Posted by William Charles on December 7, 2017

Published on December 7th, 2017 | by William Charles


Barclaycard Wyndham 45,000 Point Offer Returns (18,000 On No Annual Fee Card) – Enough For Three Nights

Update: December 7th, new working link found. Hat tip to Points Adventure.

Update 3: No working links atm, share one in comments if you find it.

Update 2: Found a new working link.

Update: Offer has now expired. You can view the best current credit card bonuses by clicking here.

Running With Miles is reporting that this is the last day for this bonus.  Not sure if it will be extended or not, but if you’re interested it might be worth picking up now. Don’t forget Wyndham currently has a generous promotion offering up to 15,000 points, enough for another free night.

The Offer

Direct link to offer

  • There are increased bonuses on the no annual fee and annual fee versions of the Barclaycard Wyndham credit cards, they are as follows:
    • $75 Annual fee card: 30,000 points after your first purchase and an additional 15,000 points after you spend $2,000 within the first 90 days of account opening
    • No annual fee card: 15,000 points after your first purchase and an additional 3,000 points after you spend $1,000 within the first 90 day of account opening


Card Details

Annual fee card:

  • Card earns at the following rates:
    • 5x points per $1 spent on stays within the Wyndham portfolio
    • 2x points per $1 on gas, utility and grocery store purchases
    • 1x points per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Anniversary bonus of 6,000 points
  • Annual fee of $75 (not waived the first year)
  • Automatic Platinum status
  • Standard Visa Signature benefits

No annual fee card:

  • Card earns at the following rate:
    • 3x points per $1 spent on stays within the Wyndham portfolio
    • 1x points per $1 everywhere else
  • No annual fee
  • No anniversary bonus
  • Automatic Gold status
    • Dedicated member services
    • Preferred room
    • Late check out
  • Standard Visa Signature benefits

Our Verdict

So 15,000 Wyndham points gets you a free night at any of their properties, so this works out to be three free nights at any property on the annual fee card. If you want to stay at high end properties then this is probably one of, if not the best hotel credit card to get. The other thing to keep in mind is the fact that you can do cash + points (3,000 points + cash) and those also provide excellent value in some cases.

[Read: Best Wyndham Properties To Use 15,000 Points For A Free Night]

This 45,000 bonus comes around on a somewhat frequent basis and is the best bonus they offer on this card. If you have any questions about Barclaycard credit cards, I’d recommend reading through this linked post before asking questions in the comments. I’ll be adding this to our list of the best credit card bonuses.

Hat tip to reader @shinobidolife

114 Responses to Barclaycard Wyndham 45,000 Point Offer Returns (18,000 On No Annual Fee Card) – Enough For Three Nights

  1. pete says:

    at one point they had (I think) 15,000 anniversary bonus for the fee card, which paid for the annual fee and made that card very attractive. at 6,000 vs $75 annual fee, not so much. Some quick googling gives a range of a point value of around .7 cents, either card has some value but not great value if you are concerned about a limit of hard pulls.

  2. Brian C says:

    Don’t forget the annual fee card comes with platinum status, which transfers to total rewards platinum, which gives you a free weekend in Atlantis.

    So annual fee card technically comes with a free stay at Atlantis.

    Or am i wrong?

  3. Justin says:

    Great sign up bonus.. crappy brand from what I’m reading.

  4. mastervk says:

    Applied and approved immediately . Logged into my account and card is visible.

  5. pete says:

    also remember barclay doesn’t let you have a lot of cards per year, so you should apply for more desirable cards first if you want any of them. They also like to see you using their cards before approving you for more

    • Filippo says:

      I would like to take this one as my second card from Barclay, it seems like I would need to wait few months from my 1st barclays card before applying, some people say 6 months… is 2 months and 20 days “good enough”?

  6. Trevor D says:

    Anyone have experience with availability of free nights through Wyndham? This is definitely a card that interests me but the only thing that worries me is availability for high end properties.

