Is Getting the Wyndham Rewards Visa Worth It?

TPG reader Sarah messaged me to ask: “What are your thoughts on the Wyndham Rewards Visa card with the increased 45,000 sign-up bonus? Is it worth it to get even though it has a $69 annual fee?” Wyndham Rewards recently shook up the industry with a new redemption strategy: Wyndham redemptions are now just 15,000 points…

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

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…

9 Wyndham Properties that Make for Awesome Award Redemptions

One complaint you won’t hear from award travel enthusiasts is that there aren’t enough places we want to go. Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen stretches that list even further as he shares his favorite Wyndham properties for award redemptions. To borrow from a well-known phrase, value is in the eye of the beholder. This is especially…

All Wyndham Redemptions Now Just 15,000 Points Per Night

Back in February, we announced that Wyndham Rewards would be launching an upgraded program on May 11 , including a flat redemption rate of 15,000 points per night at all of Wyndham’s 7,500+ hotels worldwide. Well, today’s the day that these changes go live, allowing you to book high-end Wyndham properties at much lower redemption levels. As a recap, here are the three main changes: Go…

What Are Points & Miles Worth? April Monthly Valuations

You can view all posts in the Monthly Valuation Series here. One of the questions I’m asked most often is “how much is a point or mile worth?” That question varies from person to person and depends on how well you can maximize a particular currency for your needs. Still, some points are worth more than others. To give readers—both…

Great Wyndham Redemptions Still Available Before May 11

On May 11, Wyndham Rewards is launching a new loyalty program, switching to a flat redemption rate of 15,000 points for a free night (plus no blackout dates!) at all Wyndham hotels—so now’s the time to snag lower-rate redemptions at Wyndham’s most budget-friendly properties. TPG Contributor Lane Nieset has scoured Wyndham’s present Tiers 1-4 to find some great redemptions of 5,500-14,000 Wyndham Rewards…

New Wyndham Rewards Program is a Rare “Revaluation”

Amidst an onslaught of recent program devaluations, there’s at long last some good news on the loyalty landscape horizon. On May 11, 2015, Wyndham Rewards will launch what I’d describe as a “revaluation,” a newly revised loyalty program that offers—among other new benefits—a flat redemption rate of 15,000 points per night at all of Wyndham’s 7,500+ hotels worldwide. According to Josh…

10 Hotel Mobile Apps that Make Travel Easier

Travel plans can change, and any tool that gives you flexibility on the go can be a huge help. Today, TPG Contributor Richard Kerr looks at which hotel apps are making it to easier to book rooms, find properties nearby, and more when you’re away from home. I’m always interested in finding tools than can improve my travel experience. Last week I reviewed…

Pool, Share, and Transfer Hotel Points to Maximize Rewards

Points and miles enthusiasts can usually tell you their loyalty account balances pretty accurately, but if you’re traveling with others, it’s good to have a handle on their balances as well. Today, TPG Contributor Richard Kerr explains how you can use your rewards in tandem to get the hotel awards you want. A common dilemma for award travelers…

Starwood Sale, Wyndham Double Points, Avianca Bonus Miles

Here’s a round-up of the week’s points, miles and travel industry news you may have missed: 50% Off Starwood Australia Pacific Stays Starwood is offering up to 50% off stays in Australia, Fiji, New Caledonia and Samoa until July 31, 2015. You must book your stay between February 16, 2015—March 1, 2015. Blackout dates may…