(EXPIRED) Wyndham 45K offer is back

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The offer for 45,000 total Wyndham Rewards points has returned once again on the $75-fee version of the Wyndham Rewards Visa from Barclays. This offer comes and goes, but it is the highest offer we see on this card. Since Wyndham Rewards charges 15,000 points per night for award stays at all properties, this offer is worth up to three free nights at any Wyndham property worldwide. Further, the points can be useful when transferred to La Quinta Returns.

The Offer

  • 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 Wyndham Rewards Visa 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

Quick Thoughts

Wyndham Rewards doesn’t always get the attention it deserves because of the fact that brands like Super 8, Travelodge, and Howard Johnson don’t generate excitement. 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. I often use New York City hotels like the Hotel Henri or the Wyndham Garden Inn Chinatown as examples of properties where 15K per night can be a great deal.

Furthermore, since you can now link your account with La Quinta Returns and transfer points to La Quinta, there are oppportunities to book some places for even less than 15K per night. Even for properties that charge more than 15K, there are plenty of opportunities to book at better than 1c per point in value. For example, I need a hotel near San Jose airport early next year for a quick overnight layover. The most important things to be are a shuttle and a bed that isn’t far away so I can maximize sleep. The La Quinta Inn & Suites San Jose Airport looks like it would fit the bill.

At 18K points per night, it would cost more than a Wyndham property. But I’ve had sticker shock on the room rates near SJC for the date I need. That La Quinta would come to $273.46 for the night in question.

That’s a La Quinta Return of more than 1.5c per point. I haven’t yet transferred to book that, but I’m seriously considering it. Having a stash of Wyndham points is useful for occasions like that. Picking up 30K on first purchase and then a further 15K for $2K spend is a pretty good deal in my book.

Keep in mind that this offer does come and go, so there isn’t a sense of urgency on this offer. But if you’ve been waiting for it to come around again, the time is here.

H/T: Doctor of Credit

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