Posted by Ric Garrido

Wyndham Rewards has a lucrative promotion and confusing, supposedly targeted promotion offering 16,000 bonus points for one stay at any of 20 new Wyndham and Hawthorn Suites hotels in the USA from August 6 through October 6, 2012.

This bonus may be earned three times for a total 48,000 bonus points.

This offer is confusing in that the offer was mentioned by member samineni3 on FlyerTalk August 6 Celebrate with a Free Night on Us promotion 16,000 points per stay

A Wyndham Rewards representative stated August 10 on FlyerTalk that this bonus offer was only sent to Wyndham Rewards email subscribers.

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FlyerTalk  August 10, 2012

The T&C of the offer state:

To qualify for the “16,000 bonus Points” promotion (the “Promotion”) and earn 16,000 Wyndham Rewards® points, the member must (i) be an active member (ii) click through the email and book a stay at any of the 20 participating properties at a qualifying rate between August 6, 2012 and October 6, 2012 and complete their hotel stays by October 9, 2012.(the “Promotion Period”). Members will receive 16,000 Wyndham Rewards points for up to 3 stays within the Promotion Period at any of the 20 properties regardless of the number of rooms booked.

 

I am a Wyndham Rewards email subscriber

As is often the case, I saw this email promotion mentioned on FlyerTalk and I did a thorough search of my emails looking for the Wyndham Rewards email for this offer. Most months I receive 5 to 12 emails from Wyndham Rewards. I have no emails at all from Wyndham Rewards in August.

There is uncertainty if this offer will apply without your own personal email from Wyndham Rewards. This promotion has high earning potential at 48,000 bonus points for three stays.  The offer is valuable enough to keep my eye on for new developments on the member inclusiveness of the promotion.

Let’s hope it does work out to be widely available to members.

Wyndham Rewards Bonus Points Participating Hotels

  • California – Wyndham Irvine Orange County Airport
  • Colorado – Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Denver Tech Center
  • Connecticut – Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Hartford Meriden
  • Florida – Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Orlando Altamonte Springs
  • Georgia – Wyndham Atlanta Galleria
  • Illinois – Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Chicago-Hoffman Estates
  • Illinois – Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Northbrook-Wheeling
  • Illinois – Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Chicago-Schaumburg
  • Kentucky – Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Louisville
  • Michigan – Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Detroit Auburn Hills
  • Michigan – Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Detroit Farmington Hills
  • Nebraska – Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Omaha
  • North Carolina – Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Charlotte-Coliseum
  • North Carolina – Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Greensboro
  • North Carolina – Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Raleigh
  • Ohio – Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Cincinnati Blue Ash
  • Texas – Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Dallas Park Central
  • Texas – Wyndham Dallas Suites – Park Central
  • Texas – Wyndham Houston West Energy Corridor
  • Utah – Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Salt Lake City – Fort Union

Wyndham Rewards Free Night 16,000 Bonus Points T&C

2012 Revere Promotion Terms and Conditions – Free night 16,000 bonus points

To qualify for the “16,000 bonus Points” promotion (the “Promotion”) and earn 16,000 Wyndham Rewards® points, the member must (i) be an active member (ii) click through the email and book a stay at any of the 20 participating properties at a qualifying rate between August 6, 2012 and October 6, 2012 and complete their hotel stays by October 9, 2012.(the “Promotion Period”). Members will receive 16,000 Wyndham Rewards points for up to 3 stays within the Promotion Period at any of the 20 properties regardless of the number of rooms booked. 16,000 bonus points is redeemable for one free night stay at a Tier 4 hotel. Member stays with check-out dates after October 9, 2012 will not be counted towards the Promotion. One stay includes all consecutive nights at the same hotel regardless of check-ins or check-outs. For a full list of the 20 participating properties click here. Members should allow six to eight weeks after completion of stay for the bonus points to be credited to their account.

Phantom Stays with Wyndham Rewards

I have only been actively using Wyndham Rewards for the past two years. The FlyerTalk thread revealed a fine point that I  did not know.

A term in the Wyndham Rewards program rules states a guest earns points for the stay when the guest is a no-show and the credit card is charged.

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Part 2. Earning, Section B. Rule 8. Earning at Participating Hotels, Participating Wyndham Hotels & Resorts (WH&R) Properties and Participating Hawthorn® Suites by Wyndham Properties.

8. If the property requires a credit card for a reservation, the Member is a no-show, and the hotel charges his/her credit card for the first night of the no-show stay, the Member will receive points for such night as if he/she had stayed.

This seems like a good point to know for Wyndham Rewards members. Not sure though this will apply to bonus points from promotions, even if base points are earned on a no-show stay.

Let’s hope this clause doesn’t disappear in the near future.

Bottom Line on Wyndham Rewards offer

This appears to be a targeted offer that requires the Wyndham Rewards member to have been sent an email around August 6.

