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Limited-Time Offer: Wyndham Rewards Visa 45,000 Bonus Points

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Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Wyndham Rewards Visa

Barclaycard has just released higher limited-time sign-up bonus offers on both of its Wyndham Rewards Visa cards.

The premium card usually offers a sign-up bonus of 30,000 points with first purchase, but that has been upped to 30,000 points with first purchase and the opportunity to earn 15,000 more points by spending $1,000 in the first 90 days after opening an account. That’s a 50% increase. Not only that, but you’ll also earn 15,000 bonus points on your account anniversary instead of the usual 5,500 of previous offers.

Here are the rest of the terms:

  • Limited-time offer: Earn up to 45,000 bonus points. Earn 30,000 bonus points with first purchase. Plus, earn an additional 15,000 bonus points when you spend $1,000 within the first 90 days of account opening.
  • Earn 5 points per $1 spent on every participating hotel stay.
  • Earn 2 points per $1 spent everywhere else.
  • Earn 15,000 bonus points on your account anniversary every year.
  • $69 annual fee.

The basic card is also offering an increased sign-up bonus. Instead of the public offer of 12,000 bonus points with first purchase, the limited-time terms of this offer are:

  • Earn up to 30,000 bonus points. 15,000 bonus points with first purchase. Plus, earn an additional 15,000 bonus points when you spend $1,000 within the first 90 days of account opening.
  • Earn 3 points per $1 spent on every participating hotel stay.
  • Earn 2 points per $1 spent everywhere else.
  • No annual fee.

The sign-up bonus increase on the no-fee card is a bigger percentage, but the premium card is a better option. Not only do you get 15,000 more points with your first purchase compared to the no-fee card, but each year you renew the card, you also get another 15,000 points. Each of those 15,000-point bundles is worth a free night at any of the 7,600-plus Wyndham hotels in the world, with no blackout dates thanks to the chain’s recent revaluation. So with the premium card, you get up to three free nights if you hit the spending requirement, and with the no-fee card, it’s just two nights.

Wyndham brands

Though Wyndham’s brands include some budget names like Days Inn and Super 8, there are also some premium properties in its portfolio, including the Shelbourne Wyndham Grand in South Beach, where rates start at about $250 per night, far outweighing that $69 annual fee.

A guest room at the Shelbourne Wyndham Grand, where rates start at $250. Photo courtesy of Wyndham.
A guest room at the Shelbourne Wyndham Grand, where rates start at $250. Photo courtesy of Wyndham.

Beyond hotel redemptions, Wyndham also lets you transfer your points to 17 airline partners (and Amtrak):

  • Aeromexico
  • Aeroplan (Air Canada)
  • Air Berlin
  • Air China
  • Alaska Airlines
  • American Airlines
  • China Eastern
  • China Southern
  • Czech Airlines
  • Frontier
  • Hainan Airlines
  • Hawaiian Airlines
  • Jet Airways
  • Qatar Airways
  • Saudia
  • Southwest
  • United

That’s not usually a great option since points transfer at a ratio of 6,000 points to 1,200 miles. Still, depending on how many points you’re earning per dollar, this could be one way to top up one mileage account or another.

For more on the recent changes to the Wyndham Rewards program and how to maximize these points, check out this post.
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