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Hyatt is offering 10% off the purchase of gift cards and gift checks which can be great if you have an upcoming trip. And the best thing is if you are making a purchase with an American Express OPEN credit card you’ll get 5% back as a statement credit (up to $10,000 per card per calendar year). So let’s say you purchase a $1,000 plastic gift card, it will cost you $900 (shipping cost aside) and you’ll get $45 back as a statement credit. Instead of the 10% back, you’ll be getting 14.5% off the purchase of gift cards.
This promotion goes through December 31, 2014 and you must use promotion code GPGIFT14 at checkout. There are three different purchase options:
- eGift card – Gift card is delivered to the recipient via email so there are no shipping charges. These are valid at Hyatt hotels in the U.S., Canada, and Caribbean. International locations do not accept this payment option (at least at this given time). This option is not eligible for 5% statement credit if paying with an Amex OPEN credit card.
- Plastic gift card – Gift card delivered via FedE and you will need to pay $6 for your entire purchase. Similar to the eGift cards, these are also only currently accepted at Hyatt hotels in the U.S., Canada, and Caribbean. UPDATE: USPS has now been added as a shipping option to give you free shipping! This option is eligible for the 5% statement credit if paying with an Amex OPEN credit card.
- Hyatt Checks – Paper gift cards which also come with a $6 delivery fee. These certificates, however, are accepted globally. The major caveat to this is I typically find exchange rates to be horrible at hotels. I get a much better value when they charge my credit card in local currency and then the credit card does the exchange for me. Also, these certificates are a one time use so if your bill is less than the paper check amount, you forfeit the remaining value. This option is eligible for the 5% statement credit if paying with an Amex OPEN credit card
While this is a great deal for those paying for an upcoming stay, you can also maximize if you are using points for a free night! As long as you put all hotel charges on your room (food, activities, etc.), you can pay for those incidentals at checkout with your gift card!
Here is a list of hotels that accept both the gift cards and check. Both options have no expiration date as well.
Will you be taking advantage?