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While Weeks 1 and 2 of the Daily Getaways don’t include any “show stopper” deals, Week 3 of Daily Getaways sees the return of the awesome Wyndham points deal. Last year I was able to buy two of the 32,000 point packages and made great use of both of them for stays for my parents at hotels that would have cost them many times what I paid for the points. However, given how inexpensively one can obtain these points, the transfer rate of 2.5 Wyndham points to 1 airline mile with several airlines (Delta, US Airways, American, United, and more) is also not too shabby at all.
- 16,000 Wyndham points for $55
- 28,000 Wyndham points for $76
- 32,000 Wyndham points for $110
- 50,000 Wyndham points for $143
- 48,000 Wyndham points for $165
That means that the price per point ranges from .27 – .34 cents per point, and that is without the 10% Amex discount. With it, you are paying even less! Paying about 1/3 per cent for a point is pretty stellar. Say that you purchase 50,000 points at .2574 cents each with the 10% Amex discount. If you wanted to convert to United miles, you would get 1 United mile for every 2.5 Wyndham points. That means you would have 20,000 United miles for $128. Amazing. That is about .64 cents each. Crazy. (Though this was super quick math, so let me know if I have jumbled it up somewhere!)
I have already posted about the Week 1 deals and will be posting a full review of the Week 2 and Week 3 deals within the next couple days, but mark April 23rd on your calendar if you want to get in on this deal. It will go extremely quickly.
Did you get in on the Wyndham points deal last year? What did you do with your points?
Hat tip to Travel by Points for Tweeting me about the Week 3 deals!