Wyndham Rewards just launched their spring 2012 promotion (United States, Canada & Mexico) that is valid for stays from March 29th to July 8th, 2012 with a check out date no later than July 12th.
There are two separate components for this promotion:
Double Points or Miles:
1. You will receive double points/miles beginning from your first stay if you book the stay at any Wyndham website (wyndhamrewards.com, daysinn.com, ramada.com, wyndham.com, wingatehotels.com, hawthorn.com, super8.com, baymontinns.com, microtelinn.com, hojo.com, travelodge.com, knightsinn.com, dreamintl.com, or nighthotelny.com)
2. You can earn double points or miles ONLY for the first four stays during the promotional period.
3. US Airline Carriers (American Airlines, Delta, Frontier, Southwest, United & US Airways), Air Canada & AeroMexico are valid for double miles.
4. This promotion requires registration at wyndhamrewards.com/movie and is only valid for US, Canada, and Mexico residents (Wyndham Rewards account address)
1. You will receive an email with a code for Hollywood Movie Money certificate up to 24 USD, 24 CAD, or 288 MXP after your second and fourth stay during the promotional period.
2. Valid for US, Canada, and Mexico only.
Should I choose miles or points?
That is always an interesting question. In general hotel points are best used for hotel awards, but sometimes there are promotions from airlines for partner activity i.e. US Airways Dividend Miles. But, even if you prefer miles over Wyndham Rewards points it does make sense most of the time to collect the points and later transfer them to miles.
You earn 10 Wyndham Rewards points per dollar spend except at Hawthorne Suites where you get 5 points per dollar. Both are doubled for the first four stays during this promotional period.
With airline partners the number of miles earned is dependent of the partner. Also, the number of miles earned at Wyndham hotels & Hawthorn is capped at 500 miles per stay.
You can exchange Wyndham Reward points for airline miles. You can get 12000 American Airline miles for 30000 Wyndham Reward points.
If you think, 20 Wyndham points per dollar is essentially 8 American Airlines miles per dollar spend when you transfer in the chunks of 30000 Wyndham Reward points. You only get 4 American Airline miles per dollar if you choose miles instead of points during the promotional period.
At the Wyndham Hotels & Resorts the situation is bit different due to the 500 miles per stay that is doubled to 1000 miles during the promotional period. If your folio is under $125, you are better by choosing the fixed miles (doubled) instead of points.
The situation is yet different at Hawthorne properties that have lowered point earnings of 5 Wyndham reward points per dollar spend. Your folio needs to be in excess of $250 to be better off by choosing double points instead of double miles.
Overall to make things easy, I would say that the reasonable choice is to choose double points, and later transfer them to miles if needed.
The Terms and conditions of this promotion:
Terms and Conditions
‡ You can get up to 4 movie tickets, based on 4 qualifying stays.
After your second stay, you’ll receive instructions on how to redeem your movie tickets.
To qualify for the movie component and earn Hollywood Movie Money® certificates to see The Avengers or any other movie at participating theaters, the member must (i) register at wyndhamrewards.com/movie or 1-866-996-7937, (ii) complete 2 stays at participating hotels in the Wyndham Rewards program at qualifying rates between March 29 and July 8, 2012 and check-out by July 12, 2012 (the “Promotion Period”) and (iii) provide a valid email address. Promotion is open to Wyndham Rewards members who are U.S., Canada, and Mexico residents only. Registered members in U.S. and Canada will qualify to receive an email with a code for a Hollywood Movie Money® certificate valid for up to two (2) admissions after their second qualifying stay and after their fourth qualifying stay within the Promotion Period. Value of each certificate will be $24 USD for members in the U.S., and $24 CAD for members in Canada. Registered members in Mexico will qualify to receive an email with a code for a movie coupon with a value up to $288 MxPs Mexican pesos. Movie certificates are valid to see The Avengers or any other movie at participating theaters. Member stays with check-out dates after July 12, 2012 will not be counted towards the promotion. Each registered member can earn a maximum of two codes only. Qualified registrants should allow 6-8 weeks after completion of qualifying hotel stays for the notification email to be sent, and must activate their code(s) by October 31, 2012 by completing an online code activation process. Printed Hollywood Movie Money® certificates for members in U.S. and Canada are valid for thirty (30) days from date of online code activation. Printed coupon for members in Mexico are valid through November 30, 2012. The Hollywood Movie Money® certificate may only be used once, must be surrendered at time of use, and any unused admission forfeited. Certificate is non-transferable and has no cash value; no change will be given for any unused portion of the certificate. Movie admissions obtained with Hollywood Movie Money® certificates can’t be returned or exchanged for cash, gift card or refund. Lost or stolen certificates will not be replaced. Reproduction of the certificate is expressly prohibited, and any other use constitutes fraud. Valid identification may be required upon redemption of certificate at theater. Wyndham Rewards, Inc and Marvel are not responsible for services offered by other participating companies or for any errors, refunds, or cancellations with respect to any third-parties’ events or hours of operation. Void where prohibited.
Hollywood Movie Money® is marketed by Quantum Loyalty Solutions, Inc. Issued by MetaBank™.
As part of the movie ticket component of the offer, registrants will also receive an exclusive comic book in the mail after their second qualified stay. Registrants must have valid postal address in their member profile on wyndhamrewards.com to ensure delivery of the comic book. Limit: one (1) comic book during the Promotion Period.
To qualify for the “Double starting with 1st stay” component and earn double Wyndham Rewards® points, airline miles or rail points, the member must (i) register at wyndhamrewards.com/movie or 1-866-996-7937, (ii) book a stay on wyndhamrewards.com, daysinn.com, ramada.com, wyndham.com, wingatehotels.com, hawthorn.com, super8.com, baymontinns.com, microtelinn.com, hojo.com, travelodge.com, knightsinn.com, dreamintl.com, or nighthotelny.com, at a qualifying rate with arrival dates from March 29 to July 8, 2012 and (iii) complete the stay by July 12, 2012. Registered members can receive double for four (4) separate qualified stays within the Promotion Period (for the first, second, third and fourth qualified stays) with a maximum of 3 rooms per stay. Members should allow six to eight weeks after completion of registration and stay for the bonus points, airline miles or rail points to be credited to their account. Airline mile bonus valid at US airline carriers, Air Canada and AeroMexico only.