Published on July 10th, 2019 | by William Charles11
Surveys: IHG Elite Status, Wyndham Credit Card Perks
Recently surveys have been sent out asking questions about IHG elite status and also possible changes to the Wyndham credit card. Obviously these surveys don’t mean that changes will be made, but usually it’s an indication that they are looking to make changes and it’s always interesting to see what the questions are to see what direction they plan to go in.
This survey was all to do with IHG rewards elite status. IHG probably has the weakest top tier elite status in the game, so it’s good to see IHG wanting to improve benefits. Frequent Miler received a survey asking people to rate the top 5 benefits, this included things such as free breakfast, no cancellation fees ever, 24 hour stay (e.g you get the room for 24 hours after checking in) and 50% off room service. Free breakfast is the big one for me.
Wyndham used to offer all properties for a flat 15,000 points per night. This provide some great value, probably too much value and Wyndham now has three award tiers (7,500, 15,000 and 30,000 points per night). Because of that the credit card offered by Barclays isn’t as attractive as it once was, Wyndham sent out a survey asking for people to rank cards with different benefits. Some of the benefits included:
- 15% point rebate when redeeming points
- 10-15% discount on Wyndham stays when booking online using your card
- 10-15% discount on Wyndham partner purchases (e.g Door Dash & Avis)
- Increased earning
- Custom payment plans for purchases over $500
- Free night certificate after meeting an anniversary spend requirement
- Free night certificate on card renewal
The card comes with a $75 annual fee and it didn’t look like any of the card options had an increased annual fee. Personally I’d want a free night certificate on card renewal to keep the card but I can see the points rebate and discounts being an attractive option for Wyndham loyalists.