Wyndham Rewards Status Match
I am planning a trip to Australia to drive the Great Ocean Road next month. Along the drive, there are very few chain hotels (and none of the big chains — Hyatt, Hilton, IHG or Marriott). I am kind of excited as I rarely stay at a non-chain hotel. I’m addicted to the points, it is a problem.
I was able to find a Wyndham property; the Wyndham Resort Torquay. I have never stayed at a Wyndham but it looks nice enough and is only $116 a night.
When I visited the Wyndham Rewards website to learn more about their loyalty program, I noticed front and center was an offer for a status match. A number of other chains upper status could be matched to Wyndham’s top level of Diamond.
The status match is good for 90 days but can be extended with 7 nights (Platinum) or 14 nights (Diamond) within those 90 days. The benefits of status don’t look too exciting, but I decided to give it a go.
All you have to do is tell them what program you are matching from and the level. Then you upload a photo of your membership card or a screen shot of your account.
I matched to IHG Platinum and within 24 hours my Wyndham status was updated to Diamond.
Wyndham Rewards Status Match to
Total Caesars Rewards
Things got interesting when I realized you could then status match your Wyndham Rewards status to Total Rewards (the casino loyalty program for Caesars Palace and associated properties). NOTE: As of February 1, 2019, Total Rewards is being renamed as Caesars Rewards. The status match will remain.
Again, I was able to go online and complete the form to match my Wyndham Diamond to Total Rewards Diamond. It took about a week to get matched to TR Diamond status.
Not yet a member of Caesars Rewards? Sign up using this link and you get a bonus 500 Tier Credits when you pick up your membership card at any Caesars property! In full disclosure, I also get 500 Tier Credits when you sign up.
I have a trip to Vegas in November. I am staying at Caesars Palace on a booking I made through Daily Getaways last May. Diamond Status will give me some perks during my visit including free shows and a $100 dining credit.
I also understand it is possible to match back from Total Rewards to Wyndham status after my 90 days are up (similar to how you can match M life and Hyatt forever to retain status). I’ll update this once I know through first hand experience.
Interested in other information about Caesars Rewards? Check out my Caesars Rewards page with tips to help you make the most out of your next visit including how to easily get Diamond status, access to free shows and food, reviews of hotels and much more.