Barclays Wyndham Earner Plus

Wyndham Rewards® EarnerSM Plus Card Review

2021.7 Update: The new offer is 90k, and this is the best offer on this card.

2020.9 Update: The offer is now 45k and the card is revamped.

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Benefits

  1. 90k offer: earn 60,000 Wyndham points after spending $1,000 in the first 90 days; earn an additional 30,000 Wyndham points after spending $2,000 in total in the first 6 months. That’s 90k points in total. This is the best offer on this card.
  2. Wyndham points are valued around 1.0 cents/point (Hotel Points Value), and the redemption structure is very simple with only three tiers of redemption: 7.k/15k/30k points.
  3. go free Faster”: Redeem 10% fewer Wyndham Rewards points for award nights. That means you only need 6.75k/13.5k/27k points for redemption.
  4. Cardmember discount: 7% or 12% off of the Best Available Rate for card member (5% or 10% off for regular member).
  5. Earn 6 points per $1 spent on eligible purchases made at Hotels By Wyndham as well as on qualifying gas purchases; Earn 4 points per $1 spent on eligible dining and grocery purchases (excluding Target and Walmart); Earn 1 point per $1 spent on all other purchases (excluding Wyndham Timeshare resorts down payments).
  6. Anniversary Bonus: Receive 7,500 bonus points each anniversary year.
  7. Automatically receive a Wyndham Rewards Platinum Membership.
  8. No foreign transaction fee.

Disadvantages

  1. $75 annual fee, NOT waived for the first year.
  2. Typically the free night cannot worth a lot since most Wyndham hotels are not very expensive.
  3. Note that Wyndham points expires after 18 months for inactivity, and expires after 4 years no matter what. Therefore it is not a good idea to accumulate a lot of Wyndham points if you don’t plan to stay in Wyndham in the near future.

Recommended Application Time

  1. Barclays value the number of recent hard pulls a lot, we recommend you apply when you have less than 6 hard pulls in the past 6 months.
  2. [6/24 rule] Similar to Chase 5/24 rule, Barclays will reject your application if you have 6 or more new accounts in the past 24 months. Note that this is a soft rule for Barclays.
  3. We recommend you apply for this card after you have a credit history of at least one year.

Summary

The 45k sign up bonus is decent if you have a good plan. If you don’t want to pay for the annual fee, you can consider downgrading it to the no annual fee version Barclays Wyndham Earner after the second year annual fee hits. The reward night discount and card member discount are also on the no annual fee card. If you stay at Wyndham a lot, you can also consider Barclays Wyndham Earner Business which is a stronger card with slightly higher annual fee.

Related Credit Cards

Barclays Wyndham Earner Barclays Wyndham Earner Plus Barclays Wyndham Earner Business
Annual Fee $0 $75 $95
Annual Points 7,500 (if spending $15,000 or more) 7,500 15,000
Bonus Categories Earn 5 points per $1 spent on eligible purchases made at Hotels By Wyndham as well as on qualifying gas purchases; Earn 2 points per $1 spent on eligible dining and grocery purchases (excluding Target and Walmart) Earn 6 points per $1 spent on eligible purchases made at Hotels By Wyndham as well as on qualifying gas purchases; Earn 4 points per $1 spent on eligible dining and grocery purchases (excluding Target and Walmart) Earn 8 points per $1 spent on eligible purchases made at Hotels By Wyndham as well as on qualifying gas purchases; Earn 5 points per $1 spent on eligible marketing, advertising services, and utilities
Wyndham Elite Membership Gold Platinum Diamond
Best Sign-up Bonus 60,000 90,000 90,000

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After Applying

  • Click here to check Barclays application status.
  • Barclays reconsideration backdoor number: 866-408-4064. Barclays tends to ask various questions and you must know all the answers about personal information and credit report. Besides, you may get HP again, but will be informed in advance. Therefore, think carefully before calling.

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