Now earn and redeem points between Wyndham and Total Rewards
Total Rewards (the program for Caesar’s Entertainment casinos) used to be tied up with Starwood Preferred Guest. But that partnership ended in Q2 of this year and this new one was born. I don’t write much about Wyndham, mostly because it’s not easy to amass Wyndham points unless you stay there often – and I don’t. I did write them up last year in this post about their Go Fast Cash and Points option, though, which can be a tremendous deal.
Since June of this year, if you have Platinum or higher in either program, you can get matched to the other.
All the details are here.
Recently, Doctor of Credit shares that you can now earn and redeem points between the programs.
If you stay at a Caesar’s hotel, you can earn 10 Wyndham points per dollar (min 1,000) and you can (in theory) redeem Wyndham points to stay at a Caesar’s hotel, like Caesar’s Palace in Vegas for 15,000 Wyndham points. That said, when I try to book at Caesar’s Palace, I’m being quoted a Go Fast rate of 3,000 points and over $250 with no option to just spend 15,000 points. I’ll reach out to Wyndham to see why. Whatever you do, don’t waste the Wyndham points at a low end (cheap) TR hotel in Vegas which most of them are.
Earning Wyndham via TR hotel spend is going to be the more exciting thing here, since $1,500 in spend will get you a free Wyndham night ANYWHERE there is a Wyndham property with availability. That is an easy 10-20% effective cash back back in rewards.
More exciting will be when you can transfer points between TR and Wyndham. This is because Wyndham points are so hard to get and, if you gamble, you are likely racking up the TR points. This is expected to happen sometime later this year.
A couple of additional notes:
- If you have Wyndham status, you may want to take advantage of the match for a free trip to Atlantis in the Bahamas, a perk of Total Rewards Platinum/Diamond.
- You can get TR Platinum with the Total Rewards Credit Card – which can then be matched to Wyndham Platinum, should you need a fast track there because of upcoming Wyndham family stays.
Wyndham elite perks:
Total Rewards elite perks:
Is this interesting to you? Will you match? Stay more in either TR or Wyndham hotels?
Let me know here or in the private MilesTalk Facebook group.