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Starting today, all Wyndham free award nights cost 15,000 Wyndham points. Wyndham operates over 7,400 hotels under the following brands:
Free award nights previously cost 5,500 to 50,000 points per night. Now the cheaper properties are terrible candidates for free award nights, while the most expensive properties are steals!
Here’s the FAQ on Wyndham free night awards, which are called “go free” awards.
As with many programs, Wyndham offers all standard rooms as free award nights with no blackouts.
Where are Wyndhams?
Here is a list of Wyndhams worldwide. Since all hotels cost the same number of points, focus on the expensive countries and cities.
The Wyndham on Kauai looks like a steal for 15,000 points.
How Can You Earn Wyndham Points?
The three easiest ways to earn Wyndham points are Wyndham hotel stays, buying Wyndham points, and opening a Wyndham credit card.
Hotel stays earn 10 points per dollar spent, with a 1,000 point minimum.
That means you will get a free night at Wyndhams worldwide, and I see several $300 to $500 properties, for only $1,500 in spending or 15 stays.
Wyndham points are cheap at only $11 per thousand. Unfortunately you can’t buy 15,000 for $165 and then book any property. You are limited to purchasing 5,000 points per account per calendar year.
Wyndham has two credit cards that both offer 2 points per dollar on all purchases and more points per dollar on Wyndham purchases.
The card with a $69 annual fee has a 45,000 point bonus after spending $1,000. The card with no annual fee has a 30,000 point bonus after spending $1,000. Those are enough for three and two nights respectively at Wyndhams worldwide.
Wyndham has made huge changes to its Wyndham Rewards program today, shrinking the number of hotel categories from nine to one. Now all hotels cost 15,000 points per night.
This means the program offers no value for cheap hotels and exceptional value for fancy hotels.
Earn 50,000 bonus points (worth $800 in American Airlines flights) after spending $3,000 in the first three months on the Citi Prestige® Card. Plus get an additional $500 in free airfare on any airline in the first 12 months plus free airport lounge access worldwide for only a $450 annual fee. Why I got the card.