The offer has been posted on FlyerTalk and WebFlyer. I wonder if Wyndham Rewards will expand this offer to more members?

And why have I not received any Wyndham Rewards emails in August?

I would really like to earn 48,000 points staying at some of these Wyndham Hotels and Hawthorn Suites over the next two months given this opportunity to earn big with Wyndham Rewards.

Loyalty Traveler original post: http://boardingarea.com/loyaltytraveler/2012/08/14/wyndham-rewards-16000-points-per-stay-aug-6-oct-6-2012-targeted-promotion/

Ric Garrido, writer and content owner of Loyalty Traveler, shares news and views on hotels, hotel loyalty programs and vacation destinations for frequent guests. You can follow Loyalty Traveler on Twitter and Facebook and RSS feed.

25 Responses

  1. I did not receive that email as well. The last email I received from WR was on Aug. 9th reminding of 4X promotion.

  2. I received the email a few minutes ago. It was titled Your point balance, member offers & Summer Rewards.

  3. Yes, emails just started coming in. I received mine about half an hour ago, and the email just hit my wife’s account.

  4. Just got mine.

  5. Two of the three accounts received, including one does not subscribe the email offers.

    The one that does not receive offer does subscribe the email offers

  6. What’s the value of 16,000 points?

  7. I got the email too except it was titled Celebrate with a Free Night on us.

  8. [...] new Wyndham promotion, first brought to my attention earlier today by Ric, the Loyalty Traveler, will let us buy up to 19,200 miles at a cost of about one penny per mile. All you and your family [...]

  9. I got the email as well. There are participating hotel in my area and the lowest price i could find is $72 per night. Now sure if it is a great deal though.

  10. I received the Celebrate With a Free Night on Us email on August 6th. I have not stayed at any of this group’s hotels and joined the program earlier this year in case I managed to pick up some points in that Travel America promotion, but I think I will now.

  11. I got it also, but no hotels in my area and I am not traveling anymore this year, so spending $$ might not be a good deal for me. Thoughts?

  12. @Joel – I have redeemed most of my Wyndham Rewards points for Ramada Inn stays at 14,000 or 16,000 points per night. Every stay saved at least $125 and that was in places where the Ramada on points was about the best deal I could find.

    17,500 points can be exchanged to 7,000 airline miles with Wyndham partners.

  13. Just got the email; but can not find the page to the offer. Can you please direct me to the right tab?

  14. Wyndham is also having another promotion where you can earn 4x the points/miles after 2 stays. Don’t know if they can be combined but ending soon!

    http://giddyforpoints.blogspot.com/2012/08/wyndham-blows-by.html

  15. [...] based his analysis for earning cheap miles on a post by Ric at Loyalty Traveler, one that I overlooked because it said “Wyndham” in the title, and I had no interest in [...]

  16. “click through the email and BOOK A STAY” are the wording for the requirements it doesnt say that you must stay there.
    can people post the cheapest hotel rates they find and for the dates

  17. Looks like the best deal may be found where one can find “flesh stripping cockroaches” in the future…

  18. Thanks for sharing! This sounds like a pretty good deal. Wyndham points can also be useful other than only transfer to miles under some circumstances, such as hotels at certain national parks, and the US Grand Slam hit. But I think I won’t be able to get to any of these 20 locations during the promotion period, so my question is, is there any report that no-show stay actually works? Thanks again!

    Comment by Palmtenor on August 16th, 2012 at 2:45 pm
  19. Sounds like we might need to wait to see about the no show from others , since this has a window into October

    I`d need more information before jumping in, but thsnks for the blog….something to watch

  20. I just received a targeted offer for Wyndham Credit Card holders. 12000 pts if I charge $750 per month for the next 3 months.

  21. [...] can also combine this with the Wyndham Rewards 5,500 bonus points for your second stay promotion for stays through November 26, 2012. Registration is required for the 5,500 bonus points [...]

  22. [...] can also combine this with the Wyndham Rewards 5,500 bonus points for your second stay promotion for stays through November 26, 2012. Registration is required for the 5,500 bonus points [...]

  23. [...] linked Travel by Points and Hack My Trip who linked Travel by Points who in his August post linked Loyalty Traveler for a blog post about the 16,000 points Wyndham Rewards promotion. It is like a genealogy chart of [...]

  24. [...] What made this deal particularly attractive is the Wyndham Rewards promotion page made no mention of this offer being targeted to a subgroup of members. The same offer ran from August 6 through October 6 with the term that Wyndham Rewards members must click through their member email. I wrote about the earlier offer on August 14 and put “targeted” in my blog post title, Wyndham Rewards 16,000 points per stay Aug 6-Oct 6, 2012 (targeted promotion). [...]

  25. [...] must be an active member, must have received and clicked the email, and must stay by Oct 9, 2012. Loyalty Traveler details out the properties and T&C. So apparently, you may be able to book a “phantom [...]

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