Posted by William Charles on October 11, 2016
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Published on October 11th, 2016 | by William Charles

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Existing Wyndham Cardholders Will Keep Old Terms – Offer To Upgrade In 1-2 Months (Still Possible To Get Old Terms)

Wyndham recently announced some enhancements to their co-branded credit card with Barclaycard, as well as an increase in the annual fee and devaluation of the earning rates on the cards. Here is a summary of the changes:

  • Annual fee increased from $69 to $75 on the annual fee card
  • Both annual fee and non annual fee cards now only earn 2x points on gas, utility and grocery store purchases (excluding Target® and Walmart®) & 1x points on all other purchases. Previously these cards earned 2x points on all other purchases.
  • Both cards come with elite status:
    • No annual fee comes with Gold Status
    • Annual fee card comes with Platinum status

When asked what would happen to existing cardholders, Wyndham had this to say:

Existing cardholders will be unaffected by these changes.  Changes implemented are only for people who sign up for the card going forward.  In order to get their member level status, people will have to switch to the new products.  Existing cardholders will be able to switch to the new products (at their discretion) in about 1 to 2 months.

Personally I think the old card is actually better than the new card, so I wouldn’t be upgrading to the new card (especially if I had signed up when they were offering the 15,000 point anniversary bonus). It’s also still possible to sign up to the old cards and you can actually get a bonus of up to 45,000 points (better than the 30,000 points currently being offered). I’d recommend signing up sooner rather than later, as I doubt that link will stay live for too much longer.



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CJ802
CJ802

This in indeed good news, as I currently value the 2X points on all non-Wyndham purchases more so than the added perks, as well as the annual 15K bonus.

jnrfalcon
jnrfalcon

Personally think non of the elite status is useful really…. it’s not a hotel chain that guaranteed upgrade even makes a total difference. I’d rather get a bit more bonus point which isn’t the bonus of any status…

dan
dan

is it still possible to find an appl link that offers 15k pts anniv bonus?

CJ802
CJ802

I do not believe they any exist anymore.

will s
will s

encouraging. thanks for relaying the report & good advice re. getting in now, while old terms still exist, for 45k on first sign up.

MH
MH

Looks like its over before it starts

https://a.pgtb.me/dBfc49

Today’s Wyndham Rewards trade up was offered in the spirit of generosity. Before the offer even began, there were obvious and significant examples of fraud. Much to our dismay and disappointment, we have to cancel this promotion. We will, however, make a donation of 5 million Wyndham Rewards points to charity as the work they do on behalf of others is real magic.

jnrfalcon
jnrfalcon

I was told by 2 reps both message and phone that the no FTF has been in effect for all old cards starting end of last month

quasimodo
quasimodo

so the new AF card gives 9,000 points/year + status? $75/yr 2x/1x.

The old / existing AF card (for some) gives 15,000 points/year. No status. $69/yr. 2x everywhere

Both have no FTF.

I’ll keep the old one.

Karen
Karen

Hey Doc! I was approved for this card back in July and completed the spend with no MS. Now Barclays is telling me there is no 45k offer and the bonus for the annual-fee card is 30k. When I copy language from the landing page about three free nights, they ignore it. I haven’t escalated this in a formal letter yet, but any rumors of anyone else being told the 45k offer doesn’t exist?

will s
will s

Bummer x2 — appears the link to the 45k offer (from your other page) now gives us this. Spouse was waiting about three weeks — too long it seems. Anybody know if the 45 k offer is still alive? If not, we’ll wait… or go elsewhere.

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Thank you for your interest in a Barclaycard credit card.

Unfortunately, this offer has expired.

We apologize for this inconvenience.

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