The Most Undervalued Hotel Loyalty Programs

Most of us are aware of the fantastic value you can reap from collecting and strategically redeeming points from Hyatt and Starwood. And even with Hilton’s award chart devaluation and Marriott’s high point requirements for award nights, you can still maximize the programs through smart redemptions and elite status benefits. However, it’s also worth exploring…

You Can Now Redeem Your Wyndham Rewards at Vacation Properties

Last year, Wyndham Rewards made news when it announced that it was going to offer a flat redemption rate of 15,000 points per night at all of its worldwide properties. In addition, the program’s been consistently making improvements in an attempt to make its offering one of the most compelling in the industry. And with…

Wyndham Rewards Cards Add New Status Perks, Drop Foreign Transaction Fees

Over the last few years, Wyndham’s been working hard to improve its loyalty program, implementing changes such as flat 15,000-point award night redemptions and gaining more than 2 million new members in the process. More recently, Wyndham Rewards added elite status tiers, offering members perks like room upgrades, bonus points and more. Now, both versions of the…

How to Save Big By Buying Points for Wyndham Stays

TPG Contributor Vikram Birring explains a strategy for saving on expensive Wyndham stays when you’re short on points but don’t want to pay the full cash rate. Recently, I was planning a trip to Peru, in which like many travelers, I had an evening arrival flight in Lima but an early morning departure to Cuzco….

What Are Points & Miles Worth? June 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?” The answer 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…

Earn Bonus Points and More with These Current Wyndham Promotions

Wyndham Rewards is known for being one of the most straightforward award programs out there, charging a flat 15,000 points for any award booking along with a 3,000 points plus cash option. The program is currently running three promotions that are sure to pique the interest of Wyndham loyalists and possibly leisure travelers as well. Keep…

Daily Getaways Week 2 — Wyndham, Omni, Caesars, $350 Off Expedia Hotels

Last week marked the return of the Daily Getaways — an assortment of daily discounts and deals with various travel brands and loyalty programs sponsored by the US Travel Association. Some deals sold out in seconds — like the Choice hotel points packages — while other deals were much less popular. Each Monday, we’re diving into the details of the week’s…

Historic Wyndham Hotels That You Can Book With Points

While many hotels affiliated with major loyalty programs can seem cookie-cutter, not all properties were cast from the same mold. TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Jason Steele takes a look at some historic properties within the Wyndham brand, all of which can be booked using points. Some frequent travelers get tired of staying in the…

5 of the Best-Value Points Hotels in Los Angeles

In the latest installment of our Points and Miles Destination Guide series, TPG Contributor Whitney Magnuson explores the many different ways to maximize hotel redemptions in Los Angeles.  Los Angeles is one of the most iconic American destinations; a melting pot of different cultures and backgrounds that all combine into something uniquely Californian. Having spent my own college…