Wyndham Rewards is the rewards program for a family of 12 hotel chains that are found throughout the world. When you join Wyndham Rewards, you have the flexibility of choosing to earn points for free hotel stays and gift cards or airline miles or Amtrak miles. If you stay at Windham resorts then it’s definitely worth checking out their rewards program.
You may be familiar with the members of the Wyndham Worldwide family:
- Wyndham Hotels and Resorts
- Wyndham Grand Collection
- Wyndham Garden
- Wingate by Wyndham
- Hawthorn suites by Wyndham
- Ramada Worldwide
- Days Inn
- Super 8
- Baymont Inn & Suites
- Microtel Inns & Suites
- Howard Johnson
- Knights Inn
How to earn points:
Wyndham Rewards are accrued at 10 points per dollar spent at Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Wyndham Grand Collection, Wyndham Garden, Wingate, Ramada Worldwide, Days Inn, Super 8, Baymont Inn and Suites, Microtel Inn & Suites, Howard Johnson, Travelodge, and Knights Inn. Hawthorn Suites earn 5 points per dollar spent.
Wyndham has partnered with 20 worldwide airlines. If you choose to earn your points as airline miles, you will have to check with the specific airline partner for points earned. Many of the airlines offer 2 points per dollar spent, but not all of them.
Amtrak Guest Rewards points can be earned at 2 points per dollar spent at Wyndham hotels, if that is how you choose to earn rewards.
There are 6,500 resorts, hotels and extended stay properties in 20 countries in the Wyndham family to choose from.
When you sign up for Wyndham Rewards, you can choose if you would prefer to earn Wyndham Rewards points or airline/rail points. If you choose airline or rail points, you must have your membership number for the specific airline or Amtrak. When registering, you are required to give basic information such as your name, address, and e-mail address.
Additional Ways to Earn Points
In addition to hotel stays, you can earn points a variety of other ways, including the following:
-Use the Wyndham Rewards Visa, available with an annual fee and without one.
With an annual fee of $39 earn 18,000 bonus points after your first purchase or balance transfer, 5 points for each dollar spent on hotel stays, and 2 points for every dollar spent on everything else.
With NO annual fee earn 12,000 bonus points after your first purchase or balance transfer on the credit card, 3 points for each dollar spent on hotel stays, and 2 points for every dollar spent on everything else.
-Book a car rental through Alamo, Avis, Budget or National and get 50 points per day. In addition, Alamo and National offer 25% off your rental price and 500 points if you rent the car for 4 days or longer.
-FTD orders earn 10 points per dollar spent in addition to special deals. Mother’s Day bouquets earned an additional 550 points.
-Earn points for paying your electric bill. Earn 2 points for every dollar spent when you use Energy Plus; in addition, get 5,000 bonus points after your second monthly payment.
-Special offers. There is an entire page devoted to changing special offers at various hotels in the Wyndham family. (While these don’t appear to earn you extra points, they do offer 15% to 20% discounts on your stay.)
Ways to Redeem Points
-Reward nights at qualifying hotels in the U.S. and Canada range from 6,000 to 16,000 points depending on the tier of the hotel. (Tiers range from 1 to 4.) International reward nights vary in the number of points required depending on country and hotel.
-Gift cards. Earn a $25 gift card to popular chain restaurants such as Darden restaurants, Chili’s, Applebee’s etc. for 6,500 points. Similarly, you can earn a $25 Amazon gift card for 6,500 points.
-Donations. A $50 donation to Hole in the Wall Camps, Christel House International, or Starlight Children’s Foundation is 10,500 points. A $75 donation is 15,570 points and a $100 donation is 20,500 points.
Points expire after four years, as long as the account remains active.