Many of our recent “how to get free travel” posts have been focused on earning free flights. The reason being is that we’re currently in love with our newly acquired Southwest Airlines Companion Pass. We booked over $4k in free flights in 3 months! Anyways, that’s a previous story. While free flights are a huge piece to the free travel puzzle, let’s make it complete by adding some free hotel stays. I am going to give you really quick tip that will result in you booking 3 free hotel nights while choosing from over 7,200 locations and properties.
Before I tell you the sweet, sweet magic that will get you around $1,000 in free hotel stays I want to remind you that we do not get any sort of compensation for what I’m about to recommend. The coolest part about our travel tips are that you can trust they’re genuine. We aren’t trying to push a sale on you or anything like what some of the other point guy(s) 😉 often do. All of our free travel posts are simply a reflection of what my lovely wife and I are doing to try and see the world.
That being said, Lacey and I recently booked a trip to Orlando, Aruba, Curacao, and Miami for January 2017. Our flights were taken care of by our Southwest Companion Pass, but we still needed some free hotel stays to make this trip doable. We already had 4 free nights with Hyatt Hotels to use in Aruba, which is awesome, but we still didn’t want to pay out of pocket for all of the remaining nights of our trip. After a few hours of researching I discovered…drum roll…the Wyndham rewards Visa card.
Before stumbling on Wyndham’s site via Google, I had literally never heard of their rewards program. I usually only see updates on the same 4 hotel rewards programs over and over; Hilton, Hyatt, Marriott, and IHG. At first glance, Wyndham’s bonus offer of 45k points didn’t seem very impressive. In my experience, 45k points with any of the previously mentioned hotel chains would likely get you 1-2 nights at a shit hotel in a sketchy part of town. This is not the case with Wyndham. Every single one of Wyndham’s properties is a flat rate of 15k points per night. Yes, this includes their most expensive properties. No matter where you’re wanting to go, you’ll be able to book 3 nights with your 45k points. Depending on where you book, you could save over $1,000 in free rooms with this reward.
This is how it works:
- Sign up for the card (here) – there is a $69 annual fee that will post on your 1st statement
- Use the card once and earn 30k points (posted to your account after 1 billing cycle)
- Spend $1,000 with this card in 90 days and earn another 15k points
- When your points post to your account, go shop for your hotel room at Wyndham.com
Easy enough right? Thanks Wyndham! 😉
Do yourself a favor and look at this list of the top Wyndham properties before booking your stay. That’s where Lacey and I found this $330 per night resort we’ll be staying at on South Beach in Miami for free. Spoiler alert, we’re going to put the extra money saved towards margaritas on the beach. Sounds like a good investment to me!
Let us know if you have any questions! Now go book a beautiful and expensive stay at a Wyndham property for free!