I need 97 points quickly

Old Jun 9, 16, 8:29 am
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I need 97 points quickly

I am heading off for one night to a funeral next weekend, and currently have 14,903 points. 15,000 would give me a free night, although the 3,000 points and $35 looks appealing. Other than purchasing 1,000 points and waiting 72 hours, are there any other ways to get points fast?
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Old Jun 9, 16, 10:06 am
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I purchased 3000 points yesterday and they were in my account immediately.
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Old Jun 9, 16, 4:13 pm
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Originally Posted by dontippet View Post
I am heading off for one night to a funeral next weekend, and currently have 14,903 points. 15,000 would give me a free night, although the 3,000 points and $35 looks appealing. Other than purchasing 1,000 points and waiting 72 hours, are there any other ways to get points fast?
If you can actually get the hotel for 3000 points plus $35, that sounds like an excellent value compared to 15000 points plus $0, unless of course the hotel only costs $59 to begin with, in which case the best value would to earn rather than burn on that hotel stay.

Look at it this way, 5 nights at that rate would be 15000 points + $175. Then if you compare that to 15000 points alone for 1 night, that's $175 for 4 nights, or $43.76 per night.

Why would you give up such a great rate?

How much does it cost to buy the 1000 points compared to the $35?
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Old Jun 9, 16, 6:01 pm
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If you can actually get the hotel for 3000 points plus $35, that sounds like an excellent value compared to 15000 points plus $0, unless of course the hotel only costs $59 to begin with, in which case the best value would to earn rather than burn on that hotel stay.

Look at it this way, 5 nights at that rate would be 15000 points + $175. Then if you compare that to 15000 points alone for 1 night, that's $175 for 4 nights, or $43.76 per night.

Why would you give up such a great rate?

How much does it cost to buy the 1000 points compared to the $35?

I agree with you. It's $90, or $35 plus 3,000 points, or 15,000 points. The 3,000 is the best deal but I typically use IHG, not Wyndham, so 15,000 is tempting just to get one good use out my points.
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Old Jun 10, 16, 9:02 am
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I agree with you. It's $90, or $35 plus 3,000 points, or 15,000 points. The 3,000 is the best deal but I typically use IHG, not Wyndham, so 15,000 is tempting just to get one good use out my points.
You can get hotels costing hundreds of dollars for 15000 points. So I don't see why you think 15000 for a hotel that just costs $90 is a good use of points.

I'd say just pay the $90, earn a minimum of 1000 points for that stay, and that way you'll have your 15000 points for when you need a hotel that's more expensive.

Or use the 3000 + $30 rate, then transfer the remaining points to an airline if you don't think you'll ever use them for hotels again.
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Old Jun 11, 16, 6:42 am
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I would recommend checking out Opinion Rewards Panel. The points tend to post to Wyndham for me the next day and you can get the points you need by completing 2-3 surveys. Unlike e-rewards the site redeems that points for you as soon as you earn them.
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