    • Renee says:

      Availability at the hotels is good, as far as I have experienced but I have not found one condo or cottage that I could use points for. Tried several condos around Park City in the fall, way before ski season. Nothing for Go Free or Go Fast. I had the girl check several I was interested in, then had her check for any others in the large complex, nothing….. Same with the cottages, I was looking in Ireland and I couldn’t get any that I was interested in, also during the fall. All of those condos and cottages were available to rent for the dates I looked at and were available to rent before and after but the owners can black out any dates they want to. So, in reality they could agree to a Go Fast or Go Free 2 nights a year and their property shows up on Wyndham Rewards. I have found good value using points though. I’ve stayed at Wyndham Boston Beacon Hills and have another stay coming up there. Rooms there are often $300 – $400.

  7. Raj says:

    I have TU 731 with 7 credit cards and 2 as Authorized users, only 3 inquires on TU in last 2 years, none in last 1 year. What are the chances of getting approved? Can anyone share experience?

  8. Darv says:

    Thanks, DoC. Applied and approved, $3,600 limit. I had been hoping this offer would come back, targeted it for an app in early May and they had pulled the 45k offer at that time.

    This was my 13th TU inquiry, 4th in past six months. I got a second Arrival+ in March of this year. Somewhere around 50/24 overall.

    I am 3/3 in instant approvals with Barclay. They’ve been awesome. I can’t get anything with Citi for some reason, so maybe the churning gods are helping me with Barclay.

    My TU score is usually around 800.

    • P says:

      Make sure it’s the right card. Visa Signature are supposed to be at least $5k limit.

      • Darv says:

        In the terms and conditions it says those who are signature or platinum members who choose the annual fee card…so this isn’t a BofA bait and switch situation. I haven’t confirmed with Barclay but I think what they’re referring to earlier in the T&C about signature benefits, that’s a Visa thing.

        But if you have evidence otherwise, I’d like to know.

  9. Dan says:

    Got instant approval for AF card. Applied for the non-AF card and it said you already submitted an application in the past 30 days.

  10. Carter says:

    DoC can you verify where the no AF card is 2pts per $1 spent on anything else? I thought they had dropped that benefit (I’m seeing 1pt per $1 on the landing page)

  11. lingua says:

    getting down the list of CCs to Barclay now as a new churner so newbie question not found in Things to Know…

    Can these Wyndham Points be transferred between spouses with separate cards (not AU)?

    From what I read it would be unlikely to get approved for fee free and fee card in same day?

    • pete says:

      well, definitely can’t transfer points to spouses, its right in the wyndham faqs…

    • Jason says:

      I’d like to know as well if anyone else has had success applying for both the Fee and Fee free cards in the same day? I have not had any Barclay cards.

      • Tanya says:

        I do not know for this specific card, but for other co-branded Barclays cards, they usually do not approve the second version of the card if you already have the other one. They usually report that you already have this product with them

  12. Adam says:

    All the good Wyndham hotels seem like they have dropped out of the program. Has anyone written a guide to the best Wyndham redemptions lately? Most of the blog posts seem to be out of date.

    • Renee says:

      According to their terms, all hotels have to participate. At first it was real hard to find availability, it seemed to appear and disappear but I have not noticed any problems with that in a long time.

  13. Jon says:

    My DP:

    Application went into pending and immediately called recon. Analyst rejected me based on opened lines of credit in the past 6 months (14 or 11 with combined HP aye). I’ve had the A+ and AA Red with them.

    Any opinions on if I should HUCA? Or just chill for a minute

    • Simon says:

      you’ve been rejected so chill wouldn’t get you approved. I’d HUCA until they approve me, but make sure to have your answers ready for why you opened so many cards recently.

    • Reuben says:

      I went pending also. What is the recon number please. Might as well give it a try. TIA.

  14. ilya says:

    I am a blue member with a fee card, have card for few years with 15k bonus every year… Can I call them and ask to match to Platinum status? Thanks.

