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Caesars Limits Status Match Benefit from Wyndham Rewards

If you earned your Wyndham Rewards elite status through a status match, you will no longer be able to re-match to Caesar’s Rewards Diamond status.
Status matches are one of the prime ways smart travelers ensure they get the best treatment at all their favorite properties. However, one such benefit is being cut from the relationship between Wyndham Rewards and Caesars Rewards.


In an unannounced change to their website, Caesars Rewards announced they will no longer allow those who matched to Wyndham Rewards earn additional status in their rewards program.


Wyndham Rewards Status Must be Earned for Caesars Status Match

In a previous move, travelers who have high-tier hotel status with another loyalty program would be allowed to match their status with Wyndham Rewards and immediately benefit from the program. If those same travelers matched to Wyndham Rewards Platinum or Diamond level, they would be able to match to Diamond level with Caesars Rewards.


That double-match loophole is now closed for those dreaming of discounted hotels at a Caesars property. The new restriction on the Caesars website now reads: “You must have earned Tier Status with your current loyalty program in order for your status to be matched.  Caesars Rewards will not grant status to [Wyndham Rewards] members who came into the [Wyndham Rewards] program from a tier match promotion with other programs or who previously had recent Caesars Rewards status that was about to expire, and vice versa.”


Caesars Rewards members who currently have elite status can still match with Wyndham Rewards to all tiers in the hotel program.


In addition, some travelers are finding their status is being reduced under the new program. On the FlyerTalk forums, several FlyerTalkers say they have been downgraded from Caesars Rewards Diamond to Gold status for not earning tier status with Wyndham Rewards. Although the change was announced recently, FlyerTalkers say their requests for Diamond status have been denied as far back as February 2022.


In communications posted by FlyerTalkers on the forum, Caesars is reportedly telling affected travelers “We will be downgrading your account because you must have an earned Tier Status with your loyalty program to be successfully matched.” Other ways to earn status include purchasing it through programs like FoundersCard, or matching through DraftKings or FanDuel.

New Restrictions Part of an Overall New Strategy for Caesars Rewards

The new restriction matches other pullbacks made by Caesars on indirect spending. The Caesars Rewards Visa credit card will also shift rewards, including changing the card bonus categories from airlines, gas and grocery store purchases to dining, travel and entertainment, while reducing the number of Rewards Credits earned for spending at Caesars properties from five to two points per $1 spent using the card

Laundry Guru July 6, 2023

I am on the verge of obtaining Diamond Status and it cant get her fast enough

ajf87 May 9, 2022

If you have Wyndham Diamond from the business visa, you're golden, it just takes a little while for Caesars to match you.

If you were on the merry-go-round via Wyndham status match from other hotel programs (that got nuked last year) then it's no bueno. Get it on the Wyndham Earner Business before that gets nerfed, it's legit OP. 8x on gas (Visa so you can use it at Costco) and 15k anniversary points every year (that's $150 when transferred to Caesars) pays for itself. Then there's the free parking, no resort fees, glut of comp weeknights, steep room discounts, $100 anniversary dinner... I could go on.

Thank you for attending my TED talk

RedElmo April 13, 2022

I got rematched back today. After re-reviewing your original Tier match request and your account, we are postponing enforcement of the exclusion described above for your account until our next program year. We have upgraded your Tier Status to the level it was before the downgrade, and this Tier will remain in place until January 31, 2023. After that date, you can submit another request for a Tier match if you qualify. The terms and conditions of our program are subject to change at any time, so please review the program website next year to see if you still qualify for a match. 

Thank you for being a valued Caesars Rewards member.

coplatua1k March 17, 2022

My understanding is if you are using the system to match back to back without obtaining your status via points or stays you are out.   If you have credit card or stays or points you are ok.  This is only geared to stop those who play games.

Podcat March 17, 2022

Incomprehensible article.