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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 per night at any of its properties, meaning you can stay at the Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach, The New Yorker A Wyndham Hotel and the Wyndham Koloa Landing at Poipu Beach, all for just 15,000 points. Considering how easy it is to earn Wyndham points, this is a great deal.

The Shelbourne Wyndham in South Beach for just 15,000 points — a great deal!
The Shelbourne Wyndham in South Beach for just 15,000 points — a great deal!

If you get the Barclaycard Wyndham Rewards Visa, you can obtain the following:

  • Earn 30,000 when you spend $1,000 within the first 90 days of account opening
  • Up to 3 free nights at any of our Wyndham Rewards locations – 7,500 hotels
  • Earn up to 5 additional points per $1 spent on qualified hotel stays
  • Earn 2 points per $1 spent everywhere else
  • Earn 6,000 Bonus Points on your account anniversary every year with the fee card
  • $69 annual fee

If you are deciding whether or not it’s worth it, think about it this way: Wyndham hotels can cost up to $300-$400 per night in some cases. Are you willing to pay $69 to get $900 worth of hotel stays (because three nights could easily cost that)? For me, it’s definitely worthwhile.

Thanks to this new redemption strategy, I’ve got my eye on the new Wyndham program — so far, I like what I see. They have properties all over the globe and I think it’s a no-brainer to get the card.

If you have any other questions, please tweet me @thepointsguy, message me on Facebook or send me an email at info@thepointsguy.com.

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Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

NEW INCREASED OFFER: 60,000 Points

TPG'S BONUS VALUATION*: $1,200

CARD HIGHLIGHTS: 2X points on all travel and dining, points transferrable to over a dozen travel partners

*Bonus value is an estimated value calculated by TPG and not the card issuer. View our latest valuations here.

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More Things to Know
  • Earn 60,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $750 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
  • 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
  • Get 25% more value when you redeem for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises through Chase Ultimate Rewards. For example, 60,000 points are worth $750 toward travel
Intro APR on Purchases
N/A
Regular APR
18.24% - 25.24% Variable
Annual Fee
$95
Balance Transfer Fee
Either $5 or 5% of the amount of each transfer, whichever is greater.
Recommended Credit
Excellent/Good

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