Discover America® Daily Getaways: Wyndham Rewards® points on sale, 5/4/11, at noon ET

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  1. Kohoutek
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    $50: 16,000 points (725 available)
    https://dailygetaways.discoveramerica.com/OfferDetails.aspx?pid=22c641c7-8c6c-4096-846a-0b560ddb0afe
    $69: 28,000 points (125 available)
    https://dailygetaways.discoveramerica.com/OfferDetails.aspx?pid=220d4024-19d8-46f3-b362-993e4e25cd66
    $100: 32,000 points (400 available)
    https://dailygetaways.discoveramerica.com/OfferDetails.aspx?pid=29f73F74-5b27-47f9-8431-3f60616ba5b3
    $130: 50,000 points (298 available)
    https://dailygetaways.discoveramerica.com/OfferDetails.aspx?pid=23863E86-b02c-45af-ab68-4c7af918d990
    $150: 48,000 points (150 available)
    https://dailygetaways.discoveramerica.com/OfferDetails.aspx?pid=21363D0d-fee5-487d-978f-b1f6e8f63153
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    Redemption:
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    Edited 5/3/11 to add Redemption and T&Cs.

    Use any American Express Card to get an extra 10% off.
     
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  2. Kohoutek
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    TODAY

    
     
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    I only was able to get two of these offers (wanted all). Of course, someone walked into my office within seconds of the offer starting :rolleyes:
     
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    Days Inn is sold out.
     
  5. viguera
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    Holy crap this is madness... :)

    It's like trying to get Lady Gaga tickets on the day they go on sale. Not that I'd go see her, but whatever. :)
     
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  6. viguera
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    Everything is sold out except for the Ramada / 32k point offer, and that's pretty much impossible to buy it seems. Keep getting errors.

    -- edit:

    Nevermind everything is sold out now. :)
     
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    All gone. No emails to tell me exactly what I got.
     
  8. SC Flier
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    All 5 offers are now SOLD OUT

    I got 2 of them up by 12:01. After that, nothing else.
     
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  9. Kohoutek
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    Managed to snag 4 offers, with email confirmations @ 12:02, 12:05, 12:08, and 12:19.
     
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    I got 162K out of 190K. I need 168K for an upcoming 12 night stay at a Ramada for a conference, so, I'll have to pay cash for one night. I was prepared at 12 noon, but I neglected to do the offer with the smallest # first. Oh well, I am pleased.:)
     
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    Which 2 did you get SCFlier? I got everything but the 2 night Days Inn offer.
     
  12. viguera
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    It seems to be completely random... you would figure "most people" (read: nobody here) would either start with the cheapest stuff, whereas everyone else would start with the small availability first. Either way, I was all over the place trying to grab this and walked away with 3 different ones before everything was sold out, but it wasn't for lack of trying.
     
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    Not bad. I think I got 112K points for $315. If I transfer them all to an airline, that would be 44,800, so .7/c per. Not sure if I can really transfer them all, but even so, less than a penny apiece is a good deal in my book.
     
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    And I got the emails now too . . .
     
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    I started with the $130 and $150 offers.
     
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  16. Kohoutek
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    8,000 points = 3,200 miles
    17,500 points = 7,000 miles
    30,000 points = 12,000 miles

    Wait for an airline promo offering a bonus for transferring points to miles.
     
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    There's a huge discussion in the US Airways forum now about this, which is probably why there was so much interest in this offer. The miles transfer 2.5 to 1 to US D-Miles as well, but they have a promo until 5/31 where you get at least 25% more miles from the transfer. And another 25% for each of either having Preferred Status or having a US Airways credit/debit card.

    So the least you can get is 140k US D-Miles. But if you meet one of the conditions you can get 168k, and if you meet both you can get as much as 196k.

    I would explore that option, obviously. :)
     
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    I was able to get 120,000 points, it was very confusing since I first had three windows ready to buy but the second two erred out, I kept trying and ended up getting two more, but I didn't really know what I received until the emails came in.

    Next year I’ll need to remember to use three browsers rather than one browser with three windows.

    Now that I have the points coming I’m happy with the purchase. I’ll actually probably end up using them for hotels since I don’t enjoy paying a lot for hotels and the Wyndham program has a nice selection of low end hotels. The Lynchburg, VA Travelodge will probably see my first chunk of points.
     
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    I was going to use the Wyndham points for hotels (Ramada has decent properties in HKG at 15K points per night).

    But the siren song of US Airways miles for less than 1 cent per point is calling to me... and I have the Island Pacific in HKG at $75 a night so I am going to take the miles and run away laughing. I think I want to cash in another award for 2012 at some point, anyway. This will take me to the brink of a C award to Asia with the inevitable Europe stopover...
     
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    Last year, I had considered using my points for the Aura Cozumel, a Wyndham all-inclusive resort, for 30K points per night. At the cost of Wyndham Rewards points, that would've been 4 nights for the price of 1. For various reasons, we didn't make that trip.

    That property left Wyndham, though, and is now part of Preferred Hotels & Resorts (Preferred Boutique). It can now be reserved with Choice Privileges points (60K pts/nt), which is a decent deal for those who got those points last month. The redemption rate would typically be around 30% off the best cash rates.

    While I definitely understand the desire to convert Wyndham Rewards points to airline miles, there are a few excellent hotel redemption rates under the program, too. An example:
    Wingate by Wyndham Manhattan Midtown = $240 + tax or 16,000 points ($45 in today's deals)

    Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Napa Valley = 16K points (instead of $169+tax)
     
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    WR points from Discover America posted today, ahead of schedule.
     
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    Wow... that's massively ahead of time. Nothing on my account as of yet though.
     
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    My Wyndham points posted today. thumbs-up.gif So, I went ahead and booked my long stay for next month. That was easy (and a big discount off of paying cash for my stay). :)
     
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