Good morning everyone, I hope you had a great weekend. A few weeks ago, I noticed that some of my Wyndham Rewards Points were set to expire later this year, so I went down the rabbit hole and looked at various redemption options available for Wyndham Rewards Points. For part 1, I am going to cover transferring Wyndham Rewards Points to airline miles (which airlines are available, what are the transfer ratios, and what are the transfer times) and cover some of the timeshare fees (brief overview). Check out part 2 where I cover transferring Wyndham Rewards Points to Caesars Rewards Points (and transfers back) and a way to extend the expiration date of your Wyndham Rewards Points.
To get started, I signed into my Wyndham Rewards account and went to the More Ways to Redeem page. From there, I clicked on Points Transfer Partners.
There are a total of 11 airline partners available.
I decided to do a sample transfer from Wyndham Rewards Points to United Airlines Miles. The transfer rates are the same for all 11 airline partners. I decided to convert 6,000 Wyndham Rewards Points into 1,200 United Airlines Miles (5:1 transfer ratio). The small print on the bottom said that the transfer could take 6-8 weeks.
I submitted my order on February 16, 2021.
I also received a confirmation email about my points transfer.
I checked my United Airlines account every day and finally spotted the 1,200 miles on February 25, 2021 (~9 days after making the transfer). It looks like United Airlines backdated the miles to the same date the transfer was submitted, but trust me when I say that it took ~9 days for the miles to appear in my account. I can’t say for sure if all airline transfers take ~9 days, so keep that in mind that you may have to wait longer for some of the other airline partners.
Back to Wyndham Rewards, the next option I looked at was the Maintenance & Exchange Fees.
I don’t have any timeshares, so there was nothing for me to test here, but here are the 6 redemption options. It looks like 10,000 Wyndham Rewards Points is worth $50 in timeshare fees / dues (2:1 ratio – which doesn’t seem too bad).
It looks like you have to buy in increments of 10,000 Wyndham Rewards Points. I’m not sure how quickly the transfer times are, but it does say it can take up to 4 weeks.
Check out part 2 to learn about transferring Wyndham Rewards Points to Caesars Rewards Points.
If you have any questions about any of these transfer options, please leave a comment below. Have a great day everyone!