    • pete says:

      of course you can call them. Let us know how it turns out! Just have to decide if they say “no” whether platinum + 6K points annual bonus is better or worse than 15K points. I’d be tempted to keep the 15K points myself since it pays for the annual fee, and maybe you can get platinum status later and/or through another matching program or something.

      i decided to hold out until either the 15K annual bonus comes back, or I have more concrete plans to visit a higher level property and use the points. Otherwise, i’m paying $79 for 3 nights stay and every year after that I pay $79 for 2/3 night stay..hoping they aren’t devalued. Betting against devaluation is generally a poor choice in the points game.

    • pearl says:

      I still have the card with 15k anniversary bonus and called about asking to match to Platinum – no dice. Question – there’s no way to get both this new card and keep my old one, correct?

      • Wes says:

        Yeah, I am thinking of holding on to the old 15K card and apply for a new card for status and churning. Has anyone ever tried?

  15. Face7789 says:

    Based on availability. trust me…Wyndham is no Southwest.

  16. P says:

    What good Wyndham Hotels are there in the US and Asia for use of these points?

    • jose says:

      The Wyndham Grand, Clearwater, FL. Great Value, New Hotel. Staying there July 4 weekend. Current offer is 45,000 points =3 nights in any Hotel. Stayed
      at there Hotel in Rio Grande , Puerto Rico, Great Room with Ocean View. Also
      stayed at their Hotel in Hawaii.

  17. Zen says:

    My Wyndham Points expired in February, total of 60k😭, I was confused by 18 months no activity, all reward points forfeited. I thought it was 4 years. I never receive any email warning regarding expired points. Any recommendations on how can I get those points reinstated. If I apply this card again, it will help my situation?

  18. rocco says:

    can we apply to get both on the same inquiry ?

  19. Santorini says:

    Does anyone have any experience with using Wyndham points at all-inclusives like the Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach in the Bahamas? Do they charge more than 15,000 points a night for additional people (another adult, kids, etc.)? Thanks.

    • escot says:

      Wife and I stayed at Viva Maya on the “mexican rivierra” at Playa Del Carmen, Mexico, at 15k/night. (as part of trip to Canun, where we also stayed at Hyatt Zilara) To your question, they will charge for anyone past 2.

      As for your broader question — wife and I have a good bit of comparative experience with AIC’s — and we much appreciate them. (especially as food and taxes as Caribbean resorts can be ASTRONOMICAL — think Atlantis) So we have long liked the concept….

      The Wyndham Viva line are “not” in the same ritzy league with the Zilara fare…. food just not as sumptuous, and the properties are noticeably older. Still, we had a wonderful time. (except for the drunker guest who literally tried to force his way into our room — terrifying — and wasn’t impressed by way management wasn’t interested in taking a report.) Still, the beaches are much nicer/tamer at Playa Del Carmen…. This time last year, the wife was even saying she liked the Viva setting better — mainly because of the calmer, gorgeous beach. (at Cancun, they’re often closed for swimming)

      But that was before last summer’s horror stories about bad alcohol being used at the Caribbean all-inclusive places. (resulting in one death) Haven’t heard much more about that subject since, and none of the travel bloggers have a vested interest in bringing up anything negative…. (grrrrrr….. they get paid according to how well they shill for the properties — sadly. Prove me wrong Daraius or somebody….) The Trump-style approach to problems at resorts is to pretend they don’t exist…. rather than to admit them and assure us how they’ve improved this or that… Result, the wife right now has no interest in aic’s anywhere…..

  20. Jim says:

    Looks like a typo as the credit card gives you Platinum and matches to Total Rewards Platinum.

    Quote=This also gives you Total Rewards Diamond status, enough for a free two night trip to Atlantis

  21. bernie says:

    I cancelled the card about 3 months ago. Does anyone know how long one must wait to be able to obtain the 15k points again?


  22. E.W. says:

    In your writeup, you say that you receive 6,000 points on your cardmember anniversary, but also automatic platinum status, which includes an annual point bonus of 3,000 points. So do you get 9,000 points each year if you keep this card?

  23. Abey says:

    There is a Wyndham Ramada in Jerusalem Isreal which on Jewish Holidays charges $999 a night or 15K wyndham points
    (type in 4/2/18 to 4/3/18 for example)
    Thats 6.6 per point ✌️

  24. Vic says:

    Thanks Will, just pulled the trigger.

