Recently I made a mattress run to finish out a Wyndham promotion at a Days Inn in Holland, Michigan. What is a mattress run? Its a cheap quick stay to optimize a points or status promotion with a hotel group. The Days Inn was cheap and I spent roughly an hour at the hotel.
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Earn up to one free night at any of our 8,000+ hotels worldwide when you stay twice.* Register and book by June 30, 2018 and complete your second qualified stay by July 1, 2018 to get 15,000 bonus points that you can redeem for a free night* at Super 8, Ramada, Wyndham Grand, and more.
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*15,000 Wyndham Rewards points are good for one standard bedroom per night, subject to availability, blackout dates/rates and other restrictions. Resort fees apply at Caesars hotels, even for award nights, and cannot be paid with points. See Promotion Terms & Conditions for additional information.
Stay twice for 15,000 points is a good promotion if you have lower cost hotels to book to earn the points. Many Wyndham family hotels in our area are from $65 – $85 a night.
We have used Wyndham rewards points two ways. #1 any hotel is 15,000 points so we cashed in 15,000 points for a night at the Mills House in Charleston. Over the weekend rates can be around $270 so I was happy to use points instead. #2 is a points and cash option. We did this over Christmas break to spend three nights on Fort Myers Beach. 3,000 points and cash gave us a great vacation for a little money out of pocket. Rooms again were running $270+ a night. I do not have that kind of money to throw at a hotel room so I was thrilled to use points to offset the price.
You can register for the promotion here: Register here
We recently spent a week in Tennessee this June. To try to keep our trip lower cost I used hotel points for many of the nights we were on the road. The Super 8 Pigeon Forge on Emert had good reviews and is in a good location.
If you have never been to Pigeon Forge I would describe to people as the Wisconsin Dells on steroids. OMG! Miles of mini golf, go carts, dinner shows and entertainment. While there is a cheap/free (depending) trolley system this area is really not that walk able as things are spread out vs Gatlinburg. I do not like to drive all over, I would rather walk to dinner so I was pleased to see our hotel was within two blocks of the Old Mill Restaurant.
If you do not walk to drive anywhere or really walk the hotel is behind Wendy’s, Arby’s, Ihop, Pizza Hut, Baskin Robbins, etc. I would recommend you make the short walk to The Mill and so did the sweet lady who checked us in.
The Super 8 has exterior hall ways and four floors with an elevator. I had the option of booking a standard king room or a king room with a jacuzzi tub and fireplace. No thinking needed there, I want the tub!
Our fourth floor room was very spacious. It offered a sofa pullout bed near the door.
I can watch people glaze over when I tell them to save those hotel points and miles. Over time they do pay off! Wyndham previously was an under used program for me. It seemed to take forever to earn enough points for a decent hotel stay. But then they changed their program for the better and I was happy to take advantage of the change. All their hotels redeem at 15,000 points. You read that correctly! The Days Inn is 15,000 points as is the Super 9, Ramada or Wyndham Grand locations.
The Mills House was not on on my radar, I was hitting all my hotel programs to hopefully find a hotel close to Charleston. But when I searched Wyndham and saw the Mills House I was a little excited. I remembered walking past the courtyard of this hotel back in 2014 and thinking it was a nice looking place in a great location!
So I quickly booked our Sunday evening in Charleston here for 15,000 points. The average rate would have been $179 plus tax for our Sunday night. On weekends the rooms run $279 so this is a great place to redeem Wyndham points in my book! Then I had an unexpected surprise in my email that I would be receiving a code for my “Go Free Plus Award from Wyndham” seven days before check in. I was not sure what that meant at the time so I tucked the email in with my other trip notes. Ends up when you book a Go Free Plus hotel they send you a discount code for $10 off a local attraction.
Parking is either valet or self parking is the attached garage on Queen street at $23 a day. We easily found the parking garage and used the second floor bridge to enter the hotel. Taking the bridge allows you to pass the pool and pool side rooms.
The Mills House is very impressive and we have not even checked in yet!
Check in was quick and very friendly. She gave us two food vouchers for use at the hotel which were much appreciated and unexpected!
Our two queen room was on the seventh floor and beautifully decorated.
Large bathroom with lots of counter space is very helpful when traveling with a teen girl.
This was our view.
The Mills House is two short city blocks from the historic market area with all the shopping and food you could want. Its less then a ten minute walk to the waterfront park. Perfect location for our time in Charleston!
Breakfast the next morning was delicious. There were several options but we usually pick french toast or waffles in our house.
Daughter went with the french toast and gave me her fruit. She loved the bacon that came with it.
I went with the pancakes and ham.
The Mills House was amazing and I would love to stay there again! We left our bags after breakfast with the valet and that worked perfectly until it was time to head to the airport.
