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I’ve probably written more about Wyndham in this past week then I have in the past 5 years, but there is a really good reason for that – they are running a pretty awesome promotion where you’ll earn 7,500 points per stay (up to 2 stays, so 15,000 points). On top of that, many members were targeted for a 10,000 point promotion after 1 stay (a one-time only promo). If eligible, you’ll earn a total of 17,500 points after your 1st stay and a total of 25,000 points after your 2nd stay. Wyndham only requires 15,000 points for a free night, so to get 17,500 points after just 1 stay is pretty awesome. Especially if you can find an incredible cheap property!
The question is – do no-show stays earn regular points and bonus points (related post). Based on their terms, you’ll earn regular points, but not the bonus points. But I am not actually certain that is the case. I truly do believe that bonus points will be triggered, but I actually do not have any personal experience to back that up. My last no-show stay with Wyndham was back in 2012 and I can tell you that 5 years ago no-show stays DID generate both regular and bonus points.
The terms state: “If the Participating Property requires a credit card for a reservation, the Member is a no-show, and the Participating Property charges his/her credit card for the first night of the no-show stay at the applicable rate (which rate matches or exceeds the Minimum Total Rate), such night will be deemed a Qualified Stay and the Member will receive base points or Travel Partner Currency, as applicable, for such night as if he/she had stayed, but will not receive any bonus points or bonus Travel Partner Currency available in connection with any promotion that may be offered at the time of the Qualified Stay (“Promotional Points” or “Promotional Travel Partner Currency”, as applicable).”
Since it seems like no one truly knows the answer from recent experience, I figured I’d test it out myself. I’m taking one for the team and serving as the guinea pig. I have gone ahead and made a reservation this week which will only cost me $39.84 including tax. If you’ve found an even cheaper stay, feel free to email me!
While I hate to waste money (trust me!), I figured it it doesn’t work then this is not a huge loss. And then I’ll be able to share my personal experience with all of you so you can plan your upcoming mattress run at a Wyndham hotel properly. I’ll be sure to report back as soon as possible!
- Do no-show stays earn points at Wyndham hotels
- You can actually get 1 free expensive Wyndham night after just 1 cheap stay!
- Earn a free night at any Wyndham hotel after 2 stays