Whatamuji wrote:If I recall correctly isn't the bonuses with the Wyndham card worth more than $100? Of course finding a Wyndham is next to impossible.
The Wyndham Rewards program has changed a lot in 2015. In a special promotion, Barclaycard was offering - from around June to mid-August - a card with a good-to-great signup bonus and a good renewal bonus (15k vs. 6k). If I stayed at those hotels, I would definitely want those promotional card terms. The promotion has, however, ended. The card is back to it's old, boring terms.
It's currently a mediocre program for people who like high-cost areas or who stay enough to use the Go Fast offers. For occasional stays at low-cost properties, it's an awful deal. That's because a $60 property and a (nominally) $300 room both cost 15k points.
Of course, I have to question who would pay $300 for even a nice Wyndham. I don't think I would, given the abundance of Holiday Inns.
*Corrected - I previously said the card was nerfed. The better "old" terms were just a temporary promo.*