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Status Matches: Wyndham Diamond, Caesars Diamond, Mlife Gold, Hyatt Explorist

Wyndham is offering a status match right now and you should definitely take advantage.

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I saw this just now over on Loyalty Lobby but I don’t think they understand what a good match this is.

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Wyndham Diamond Status Match

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 ProgramHotel Loyalty Program StatusEquivalent Wyndham Rewards Member Level (the “Equivalent Member Level”)
Marriott RewardsRewards MemberGOLD
Silver ElitePLATINUM
Gold Elite
Platinum Elite
Platinum Premier ElitePlatinum Premier Elite with Ambassador
DIAMOND
Starwood Preferred GuestPreferredGOLD
GoldPLATINUM
PlatinumDIAMOND
Hilton HonorsMemberGOLD
SilverPLATINUM
Gold
Diamond
DIAMOND
Choice PrivilegesMemberGOLD
Gold
Platinum
PLATINUM
DiamondDIAMOND
Best WesternBlueGOLD
Gold
Platinum
Diamond
PLATINUM
Diamond SelectDIAMOND
HyattMemberGOLD
Discoverist
Explorist
PLATINUM
GlobalistDIAMOND
IHGClub MemberGOLD
Gold ElitePLATINUM
Platinum Elite
Spire Elite
DIAMOND
Radisson RewardsClubGOLD
SilverPLATINUM
Gold
Platinum
DIAMOND
Omni Select GuestGoldGOLD
PlatinumPLATINUM
BlackDIAMOND

 

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.

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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.

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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.

Mlife Status Match at Borgata

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.

Hyatt Explorist Status Match

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.

Questions about how this all works?  Let me know here, on Twitter, or in the private MilesTalk Facebook group.

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I got "in the game" in 2003 and since then I've collected literally millions and millions of frequent flyer miles and hotel points. I've flown around the world in first class seats that would cost $29,000 using frequent flyer miles and a few bucks in tax. And I've stayed in some of the finest hotels - all for free! A few years ago I realized many of my friends actually thought I was paying for these!! So I started sharing my tips. It's long been a passion, but when I hosted a session on Miles and Points at this year's South by Southwest festival, my love of the game intensified and this blog was born.

12 COMMENTS

  1. I’m going to try this…bw plat, hilton gold, spg gold elite so hoping this will work… hubby and I have both been TR Diamonds before and it is DEFINITELY worth trying to get if you EVER go to a casino. AT TR properties, you get fast tracked for restaurants, VIP lounges with free drinks/food, etc. room upgrades and most other casino’s in Mississippi and some in NV will status match you to their rewards program which will also get you great mail offers! Have a ton of SW miles so wouldn’t mind the free Atlantis visit

  2. Also, question: Is Wyndham a transfer partner of ANY points/miles program? I couldn’t find them on Citi, Chase or Amex…I saw that you can transfer your Wyndham to TR points.

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