Happy New Year and New Decade to all Middle Age Miles readers!
We wanted to start the year off right, with a reminder about one of the most fun and most-viewed topics from Middle Age Miles over the past year – status matching to Wyndham Rewards Diamond and Caesars Rewards Diamond.
If you don’t know what we’re talking about, go back to this article from last year to learn about how to status match your way to Diamond elite status with they Wyndham Rewards program, and then use that status to match to Diamond elite status with Caesars Rewards:
- Middle Age Miles: How to Easily Status Match to Caesars Rewards Diamond Status – New Opportunity (February 2, 2019)
The first technique described in that article still works today. It’s a two-step method. First, use Hilton (Gold or above) or Marriott (Gold or above) elite status to match to a 90-day trial of Wyndham Diamond. Then, use your newfound Wyndham Diamond status to match to Caesars Diamond through the partnership between Wyndham and Caesars. Each step may take a few days to process, but overall this path is very convenient and can all be done online.
As another piece of background information, we’ll remind you what Caesars Rewards Diamond status gets you. You can see the full official list from Caesars here, but the key benefits to us are:
- $100 Celebration Dinner credit per year
- No resort fees on stays at Caesars properties
- Discounted room rates
- 2 free show tickets, once per calendar month (to a limited set of shows; check each month’s listing for specific shows)
- Special “shortcut” lines and check-in facilities for Diamond members
There’s also the possibility of receiving a “free” stay at Atlantis in the Bahamas. We don’t know much about this process, but our friend Dave Grossman at MilesTalk did this and has a good article here.
The last thing to know – and the most important for purposes of this article – is that, for now, you can continue to re-match back and forth between Caesars Diamond and Wyndham Diamond. This works largely because Wyndham and Caesars operate on different membership “years”:
- Wyndham is on a calendar year – Jan 1 through Dec 31
- Caesars is on a shifted year – Feb 1 through Jan 31
Thus, when Wyndham Diamond status expires after December 31 in any given year, your Caesars Diamond status will still be intact for another month.
All of which brings us to today’s topic and reminder – it’s time to re-match Caesars Diamond status back to Wyndham Diamond!
You’ll need to do this re-matching during January for sure. But go ahead and do it right now!
Re-Matching to Wyndham Rewards Diamond Status
As we mentioned above, it’s an easy process to re-match your Caesars Diamond status back to Wyndham Diamond status.
One quick note before we start, though – This morning, we expected to find that our Wyndham status had reverted all the way down to the base level, Blue. However, when we first logged in to our account, we saw that Wyndham had soft-landed us to Platinum status, just a one-level drop. Even though we were about to re-match to Diamond, we thought that was a kind gesture by Wyndham, especially given that we earned only 2 elite status nights with Wyndham during 2019. We also saw that Wyndham rolled over our 2 nights from 2019 into our 2020 total, which again seemed like a nice gesture.
Here’s what our status looked like when we first signed in today:
Ok, back to the business at hand – re-matching to Wyndham Diamond. Here’s how to do it:
1 – On the Wyndham Rewards website, go to the Caesars Rewards Status Match page:
- Wyndham Rewards: Caesars Rewards Status Match
2 – Sign in to your Wyndham Rewards account
3 – Enter your Caesars Rewards number, email, zip code and birth date, then click “Match My Status.”
And that’s it!
The system immediately confirmed that I was re-matched to Wyndham Diamond status:
And my Wyndham online account immediately reflected my Diamond status as well:
The re-matching process could hardly be easier (as long as you have the correct link to start; we promise, it’s a lot easier to use the link in our article than to find it yourself searching through the Wyndham Rewards site!)
How Long Will Matched Status Last?
According to Wyndham’s terms and conditions, status levels matched from Caesars Rewards are good through the end of the calendar year in which the match occurs. Thus, if you re-match today, your Wyndham Diamond status should be good through 12/31/2020.
What Do You Need to Do Next?
After you re-match to Wyndham Diamond in January, the next step comes on February 1. That’s when your current Caesars Diamond status will have expired (remember, the Caesars Rewards “year” runs from Feb 1 through Jan 31). At that time, you’ll want to use your Wyndham Diamond status to re-match yourself to Caesars Diamond. Set your calendar reminder now while it’s on your mind!
Also, we’ll go ahead and insert here a handy link you can use on February 1 to re-match Wyndham Diamond to Caesars Diamond:
- Caesars Rewards: Status Match Page for Wyndham Rewards
We’ve had a lot of fun over the past year getting and using Caesars Diamond status ourselves, and sharing it with several close friends and family members as well as lots of Middle Age Miles readers! Let’s keep the party rolling into 2020!
What’s been your favorite way to use Caesars Diamond benefits? Please share with us and other Middle Age Miles readers in the Comments!
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