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How to earn Wyndham points for your next redemption

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Wyndham Rewards offers a three-tier award chart, with award nights costing 7,500, 15,000 or 30,000 points per night. This award chart means you can get a lot of value from Wyndham Rewards points, especially on peak travel dates.

The Wyndham portfolio includes brands ranging from Days Inn and Super 8 to Wyndham Grand and the Trademark Collection. You can also book select Caesars Rewards properties, Wyndham vacation club properties and Vacasa vacation rentals with Wyndham points.

Even if you don’t stay with Wyndham properties frequently, it’s worth knowing how to earn Wyndham points for when you discover an award stay you want to book. Here’s a closer look at how to earn Wyndham points.

Earn Wyndham points on hotel stays

You’ll earn 10 points per dollar spent or 1,000 points — whichever is more — on qualifying stays at Wyndham vacation club resorts and participating Wyndham brands, Wyndham destinations and Caesars Rewards properties.

Usually, you’ll earn points on the room rate you pay, but at Dolce Hotels and Resorts, Wyndham Grand, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts (including Viva Wyndham properties) and Wyndham Garden, you’ll earn points on your total charges. When you book Go Fast awards, you can earn points on the cash part of your redemption.

Tryp by Wyndham New York City Times Square/Midtown

You’ll only earn Wyndham points on qualifying stays. Specifically, you can earn points when you book through Wyndham’s call centers, websites, mobile app or at a hotel. You won’t earn points if you book through a third-party website, and you won’t earn points at:

  • Wyndham Concorde Resort Isla Margarita, The H Hotel and the Bank of Montreal Institute for Learning
  • Echo Suites Extended Stay by Wyndham hotels
  • Travelodge properties outside the U.S., Canada and Mexico

You can also occasionally earn more through bonus points promotions.

Elite status bonuses

Wyndham Rewards has four membership levels. At enrollment, you’ll be an entry-level Blue member, but you’ll earn Gold elite status after five nights, Platinum after 15 nights and Diamond after 40 nights.

Wyndham Rewards elite members get bonus points on most stays (excluding Go Fast awards) as follows:

  • Gold members: 10% of base points (11 points per dollar in total)
  • Platinum members: 15% of base points (15 points per dollar in total)
  • Diamond members: 20% of base points (20 points per dollar in total)

Wyndham adds these bonus points to your base points before calculating the 1,000-point per stay minimum. So, Wyndham will only round your points up to 1,000 points per stay if your base points plus your bonus points are less than 1,000.

Related: It’s easy to earn Wyndham’s top-tier Diamond status — here’s how and why you should care

Earn Wyndham points with credit cards

Wyndham and Barclays offer several Wyndham Rewards credit cards. Here’s a quick comparison of these cards’ sign-up bonuses, earning rates and annual fees.

Card Sign-up bonus Earning rates Annual fee
Wyndham Rewards Earner® Card 75,000 bonus points after spending $2,000 on purchases in the first six months 5 points per dollar spent on eligible purchases made at Hotels by Wyndham, as well as on qualifying gas purchases

2 points per dollar spent on eligible dining and grocery store purchases (excluding Target and Walmart)

1 point per dollar spent on other purchases

Wyndham Rewards Earner® Plus Card 100,000 bonus points after spending $2,000 on purchases in the first six months 6 points per dollar spent on eligible purchases made at Hotels by Wyndham, as well as on qualifying gas purchases

4 points per dollar spent on eligible dining and grocery store purchases (excluding Target and Walmart)

1 point per dollar spent on other purchases

Wyndham Rewards Earner® Business Card 50,000 bonus points after spending $4,000 on purchases in the first 90 days, plus 50,000 bonus points after spending $15,000 on purchases within the first 12 months 8 points per dollar spent on eligible purchases made at Hotels by Wyndham, as well as on qualifying gas purchases

5 points per dollar spent on eligible marketing, advertising and utilities purchases

1 point per dollar spent on other purchases


The information for the Wyndham Earner, Wyndham Earner Plus and Wyndham Business Earner has been collected independently by The Points Guy. The card details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer.

But, as I’ll discuss in the next section, if you’re looking for an everyday spending card that earns Wyndham Rewards points, you may be better off with a card that earns transferable points.

