15k Points Kauai Villa Update, New $21 Flights, and More

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Here are three quick miles and points updates to round out your Monday afternoon in 60 seconds or less…

Book Two-Bedroom Wyndham Koloa Landing Kauai Villa for 15,000 Points Into 2016

If you have been wanting to take advantage of the new flat rate 15,000 point-per-night Wyndham Rewards redemptions to score a two-bedroom villa in Kauai, I have good news.  Though it is rumored (or really kind of confirmed) that the property is leaving Wyndham Rewards at the end of the year, you can currently book award reservations again for 2016 (thanks to Joe S. for the comment!).  Their booking calendar is currently open through June 2016, so have at it if you want to book for the first half of next year.  Just be aware the property may very well be leaving the program at the end of this year.  They still may honor award reservations after that time, but I can’t personally guarantee how that will all play out since this situation seems to be very fluid.

Wyndham Kauai Living Room

Read this post for more details about this property and the flat-rate Wyndham Rewards program.

More $21 Flights from Frontier:

Frontier Airlines is offering more flights for $21 each way to celebrate their 21st birthday.  You must book by today (July 6th) for travel between August 4 – September 30, 2015 on Tuesdays and Wednesday on the discounted routes.  Head here to see the $21 flights as well as other discounted Frontier flight opportunities.

$21 Frontier Flights

Last Day to Book Discounted United Awards to Hawaii:

Today is the last today to book awards to Hawaii using United miles for up to 25% off the normal mileage rate (20% off if you don’t have the United MileagePlus® Explorer Card or similar).  The details of this discounted award sale include:

  • Round trip or open-jaw flights to Hawaii for 33,750 miles for United credit cardholders
  • Round trip or open-jaw flights to Hawaii for 36,000 miles for non-United credit cardholders
  • Sale is valid from August 18 – December 15th for travel on Monday – Thursday
  • If you travel one direction on a discounted day and the other on a non-discounted day you do receive a pro-rated mileage discount
  • Flights can be nonstop or connecting, but they must all be operated by United Airlines
  • Discount only valid in economy and does not work if you try to add a “reduced price one-way” to travel

Check out this post for more details or view the offer on United’s site here.

 

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Comments

  1. The Wife and I both signed up for the Wyndham card when the 45K bonus became available two months ago. We made the minimum spend in the first month and received a total of 45K points when we received our 1st statement plus regular spend points. Both the 30K & 15K posted as bonuses. We received our second statement on 7/6/15 which posted a pleasant surprise. We each received 15K points plus our regular spend points. The 15K points posted as a Barclay promotion. I’m not sure if others received the 15K points but now we have 8 free nights anywhere between us in just two months w/ under $2K spend since opening the cards.

      • We won’t be using the points for some time. All our holiday’s are booked w/ Club Carlson points in Grenada for 10 nights over Thanksgiving, 2015 and 8 nights @ the Radisson, Aruba over President’s week in February, 2016 (3rd visit in 11 months). Have to many points and not enough time off from work. When we do get around to using the Wyndham points, my 1st choice is Wyndham Reef resort, Grand Cayman. Kauai Villa seems awesome but distance and timing doesn’t work from the East Coast. My 2nd choice would be Viva Wyndham Dominicus Palace all-inclusive in the DR. 3rd choice is Shelbourne Wyndham Grand, South Beach.

        • Sounds great! I would just personally not sit on the Wyndham points for too long. I know they just overhauled their program, but my confidence isn’t high enough to want to sit on them for too long.

        • We are also going to the Radisson Feb. 2016 for my daughters wedding, have several rooms booked…I’m concerned that with the sale of the property that the bookings won’t be honored. Anyone have any info. on this.

  2. Do you know if they have blocked the all-inclusive resorts from booking with points? Cause I have tried to search multiple dates to no avail.

    • Maury, I can tell you the Wyndham rep(s) on Flyertalk have gone from no to yes to no again and my searches didn’t turn up anything either today…however, my searches also didn’t turn up any cash rates so I think something is just wonky with the system. I would try again in a few days and see what happens.

  3. I also got the card risking too many with Barclay and luckily got approved. Right after booking reward flights the Koloa was not excepting point stays after 12/13. I was really mad at their bait and switch because all the bloggers were pumping this location. Went and booked the Grand Hyatt and Marriott instead and waited for some confirmation about Koloa future. When I got back from Europe and got back into looking at my point totals, I noticed Wyndham had posted an extra 15000 as a “BARCLAYS PROMOTION”. I have not met the spend yet so was surprised. Went to reservation page and searched Koloa on my dates and they were available! I booked immediately hoping it wasn’t a fluke. So now they are excepting point stays in 2016, even for spring break! Also still hoping too get my 15000 when I meet the spend. What a nice thing to see after coming back from my last points trip.

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