Right now, there are two Wyndham stackable promotions that have many of us mattress-running: a targeted offer to earn 10,000 Wyndham Rewards points after just one stay and a chance to earn 7,500 points per stay (up to two times), when you pay for your stay using the Citi MasterPass option. This translates to earning as much as 22,500 bonus points after just two stays (some states have properties in the $30-$40 range including taxes).
Even though I originally planned on mattress-running for this lucrative promotion, I actually found myself in need of a last-minute airport stay last week, so you bet your bottom dollar that I “splurged” on a $119 Wyndham room, and guess what? The points posted. Thumbs up.
Wyndham recently changed their program for the better 2 years ago by introducing free nights with a flat 15,000 point redemption rate, along with other positive loyalty program changes.
This afternoon, I received a promotional email from Wyndham promoting the opportunity to bid with my Wyndham points for cool family experiences including vacation packages, theme park tickets, live shows, and fun culinary experiences. It was worth taking a look, and I was surprised by many options that were an awesome value and totally worth sharing!
For instance, a family 4 pack of Six Flags tickets is ending in less than 2 hours and has a current bid of just 5,500 points (even though the title says 2, 4 tickets are included in the package):
Then there’s this intriguing and romantic wine-country tour and tasting with a private driver at just 3,500 points:
You can even score a sunset hot air balloon ride in Phoenix for 10,000 points
Heck, even the Disney vacation package at 50,500 points is an amazing deal, considering a resort night costs 15,000 points to begin with and it includes Walt Disney World Park tickets and extras, too (including family bowling)!
Rarely do I ever encourage people to spend hotel points on “things”, but I think some of these auctions are well worth it, and in most cases, offer a much better value than redeeming for just one free night in the entire Wyndham portfolio.
What are your thoughts? Do you plan on bidding on any of these experiences?