Buy Wyndham Points for 1.1 Cents Apiece with Daily Getaways

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Daily Getaways is offering packages of 15,000 Wyndham Rewards points for $175. The deal works out to 1.16 cents per point and will go on sale on May 8, 2019, at 1 p.m. ET.

 

Key Terms

  • Purchase 15,000 points for $175 with the Daily Getaways promotion.
  • The promotion starts on May 8, 2019, 1 p.m. ET.
  • There are 1,143 promotional points packets available for sale.
  • You can purchase a maximum of two sets of points.
  • Allow up to 10 days for the points to post to your account.

If you opt to take advantage of the promotion, you would be buying Wyndham points for 1.16 cents apiece, which has the potential to be a good value. Wyndham Rewards has three free-night redemption tiers: 7,500, 15,000, and 30,000 points. That puts the price of buying points for a reward night at $87.50, $175, and $350 respectively.

In addition, they offer a cash-and-points option called “go fast” at some properties with points copays ranging from 1,500-6,000 points. Like many hotel rewards programs, Wyndham doesn't make every room available for points- or cash-and-points redemptions, so getting value from this sale will require a bit of work.

Is It Worth It?

This sale is a good deal if you want to book a hotel with a nightly rate that is higher than the cost to buy the points and has free-night availability for the dates you want to travel. Although there are plenty of situations where buying points will make sense, the majority of properties we looked at were a better deal to pay cash than to buy points.  Here are some exceptions:

A family room at the TRYP New York City Times Square would be good value. You could buy 30,000 points for $350 instead of paying $419.30 cash.

The Wyndham Canterbury in San Francisco also looks like a solid deal on most dates. Buy 15,000 points for $175 instead of paying $279.20 for a nonrefundable rate.

In Hawaii, the Holua Resort will set you back 15,000 points for a free night. Buying points would cost you $175 instead of paying the cash rate of $313

 

This property is also a good example of how you can save with a “go fast” cash-and-points redemption. In this case, every 3,000 points will save you $129 on the nightly rate—a potential savings of $645 with a five-night stay ($470 saved after accounting for the cost to buy 15,000 points).

Our Take

Daily Getaways are one of our favorite promotions, with plenty of good deals around. The key to success is to verify your desired hotel is offering free nights on your dates and confirm buying points is cheaper than paying cash. Unfortunately, this can be easier said than done due to the limited quantity of points packages up for grabs. Generally, these deals sell out within 24 hours. While we normally don't recommend buying points speculatively, if you're confident you can put these points to good use, you might consider acting fast.

Source: Daily Getaways

Buy Wyndham Points for 1.1 Cents Apiece with Daily Getaways
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Comments

  • Tim Cathcart says:

    Thanks for curating all the great content and info! It really helps all of us busy folks!

  • This is a smokin hot deal! Thanks!

  • The Arts Traveler says:

    I think this is only a good deal if you have identified a specific use. It seems many of the desirable properties either don’t participate in the program in fact or in spirit as no day is available for any day of the year ever. It’s a frustration I have with this program.

    • I agree with your frustration. But, I’d add that these limitations are exactly what makes a post like this valuable. If you can’t identify sweet spots like these, a program is truly diminished in value.

  • Michaelj1 says:

    Thank you for pointing out the sweet spots in this offer. It seems you folks have the deep, deep knowledge required to parse out the sweet spots in otherwise just O.K. deals.

  • My Wyndham points are getting ready to expire. However, I chose to reset them by joining the survey option available on their website. Last month, my husband and I had an awesome stay at Clearwater Beach Grand Wyndham! Hope to go back!!

  • As pointed out in the article this is a deal only for very specific higher priced properties.

  • The better question is, are there better deals available at non-Wyndham hotels? These deals seem way too borderline to dive in for.

  • I thought the redemption rate was flat 15000 points per night. Thanks.

  • Steven William Van Meter says:

    The key for me is to verify my desired hotel is offering free nights on my dates and confirm buying points is cheaper than paying cash.

  • Maryjane says:

    Now that Wyndham has changed their program to different tiers for redemption, I’m not as much of a fan. Also, I’m unclear as to when their points expire. Any chance of a blog post on this program?

  • too bad wyndham devalued their award chart.

  • Liu Sheng says:

    Best price in history?

  • Wish free nights were still just 15,000 points. This would be great then.

  • Some quite good redemptions but generally you don’t save money buying points and redeem them.
    But there are cases where buying points is a good way to save money.

  • Thanks for posting this! I had to look up the location of the Holua Resort, as the name didn’t sound familiar. I grew up a few miles down the road from it. It’s next to the Sheraton (formerly the Kona Surf Hotel). There’s easy access to several nearby beaches as well as a small open-air shopping plaza with a supermarket and movie theater.

  • I like Wyndham but I really don’t like purchasing points.
    I think this would be good if I had a planned trip somewhere. They do have some good hotels, especially since they got LaQuinta.

  • Sweet deal for someone able to take advantage. I don’t stay at too many Wyndham properties

  • Looks like a good deal…. time to plan my first stay

  • thanks for bringing these all together for us.

  • Pauline Fitzgerald says:

    Some good redemption options, thanks.

  • Not very successful I see.
    This is one of the few offers in Daily Getaways promotion still available!

  • This is a great deal for their NYC and SF property, especially if you can find availability during the peak period.

  • Never really thought about these points before.

  • Patrick B. says:

    These are good options for getting additional points at a great value, but it’s a shame that more popular airlines don’t offer promotions like this often. Who knows, maybe we’ll hear something interesting soon on this blog?

  • Wyndham has some great redemptions if you can take advantage.

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