Convert 20,000 JetBlue TrueBlue Points into a Free Wyndham Rewards Hotel Night (15,000 Points)

Good morning everyone, happy Friday!  A few days ago, I showed you how to status match and transfer points between Wyndham Rewards and La Quinta Returns.  But what if you wanted to rack up Wyndham Rewards Points for free nights at any Wyndham hotel (including all-inclusive hotels)?  Wyndham Hotels are not the nicest hotels in the world and paid rates can often be very cheap, but every now and then, paid rates can be extremely expensive.  For example, Travel at One Mile At A Time found a Wyndham Hotel that was charging $1,500+ for a 1 night stay during the big eclipse last year.  Granted, that is very extreme, but I am sure you can find some hotels charging $300+ a night if you looked hard enough.

How do I get more Wyndham Rewards Points?

Wyndham does sell points, but you can only buy 10,000 points per year…

La Quinta also sells points, but you can only buy 10,000 points per year…

Use Points.com to get more Wyndham Rewards Points

But if you have a stash of JetBlue TrueBlue Points (like me), I will show you how you can convert them into Wyndham Rewards Points.  First thing you need to do is create a free Points.com account (similar to AwardWallet).  Then you need to link your JetBlue and La Quinta accounts to your Points.com account.  You can convert 20,000 JetBlue TrueBlue Points into 15,000 La Quinta Returns Points and then convert those La Quinta Returns Points into 15,000 Wyndham Rewards Points.  There is a limit of transferring 50,000 JetBlue TrueBlue Points per year.  Transfer are free and take 1-2 days to process.

What if I want La Quinta Returns Points instead?

La Quinta does offer free nights at their own properties, but the number of La Quinta Returns Points you need varies between 6,000 to 24,000 points per night.

Here is how many JetBlue TrueBlue Points you would need to convert to redeem La Quinta Returns Points at each award tier:

  • 6,000 La Quinta Returns Points would cost 8,000 JetBlue TrueBlue Points (or buy 6,000 La Quinta Returns Points for $78)
  • 8,000 La Quinta Returns Points would cost 10,700 JetBlue TrueBlue Points (or buy 8,000 La Quinta Returns Points for $104)
  • 11,000 La Quinta Returns Points would cost 14,700 JetBlue TrueBlue Points (or buy 10,000 La Quinta Returns Points for $130 + 1,000 Wyndham Rewards Points for $13 = $143 total)
  • 15,000 La Quinta Returns Points would cost 20,000 JetBlue TrueBlue Points (or buy 10,000 La Quinta Returns Points for $130 + 5,000 Wyndham Rewards Points for $65 = $195 total)
  • 18,000 La Quinta Returns Points would cost 24,000 JetBlue TrueBlue Points (or buy 10,000 La Quinta Returns Points for $130 + 8,000 Wyndham Rewards Points for $104 = $234 total)
  • 24,000 La Quinta Returns Points would cost 32,000 JetBlue TrueBlue Points

For some of the award tiers, you would need to convert a lot of JetBlue TrueBlue Points.  Buying points may make sense sometimes.  Both options are not ideal unless one of the La Quinta hotels you are looking at is exorbitantly expensive.  Does anyone know when is the next eclipse will be?  But the reason I want to rack up a lot of Wyndham Rewards Points is to stay at one of their all inclusive resorts in the Bahamas, Dominican Republic, or Mexico.  Most of these resorts are family friendly, but a few are adult only.

With the ability to transfer points between Wyndham Rewards and La Quinta Returns, are you trying to rack up Wyndham Rewards Points too?  Do you think transferring JetBlue True Blue Points into La Quinta Returns (and again into Wyndham Rewards) is a good deal?  If you have any questions, please leave a comment below.  Have a great weekend everyone!

4 thoughts on “Convert 20,000 JetBlue TrueBlue Points into a Free Wyndham Rewards Hotel Night (15,000 Points)

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  2. Ramzi

    points.com interface seems pretty crappy. It can’t verify my la quanta account regardless of what I do….

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    1. Grant Post author

      Hmm, that’s weird. But you can add/track other programs with Points.com? It might be some issue with La Quinta since they made some IT changes when they redesigned their site.

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