After quite a long hiatus, Wyndham Rewards has officially reopened the status match program where tier members of competing programs can match all the way up to Wyndham Diamond status.
The match is valid for 90 days, during which members have to complete a certain number of nights corresponding to their matched elite status in order to extend it for another year.
Wyndham Rewards comes with certain benefits that are attractive, especially the partnership with Caesars Rewards for visitors to Las Vegas and other Caesars resort destinations.
Tier levels available for matches is Wyndham Gold, Platinum & Diamond:
Eligible programs to match from are Best Western, Choice, Hilton, Hyatt, IHG, Marriott, Omni, and Radisson.
Here are the comprehensive Wyndham Rewards elite status benefits:
Officially, Caesars Rewards says that the Diamond level will not be conferred if you obtained your Wyndham status through a status match:
You must have earned Tier Status with your current loyalty program in order for your status to be matched. Members must re-apply if qualified for a status match starting on 2/1 of every year. Caesars Rewards will not grant status to WR members who came into the WR program from a tier match promotion with other programs or who previously had recent Caesars Rewards status that was about to expire, and vice versa. Qualified accounts will be upgraded within 2 weeks from the time of request. View complete Terms and Conditions here.
I’m unable to independently verify that at this point. It might still work (as it did in the past) or it might not but officially this match wouldn’t qualify for the Wyndham to Caesars Diamond tag-on.
Either way, this is how the match for Wyndham Rewards itself will be facilitated:
Entry tiers will usually be matched to Gold, Mid-tier to Platinum, and top tier to Diamond based on this chart.
I would check how many nights you’ll actually be able to stay with Wyndham and which benefit is desired and then request a match to the corresponding level. Unless you plan to use it as a short-term benefit to stay and then dump the account, in which case you could just go for the highest tier available to you. Diamond does come with suite upgrades after all.
But it’s a difference to stay 4 nights or ten nights in order to extend the status beyond the 90 days.
Wyndham closed down their status match program quite a few years ago and it wasn’t available ever since. It just reopened and now members can match all the way to Diamond which is the most lucrative level that also confers suite upgrades to tier members.
I didn’t complete the match at this point as I don’t have any Wyndham affiliated stays coming up. If you do so, we’d like to hear from readers how fast they are currently processing these match requests.
These are the terms & conditions for this status match campaign:
More Information About Member Level Benefits:– Only 1 room per Member per Qualifying Night counts towards unlocking new levels. Click here for more information on Qualifying Nights.– All on property perks described above are offered upon request at check-in, subject to availability, for Qualified Stays and go free/go fast award stays at participating By Wyndham hotels. Preferred room requested must be of the same room type category as the originally requested room. Welcome amenities are snacks or beverages.– Car rental upgrades offered U.S. and Canada (excluding Quebec) only. For more information, visit your My Account page while logged into your Member Account on wyndhamrewards.com.– On qualified stays, GOLD, PLATINUM, and DIAMOND members will earn extra points based on their member level. GOLD will receive 10% more points, PLATINUM will receive 15% more points, and DIAMOND will receive 20% more points, on top of the their base earning. (go get ’em bonus points will be added as well, for qualified stays where base earnings and Member Levels accelerated earnings, taken together, amount to less than 1,000 points.)Wyndham Rewards Status Match Programs Terms & Conditions:Pursuant to these terms and conditions (the “Status Match Terms”), each member of any hotel loyalty program identified below (each individually, a “Hotel Loyalty Program” and collectively, the “Hotel Loyalty Programs”) who has achieved status in such program pursuant to its terms and conditions is eligible to apply to match his/her/their Hotel Loyalty Program status to the awarded Member Level of the Wyndham Rewards Program.To request the Awarded Member Level, an eligible Hotel Loyalty Program member (an “Applicant”) must: (i) visit https://help.wyndhamrewards.com/s/status-match and either sign into their existing Wyndham Rewards account, or complete and submit the “Join Wyndham Rewards” form to become a Wyndham Rewards Member; and (ii) complete and submit the Status Match Request Form, including proof of their Hotel Loyalty Program status. Upon Wyndham Rewards’ verification of an Applicant’s Hotel Loyalty Program status information, such Applicant will receive the applicable Awarded Member Level. Member should expect to receive such validation via email between 5-7 days from submission of his/her Status Match Request Form. Such Awarded Member Level will become effective upon such verification.IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT STATUS MATCH EXPIRATION:Each Wyndham Rewards Gold, Platinum and Diamond Member Level obtained pursuant to these Status Match Terms will expire ninety (90) days after the date of the applicable Member’s Status Match verification email (the date of such email, hereinafter, such Member’s “Effective Date”), unless, prior to the expiration of such ninety (90) day period, Member completes the applicable number of Qualifying Nights set forth below, or their Awarded Level is extended or superseded in accordance with the Wyndham Rewards terms and conditions.In the event that Member completes the requisite number of Qualifying Night within their ninety (90) day period, his/her/their Awarded Level will remain in effect through December 31 of the calendar year following the calendar year in which such Qualifying Night(s) were completed, unless it is extended or superseded in accordance with the WR Terms.Should Wyndham Rewards be unable to verify a Member’s Hotel Loyalty Program status, as determined in its sole discretion, the Hotel Loyalty Program member will not receive the Awarded Member Level.For clarity, Hotel Loyalty Program members must be or become Wyndham Rewards Members to apply for the Status Match. Any Applicant who has already obtained the Wyndham Rewards Member Level this offer otherwise would have afforded them will retain such preexisting Wyndham Rewards Member Level in accordance with the WR Terms, and the Status Match will be deemed ineffective.Any Hotel Loyalty Program member who completes a Status Match in accordance with these Status Match Terms, and subsequently upgrades to the subsequent status in the respective Hotel Loyalty Program, will be eligible, at the time of such upgrade, to apply for a Status Match to the subsequent Wyndham Rewards Member Level in accordance with these Status Match Terms.Status Match eligibility is not transferable and may not be substituted for or combined with any other offer. A Member Level earned pursuant to this Status Match cannot be transferred, purchased or sold. A Member’s Hotel Loyalty Program status and the benefits applicable to each such status are subject to the applicable Hotel Terms and Conditions. A Member’s Wyndham Rewards Member Level status and the benefits applicable to each Member Level are subject to the full WR Terms. This offer may be cancelled or modified at any time, without notice, and is void where prohibited.