Wyndham Rewards has announced a summer points promotion. It’s marketed as “Stay 2 Nights & Earn a Free Night” but it’s really a bonus of 7500 Wyndham Rewards points. The promo requires a stay of at least two consecutive nights at one hotel to trigger the bonus.
Stay 2 Nights, Get a Free Night (7500 Points)
Register and complete a 2-night or longer qualifying stay by September 10, 2020 to receive 7500 bonus points.
Members are eligible to earn one bonus only.
Go to the Wyndham website to register and to see the full details.
Note that according to the terms and conditions, if your account is set to earn frequent flyer miles you will still earn base miles but the bonus will post in the form of points.
If you have a stay coming up very soon, it’s apparently possible to stack this promotion with the previous one that awards 2000 Wyndham points per stay for up to 5 stays and which ends July 27th.
Wyndham Rewards has just three redemption rates for free nights or “Go Free” awards as they’re called: 7500 points, 15,000 points and 30,000 points. The 7500 point hotels are scarce and perhaps not overly appealing when you find one. But, having those 7500 points in your account at least puts you halfway to redeeming a free night at one of the much more common 15,000 point hotels.
In addition to the “Go Free” nights, you can also combine cash with Wyndham points in increments of 1500, 3000 or 6000, corresponding to the three reward categories. These are called “Go Fast” rates. The value with these is not as good as when the refreshed program was introduced a few years ago but it’s still nice to have the option to pay with cash and points.
Wyndham Hotels in Atlantic Canada
There are quite a few Wyndham properties in Atlantic Canada. I’m aware of at least a couple of former Country Inn & Suites that became Travelodges a while back. Perhaps the Travelodges that have “Suites” in the name are in the group that re-branded.
Days Inn By Wyndham, Bridgewater Conference Centre
Travelodge Suites by Wyndham, Halifax Dartmouth
Chateau Bedford, Trademark Collection by Wyndham
Super 8 by Wyndham, Windsor
Super 8 by Wyndham, Truro
Travelodge Suites by Wyndham, New Glasgow
Super 8 by Wyndham, Amherst
Travelodge by Wyndham, Sydney
The Chateau Saint John, Trademark Collection by Wyndham is ranked by travellers on TripAdvisor as #1 out of 20 hotels in the city while the Travelodge comes in at #4. The Chateau Moncton ranks #3 out of 32. The Wingate by Wyndham in Dieppe is a newer property that gets excellent reviews as well. (My parents stayed there and were very pleased).
Chateau Moncton, Trademark Collection by Wyndham
Wingate by Wyndham, Dieppe Moncton
Thriftlodge by Wyndham, Moncton
Days Inn by Wyndham, Moncton
Howard Johnson by Wyndham, Miramichi
Travelodge by Wyndham, Miramichi
Days Inn by Wyndham, Miramichi
Days Inn by Wyndham, Saint John
Chateau Saint John, Trademark Collection by Wyndham
Days Inn by Wyndham Oromocto Conference Centre
Travelodge Suites by Wyndham, Saint John
Travelodge by Wyndham, Fredericton
Days Inn by Wyndham, Fredericton
Ramada by Wyndham, Fredericton
Howard Johnson by Wyndham, Woodstock
Days Inn by Wyndham, Edmundston
Travelodge by Wyndham, Edmundson
Super 8 by Wyndham, Campbellton
Super 8 by Wyndham, Caraquet
Days Inn by Wyndham, Dalhousie
Newfoundland and Labrador
Super 8 by Wyndham, St. John’s
Ramada by Wyndham, St. John’s
Days Inn by Wyndham, Stephenville
If you have a stay of two nights or longer coming up, consider registering for this promotion and booking a Wyndham hotel. I sort of wish they wouldn’t refer to it as a “free night” when it’s just a points bonus that won’t actually get you a free night at many of their properties. However, it’s the same game Choice Privileges plays, and if I had to choose, I’d give Choice the edge because you can pretty much count on them to bring back the 8000 point promo, along with relatively frequent opportunities to purchase points at a discount.