Wyndham Rewards Members Can Now Turn Points Into Cash With Bakkt
Earn up to 3,000 Wyndham Rewards bonus points when you link accounts and convert your points
Wyndham Rewards members can now convert their Wyndham Rewards points to cash thanks to a newly launched relationship with leading digital asset marketplace Bakkt and its highly-rated Bakkt App.
Available starting , members of Wyndham Rewards can easily link their account within the Bakkt App, unlocking the ability to instantly convert their points to cash using the app. Once converted, members may then deposit the funds into their bank account, send them to a friend, purchase discounted gift cards or use them for online and in-store purchases via both Apple Pay® and Google Pay, among other options. Members may also use the Bakkt App to purchase additional Wyndham Rewards points, either via funds they’ve received from converting other loyalty currencies to cash or through another preferred payment method.
“Wyndham Rewards prides itself on being the world’s most generous rewards program, which means we’re constantly looking for new ways to help our more than 90 million enrolled members engage with and receive value from the program,” said Eliot Hamlisch, executive vice president, Loyalty & Revenue Optimization, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts. “By teaming with Bakkt and further broadening the program’s appeal, we’re not only creating opportunities to pull in new members, we’re giving existing members even more reasons to stay and earn points with our expansive portfolio of hotels.”
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As part of a special introductory offer, now through February 15, 2022, Wyndham Rewards members can earn up to 3,000 bonus points when they link their account (1,000 bonus points) and complete their first transaction of converting their Wyndham Rewards points for cash in the Bakkt app (2,000 bonus points)—enough bonus points to redeem for a discounted night at thousands of participating Wyndham Rewards hotels.
“We’re thrilled to be adding Wyndham Rewards—the number one hotel rewards program as named by both U.S. News & World Report as well as readers of USA —to the Bakkt ecosystem,” said Sheela Zemlin, chief revenue officer at Bakkt. “Together, we’re providing members with new redemption experiences and increased flexibility, all while making loyalty points more accessible and easier to use.”
Wyndham Rewards is the only hotel loyalty program to offer members a guaranteed 1,000 points with every qualified stay. Free nights start at just 7,500 points per night, while discounted nights start at 1,500 points plus some cash. The program’s Member Levels (status), which are among the most attainable in travel, allow members to unlock great benefits like a preferred room, late checkout and accelerated earning and more.
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