Good news for folks who like Wyndham hotels! Via Don’t Call the Airline, both versions of the Barclaycard Wyndham cards now have increased sign-up bonuses.
With the annual fee version, you can earn 45,000 Wyndham points (worth 3 nights at any Wyndham hotel) after meeting minimum spending requirements.
And you’ll earn 18,000 Wyndham points (more than enough for 1 night at any Wyndham hotel) after meeting minimum spending requirements with the no-annual-fee version of the card.
We don’t earn a commission for these cards, but we’ll always tell you about the best deals!
The Sign-Up Bonus From the Annual Fee Version of the Barclaycard Wyndham Rewards Card Is Enough for 3 Free Nights at the Historic Mills House in Charleston, South Carolina. Rooms Here Normally Cost ~$349+ Per Night!
Let’s take a look at these offers.
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Update: After March 31, 2017, transferring hotel points to Southwest no longer counts towards the Companion Pass. But here’s how to earn Companion Pass points when booking paid nights at hotels.
Million Mile Secrets reader, John, emailed:
I’d like to earn the Southwest Companion pass in early 2017 so it will be valid for ~2 years. I currently have 200,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points. Can I transfer the points to Starwood, then to Marriott so I can take advantage of the Hotel + Travel Package?
John knows Chase Ultimate Rewards points, when transferred straight to Southwest, do NOT count towards the Southwest Companion Pass. But transferring hotel points to Southwest do count.
While you cannot transfer your Chase Ultimate Rewards points to Starwood, you can transfer them directly to other hotels, like Hyatt, IHG, and Marriott.
If You Have the Southwest Companion Pass, You Can Take a Travel Buddy to Costa Rica for the Cost of Taxes & Fees!
I’ll show you which hotel points you can transfer to Southwest. And if it’s a good idea!
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Via View From the Wing, you can now use your Wyndham hotel points for stays at over 17,000 homes and condos around the world with Wyndham’s Vacation Rentals network.
That’s great news for folks who like earning and using Wyndham points. And because you’ll have more ways to use your points, they just became more valuable!
You Can Now Use Your Wyndham Points for Free Nights at Participating Homes and Condos Around the World Like This Magical Cottage in Ireland!
Here’s more about what the introduction of Wyndham’s Vacation Rentals means for you.
Update: One or more card offers in this post are no longer available. Check our Hot Deals for the latest offers.
Via Frequent Miler, you can earn a 25% bonus when you transfer hotel points to United Airlines through November 30, 2016.
In most cases, this is not a great deal because of the unfavorable transfer ratios. But it’s a terrific deal if you book a Marriott Hotel + Air package, especially if you first transfer Starwood points to Marriott.
This promotion can also be a way to convert excess hotel points that you wouldn’t otherwise use.
For a Limited Time, Earn Up to 20,000 Bonus United Airlines Miles When You Convert Hotel Points
I’ll explain more about this deal!
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I love when hotels compete for business, because it often means better deals and perks for folks in our hobby. But today’s events are quite strange!
Wyndham Rewards is trying to convince Starwood members to choose Wyndham instead of Marriott. With their flash promo, “Loyalty Intervention“, Wyndham WAS going to offer 4 Wyndham points for every 1 Starwood point when you donated your entire Starwood account balance to charity.
But it was cancelled before it even launched due to fraud.
Wyndham’s Starwood Promotion Was Scheduled to Begin at 12:00 pm Eastern Time
I’ll give you the details, and explain what happened.
Here’s another flash deal to save money on paid hotel bookings!
Today only, October 11, 2016, you can save $50 off a $200+ Expedia hotel booking. The deal is similar to the Travelocity promotion I wrote about earlier today.
To get the deal, book by 11:59 pm Pacific Time tonight for travel between October 11, 2016, and January 31, 2017.
Like the Travelocity offer, most major chains are excluded.
You Can Save $50 Off a $200+ Expedia Booking at Hotels Like the Best Western Gregory Hotel in Brooklyn
I’ll share the details and important restrictions!
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Act fast! Today only, you can save $100 off a $300+ Travelocity hotel booking. But you must book by 11:59 pm Pacific Time today, October 11, 2016.
Travel dates are between October 11, 2016, and December 31, 2016. And most major hotel chains (except Best Western & Hyatt!) are excluded from the deal.
Save $100 Off a $300+ Travelocity Booking at Hotels Like the Hyatt Place Chicago / River North
This is a nice discount, but there are important restrictions. I’ll explain!
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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 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!
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Via Angelina Travels, some folks are receiving an email with a targeted offer to earn Wyndham Gold status.
If you’re targeted, you’ll need to register and stay 2 qualifying nights by December 31, 2016.
Earning Gold status normally requires staying 5 qualifying nights. So this targeted offer is a better deal. But the perks of Wyndham Gold status are probably not worth switching upcoming hotel plans to stay at Wyndham hotels.
With Wyndham Gold Status You Can Enjoy Late Check-Out at Hotels Like the All-Inclusive Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach
I’ll explain more about the deal!
There are lots of questions circulating about the Barclaycard Arrival Plus right now!
That’s because it comes with a better bonus than ever before, which means you’ll get bigger travel than ever before! One question I hear a lot is about when the Barclaycard Arrival Plus welcome bonus will post to your account.
Use Barclaycard Arrival Miles to Stay for Free at Hotels That Don’t Have a Loyalty Program, Like at the Blue Lagoon in Iceland!
I’ll tell you when the Barclaycard Arrival Plus sign-up bonus will post. And show you why the time of posting is not as important as you might think.
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