Easy Status Match to Wyndham Diamond (and possibly Total Rewards Diamond, Hyatt Explorist and Mlife Gold)
Wyndham is offering a status match right now and you should definitely take advantage.
I saw this just now over on Loyalty Lobby but I don’t think they understand what a good match this is.
Here a link to the Wyndham Status Match page.
First, let’s look at what matches where so you can see how crazy easy this match is.
|Hotel Loyalty Program||Hotel Loyalty Program Status||Equivalent Wyndham Rewards Member Level (the “Equivalent Member Level”)|
|Marriott Rewards||Rewards Member||GOLD|
Platinum ElitePlatinum Premier ElitePlatinum Premier Elite with Ambassador
|Starwood Preferred Guest||Preferred||GOLD|
|Omni Select Guest||Gold||GOLD|
For reasons I cannot understand, they are matching status levels like Hilton Gold and Marriott Gold, which are available as easily as getting candy, all the way to top tier Diamond. That means that a majority of people reading this right now are eligible. Heck, you could just apply for a Hilton Business or Ascend credit card and you’d be all set. (Need a link to apply for Hotel Rewards Credit Cards?)
I do not understand at all why they want top tier Hyatt only for Diamond while Hilton Gold is matched to Diamond. But just go with it…
So why is this so exciting and how does Hyatt figure into all this? Remember my post early this summer? 5 Status Matches and 5 Free Hotel Nights in 1 Day: Atlantic City – Hard Rock and Ocean AC Resort.
It was one of my most visited blog posts this year and you can see why. It presented quite the opportunity. Unfortunately, that opportunity has ended.
For those without an existing casino status or Hyatt/Mlife status, Wyndham Diamond was one of the few ways in. Thanks to a partnership between Wyndham and Total Rewards, you can match your Wyndham Diamond status to Total Rewards Diamond. That will give you the ability to match that Total Rewards Diamond card to Mlife Gold (must be done in person at Borgata in Atlantic City, NJ – I don’t think it will work in Vegas). It might also work at the new MGM Springfield in Massachusents which has a grand opening status match program, although that one is a bit shrouded in mystery.
If you successfully match to Mlife Gold, you will then *also* be able to match your Mlife Gold status to Hyatt Explorist, which is their 2nd highest tier and comes with 4 club lounge certificates. I did this myself this summer, as did dozens of MilesTalk group members.
Your new Total Rewards status will also get you 4 free nights at the Atlantis in the Bahamas, though you’ll pay substantial resort fees and dining fees.
Caveat: There’s always a *chance* that Total Rewards won’t match this 90 day temporary status. But the cost is zero and the effort is almost zero, so give it a shot. I’m already Wyndham Diamond so I cannot do this myself.
If anyone knows a way to match Total Rewards to Mlife in Vegas, etc., please share. I’m told it’s not possible but maybe somebody knows a way.
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