Posted by William Charles on August 23, 2018
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Published on August 23rd, 2018 | by William Charles

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Buy La Quinta Points & Get A Discount Of Up To 25% (Transfers To Wyndham 1:1, Points Under 1¢)

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The Offer

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  • La Quinta is currently selling points with a discount of up to 25%. The discount you receive depends on how many points you purchase:
    • 2,000 – 5,000 points = 15% discount
    • 6,000 – 9,000 points = 20% discount
    • 10,000 points = 25% discount

The Fine Print

  • Returns members may purchase a maximum of 10,000 points each calendar year.
  • Purchased Points are non refundable and are applicable towards all Returns awards.
  • Points purchased will post within 24 hours.
  • Minimum purchase of 2,000 points required.
  • Offer available for purchases made between August 7, 2018 9:00 AM ET​ ​and August 31, 2018 11:59 PM ET
  • All standard Returns program rules and conditions apply.

Our Verdict

These purchases go through Points.com, I don’t see La Quinta as an option on any shopping portals unfortunately. The best deal is 10,000 points as that will cost $97.50 after discount or 0.975¢ per point. According to Payments Workshop this does earn 3x on the Chase Ink Preferred but not on the Citi AT&T card. You can also transfer La Quinta points to Wyndham points at a 1:1 rate and all Wyndham properties cost a flat 15,000 points. You’re limited to 10,000 points per calendar year so this promo won’t be enough, but you can get another 1,500 by linking a Visa card to La Quinta as well. And another 500 by linking social media accounts.

Hat tip to Frequent Miler



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Mike L
Mike L

That 10,000 cap is just for LQ rewards, but Wyndham rewards are a separate entity. So you could get up to 11,500 points with this and the Visa promo for $97.50, then transfer them to Wyndham and buy the renaming 3,500 for a free night, correct?

Sam
Sam

Dose anyone know if the points can be bought with a la Quinta gift card

abmo
abmo

I assume there’s no way to combine points between accounts, if my wife and I were to both buy 10k each?

Chris B
Chris B

Any idea of how to make 130 points without staying at their properties?

Bill
Bill

link your social media accounts to your profile and for each one added you get 100 points . This is an old article, but i did it about 2 weeks ago:

https://www.doctorofcredit.com/500-la-quinta-points-social-media-actions/

Ryan
Ryan

I’m seeing the same discount structure under the “gift points” option. While the language appears to levy the 10K point limit on how much each person can purchase – whether for themselves or as a gift – I’m not seeing any restriction on how many points one can *receive* as a gift. As it’s written receive the points gift from someone else shouldn’t count against my own 10K limit because I haven’t purchased them.

Any thoughts/experience?

Sam
Sam

If the preffered earns 3x dose that mean the cash earns 5x

Ryan
Ryan

So I tried out the gifted points method and the experiment failed as a workaround. i.e., gift points RECEIVED are counted against the recipient’s 10,000 “purchased points” annual limit. Yet the gift SENDER can still purchase up to 10,000 points for themselves.

I wasn’t totally surprised by the recipient’s limitation, though FWIW I’d note that there is nothing I could find in the official program T&Cs nor in the “gift points” process that indicated the gifted points would be counted in this manner for the recipient.

Anyway thought I’d share in case in the future anyone else is wondering.

Sa
Sa

i was wondering, and thank you very much for posting your DP.

feelgood
feelgood

I’m doing just the opposite, transfering WR points into LQ points. These can be done in 1000 pt increments or more, WR -> LQ, or LQ -> WR. Can move points back and forth.

Many LQ hotels charge 8k points, whereas even the cheapest WR hotels charge 15k points.

Abey
Abey

This post got lost in the SPG saga, but nonetheless a very good post.
Wyndham points are underrated and could be highly valuable if redeemed right.
so I did the La Quinta purchase, it posted instantly and I had 1,500 from the Visa linking.
We plan to go to Wyndham Clearwater Beach Resort where its minimum $300+ a night.
(Remember you could get every year 9,000 Wyndham points and platinum Wyndham status by holding the Barclays Wyndham Platinum card with $75 annual fee).

Abey
Abey

(6,000 points from Barclays on your card anniversary and 3,000 points from Wyndham for being a platinum member).
I had one year that Barclays waived half of the fee after calling up. so I basically got 9,000 for $37.50

Sa
Sa

Did you try the “gift points” mentioned above for another 10k? Thanks

Matt Katakis
Matt Katakis

Definitely doing this once I get my new SPG Luxury card. I’ve got about 2000 points currently. Can then it appears grab another 2000 and then I may just buy 1000 Wyndham points. I also get 15K points on renewal in a month. I always use my Wyndham points for the Santa Monica property right on the pier. Outstanding location and the cash rate with taxes always ends up being around $350 a night. Pro tip: Avoid the crazy valet parking fees and park your car across the street in the mall structure. It’s like $18 a night instead of the nearly $50 they charge.

Abey
Abey

Ye, I was looking at that hotel and noticed the $50 parking and no Breakfast buffet (just a regular restaurant) and no discounts for platinum members plus overall the reviews are mixed.

Matt Katakis
Matt Katakis

It’s not the nicest hotel I’ve ever stayed at, but it’s definitely good enough and the location is so prime. You’re right next to the Pier. Rooms in LA are pricey to begin with no matter where you stay. You can’t escape parking fees for the most part either, but $18 a night is actually on the cheaper side. Most places have forced valet that starts at around $40 and goes up. The breakfast isn’t a big deal to me, though I know it is for others. Lots of good restaurants nearby as well.

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