Wyndham Rewards points will expire after 18 months of account inactivity, and four years after being earned, regardless of account activity.
It’s quite easy to lose track of two expiration dates, especially if you’ve also signed up to multiple loyalty programs.
In this article, we’ll discuss everything you need to know about Wyndham’s rules and policies about points, as well as ways on how to keep Wyndham points from expiring.
How To Check Your Wyndham Points Expiration Date
If you want to check when your Wyndham points will expire, log in to your Wyndham Rewards account and click on My Activity > Notifications.
You’ll see the total number of points you have, along with its expiration date on the left-hand side of the page.
The page will only display the 4-year expiration date, so you have to manually track the 18-month expiration date of your points.
How To Keep Wyndham Points From Expiring
Members can reset the 18-month clock of their points if they have any qualifying activity in their accounts. However, points will expire after 4 years regardless of account activity.
According to Wyndham rewards’ terms and conditions, an “Account Activity” is any activity that changes the points balance of the account holder (earning, redeeming or transferring points). Stays posted to a member’s account that do not earn points also count.
Here are some examples of qualifying activities that will keep your Wyndham points from expiring.
1. Stay At Wyndham Hotels & Brands
Earn points for stays at Wyndham hotels, Wyndham Vacation Clubs, or Caesars Entertainment casino destinations.
Members typically earn 10 points per dollar or 1000 points per stay (whichever is more) at these brands. You can also earn bonus points whenever you use co-branded Wyndham cards to pay for your stays.
2. Redeem Wyndham Rewards Points for Hotel Stay
Redeeming Wyndham points for stays at Wyndham hotels and brands will also count as a qualifying activity.
Members can redeem two types of award stays: Go Free and Go Fast.
- Go Free Awards – Book award stays using 100% points in three different tiers – 7,500, 15,000, or 30,000 points per bedroom. The lowest tier includes low-end brands such as Days Inn and Super 8 while the highest tier includes high-end brands like Dolce and Wyndham Grand.
- Go Fast Awards – Book award stays using points + cash in three different tiers – 1,500, 3,000, or 6,000 points per bedroom. Points can be earned on the cash portion of your payment.
3. Make Purchases Using Wyndham Cards
Hold one of the following Wyndham Cards below to earn points on your account:
- No Annual Fee: Wyndham Rewards Earner® Card – (Review)
- Complimentary Elite Status: Wyndham Rewards Earner® Plus (Review)
- Small Business Owners: Wyndham Rewards Earner® Business Card (Review)
4. Shop at Wyndham Partners
There’s a wide selection of stores to choose from ranging from home improvement, fashion, gadgets, to health & wellness. The number of points you earn will varies per store.
4. Redeem Points On Non-stay Awards
Apart from hotel stays, you can redeem your points for merchandise, subscriptions, and gift cards on the Wyndham Rewards portal.
5. Book A Tour Or Activity With Wyndham
Members can book experiences using points or cash on the Wyndham tours and activities portal. Bookings paid in cash will earn 10 points per dollar.
There are more than 300,000+ selections that you can choose from which includes wine tours, concerts, helicopter rides, city tours, and more.
6. Rent A Car From Avis
Wyndham Rewards members can earn 100 points per day on car rentals at participating Avis locations within the U.S. and Canada. Just provide your membership number upon booking to earn your points.
7. Buy Wyndham Rewards Points
Buying Wyndham Rewards points will reset your expiration clock. Points can be bought at 1.3 cents apiece in increments of 1,000 so that would be $10.30 for a minimum purchase of 1,000 points.
Each member can only purchase up to 60,000 points per calendar year.
8. Transfer Your Wyndham Points
Wyndham points can be transferred to airline partners giving you the flexibility on how you want to use your points, whether for flights or stays.
The minimum transfer is 6,000 Wyndham points, which translates to 1,200 airline miles. Remember, you need to be a member of your chosen airline partner first before you can initiate a transfer.
Additionally, your points can also be transferred to Caesars Rewards at a rate of 1 Wyndham point to 1 Caesars Rewards credit. Members can transfer a maximum of 60,000 points per year each way.
9. Buy Gas At Marathon
Wyndham members can earn points when buying Gas at Marathon. Sign up for a MakeItCount membership, go to the account section, and link your Wyndham Rewards number.
10. Donate To Charity
Members can donate points to Charity partners such as Save the Children, Polaris, Starlight Children’s Foundation, and more.
Minimum donations typically start at 500 points, although it can be different for some charities.
11. Sign Up For A Home Chef Meal Kit
Earn points when signing up for a Home Chef meal kit. Members will earn 2,500 points for their first Home Chef box and 500 points for each succeeding box.
How Wyndham Compares to Other Programs
If you want to know how Wyndham stacks up to the competition, here’s when points expire after inactivity:
Wyndham Rewards FAQs
How much are Wyndham Points worth?
The value of your points would depend on how you redeem them, but Wyndham points are typically valued at 1.1 cents apiece.
Can you buy Wyndham points?
Yes. You can purchase Wyndham points for 1.3 cents per point. A minimum of purchase of 1,000 points which translates to $10.30.
How long does it take for Wyndham points to post?
It can take a couple of weeks for your points to show up after you've made a purchase on the Wyndham Rewards portal or completed a hotel stay at Wyndham properties.
Wyndham Rewards members need to keep track of two expiration policies, the 18-month date and the 4-year date. However, there are ways on how to keep your points from expiring.
Members can earn or redeem points to reset the 18-month clock. This includes booking hotel stays, donating points, renting a car, and more.
For the 4-year expiration date, members can try moving their points between Wyndham and Caesars rewards to reset the clock. Alternatively, they can also contact Wyndham customer service directly and ask for a points reinstatement.