Wyndham Hotels Promotion: Stay Twice, Get One Free Night at Any Wyndham

wyndham_rewardsWyndham Hotels has a new Stay Twice, Get a Free Night promotion. Wyndham Hotels is an interesting chain of hotels that includes Days Inn, Travelodge, Super 8, Howard Johnson, Ramada, Dolce, Wingate, and Wyndham Grand hotels. If you register here first as a Wyndham Rewards member, book by 6/30/18, and make two stays by 7/1/18, they will give you an additional bonus of 15,000 Wyndham Rewards points (on top of the points you’d otherwise earn).

15,000 Wyndham Rewards points are good for one standard bedroom night at any hotel under the Wyndham umbrella. So you could pay for two nights (make sure it’s two separate stays) at a Days Inn, and then redeem for a free night at a Wyndham Grand hotel. Don’t forget to join Wyndham Rewards for free and register first. If you got in on the (now expired) Wyndham credit card / 3 free night promo, you could make an extended vacation out of it.

This was timely for me because I was researching some family vacation possibilities and the Howard Johnson Anaheim (Disneyland) is also a Wyndham property. This is an often-recommended “Good Neighbor” Disneyland hotel with a huge water park that is also right across the street from Disneyland. The standard rooms often go for $200+ per night with taxes. If you live more on the luxurious side, there is the Wyndham Grand Chicago Waterfront.

Grubhub: $20 off $20+ For New Customers

grubhubHere’s a Grubhub promotion that will get you $20 off your first $20+ food delivery order. You must agree to accept promotional e-mails.

*Valid for first time Grubhub users only (per person and per email address). For one-time use only. Cannot be combined with other discounts. To redeem, enter code at checkout on Grubhub’s website and app (cannot be combined with cash), and $20 will be taken off of minimum orders of $20, before tax, tip and delivery fee. Only valid on personal (non-corporate) accounts. Offer expires at 3:00am ET on March 1, 2019.

Google Express: 20% Off Coupon Code (Both New and Existing Customers)


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Callan Periodic Table of Investment Returns 2018


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401k Millionaire By Age 45: How Was It Possible?


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401k, 403b, 457, TSP Historical Contribution Limits 2009-2018


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Citi Simplicity Card Review: 0% for 18 Months (1.5 Years), No Late Fees, No Penalty Rates


One of the most common New Year's resolutions is to pay down debt. Rewards-earning credit cards may not be optimal for those carrying balances and thus more impacted by 18% interest rates than a relatively puny 2% back on purchases. Our partner … [Read the rest]

Historical IRA Contribution Limits 2009-2018


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Khan Academy: Free Educational App of The Day


Khan Academy is a non-profit with a goal of offering a free, world-class education to anyone, anywhere. I noticed that Khan Academy was the iTunes App of the Day yesterday (Android link), and I found that they have definitely made a lot of … [Read the rest]