How To Sign Up For Las Vegas Loyalty Programs & What You Get When You Do

You can oftentimes get perks for just signing up for loyalty programs. Hotels will give free WiFi to even base members of their program, and having a rental car membership can help you skip the line at the airport counter. While people will usually sign up for these if they travel occasionally, one other place to join loyalty programs is often overlooked. Las Vegas.

Now, this article isn’t for the people who spend hours upon hours at the casino. Those people already know to get a club card to track their gambling. After all, that’s how casinos can tell how much you’re spending and provide you with comps for meals, shows, rooms or all three depending on how much money you lose bet.

I’m also not talking to those who know how to parlay one type of hotel status into top tier status at one casino and then match that status at all the casinos by hopping from one to another and then turn that back into a different top tier hotel status. For those of you who do this, I salute your dedication.

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This article is for people like Sharon and me. The ones who don’t really care that much about Las Vegas. We’ll visit every couple of years, spend a few days checking out some shows and seeing some sites we’ve never visited before, like the Neon Museum and the Pinball Hall of Fame. For people like us who don’t gamble, what’s the value in signing up for the Vegas loyalty programs? Turns out, quite a lot.

Here’s a breakdown of the five most common programs you’ll find in and around Vegas:

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Where Can You Stay Near Universal Orlando With Points?

The Universal Orlando Resort has become its own vacation destination, with three theme parks (well, two theme parks and a water park), a shopping and dining district and a slew of on (and slightly off) property hotels. If you’re a Harry Potter fan or are totally into Halloween Horror Nights, finding the closest hotel to Universal Orlando might be crucial to your vacation plans.

Here’s a list of places you’re able to stay near Universal Orlando using your hotel program points (or free night certificates) to pay for the room:

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Hotel Review: La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham West Palm Beach Airport

I needed a room for a single night in West Palm Beach after going to see a concert at the Coral Sky Amphitheater, an open air facility on the grounds of the South Florida Fairgrounds. My requirements for the stay were that it needed to be close to the concert, inexpensive for a single night stay, and clean and safe enough for me to want to stay there.

I did some searches and several hotels fit the bill. After some back and forth reading reviews, I decided to go with this one:

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Buy Wyndham Rewards Points With Today’s Daily Getaways Deal

The U.S. Travel Association’s Daily Getaways deal for today, May 8th, is for Wyndham Rewards points. There’s only one package up for sale so the math on the value of this deal is pretty straightforward.

Today’s Offer

Here’s the offer that will go on sale today on the Daily Getaways website at 1PM ET:

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  • $175 – 15,000 Wyndham Rewards points (Maximum purchase of 2)

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Free DoorDash Delivery When Staying At Wyndham Hotels

It’s fascinating to watch the development of in-room dining at hotels. A long time ago, for full-service hotels, the easy answer was always room service. For people like me, staying at a hotel, motel or Holiday Inn, it often consisted of looking in the phone book and finding a place to order a pizza or Chinese food. Hotels eventually wised up and started placing sponsored ads in the hotel rooms with local restaurants that delivered, making the phone book unnecessary.

Jump forward to today. Ordering food is just a few taps away on your phone. The number of food delivery services seems to be growing every day to the point where I can’t keep up. This shift is changing the landscape to where some hotels are even doing away with room service since guests are just ordering food to their rooms from local restaurants. I wrote about this when I wondered if dining apps would be the end of hotel room service.

Wyndham hotels and the delivery service DoorDash are taking one more step in that direction with their new promotion.

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