Timeshare is usually a four-letter word in the travel community. But, I’m a timeshare owner (two actually) and I’m sure that many of you are as well because we love to travel! If you’re not, please don’t hold it against me. As many of you may have read recently, Wyndham has increased the crossover benefits between their hotel and timeshare properties. And now, Worldmark by Wyndham timeshare owners get upgraded to free Wyndham Rewards Gold status.
Perks of Wyndham Rewards Gold Status
The Perks of Wyndham Rewards Gold status are:
- Earn 10 points per $1 spent at Wyndham or 1,000 points per stay, whichever is greater
- “go free” award nights with no blackout dates
- Rollover nights never expire
- “go free” Plus and “go fast” Plus – promo discount for local attractions
- Dedicated member services
- Free wi-fi
- Preferred room preferences
- Late check-out
If you have the Wyndham credit card, you get automatic Platinum status, which has even greater benefits. Go to our credit card forum to see the latest offers.
And these are the Wyndham brands that your free Wyndham Rewards Gold status will get you extra perks:
Free Wyndham Rewards Gold Status
If you’re a Worldmark by Wyndham timeshare owner, get your free Wyndham Rewards Gold status by going to this website and logging into your Wyndham Rewards membership. If you aren’t already a member, click here to join Wyndham Rewards for free.
After you log-in to your Wyndham Rewards account, you will be asked to provide your Worldmark by Wyndham timeshare number to get free Wyndham Rewards Gold status.
The disclaimer at the bottom indicates that the process takes 24-48 hours to verify your timeshare ownership to get your free Wyndham Rewards Gold status. However, as soon as I submitted my Worldmark by Wyndham timeshare number, a pop-up showed that I was immediately granted free Wyndham Rewards Gold status.
I’m not sure if this benefit is available to members of Wyndham’s other timeshare programs. If you’re a member of Club Wyndham or any of their other programs, please tell us in the comment section below whether or not this worked for you as well.
And my Gold status is good through December 31, 2018, without staying at a Wyndham hotel over the last few years. I’m only 15 stays away from earning Wyndham Rewards Diamond status. I won’t actually do that, but it is good to know that option is available.
Now, I just need to earn some Wyndham Rewards points to take advantage of this new upgrade! As of a couple years ago, all Wyndham properties are 15,000 points per night. Excellent value for high-end properties, horrible redemption for low-end stays. During my new App Party, I’ll look to get the Wyndham credit card so I can start redeeming for some of the higher-end Wyndham all-inclusive properties in the Caribbean.
The Bald Thoughts
Timeshares aren’t free, even if someone gives you one. There are maintenance dues and other ticky-tack costs. However, we enjoy using ours as a compliment to the hotel points and free nights we earn from our cards. It’s nice to see that Wyndham is providing more cross-over benefits to rewards program members and their timeshare owners. I’m not sure how often I’ll use this benefit, but since I get free Wyndham Rewards Gold status, I’ll keep the benefit in my toolbelt of travel tools.