Buy Miles/Points Promos Hotels

Last Chance: Buy Hyatt Points with a 40% Bonus & Make Your Own Points+Cash Rate!

Written by Charlie

Last call to buy Hyatt points on sale! With a 40% bonus, this could be a nice way to get your next Hyatt stay for cheaper than a cash rate.

Today is the last day of the Hyatt sale on points. We see this 40% sale probably a couple of times per year and it is as good as it gets. Still, you need to check your own trip plans to see if the math makes sense!

Buy Hyatt Points on Sale for Your Own Points+Cash and Other Uses

If you purchase using the link below, I make a small commission. If you want to put that commission in your pocket instead, read down to the bottom and go through the TopCashBack link!

  • Link: Buy Hyatt Points
  • Buy 5,000 – 55,000 points and receive a 40% bonus
  • Works out to 1.71 cents per point
  • Sale is good through August 27

Regular Cost of Hyatt Points

Hyatt points cost 2.4 cents each, normally. Unless you are topping up for a particular award, I would never suggest purchasing Hyatt points at that cost.

Hyatt Points on Sale for 1.71 Cents Each

However, until tonight (August 27), you can purchase Hyatt points with a 40% bonus. This brings the cost of Hyatt points down quite a bit and can definitely make more sense – depending on the type of award you are wanting to book.

To max out the Hyatt points sale bonus, you would need to purchase 55,000 points. This would give you a total of 77,000 points for $1,320. This breaks down to a final cost of 1.71 cents per point.

Create Your Own Points+Cash Rate?

Late last year, Hyatt really gutted the great value of Points+Cash by tying the cash component to the standard rate of the room. That means you still pay the same amount of points you used to per category, but now you pay 50% of the standard rate for that night as well.

Hotel Category Standard RoomPoints Per Night NEW: Standard RoomPoints + Cash Per Night1
1 5,000 2,500  + 50% of the Standard Rate for standard rooms
2 8,000 4,000  + 50% of the Standard Rate for standard rooms
3 12,000 6,000  + 50% of the Standard Rate for standard rooms
4 15,000 7,500  + 50% of the Standard Rate for standard rooms
5 20,000 10,000  + 50% of the Standard Rate for standard rooms
6 25,000 12,500  + 50% of the Standard Rate for standard rooms
7 30,000 15,000  + 50% of the Standard Rate for standard rooms

For example, previously, a Category 3 would require 6,000 points and $75 per night. Now, if a certain hotel you want charges a standard rate of $380 for the night, you would pay 6,000 points and $190 for the night.

Do keep in mind that for some properties, the new Points+Cash model could be better than the old way. However, that would also mean that the total cash rate is probably pretty low as well so you may want to book outright with cash instead of points.

Buy the Other Half of Points Needed for a Full Reward Night

As you can see, it is still a better deal to buy points for Category 1 and 7 and isn’t much more for Categories 2-4

With this Hyatt points sale, you could basically create your own Points+Cash rate by purchasing points now at 1.71 cents each (or 1.67 cents, see below) and then redeem for a full reward night. For our Category 3 example, that would mean you pay $102.60 for the other 6,000 points you would need for a full reward (12,000 points per night). That costs $28 more than the old Points+Cash rate but is much better than paying way over $100 per night.

Yeah for Elite Status!

Now that reward nights count for elite status as well, it can make sense to just book reward nights (plus, Globalist members get free parking with full reward nights).

Is this a good deal for everyone? Not for everyone, but it can make sense for anyone that used to make a lot of Points+Cash bookings. For me, I used to book a lot in the Category 2 area. That meant $55 plus 4,000 points. At the hotel I normally use, the new rate would be around 4,000 points and about $90 per night. If I were to purchase the points, I would instead pay $68 for the remaining 4,000 points to make it a reward night. That is an increase of $13 per night – not too bad!

And It Can Be Better!

Some hotels have higher taxes that they put on the cash component for Points+Cash bookings as well, even before. That means that you should go back and check your usual hotels – you may find that you were spending more than you would if you bought the points now!

Getting Hyatt Points Even Cheaper

However, if you go through TopCashBack, you can get 2.5% cash back on your points purchase! This brings the total out-of-pocket cost for 77,000 points down to $1,286 (or 1.67 cents per point).

Some readers have mentioned in the past that they have not received TopCashBack payouts – my answer would be to not buy with the above 2.5% as the difference maker. If you think 1.71 cents per Hyatt point works for you, go ahead and buy and if you get the TCB payout, that is just gravy! Unless you want to buy in the first link above and let me get the affiliate payout instead. 😉

Summary

That is really not that bad of a deal! Yes, it is better to transfer them from your Ultimate Rewards account and you can earn UR points for less than that with office supply purchases on some of the Chase business cards.

But, it will depend on what other partners you like to transfer to. For example, if you like to transfer to United, you may be better off buying some Hyatt points at this price and keeping your UR points for United since you cannot buy United miles at this price.

Featured image is the Park Hyatt Tokyo

Some of the links on Running with Miles are affiliate links that pay a commission if a purchase is made. Running with Miles is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.

About the author

Charlie

Charlie has been an avid traveler and runner for many years. He has run in marathons around the world for less than it would cost to travel to the next town - all as a result of collecting and using miles and points. Over the years, he has flown hundreds of thousands of miles and collected millions of miles and points.
Now he uses this experience and knowledge to help others through Running with Miles.

1 Comment

  • props to you for fully disclosing the cashback and even alerting readers on how to attain themselves should they choose to.

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

BoardingArea

Enter your e-mail address to receive blog updates!

You have Successfully Subscribed!