Vacasa Wyndham Redemption Cap
There is a new Vacasa Wyndham redemption cap when using points that is a devaluation of the program. How much of a devaluation it is will depend on where you are wanting to redeem your Wyndham points. I know Vacasa has become a favorite of many families, since you are able to get so much space for your points booking into condos and homes versus a hotel room. It also offers nicer redemptions than the normal Wyndham property you see. It has been such a popular partnership that I was hoping for something similar coming out of Hyatt, but they fell way short at launch. Let's take a look at the Vacasa Wyndham partnership and what has changed.
How Wyndham Redemptions Work At Vacasa Vacation Homes & Rentals
Using Wyndham Rewards for Vacasa stays has always had a unique set up. You would pay 15,000 points per room at the property you are staying at:
- 15K for a one bedroom condo / house
- 30K for a two bedroom condo / house
- 45K for a three bedroom condo / house
The good news is that set up isn't changing at least. The cost is still going to be 15K per room, per night.
The Vacasa Redemption Cap Has Changed
So, what has changed exactly? The Vacasa redemption cap has changed. You used to be able to book any property that had a $500 or less average cost per room with points. That has now been dropped to $350 per night. That still sounds generous, but it does include any taxes and fees, which makes it a little less generous than initially thought. While the redemption rate is still above average for your Wyndham Rewards it will no doubt make less properties available when performing searches. That will make it especially difficult when prices are inflated for special events, holidays or in super popular areas. It looks like this change was made in the last day or two.
The good news is the points redemption rates have not changed with this lowered Vacasa redemption cap. The bad news is there will be fewer properties available on your future award searches. How much fewer remains to be seen. Will some near the cap want to increase their rates to get away from points bookings all together? Only time will tell.
Let me know if you think this will be a big deal or not over in the ToP Facebook Group.