I’ve reached my limit on the “new and improved” Wyndham credit card talk as I’ve been quietly hacking them for over 15 years. Endless Vacation Rentals (EVR) is owned by Wyndham, who also owns RCI timeshare. EVR rents out their inventory at often jaw-droppingly low prices. I’ve rented 2 bedroom apartments in Ireland for $500/week and the castle above, Schloss Grubhof, hosted us for a week in July for $84/night. This August we spent $279 for a WEEK in Hawaii in a 2 bedroom Wyndham condo.
Much of the talk you’re seeing now on the larger units now “only” 15,000 points a night I’ve been renting for as low as $35/night via EVR and SkyAuction. Using EVR is pretty straighforward: you just pick a week you like and buy it. Here’s a post detailing how I use Skyauction.
I’m having trouble visualizing how a Wyndham card makes sense, even for nightly rentals, when their weeks go so cheaply. With a few exceptions (TRYP for example) you’ll find Wyndham properties on EVR for much less. Even on a 4 night stay you might be better off buying the week, especially if you find it on Skyauction. The one downside? No cancellation. Only buy with trips you have committed.
PLEASE take a good look at EVR before you consider applying for the Wyndham credit card or buying Wyndham points. Once you do, you might agree with me that it’s a terrible value for a credit pull compared to so many other cards out there. (And if you’re a blogger, please add the EVR info to your post as you’re doing your readers a dis-service without it.)
I’d love to hear your thoughts. Please share in the comments.
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