Update: We have confirmed that this is the higher sign up bonus they were talking about for the Summer.
- Wyndham Rewards & Barclaycard have increased the sign up bonus on their annual fee and no annual fee credit cards. The bonuses are as follows:
- Annual fee card:
- $69 annual fee card not waived
- 30,000 bonus points after first purchase
- 15,000 bonus points after you spend $1,000 or more within 90 days
- 15,000 bonus points on your account anniversary every year
- Card earns at the following rates: 5x points on every participating hotel stay, 2x points everywhere else
- No annual fee card:
- 15,000 bonus points after first purchase
- 15,000 bonus points after $1,000 or more in spend within 90 days
- No annual fee and no account anniversary bonus
- Card earns at the following rates: 3x points on every participating hotel stay, 2x points everywhere else
The Fine Print
- The 15,000 bonus points after $1,000 is not mentioned in the main marketing bullets, you need to skip down to the fine print to see: Cardmembers will earn an additional 15,000 bonus points when they spend $1,000 or more within the first 90 days of account opening
- Anniversary points will post on the statement after you’ve paid the annual fee
Wyndham is moving to a simplified rewards program, starting May 11th all Wyndham properties will cost 15,000 points (including all inclusive properties but excluding Planet Hollywood and Dolce properties). This means tier 5 and above properties will become cheaper, while tier 4 and below will become more expensive.
When Wyndham announced these changes they also said they’d be releasing their highest sign up bonus yet on the credit card, I’m unsure of this is that bonus. In the past Wyndham have offered a similar 45,000 point offer but the anniversary bonus was only 5,500 points. This is the highest bonus we’ve seen on the no annual fee card, in the past the highest bonus was for a total of 20,000 points.
This offer is pretty decent, you basically get three free nights at any Wyndham property and then an addition free night each anniversary when you pay the $69 annual fee. Personally I’d recommend waiting, I’m not fully confident that this is the better bonus the Wyndham media representatives were talking about, I imagine they’ll officially release this offer (or the actual better bonus) on May 11th. In the short term even if this is the higher bonus then I’d suspect it’d be around a lot longer than the 7 days between now and then.
You can read our reviews on both of these cards by going here. We also have a list of the best hotel credit cards here. Both of these pages will be updated soon.
Hat tip to Running With Miles