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The Citi ThankYou Rewards program is expanding yet again, adding Wyndham Rewards as a brand-new transfer partner. This comes less than a month after adding its first hotel transfer partner in several years.
This new transfer partnership hasn't been announced yet by either Citi or Wyndham. Instead, AwardWallet noticed that Wyndham Rewards was added to Citi's list of transfer partners on Sunday morning.
Like with Choice Privileges, the transfer rate to Wyndham Rewards depends on what type of Citi card you have. Here's all of the details of this new partnership.
Transfer Citi ThankYou Points to Wyndham Key Details
- ThankYou Points earned through the Citi Prestige® Card and Citi Premier® Card can now be transferred to Wyndham Rewards at a 1:1 transfer rate.
- Citi ThankYou® Preferred Card, Citi Rewards+® Card and Citi® Double Cash Card ThankYou Points transfer to Wyndham at a rate of 5:4 (5 Citi ThankYou Points transfers to 4 Wyndham Rewards points)
Keep in mind that Citi ThankYou Points can be cashed out at a rate of 1 cent per point. Thus, Citi Premier and Prestige Card cardholders will want to make sure they're getting at least one cent per point from a redemption before transferring ThankYou Points to Wyndham.
Due to the lower transfer rate, cardholders of other ThankYou cards will need to get at least 1.25 cents per Wyndham point.
Wyndham Rewards Program Summary
Wyndham Rewards is the loyalty program for wide-ranging brands — everything from Registry Collection Hotels and Wyndham Grand to Days Inn and LaQuinta. The program covers more than 9,000 hotels across 80+ countries.
While other hotel programs have introduced dynamic pricing and peak/off-peak pricing, Wyndham Rewards kept its program quite simple. All Wyndham Rewards properties are priced at one of three “Go Free” redemption rates:
- 7,500 points per night
- 15,000 points per night
- 30,000 points per night
That's right. No matter the season, demand, or whims of the loyalty program or hotel, all award nights price at the same rate. That makes Wyndham Rewards great for times when other programs might be charging a premium.
If you don't have enough points, you can redeem Wyndham points plus cash for “Go Fast” redemptions. The reduced points rates for Go Fast redemptions are:
- 1,500 points per night
- 3,000 points per night
- 6,000 points per night
Wyndham Rewards Sweet Spots
Wyndham Rewards is one of the largest hotel loyalty programs in the world. That means the best use of Wyndham Rewards is going to depend on where you want to go. With that said, let's take a look at some of the great sweet spots of the Wyndham Rewards program.
If you want to head to Hawaii, you can book a stay at the Ramada Plaza right on Waikiki Beach in Honolulu for just 15,000 points per night:
Or, splurge for an all-inclusive Viva Resort in the Dominican Republic for just 15,000 Wyndham Rewards points per night:
Other Sources of Wyndham Rewards Points
With the addition of Citi ThankYou Points, Wyndham Rewards now has two bank transfer partners. Wyndham Rewards joined as a Capital One Rewards partner in February 2020 at a 4:3 transfer rate. Then, in April 2021, Capital One and Wyndham improved the transfer rate to 1:1.
Wyndham Rewards also has a transfer partnership with Caesar Rewards. Members can transfer points either way between the programs at a 1:1 transfer rate. There's a transfer limit of 30,000 points per calendar year.
For years, Citi ThankYou Rewards only had airline transfer partners. Now, in under a month, Citi has added a pair of hotel partners: Choice Privileges and now Wyndham Rewards.
Unfortunately, Wyndham Rewards wasn't also added as a 1:2 transfer partner — like Choice. However, it's great to now have another source of Wyndham Rewards points for when Wyndham's flat-redemption-rate program makes the most sense for your travels.
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