The Mills House Wyndham Grand Hotel
More information here: http://www.millshouse.com
Wyndham has a new spring promotion for 2,000 bonus points at select hotels. There is a listing on this website and it appears to be a very short list.
Earn Up to 2,000 Extra Points
Book now and get up to 2,000 extra points toward free nights, free flights, shopping and more!
More is always better, right? Now you can earn up to 2,000 extra points, on top of your regular points, the next time you stay with Wyndham Hotels and Resorts! Depending on offer availability at each individual hotel, you can book either the “Best Available Rate + 1,000 Points” or “Best Available Rate + 2,000 Points.”
How do you get your bonus points?
Wyndham Rewards members just need to book a qualifying stay at a participating hotel for their next trip and they can earn up to 2,000 extra points. It’s as simple as that. Plus, you can even maximize your stay by combining this offer with other great Wyndham Rewards promotions!
Not a member yet? Don’t worry! Membership is completely free! To take advantage of this Best Available Rate Plus Bonus Points, just click on one of the participating Wyndham Hotels and Resorts and you are one step closer to booking and getting your extra points!
Find the list here: http://www.wyndham.com/deals-discounts/featured-offers/extra-points-promo?WID=em:WY|05|US|042015®1=em|WY|05|0415|N|US|02&stop_mobi=yes
Wyndham Rewards is out with a late fall promotion. Good on stays from October 15, 2014 – January 30, 2015. Earn the bonus 2015 points up to five times during the promo period. Five stays would earn you over 10,000 bonus points. You must stay at least twice to earn the bonus 2015 points.
More information and to register visit this page: https://www.wyndhamrewards.com/trec/consumer/promoReg.action?promoRuleCode=FALL14&vanityUrl=2015&eid=wrt:hero2:promo:celebrate2015-1&variant=
To qualify for the “Celebrate with 2015 bonus points” promotion (the “Promotion”) and earn 2,015 Wyndham Rewards points, a Member must (i) register at WyndhamRewards.com/2015 or 1-866-996-7937, (ii) book two Qualified Stays, each at a Participating Hotel and at a Qualifying Rate, with arrival dates between October 15, 2014 and January 30, 2015 (the “Promotion Period”), and (iii) complete the two Qualified Stays by February 6, 2015. A Member may earn additional Wyndham Rewards points, in increments of 2,015 Wyndham Rewards points, by (i) booking additional Qualified Stays, at Participating Hotels at a Qualifying Rate, with arrival dates within the Promotion Period and (ii) completing the additional Qualified Stays by February 6, 2015. Members will receive 2,015 Wyndham Rewards points, starting with their second Qualified Stay as described above, for up to five (5) separate Qualified Stays (i.e., the second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth Qualified Stays) with a maximum of 3 rooms per stay. Member stays with check-out dates after February 6, 2015 will not be counted towards the Promotion.
On road trips we often stay at a Wyndham Rewards group hotel. A Travelodge or Baymont offers a clean room, pool and a hot breakfast. That is all you need in a hotel that you are spending less than 12 hours in on the way to your destination.
This promotion seems to be focused on the Wyndham brand hotels. For example the Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Resort, Wyndham Boca Raton, Wyndham Garden Phoenix Midtown, Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk, and the Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront are included.
The promotion requires registration by May 14, 2014and stay at a participating hotel by May 21, 2014. You will receive 5,000 bonus points for each qualified stay.
Register here and see the qualified hotels: http://www.wyndham.com/deals-discounts/featured-offers/5000-bonus-points?EID=WYN_BonusPoints_021214_HP1&wid=em:WY:WE:04072014®1=em-_-WD-_-PWY002-_-NULL-_-NULL-_-0414-_-NULL
Wyndham Rewards is offering a promotion tied to the X-men offering enough extra points to cash out for dinner and a movie. You do not have to cash out points for dinner and a movie, the points are yours to do as you wish. I save them for hotel nights. I will not be making a special effort to participate in this promo but if I were staying twice in the time period I would register for the promotion.
Here are some redemption examples to give you an idea:
Days Inn Cocoa Beach- 16,000 points
Ramada Titusville, Kennedy Space Center – 10,000 points
Super 8 Melbourne – 10,000 points
- Days Inn
- Super 8
- Howard Johnson
- Knights Inn
Stay at a participating hotel between April 1 – June 30, 2014. Register and earn 8,000 bonus points on your second stay. Get this bonus up to 3 times, for your 2nd, 3rd and 4th stays.
Register here: https://www.wyndhamrewards.com/trec/consumer/promoReg.action?promoRuleCode=SPRING2014&promoCode=SPRING2014wy&variant=us&wid=brand:wrt:xmen:stay:us:spring14:web:dd:wy?EID=WY_20140401_DD_XMENSTAY
This redemption chart is from Wyndham Rewards:
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