Hotel Franchise Wyndham Rewards is on a Mission to Help Travelers 'Save Summer'

June 08, 2010 // Franchising.com // PARSIPPANY, N.J. — Worried there's not enough room in the budget for a great summer vacation? Wyndham Rewards® is here to help with "Mission: Save Summer," offering travelers significant hotel discounts ranging from 15 to 30 percent off the best available rate and the chance to win one of more than 200 prizes including gift cards to popular restaurants and retailers and five-night or more stays at a multitude of destinations.

Available through Sept. 7, hopeful travelers can register to win at www.wyndhamrewards.com or use their mobile phone to text the word "SAVE" to 45339.

"With the fun of summer just around the corner, travelers are thinking more than ever about where they'll take their next vacation and how they'll do so without breaking the bank," said Robin Korman, Wyndham Hotel Group senior vice president of loyalty marketing and strategic partnerships. "With great value found across all of Wyndham Hotel Group's 11 brands and nearly 7,100 hotels, and the added bonus of numerous chances to win big, we're doing our best to help everyone take the summer vacation they deserve."

Sweepstakes registrants will be eligible to win one of 100 five-night or more hotel stays, redeemable at participating Wyndham Rewards properties including hotels like the Beach Palace Wyndham Grand Resort in Cancun, Mexico; the Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel Anaheim Resort in Anaheim, California; and the Ramada Plaza Toronto in Toronto, Ontario. Stays will be awarded in the form of 80,000 Wyndham Rewards points, which, depending on the winner's chosen hotel, may allow the winner to redeem for as many as 13 nights at select Wyndham Hotel Group properties worldwide.

Registrants can increase their chances to win, up to 10 times per day, by referring friends through the "Share" link at the bottom of the Mission: Save Summer page on the Wyndham Rewards Web site. An entry will be given for each friend that enters. An extra entry may also be earned by being or becoming a Wyndham Rewards member.

In addition to the above prizes, registrants may also play the "Mission: Save Summer Instant Win Game" at www.wyndhamrewards.com for their chance to instantly win a $25 gift card for the restaurant or retailer of their choice.

To play, visitors choose one of five online vacationing personas, ranging from gallivanting grandparents to on-the-go business pros, and navigate through a series of three travel trivia questions. Each question holds a fun fact about a well-known vacation destination in its answer and brings the player one step closer discovering that week's mystery destination. Upon finding the mystery destination, the instant win game is triggered. Contestants do not need to play the trivia game to win and may choose to skip, going right to the instant win part of the game.

Prizes will be awarded weekly in the form of Wyndham Rewards points, which are redeemable for $25 gift cards. A total of 119 prizes will be awarded and contestants may play once per week per method of entry (SMS or Web site).

Visitors to the Mission: Save Summer page can also take advantage of significant discounts that all 11 participating Wyndham Rewards brands are offering this summer, which range from 15 to 30 percent off the guaranteed best available rate. Participating brands include: Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Ramada®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Wingate® by Wyndham, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Microtel Inns & Suites®, Hawthorn Suites® by Wyndham, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®. Full details of all the available discounts are available on the Mission: Save Summer page. Breakfast and high-speed Internet access are complimentary at most properties.

Wyndham Hotel Group, part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of companies (NYSE: WYN), encompasses nearly 7,100 hotels and more than 593,300 rooms in 65 countries under 11 brands.

The Wyndham Rewards loyalty program is the largest in the lodging industry based on the program's more than 6,000 participating hotels. Members earn valuable points redeemable for more than 250 reward options including free hotel nights with no blackout dates in the U.S. and Canada, airline tickets, movie and theme park tickets and gift cards for leading retailers and restaurants.

All Wyndham Hotel Group hotels are independently owned and operated excluding certain Wyndham and international Ramada hotels which are managed by our affiliate or through a joint venture partner.

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