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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.
- 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).
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
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