Wyndham Introduces “Gold Status” 1 Free Night Every 20 Paid Nights

Wyndham has gotten quite a bit of heat for revamping their award chart but doesn’t seem to have done much to promote a new feature of the program: one free night for every 20 eligible nights in a calendar year on top of regular points earned.

After 20 nights in a calendar year you receive points based on the average spend during your paid nights:

You can earn these bonus points up to three times per year, and the points from the bonus can be combined with your regular Wyndham Rewards points for a free night stay.

But these bonus points are tracked separately and expire if unused after four months.

For most this will amount to 300 – 500 bonus points per night for those staying 20 nights in a year. Of course the bonus is only earned for 20 night increments, so there’s no additional bonus at 25 or 30 nights.

It’s a new benefit, so that’s a positive, though one that will only benefit Wyndham’s most frequent customers and I’m not at all a fan of the short expiry of this bonus.

About Gary Leff

Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community InsideFlyer.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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  1. Really too kind to Wyndham, I have already switched my biz stays to spg. I did like their “clean” room concept a few years ago, but most wyndhams are a disappointment anyways

  2. 20 nights per year at Wyndham? Reminds me of how feel when I go into McD and the cashier has a 20 year service pin on her name tag!

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