[Cancelled] One Day Only: 4:1 Wyndham for SPG & A Status Match: But I Wouldn’t Do It

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Wyndham Rewards SPG Match Promotion

UPDATE: As reported by others, including Frequent Miler and Doctor of Credit, Wyndham has cancelled this offer.

Wyndham Rewards SPG Match Promotion

Well, this is an interesting deal, but not necessarily a good one. For today only Wyndham wants to offer you 4X of their points for every SPG point in your account plus a status match, but there is a catch. Let’s take a look.

The Offer

  • On Tuesday, October 11 from 12p.m. – 11:59p.m. EST, SPG members have the historic opportunity to donate their points to charity in exchange for 4x the points with Wyndham Rewards – plus a status match.

How It Works

  • To participate, members simply need to donate their entire SPG point balance to their preferred charity, and then send proof of their donation to Wyndham Rewards by sending screen shots to wyndhamrewards.fulfillment@wyn.com.
  • Two screen shots are required – one showing confirmation of the point donation and a second showing the member’s account activity page with a zero balance.
  • There is no cap on how many points members may donate or earn. Members may expect to receive the points and match within 10 days.

Need to Know

Status Match

  • Preferred = Blue
  • Gold = Platinum
  • Platinum = Diamond

More

  • Donations are NOT tax deductible
  • All Wyndham redemptions are 15,000 points per night

You can find the full details and terms of the offer here.

Analysis

Wyndham now has mostly low-end properties, which means your ability to get a good value for your points will be limited. Additionally, you are required to donate all of your SPG points which can hurt. Still, 3,750 SPG points for a stay at some higher end Wyndham properties is a deal, especially if you consider the status match.

With all of that said, unless you are invested in the Wyndham program and/or have a planned use for the points, I don’t see this as a good deal. SPG/Marriott have a ton of properties to use your points at plus with the new reciprocal benefits there are a lot of good value options to consider. While I like charity, I won’t be jumping ship for this promotion.

Conclusion

This deal will make sense for some people who can make use of select Wyndham properties and elite status, but I suspect the key demographics of SPG and Wyndham members are generally quite different. Are you planning to donate your SPG points to take advantage of this offer or do you think it is a dud?

HT: Doctor of Credit and @IadIsGr8 on Twitter


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