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When money woes chase much-needed vacations out the window, you can pretty much count on a sad summer. But while we might be resigned to throw some margarita mix in the blender and mope around the house in our PJs, Wyndham Rewards has launched a campaign to “Save Summer.”
The new promo offers up to 750 free night stays, the chance to win one million rewards points, and discounts of 15 to 50 percent off participating Wyndham brands (which now also includes budget Microtel Hotels), with 50 percent savings off a second night or room available at some Wyndham Hotels and Resorts hotels.
Should you want to stay at this Days Inn, Wyndham's Guaranteed Best Rate offer no longer applies. Aw, shucks.
Looks like Thompson's not the only chain calling take-backs on perks these days. We're sad to report that Wyndham Rewards seems to be shutting down their Guaranteed Best Rate program, nixing the promise of a free night to guests who can find room rates lower than the ones listed on Wyndham's sites. Boo.
The old Guaranteed Best Rate program for Wyndham Rewards members went like this: if you booked a stay at a Wyndham hotel (including Days Inns, Super 8's, etc.) through the wyndhamrewards.com web site and then you happened to find the same room at the same hotel on another site (like Priceline) for a lower rate, you'd fill out a claim form and Wyndham would give you your first night in that hotel fo' free. Pretty sweet, right?
Until recently we thought hotel loyalty programs were for Account Executives rolling their business travel points into a family vacation at a bland resort every year or two. However, funny thing happened when we started investigating these programs -- we found some of them are downright useful if you know how to cut through the red tape. This series is meant as a jumping off point to full fledged discussions on each loyalty program we feature. So comment, contribute, question, and cajole here.
The name of Wyndham Hotels loyalty program bothers us--Wyndham By Request. The name sort of implies that you have to ask for your rewards. But nevertheless, Wyndham has over 6,000 hotels so if you are a fan of Wyndham then you should have plenty of places to use your rewards.