Until December 17, 2014, the sign-up bonuses on the Barclays Wyndham Rewards cards have been increased to up to 45,000 points.
That could be worth up to 8 free nights when used at Wyndham tier 1 hotels, which cost 5,500 points per night. But keep in mind their highest tier locations cost 50,000 points per night!
There’s a Better Bonus on the Barclays Wyndham Rewards Cards Until December 17, 2014
I always like seeing increased sign-up bonuses. But this deal isn’t for everyone!
That’s because there are other travel cards with much higher bonuses. However some folks might find this offer useful towards earning the Southwest Companion Pass or for budget hotels while on the road.
But I’d rather get the Barclays US Air card 1st before it goes away, and the other Barclays cards before considering the Barclays Wyndham card!
Have you ever booked a hotel room and realized later that you could have gotten a better price elsewhere?
Did you know that most major hotel chains guarantee that you’ll find the lowest price for a room on their website? And if you find a lower rate somewhere else, they’ll match or beat the price (and sometimes give you other goodies, like a free night!).
Most Hotel Chains Guarantee They’ve Got the Best Price
I’ll be writing about each chain in depth individually, but for now, here’s a summary of the major chains’ Best Rate Guarantee policies.
You can get free Wi-Fi at every Marriott hotel if you’re a Marriott member beginning January 15, 2015.
There is no cost or obligation to stay at Marriott to sign-up for their loyalty program. So everyone should sign-up just in case!
Starting January 15, 2015, All Marriott Members Get Free Wi-Fi at Marriott Hotels but Only When They Book Directly With Marriott
You can earn 4X American Airlines miles or 3X United Airlines miles when you stay at Wyndham hotels through January 16, 2015.
You Get 4X American Airlines Miles at Wyndham Hotels
But is this deal a good enough reason to book a Wyndham hotel?
Update: The Chase Ink Plus 70,000 point offer is no longer available, but check Hot Deals for the latest offers!
Beyond the sign-up bonuses for the Ink Plus card (70,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points) and AMEX SimplyCash ($250), both cards give you access to business savings programs.
Ink Plus gets you discounts with Visa SavingsEdge while AMEX SimplyCash entitles you to save at the merchants participating in AMEX OPEN.
But which is better for your situation?
You Could Save ~$45 With AMEX OPEN on a 4 Night Business Trip at the Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh International Airport
Here’s a look at where you can earn points for travel or save money with each program.