    Applied using FM’s link, called and declined for high utilization, which is true cuz I did a whole lot of VGC during last Safeway run and haven’t liquidated all of them.
    I asked her to do a recon right away, she asked many questions regarding accounts and balances, put me on hold twice, and the account was approved.

    Because of the high utilization, she seemed reluctant to offer me more credit, so I just told them to just transfer $4k from my old AA to get the Wyndham approved. The new card has exactly $4k CL, so basically they didn’t extend extra credit line to me today.

    Called customer service and attempted to expedite with waived fee, but was not successful. Checked with supervisor and declined too. I’ll just wait for it to come in the mail.

  25. Angji says:

    Link doesn’t work anymore. Is it over?

  26. pete says:

    oddly, I have an email which says I still have 2 hours to apply but the link doesn’t work.

    going to the barclay page, the fee version card doesn’t show up at all, just the no fee version.

  27. vic says:

    Interestingly, I saw this ad on DoC after the link in this post expired. (quite funny cuz it’s right next to the title of this post)

    The link of the ad leads to this page:

    I am no expert in Wyndham, so I’m not sure if $200 is just a marketing term while they’re actually the same offer? Anyone cares to look a bit into it?

  28. scott says:

    I just applied using the link for 45,000 points and was instantly approved. $4800 limit. Funny, every other bank is giving me $30K+ limits.

  29. dan says:

    applied but got this:

    We appreciate your interest in the Wyndham Rewards® Visa® Signature Card.
    Unfortunately, we are not able to provide you with an immediate decision on the application you just submitted. Your application requires further review, which can take up to 10 days.

    should i call for a reconsideration or wait? thx

  30. The DJ says:

    I thought I missed out on this when I heard it expired yesterday. Just applied with the latest link and was approved instantly with 10K limit (last Barclays application was 4 months ago – Cash Forward card with $200 bonus). Thanks DOC, glad I got in on this deal before it expired!

  31. Mariana says:

    DP: Was instantly approved! Had a Barclay application from early june (the aviator), plus 4 others in the last 6 months. Good credit score but almost no spending with the barclay aviator.
    Anyone knows if you can book 2 rooms per night with award nights at a given hotel? Want to go to Amsterdam with family and book two rooms.

  32. Andrew says:

    Thank you for your interest in a Barclaycard credit card.

    Unfortunately, this offer has expired.

    We apologize for this inconvenience.

    Please click here to check out current offers

  33. pete says:

    still working for me

  34. VL says:

    Question for users who monitor Wyndham card offers.

    I understand that 45K offer is pretty much as good as it gets. The question is if it comes around often enough. From your experience, do you think the same offer would come back within next 6 months or so, or it is a rare thing?

    Thank you for your thoughts in advance.

  35. MarcoPolo says:

    Link seems to have expired.

  36. Aby says:

    I applied for the Barclay Wyndham card on 14th August when the link was still active. Though in an email I saw that the 45k offer was said to expire on 9-August.

    Now when I called Barclay after meeting minimum spend – it seems like only the 30k offer is on my account. I said that I applied for the 45k offer. Now I dont have any proof. They are insisting that my account has only the 30k offer (which is the latest offer)

    What should I do ?

    • AL says:

      Did you meet the 2k spend?

      Most likely you are on track for the full 45k. The 30k are deposited after first purchase. The remaining 15k is after spend.

      If you indeed singed up for the lesser offer, you should only have 15k deposited after first purchase.

    • AL says:

      Did you meet the 2k spend?

      Most likely you are on track for the full 45k. The 30k are deposited after first purchase. The remaining 15k is after spend.

      If you indeed singed up for the lesser offer, you should only have 15k deposited after first purchase.

      I should specify, did the statement with full minimum spend close? I’ve only had points post after statement close. Not after just the purchases post.

    • Wait till the bonus posts before worrying too much, sometimes the reps are just misinformed.

  37. Aby says:

    I have completed minimum spend with 1 transaction but see only 15k points on the transaction. That’s when I was worried and called in and they said that my account has only the 30k offer. Is it possible that because the offer expired on 9th Aug – that’s why even though I clicked a working link as in this post – I am not getting the points ?

