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I’m always on the lookout for ways to get easy points, and so I wanted to share an email that I recently got from Wyndham Rewards. “In honor of Earth Day”, they are giving 500 bonus points if you sign up for paperless statements

Wyndham Rewards Email

Here is the email I got, with the subject line “Do a world of good and earn 500 bonus points”

a lake surrounded by trees and mountains

Switch to Paperless and Do a World of Good. Earth Day is the perfect time to reduce your carbon footprint. Not only will you help our planet, but when you enroll in paperless statements before 4/30/2023, you will earn 500 BONUS points.

I’m not sure why I’m not already on paperless statements (usually I prefer that), but I’m even more happy to switch for 500 bonus points.

The fine print says:

  • This offer is for select cardmembers and is not transferable.
  • If you receive this offer and enroll by 4/30/2023 you will earn 500 bonus points.
  • To receive the bonus points, your account must be open, active and in good standing at the time of fulfillment.
  • All bonus points earned will appear on your statement 6-8 weeks after the end of the promotion.

I’m not sure if this is targeted or not, but you might want to check your emails to see if you got it.

Using Wyndham Rewards to Book Vacasa Vacation Rentals

So what is 500 Wyndham Rewards points worth? Conventional wisdom values Wyndham points around 1 cent per point or so, but I’ve easily managed to get over 3 cents per point when using Wyndham Rewards points to book Vacasa vacation rentals at a rate of 15,000 points per bedroom (per night). This is by far the best use of Wyndham points currently.

a kitchen with a staircase and a sink

We stayed in a “1 bedroom” condo in the Smoky Mountains that slept 10 (pictured above), and we have stayed in a “2 bedroom” beachfront condo in Maui right on the ocean using Wyndham Rewards points. In both cases, we got well over 3 cents per point in value. So with that kind of redemption in mind, it doesn’t seem like a bad idea to buy points for under 1 cent per point. After all, 60,000 points would get you 4 nights in a 1 bedroom Vacasa vacation rental, and you’re unlikely to get one of those for under the $585 you’d spend buying points. Remember too that you get 10% off your price if you have a Wyndham credit card, making it only cost 13,500 points per bedroom per night.

The Bottom Line

Check your emails to see if you were targeted to get an email from Wyndham offering 500 bonus points to enroll in paperless statements. If you didn’t, you could always try opting out and opting back in. If you got the email, you definitely want to do it since a free 500 points is nothing to sneeze at.

Did you get the 500 bonus Wyndham Rewards points offer? Leave your experience in the comments

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