Update: The offer mentioned below has expired and is no longer available.
We can all agree that timeshares tend to be a bad idea — but fortunately, this newest promotion from Wyndham doesn’t require you to buy one. Let’s take a look at Wyndham’s newest promotion details and see whether it’s worth it for you to opt in.
This newest offer from Wyndham will allow you to purchase a 4-day, 3-night stay at select Wyndham properties. You’ll also receive bonus points.
Here’s the fine print:
- Valid for locations in Atlanta, Anaheim, Branson, Destin, Las Vegas, Myrtle Beach, Nashville, New York City, Orlando, San Antonio, and the Smoky Mountains
- Prices start at $199, plus tax
- Includes 3 nights in a hotel for up to 4 people (2 adults and 2 children)
- Also includes 15,000 Wyndham Rewards points
- Not valid for residents of Hawaii, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, West Virginia, and Wisconsin
- Must meet registration requirements, including being 28 years of age or older with full-time employment or 60+ and fully retired
- Must attend a 120-minute timeshare presentation
- Offer expires September 26, 2022, and the stay must be completed within 12 months of purchase
Is It Worth It?
Do you have a strong will? Do you mind saving money at the expense of your time? If you can turn down hard sell tactics and would love to save hundreds of dollars on a vacation, this promotion could be a good option.
Attending the 120-minute timeshare presentation is mandatory — so keep that in mind when you’re booking. That being said, you can score some significant savings by booking this package, and those 15,000 points can be worth hundreds of dollars on their own.
Let’s consider the Wyndham Orlando Resort International Drive, where 3 nights using this package can be booked for $236.14, including tax:
In contrast, booking this room on its own — for those same dates — will run you nearly $500:
As you can see, you’ll save $260.01 by agreeing to the timeshare presentation compared to a standard booking.
Of course, this is all in addition to the 15,000 Wyndham points you’ll also be receiving. We value Wyndham Rewards points at 0.9 cents each, making this bonus worth $135.
However, if done correctly, you can redeem those Wyndham points for far more in value — especially when booking with Vacasa vacation rentals. Much like Airbnb, Vacasa features full-home rentals for its customers. Thanks to a partnership, you can redeem your Wyndham points at Vacasa at a rate of 15,000 points per bedroom, per night. Since these are full-sized homes, you’ll often see rates of $300+ per night that’ll cost just 15,000 Wyndham points.
Consider these points another way: Wyndham sells points via Points.com. Sometimes you can get them with a bonus, and sometimes a discount is offered. The standard price for 15,000 points would cost $195, which is just a hair under the cost of the Wyndham timeshare promotion and doesn’t include a 3-night stay anywhere.
Hot Tip: Since buying the package will count as a travel purchase, you’ll be able to use a credit card that maximizes spend on travel, unlike purchasing points directly.
Plenty of people don’t want to spend their time on vacation sitting through a sales pitch, and that’s understandable. However, if you’re looking to save money while scoring points, this affordable Wyndham promotion offers a pretty generous opportunity. Although there is no posted end date, you’ll likely want to act quickly if you’re looking to take advantage of this — and make sure that you’re eligible according to the offer terms before committing yourself to a purchase.
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