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Old March 26, 2009, 11:18 AM   #1
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Wyndham Plus Partners

Being an owner for almost a year now I think I am finally learning how to get the most bang for your buck.

Today I got a 2nd quote from Plus Partners on using my wyndham points for airfare. The first one was back in August and was quite outrageous....

This one is 231,733 points for 2 $284 tickets or $564..
is it just me or is this an outrageous price?

Does anyone have any experience with getting anything worthwhile out of Plus Partners?
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Old March 26, 2009, 11:26 AM   #2
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I think it's outrageous, and I wouldn't do it. Plus Partners for airfare and Disney tickets seems to be very expensive.
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Old March 26, 2009, 12:51 PM   #3
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Our experience with using PlusPartners for anything other than the RCI points resorts has been hit and miss. It is worth comparing with what you'd pay in cash. Sometimes its a good deal, sometimes not.
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Old March 26, 2009, 03:52 PM   #4
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Our experience with using PlusPartners for anything other than the RCI points resorts has been hit and miss. It is worth comparing with what you'd pay in cash. Sometimes its a good deal, sometimes not.
Can you please give example of something had you looked at (or purchased) that was a good deal?
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Old March 26, 2009, 05:17 PM   #5
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My question would be "How much in MF's are you paying for those 231k points? If it is more than $564 I'd say you're "paying" too much by using your Wyndham points. I think the general wisdom is that FSP points are a too expensive way of paying for anything other than your resort stay.
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Old March 26, 2009, 05:32 PM   #6
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Only ever use your points for Plus Partners for booking RCI points resorts, and if you have NO OTHER CHOICE.

For instance, I had an abundance of points that I couldn't use, and I used my points to book a cruise, and airline tickets for family member. They gave me the 80% of the cash cost for the trip. I gave them a discount, and made some $$ off of my points usage. Otherwise I would not use my points for Plus Partners.
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Old March 26, 2009, 10:20 PM   #7
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Can you please give example of something had you looked at (or purchased) that was a good deal?
I no longer remember the details but a few years ago we got a week in a Chicago hotel for less than we would have paid via Travelocity,Orbitz, AAA etc but more than we probably would have paid via a bid site. Also, in 2004 we got a good deal on airfare to Hawaii. Another time we used points that were about to expire for two nights at a Ramada for a few dollars more than we would have paid I'm cash. Unfortunately, because of the reservation fee, it has never been economical to use points for a single night at a motel, which is the way we had hoped to use them.

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