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We may be living through a pandemic but that hasn’t stopped Hyatt from launching a new quarterly promotion to try to entice people back into its properties around the world. Starting this month, World of Hyatt members can earn triple points for stays across its global portfolio through 15 September 2020.
Hyatt Bonus Journeys – The Important Bits
- Register by 31 August 2020 (here)
- Include your World of Hyatt number in your reservation
- Stay at participating locations between 15 June and 15 September 2020
- Earn 3x points on all eligible stays starting with your second stay.
- World of Hyatt elite members (Discoverist, Explorist, Globalist) can earn 2,500 Bonus Points on their first qualifying stay.
- Only base points are tripled.
- A maximum of 200,000 bonus points may be earned through this promotion.
Full terms and conditions can be found on the promotion page.
- 875+ Hyatt hotels worldwide
- 300+ participating Small Luxury Hotels of the World properties.
- 10+ participating MGM Resorts (more info)
World of Hyatt members can also earn triple points on over 300 Lindblad Expedition experiences.
Hyatt already offers 5 points/dollar (base points) to all World of Hyatt members so this promotion is increasing that rate to 15 points/dollar. On the basis that I value World of Hyatt points at 1.4 cents each, World of Hyatt members can now earn an effective rebate 21% at over 1,200 properties worldwide.
For anyone comfortable traveling through 15 September that’s a pretty good deal and because Hyatt still has a reasonably traveler-friendly award chart (the devaluations have been postponed), the ability to earn at least 15 points/dollar means that travelers can earn free nights without too much difficulty…especially if they also hold the World of Hyatt Credit card.
A Discoverist World of Hyatt member (the status which comes from holding the World of Hyatt credit card) who spends $2,000 with Hyatt during the promotion period, uses their World of Hyatt credit card to pay for that spending and makes just two stays would earn:
- 10,000 base points
- 1,000 elite status bonus points
- 2,500 bonus points from this promotion for the first stay
- 20,000 bonus points from this promotion for the second stay
- 8,000 points for putting $2,000 of Hyatt spending on the World of Hyatt credit card.
That’s a total of 41,500 points (which I value at $581) and that’s more than enough for:
- A free night at any top-tier SLH property worldwide (like the Kaanapali Alii on Maui)
- A free night at any top-tier Hyatt property in the world (like the Park Hyatt New York) + 11,500 points change.
- 2 free nights at any Category 4 property (like the Confidante Miami Beach) + 11,500 points change.
- 3 free nights at a Category 3 property (like the Park Hyatt Mendoza) + 5,500 points change.
- 8 free nights at a Category 1 property (like the Hyatt Regency Sharm El Sheikh Resort) + 1,500 points change.
That’s pretty good going for just $2,000 of spending between 15 June and 15 September 2020.
Don’t Forget The Other Promotions
There are two other deals/promotions which are worth keeping in mind alongside this one:
Firstly, some Chase credit cards are showing an offer that gives cardholders 10% back (up to $25) at any Hyatt hotel. That may not be a huge rebate but it’s still free cash if you’re planning on participating in the quarterly promotion (I’m seeing this on a Chase Freedom Unlimited card).
Secondly, if you hold American Airlines elite status, the Hyatt/American Airlines status match offer is still running and would pair well with this current promotion (why not earn Hyatt status while getting a sack-load of bonus points at the same time?)
This is a strong promotion from Hyatt…and it has to be considering the current global situation. It’s good to see that elites will at least earn some bonus points from the first stay in the promotion period (Hyatt often excludes the first stay entirely), and the 3x points on offer makes it relatively easy to earn enough points in this promotion for a very nice free stay somewhere down the road (if you’re a World of Hyatt credit card holder it becomes even easier).
Personally, I’m not making any cash bookings right now as my future travel plans have never been less certain, but if you’re looking to book a few trips before 15 September this is a promotion that’s well worth bearing in mind as you choose where to stay.