Wyndham 16,000 Points for Each Stay Honored and Best Redemption
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Wyndham 16,000 Points for Each Stay Honored and Best Redemption
 
 
Wyndham's 16,000 bonus points per stay at select new hotels will be honored after all as I predicted, even if you weren't targeted, according to accounts on FT. 
 
Here's what you need to do, per this from FT:
 
"To receive the goodwill points, please send your member number and a copy of the folio (receipt) after your stay to WRCustomerservice@wyndhamrewards.com so we can ensure that the points are posted to the appropriate account. For tracking purposes, please also reference your FlyerTalk Username/Handle within your email."

That said, there is really no reason to set up an account on FlyerTalk if you don't have one--just email your Wyndham member number and folio to the email address.

Even if you don't receive a folio within 3-4 days of your stay, don't fret--per the FT post below, you can just email a scan of your credit card statement showing the amount charged:
 
 
"I had those same exact questions and wrote back to confirm and got these answers:

16k points per stay.
Email receipt is fine. I asked if I'll even get one since it will be a no-show and they said that if I don't get one emailed to me, a copy of my credit card statement showing I was charged will also work."

 
Personally, since I still have some non-refundable stays, I plan to email Wyndham after the final stay is complete. I may be overly cautious, but I don't want the chance that one of these upcoming stays might be cancelled.
 
It does look as though you'll need to email to get the 16,000 points for each stay, it will NOT be automatic. If you registered for the other Wyndham promo to receive 5500 bonus points after your second stay, before November 26, that DOES seem to be automatically posting. 
 
 
Best Redemption Values for Wyndham Rewards Points

If you're in fact a Wyndham fan, then you probably already have your favorite Wyndham hotels you want to use your points for. I frankly have no interest in staying in any Wyndham properties, given that I can get much better luxury and boutique hotel deals using TravelSort Hotels or my travel agent rate. Hence, I plan to transfer Wyndham points into airline miles.
 
Wyndham's airline and rail transfer partners are:
 
Aeromexico Club Premier
 
Air Canada Aeroplan
 
American Airlines AAdvantage Miles
 
Amtrak Guest Rewards
 
Delta Skymiles
 
Frontier EarlyReturns
 
Southwest Rapid Rewards
 
US Airways Dividend Miles
 
United MileagePlus Miles
 
Air Berlin Top Bonus Miles
 
Czech Airlines OK Plus Miles
 
Saudia Airlines Alfursan Miles
 
China Southern Sky Pearl Club
 
Air China PhoenixMiles
 
China Eastern Eastern Kilometers
 
Fortune Wings Club Kilometers
 
Most of these transfer at 2.5 Wyndham Rewards points to 1 mile, so for example whether you select American AAdvantage or United MileagePlus, these are the transfer values:
 
8000 Wyndham Rewards points = 3200 miles
 
17,500 Wyndham Rewards points = 7000 miles
 
30,000 Wyndham Rewards points = 12,000 miles
 
Originally I'd planned to transfer 80,000 Wyndham points (some from this promotion and some I had previously) to American AAdvantage to earn over 32,000 American miles, since it's become easier to earn Ultimate Rewards points = United miles with the various 5X bonuses from the Ink Bold / Ink Plus, Freedom, gift cards and (if you have access to Vanilla reloads) AMEX Bluebird
 
That said, there's currently a United promo where you can earn an extra 5000 United bonus miles if you transfer hotel points into at least 20,000 United miles:
 
United-Up to 15000 Bonus Miles for Hotel Points Transfers
 
 
You could actually earn 15,000 bonus miles if you transferred hotel points into 50,000 United miles, but I don't have enough hotel points that I don't care about to transfer that many. It goes without saying that you don't want to transfer any valuable hotel points, such as SPG points or Hyatt points, due to the terrible transfer values. The United promo is nothing huge by itself, but given that I'm planning to transfer Wyndham points into miles anyway, a 5000 bonus is better than nothing.
 
You can transfer hotel points from different sources, but you must transfer hotel points through November 30, 2012 to be eligible for the bonus.
 
So, I plan to transfer 52,500 Wyndham points into 21,000 United miles plus the 5000 mile bonus for 26,000 United miles (since it's not possible given the transfer packages above to get to exactly 20,000 United miles) then transfer 25,500 Wyndham points into 10,200 American miles. 
 
What do you plan to do with your Wyndham points, if you got in on this promo?
 
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Picture?type=large Kevin Z. commented 11 Dec 2012
Thanks Hilary for the tips, I thought it was a lost cause, then found your article. After sending my credit card statement, I got these bonus points, very pleased.
Avatar_60_hilary Hilary Stockton commented 11 Dec 2012
Kevin, so glad it worked out and you got your points!
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