Wyndham, with more than 7,800 mostly budget and midscale hotels and a collection of four-star and five-star properties including some beach resorts, changed its program in 2015 to price every award room the same: 15,000 points. There are no capacity controls or blackout dates and you earn 10 points for every dollar spent, so points accumulate quickly. You can earn a free night at the New Yorker hotel in Midtown Manhattan after only a three-night stay on a $500 rate. “You combine a very low award price and rooms at luxury properties that are always available and it’s stunningly amazing,” says Jay Sorensen, president of Shorewood, Wis.-based IdeaWorks. Wyndham says redemptions are up 90% since before the change and seven million people have joined the program since the 2015 relaunch, a 17% increase to 47.5 million members. Get the full story at The Wall Street Journal, "Time" and IdeaWorks