New: Automatic Elite Status & No Foreign Transaction Fees With Barclaycard Wyndham Rewards

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There’s good news for Barclaycard Wyndham Rewards cardholders!

Via The Points Guy, both versions of the cards now come with extra perks like automatic Gold or Platinum elite status and no foreign transaction fees!

Emily and I don’t earn a commission when you apply for either of these cards, but we’ll always tell you about new perks!

Barclaycard Wyndham Rewards Cards Changes

Barclaycard Wyndham Rewards Cardholders Can Now Enjoy Automatic Elite Status! This Means Late Check-Out at Hotels Like the Wyndham Santa Monica At The Pier

I’ll explain what’s changed!

Barclaycard Wyndham Rewards Changes

Link:   Barclaycard Wyndham Rewards 

Link:   My Review of the Barclaycard Wyndham Rewards Cards

There are 2 Barclaycard Wyndham Rewards cards.

If you’re new to miles and points, the Wyndham credit cards are NOT the best to start with.  Because there are Barclaycards with better perks and sign-up bonuses like the Arrival Plus and JetBlue Plus card.

You might also consider applying for Chase cards first because of the bank’s stricter application rules.

And if you already have a Barclaycard, remember you can use these tips for applying a second card.

Here’s a reminder of the current best available Wyndham Rewards card offers and the new changes!

1.   Barclaycard Wyndham Rewards With Annual Fee

You can earn 45,000 Wyndham points (worth 3 nights at any Wyndham hotel!) after you complete the minimum spending on the premium Barclaycard Wyndham Rewards card with a $69 annual fee.

You’ll earn 30,000 Wyndham points after your first purchase.  And another 15,000 Wyndham points after spending $1,000 on purchases within the first 90 days of account opening.

You’ll also get:

  • 6,000 Wyndham points on your account anniversary each year
  • 5X Wyndham points per $1 you spend at Wyndham hotels
  • 2X Wyndham points points per $1 you spend on gas, utility, any grocery store purchases.

New changes to the card include:

  • Automatic Platinum status
  • 5X bonus category expanded to include Wyndham timeshare and rental properties
  • No foreign transaction fees

Wyndham Platinum status has decent perks like:

  • Early check-in (if available)
  • Late check-out (if available)
  • Dedicated member services
  • Preferred room choices and room upgrades (if available)
  • 3,000 Wyndham points bonus annually
  • Avis and Budget car rental upgrades

And you’d normally need to stay 15 nights in a year to earn the status.  So getting it automatically with 1 card is terrific!

I’d recommend applying through this link, which doesn’t yet reflect the new perks.  Because the new application page shows a higher annual fee of $75 and a lower sign-up bonus.  I contacted Barclaycard who confirmed you can still get the new perks and higher sign-up bonus!

2.  Barclaycard Wyndham Rewards With NO Annual Fee

With the no-annual-fee version of the Barclaycard Wyndham Rewards card you can earn 18,000 Wyndham points (more than enough for a night at any Wyndham hotel) after meeting minimum spending requirements.

But there’s NO anniversary bonus.

With this card, you’ll get:

  • 15,000 Wyndham points after your first purchase, plus 3,000 Wyndham points after you spend $1,000 on purchases the first 90 days of opening your account (18,000 points total)
  • 3X Wyndham points per $1 you spend at Wyndham hotels
  • 2X Wyndham points points per $1 you spend on everything else
  • NO annual fee

New changes to the card include:

  • Automatic Gold status
  • 3X bonus category expanded to include Wyndham timeshare and rental properties
  • No foreign transaction fees

With Wyndham Gold status, you’ll enjoy perks like:

  • Dedicated member services
  • Late check-out (if available)
  • Preferred room choices and room upgrades (if available)

Remember, there’s also a targeted offer to earn Gold status after 2 stays.

Bottom Line

Existing Barclaycard Wyndham Rewards cardholders have new perks on their cards like automatic Gold or Platinum status and no foreign transaction fees!

Folks considering these cards should use this link for the Barclaycard Wyndham Rewards.  Because you can earn a larger sign-up bonus and still get the new perks!

Before you consider either card, remember that Barclaycard typically only approves folks for 1 or 2 cards per year.  

Emily and I don’t earn a commission on either of these cards, but we’ll also share the best deals and any changes!

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10 responses to “New: Automatic Elite Status & No Foreign Transaction Fees With Barclaycard Wyndham Rewards

  1. If I already have the card will I automatically be upgraded?

  2. I have the Wyndham Visa Signature card and haven’t been upgraded Platinum yet. Also, is the 3000 bonus on top of the 15000 annual card bonus I already receive?

  3. Wrong information on earning. With the new change you will not get 2X anymore. Only 1X on non-bonus spend.

  4. The best offer was around 13 months ago when they offered 45k sign-up and 15k renewal. I signed up for that one but the renewal haven’t post yet… Bit anxious… I applied for Ring and got rejected twice just for its perk of no FTF. Now there will be no need for that anymore given the new perks.

  5. What’s the point of commenting if you can’t get a response from the blogger or team?

  6. @caddietravels,

    Im in the same position. My status is still Blue. I read somewhere else that you would not automatically be upgraded.

  7. Is the new Card considered a new product and that you hold both the $69 old card and $75 new card at the same time (and still qualify for bonus on new one)? I have the $69 one that comes with 15,000 points on renewal and would hate to give that up.

    But I might consider applying for the separate $75 version if I could keep the old one and still qualify for the Bonus. I just wasn’t sure if they are considered different products and therefore they would approve you new version and let you keep the old version (and get the bonus).

  8. @Paul – We’ve updated that post with the change.

    @Cadduetravels – Apologies. We’re trying to find the balance between having time off on the weekend and getting to the comments! You won’t get the 3,000 point bonus, but should get the status upgrade (though you may have to call).

  9. I posted above as Brian but as another Brian posted that may have been unclear that i was a different person and i never got response….so I’m reposting

    Is the new Card considered a new product and that you hold both the $69 old card and $75 new card at the same time (and still qualify for bonus on new one)?

    I have the $69 one that comes with 15,000 points on renewal and would hate to give that up.

    But I might consider applying for the separate $75 version if I could keep the old one and still qualify for the Bonus. I just wasn’t sure if they are considered different products and therefore they would approve you new version and let you keep the old version (and get the bonus).