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Wyndham Rewards and Caesars Rewards have increased the cap on the annual allowed point transfers between the programs. You can now transfer 60,000 points between accounts each year — instead of being limited to 30,000 points annually.
These transfers between programs are unique because the ratio is the same in each direction. Transfers happen at a 1:1 ratio whether you are transferring Wyndham Rewards points to Caesars or Caesars points to Wyndham Rewards.
Should You Transfer Points Between Wyndham and Caesars?
Arguably, you are better off transferring Caesars Rewards points to Wyndham Rewards points.
Caesars points are worth a flat 1¢ per point regardless of whether you use them towards room rates, dining, or credits. However, AwardWallet members have been able to leverage their Wyndham rewards points for an average value of 1.17¢ per point. Therefore, you can expect to get more value out of Wyndham points than Caesars points.
That being said, you can often redeem your Wyndham Rewards points for a value far above 1.17¢. This is especially true if you are using the flat awards redemption rate at some of Wyndham's more premium properties. Alternatively, you can book vacation homes for just 15,000 points per night.
With that said, if you earn tons of Wyndham points and have trouble finding a way to use them for good value, then transferring them to Caesars' points can be a fun option.
Transfers Can Keep Your Wyndham Points Alive
Wyndham Rewards points expire if you have 18 consecutive months of inactivity on your account. Fortunately, you can use transfers to Caesars to keep a substantial balance of Wyndham points alive.
If you are caught in a bind and your Wyndham points are about to expire, you can transfer them to Caesar at a ratio of 1:1. Then, you hold the points for a short time before moving them back to Wyndham Rewards. Once moved back, they appear as “new” points with an 18-month validity deadline.
While this is one way of gaming the system, it is an open secret that has been going on for a long time. However, you could only recently transfer a maximum of 30,000 points between programs each year. Seeing the cap increase to 60,000 points has made this an even better option for keeping your Wyndham points alive.
Doubling the points transfer cap from 30,000 to 60,000 points is excellent news for fans of either program.
If you are a Wyndham regular with a healthy points balance, you can flip over more of your points to Caesars. This can be done regardless of whether you are a regular at Caesars or just planning a one-off large family vacation. You can now leverage your Wyndham points for even more value.
On the other hand, if you generate a lot of Caesars points, the usefulness of those points has increased. Transferring 60,000 points is enough for four nights at more than 7,800 Wyndham properties worldwide by using the 15,000 points per night Go Free Wyndham award pricing.
However you look at it, this news is great for people who participate in both programs.
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