Related: Which credit card should you use for Wyndham stays?

Transfer points to Wyndham Rewards

You can transfer three main travel currencies to Wyndham Rewards: Capital One miles, Citi ThankYou Rewards points and Caesars Rewards reward credits. Let’s take a closer look at these transfer options.

Capital One miles

You can transfer Capital One miles to Wyndham Rewards at a 1:1 ratio. So, if you have one or more Capital One credit cards that earn transferable miles, you can turn these miles into Wyndham points once you’re ready to book an award stay.

Citi ThankYou Rewards points

You can also transfer Citi ThankYou Rewards points to Wyndham Rewards. However, the ratio at which you can transfer points to Wyndham depends on your specific Citi ThankYou card.

For example, you can transfer points at a 1:1 ratio if you have the Citi Premier® Card (see rates and fees). Know, though, that if you only have the Citi Rewards+® Card (see rates and fees) or the Citi Double Cash® Card (see rates and fees), you can only transfer points at a 5:4 ratio.

view from balcony at Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach

Caesars Rewards reward credits

You can transfer Caesars Rewards reward credits to Wyndham Rewards at a 1:1 ratio. However, you can only transfer reward credits in increments of 5,000, and you can only transfer up to 60,000 reward credits to Wyndham Rewards per year. Transfers may take six to eight weeks to process.

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Earn Wyndham points by shopping

Wyndham Rewards has an online shopping portal. When you start at the Wyndham Rewards shop and earn site, click through to the merchant of your choice and make a purchase, you can earn bonus Wyndham points on your purchase.

Note that these Wyndham points are on top of any rewards you’d earn from the merchant or the credit card you use for the purchase.

Wyndham Business rewards

Wyndham offers business travel and event planning rewards. Whether you manage company travel, plan events professionally or are planning a one-off event, you may be able to earn some extra Wyndham points.

Small and medium businesses

If you manage company travel, you may earn extra rewards and discounts by enrolling your company at the Wyndham Business website. For example, registered small and medium businesses can get up to 22% off the best available rate if they qualify for a volume-based discount. Business accounts can also earn 4 points per dollar when booking stays for groups of crew members.

Wyndham’s Go Meet program

Through Wyndham’s Go Meet program, you can earn 1 point per dollar when you plan an event. Specifically, you can earn points on:

  • Guest sleeping rooms, but only when 10 or more rooms are booked on at least one night of your event
  • Event space cost
  • Event food and beverage charges

You won’t earn points on taxes, resort fees, facility fees, incidental charges, gratuities and related charges.

Not all Wyndham Rewards hotels participate in the Go Meet program. Some Wyndham Rewards properties offer different bonuses to event planners, so look closely at how you’ll earn before signing an event contract.

Boardwalk at Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek

Earn Wyndham points on tours and activities

When you book tours and activities through Wyndham Rewards Experiences, you can earn 10 Wyndham points per dollar spent on your booking. Viator powers the tours and activities bookable through Wyndham Rewards Experiences. So, you can earn Wyndham points on Viator activities, tours and experiences worldwide.

Earn Wyndham points by taking surveys

You can earn Wyndham points when you join Opinion Rewards Panel and take surveys. Specifically, when you join through Wyndham’s link, you’ll earn 500 Wyndham Rewards points after completing your first survey. You’ll also earn points for every additional survey you take, presumably at much lower rates.

Buy Wyndham points

Finally, you can also buy Wyndham points for yourself or others in increments of 1,000. Wyndham Rewards points cost $13 per 1,000 points, which equals 1.3 cents per point. TPG’s valuations peg the value of Wyndham points at 1.1 cents each. So, buying points usually won’t make sense unless you have a specific high-value redemption in mind.

If you decide to buy Wyndham points, use one of the best credit cards for buying points. When you buy points, they should post within 72 hours. Each Wyndham Rewards account can only receive up to 100,000 points per calendar year from buying or gifting.

father and daughter on water slide at Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico Golf & Beach Resort

Bottom line

As you can see, there are many ways to earn Wyndham points besides staying at Wyndham hotels. Perhaps you’ve found it easy to get good value from Wyndham points and want to earn more. Or, maybe you need to top off your balance for an upcoming redemption.

Either way, you can earn more Wyndham points using one or more methods described in this guide.