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You can now redeem Wyndham Rewards points at 15,000+ Vacasa vacation rentals

Feb. 25, 2021
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Wyndham Rewards members can now redeem their points at 15,000+ vacation rental properties.

The hotel program is partnered with Vacasa, a vacation rental management company. Previously, you could only redeem Wyndham Rewards points at a handful of these properties. Starting today, all Vacasa properties can be booked with Wyndham Rewards points. This includes all 15,000+ properties that span North America, Belize and Costa Rica.

According to Wyndham, this was done to give travelers more options. The 15,000 properties will join Wyndham's existing portfolio of 50,000+ hotels, vacation club resorts and rentals worldwide.

This announcement comes after Vacasa purchased Wyndham Vacation Rentals in 2019. This expanded partnership shows that Vacasa and Wyndham are still working together to provide value to each other's customer base.

Here, we'll give you a closer look at redeeming Wyndham Rewards points for Vacasa vacation rentals and discuss whether or not it's a good deal.

Let's dive in!

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Redeeming Wyndham Rewards points at Vacasa properties

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For some background, Vacasa is a vacation rental property management group. It manages thousands of properties — most of which are in the U.S. Unlike Airbnb, the properties listed on the Vacasa website are professionally managed by its team. This means you'll have a more consistent experience with strict cleaning policies.

Most Vacasa properties are located near tourist and off-the-beaten-path outdoorsy destinations. You'll also find them in some major cities like Austin and Miami.

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Under its partnership with Wyndham, Vacasa vacation rentals start at 15,000 Wyndham Rewards points per night per room. This means all 1-bedroom and studio condos available for rent with Vacasa will cost 15,000 points per night, while larger homes cost more points.

During peak travel times, Vacasa vacation rentals can skyrocket in price — especially in tourist-heavy destinations. This is when using Wyndham Rewards points for your stay really comes in handy.

For example, this two-night stay at a one-bedroom apartment in Seattle costs as much as $303 per night this May. You'd get a nice 2.02 cents per point in value if you used your Wyndham Rewards points to book the stay, even before factoring in taxes and fees. This is almost twice TPG's Wyndham Rewards valuation of 1.1 cents per point.

(Screenshot courtesy of Vacasa)

You can book Vacasa properties with your Wyndham Rewards points over the phone. Simply find a property you like on Vacasa's website and call Wyndham to book the stay using your points. As discussed, all Vacasa properties can now be booked with Wyndham Rewards points, but some properties are subject to blackout dates.

Unfortunately, you cannot earn Wyndham Rewards points on your Vacasa stays.

Related: 13 mistakes to avoid on your next vacation home rental

Earning Wyndham Rewards points

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If you're interested in redeeming Wyndham Rewards points for Vacasa rentals, you'll need some Wyndham points first.

The most straightforward way to earn Wyndham points is with one of the hotel's recently revamped credit cards. Here's a look at the lineup:

Wyndham Rewards Earner® Card ($0 annual fee)

Earn 30,000 bonus points after spending $1,000 on purchases within the first 90 days of account opening. Earn 5x points on eligible purchases at Wyndham properties and gas stations, 2x points on grocery store purchases (excluding Target and Walmart) and dining and 1 point per dollar everywhere else. Additionally, enjoy Wyndham Rewards Gold status as long as the card is open and in good standing and 7,500 bonus points after spending $15,000 on the card in a single calendar year.

Wyndham Rewards Earner® Plus Card ($75 annual fee)

Earn 45,000 bonus points after spending $1,000 on purchases within the first 90 days of account opening. You'll earn 6x points on eligible purchases at Wyndham properties and gas stations, 4x points at grocery store purchases (excluding Target and Walmart) and dining and 1 point per dollar everywhere else. Additionally, enjoy Wyndham Rewards Platinum status as long as the card is open and in good standing and 7,500 bonus points on every account anniversary.

Wyndham Rewards Earner Business Card ($95 annual fee)

Earn 45,000 bonus points after spending $1,000 on purchases within the first 90 days of account opening. Cardholders earn 8x points at Wyndham properties and gas stations, 5x points on marketing, advertising and utilities and 1 point per dollar everywhere else. Additionally, enjoy Wyndham Rewards Diamond status as long as the card is open and in good standing and 15,000 bonus points on every account anniversary.

You can also transfer Capital One points to Wyndham at a 2:1.5 ratio or earn with one of the hotel group's various partnerships.

The information for the Wyndham Rewards Business Cards have been collected independently by The Points Guy. The card details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer.

Related: Which Wyndham Rewards credit card is right for you?

Bottom line

It's great to see Wyndham add more ways for its loyalty program members to redeem points. Being able to book Vacasa properties with Wyndham Rewards points opens thousands of new redemptions to Wyndham Rewards members. It can lead to some serious value when booking during peak travel times.

We'd love to see more hotel groups announce similar partnerships in the future. Having more options is crucial for today's travelers — especially during the coronavirus pandemic. Having the option to stay in a clean apartment or home may be appealing to travelers who are not yet comfortable staying at a large hotel during the pandemic.

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It's hard to find a card that competes with the mile-long list of benefits that come with the Amex Business Platinum. While it's certainly not the card for the average consumer, a business owner with tons of expenses -- especially related to travel -- will find this card incredibly valuable. This card is similar to the consumer version that Amex offers, but with more business-oriented perks around statement credits and earning rates that are a better fit for business owners.

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  • Limited high-bonus categories outside of travel
  • The Points Guy Exclusive Offer: Earn 150,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $15,000 on eligible purchases with the Business Platinum Card® within the first 3 months of Card Membership.
  • Get 5X Membership Rewards® points on flights and prepaid hotels on amextravel.com, and 1X points for each dollar you spend on eligible purchases.
  • Earn 1.5X points (that’s an extra half point per dollar) on eligible purchases at US construction material & hardware suppliers, electronic goods retailers and software & cloud system providers, and shipping providers, as well as on purchases of $5,000 or more everywhere else, on up to $2 million of these purchases per calendar year.
  • Unlock over $1,000 in annual statement credits on a curation of business purchases, including select purchases made with Dell Technologies, Indeed, Adobe, and U.S. wireless service providers.
  • $200 Airline Fee Credit: Get up to $200 in statement credits per calendar year for checked baggage fees, lounge day passes, and more at one selected airline.
  • $189 CLEAR® Credit: Use your Card and get up to $189 back per year on your CLEAR® membership. CLEAR® is available at more than 50 U.S. airports and stadiums.
  • The American Express Global Lounge Collection® can provide an escape at the airport. With more than 1,400 airport lounges across 140 countries and counting, you have more lounge location options than any other credit card on the market as of 9/2021.
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