promo was canceled before it even began.
Today, Tuesday, October 11 from 12p.m. – 11:59p.m. EST, SPG members have the opportunity to donate their points to charity in exchange for 4x the points with Wyndham Rewards, plus a status match. To participate, members simply need to donate their entire SPG point balance to their preferred charity, and then send proof of their donation to Wyndham Rewards. There is no cap on how many points members may donate or earn but these donations are NOT tax deductible. Members may expect to receive the Wyndham points and status match within 10 days.
Wyndham Rewards will upgrade Members’ new or existing Wyndham Rewards Member Level to a level equal to, but not higher than, their current loyalty elite tier/status level in the Competitor Program.
- Preferred = Blue
- Gold = Platinum
- Platinum = Diamond
Two screen shots are required, one showing confirmation of the point donation and a second showing the member’s account activity page with a zero balance. Screen shots must be sent to email@example.com. You can see full promo details here.
Should You Go For It?
You’ll probably have to decide for yourself on this one. Wyndham Rewards offer its members a free-night stay at any of its nearly 8,000 hotels for a flat 15,000 points with no blackout dates. That means that you you’ll end up paying 3,750 Starpoints per night on any Wyndham property. That’s pretty good value for your points if you book one of the better properties. Wyndham also has a few all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean that are not really high end, but offer great value for your points. Another option that will give you great value, is their points+cash bookings when you pay 3,000 points plus cash balance.
On the other hand, you’ll need to donate all your points in order to take advantage of this promotion, and that might be a deal breaker for those who have a large SPG balance and prefer SPG properties. If you get stuck with a large amount of Wyndham points, you You can convert to airline miles at 5:1, but you’d be losing out since SPG offers 1:1 transfers to 30 partner airlines.