  38. Bob says:

    You mention that this offer comes around “on a somewhat frequent basis.” Any idea what that means? Once a year? Two or three times?

    I’m looking to get this card and use the points in early summer 2018. I’d really love to get 50% more signup bonus out of this, but I don’t want to wait forever and never see the offer again (or worse, watch our hotel fill up while we’re waiting). Any thoughts on whether this might be available again by January or so?

  39. BeachMles says:

    I’d like to get a second Wyndham Rewards annual fee card. I’m keeping my older version of the card that gives me 2X everywhere, including online gift cards. This card does not give any status. With all the fee nights in racking up, I’d like to also have the new version , just for the Platinum status.
    Will Barclay allow me to have the second card?

  40. escot says:

    From the DOC resources, I see this WR Visa card appears to be “churnable.” (after say six months from first application) Any data points / cautions out there to the contrary?

    I ask in part as it happens my wife just got this offer in her email — which was rather curious, as she’d recently cancelled her first go-round with the W/R A/F card — on the one year anniversary. She had used it a good bit during first year, thanks in part to repeat spending promotions. (I’ve kept my older version of the card, — one of the older ones with the 15k renewal bonus)

    Wife’s new offer is very aware of her current points balance — and details what the balance will be if she accepts and earns the new offer.Not seeing anything in the terms & conditions that would bar her from getting this promotion again — even though it’s only been just over a year since getting the first bonus.

  41. slomichael says:

    Application went pending, called and denied. Too many cards opened ( 9 this year)

  42. S says:

    Application went pending.. is it better to call now or wait until it has been rejected? This would be my 1st Barclaycard and I’ve only opened 3 cards this year.

  43. Darv says:

    My wife applied for this offer yesterday and was instantly approved. She’s about 9/6, 20/12, 35/24. She was denied the Arrival+ in September.

  44. Peter says:

    I had the fee card (along with 45K bonus) in the past.I closed that card. If I apply again will I he able to get the bonus again?

  45. Chicagoan33 says:

    Hi does anyone know when was the last time they offered 15k anniversary points? Trying to decide if I should wait or grab this offer. Thanks!

    • Chicagoan33 says:

      Kind of found my answer. Doc has a post back in June 2016 where Barclay said existing cardholders won’t be affected but if they want Platinum status they will need to apply for new card. So who really knows if they’ll ever bring back 15k anniversary bonus, we can only hope.

  46. dan says:

    msg said appl is reviewed; called in & was asked to send copy of utility bill, DL & SS card; i’ve had arrival + & choice cards with barclay for more than a yr, so this request made no sense, but their recon dept. insist to have those docs; no other CC issuer has ever before asked me to do send such doc as proof

    don’t mind to mail other doc, but not SS# as there’s risk that mail could get lost…any suggestions / advice to get around that?

    • dan says:

      having called again escalating to a mgr/spvr to voice objection about its request for a mailed copy of SS #, they verified additional security questions on the phone & got the appl approved

  47. Scott says:

    Hi – wife and I each got the 45K AF card in August and completed spend. Wondering if they would approve one or both of us for the 18K non-AF card. Any data points?

    • Darv says:

      No personal experience but my research says that Barclay considers the Arrival and the Arrival+ to be the same card; you can’t get approved for both if you have one or the other. I imagine it is the same case with the Wyndham cards. If you’ve had one for a while, you could cancel it and apply again in early January. These cards are churnable.

  48. dan says:

    not aware of the additional benefit as follows (so the 1st yr fee is only $25):

    Earn a $50 statement credit when you use your card.

    Cardmembers will receive a one-time $50 statement credit on their Account if a Purchase or Balance Transfer posts to their Account (provided the transaction is not later rescinded or returned) within the first 30 days after the Account is opened.

  49. Jonathan says:

    Applied for the Wyndham 45k offer tonight. Instant approval for both spouse and I. In addition got the ameriprise platinum, also instant approval. Its a good night. Dont forget to add this to your list of best credit cards (its not on the list as of this evening).

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