Last Day to Purchase Hyatt Points with 30% Bonus

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As I mentioned last week, Hyatt is running an extremely limited time promotion where you are able to purchase Hyatt Gold Passport points with up to a 30% bonus. Through today, February 6th, you can purchase points with the following bonus:

  • Purchase 1,000 to 9,000 points and receive a 10% bonus
  • Purchase 10,000 to 29,000 points and receive a 20% bonus
  • Purchase 30,000 to 40,000 points and receive a 30% bonus
Every 1,000 base points will cost you $24, and you can purchase up to 40,000 points in any given transaction.The value of this promotion is based on your personal upcoming stays – for some hotel stays in will actually work out in your favor to purchase points and redeem for a night rather than pay the full cash amount. For those that even out, you are better off paying for the hotel and earning the points – you also cannot use your Hyatt upgrade certificates for a points stay.
A few examples of this are:
  • The Hyatt Escala Lodge (at the base of the Canyons Mountain in Park City) is a category 4 hotel, which requires 15,000 points per night. If you are looking to stay for 3 nights, you can purchase 35,000 points for $840. With the 30% bonus you’ll end up with a total of 45,500 – the perfect amount to redeem for a 3 night stay (with 500 points left to spare).  While $840 might sound like a lot, this really comes down to $280 night (and no extra fees for taxes!). A typical night here goes for at least $300/night + tax during ski season and can be as much as $500/night + tax.
  • The Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa is a category 6 hotel requiring 22,000 points a night. A two night stay requires 44,000 points which you’d be able to purchase for $816 (purchase 34,000 points and with the 30% bonus you’ll get a total of 44,200 points). One night here costs a bare minimum of $700/night, so this could really work out in your favor.
Now, I absolutely DO NOT suggest purchasing points out of speculation as this is not a fabulous deal, but only worthwhile for particular stays based on your money saving calculations. Also, points can devalue over time, so only purchase points if it economically makes sense for an upcoming reservation.
Keep in mind that the Hyatt Stay Certificates or using your 2 free nights from the Hyatt credit card could potentially provide for a better value, so look into those two options as well.
You can look up the specific number of points needed for each hotel here. Also, remember that today is the last day to book a few hotels at the current point rate that are going up a category.

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