Purchase Hyatt Points with a 30% Bonus

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So let’s say you go all in and purchase the full 55,000 points you will end up with 71,500 points for a total cost of $1,320. Here is a quick scenario on how purchasing points can actually be in your benefit. Just make sure to do the math on your particular stay.

Example: Hyatt Escala Lodge

This Hyatt property at the base of the Canyons Mountain in Park City, UT is a category 4 hotel (which means 15,000 points to redeem for a free night). During ski season, this hotel cost about $500/night – which I do think is expensive for this property. Instead you can purchase 47,000 points with a 14,100 bonus (thus netting you 61,100 points) for $1,128. These 61,100 points can be redeemed for 4 free nights, costing $282/night – much cheaper than the going rate of $500/night! Or, if the Points + Cash option is available it will cost you even less and you are able to apply a diamond suite upgrade (if you have one) and the stay counts for all promotions and towards status.

Overall… If you know of any upcoming plans, I would absolutely look into the option of purchasing points (if you are eligible) and see if it worth it. However, I would probably steer away from purchasing points without having a redemption destination in mind. The reason for this is, as we all know, categories can change at any times, thus requiring more points. Although, I do not foresee any big changes in the near future – but you never know!

Thanks to Pizza in Motion for sharing this promotion!

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  1. Is there any benefit to spending a lot on a Hyatt Visa, besides the obvious points you earn? Status? Lifetime spend benefits, etc?

    • @Kathy – Yes, you can earn nights/stays towards status. If you spend $20,000 a year you get 2 stays/5 nights towards status or if you spend $40,000 a year on the card you get 3 stays/5 nights towards status.

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