spending $500 per month for three months, but it’s certainly not a bad offer. Even though my wife’s Wyndham card has been thoroughly sock-drawered after earning its original…

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Wyndham: 15,000 points per night… Anywhere!

Wow, I didn’t see this coming.  Via The Points Guy and Loyalty Traveler, I learned today that Wyndham is planning to overhaul their rewards program, in a very good way, on May 11th.  The startling part of the Wyndham announcement is that they will have a single flat redemption rate for hotel nights: 15,000 points per night, regardless of the property – with no blackout dates.  Yes, many of Wyndham’s properties are low-end and probably…

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How to maximize your Freedom 5X purchases

Every 3 months, the Chase Freedom card offers 5X on spend within different categories of merchants.  This quarter (October through December), the 5X categories are hotels, airlines, Best Buy and Kohl’s.  Here are some terrific ways to spend within those 5X categories: Buy miles for .8 cents (Wyndham) Loyalty Traveler summarizes the current bonus opportunities from Wyndham.  The gist is that its possible to book cheap hotel rooms (without showing up to check-in) and earn…

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