Today is the last day for this sale to buy Hyatt points with a bonus. If you were on the fence about whether you wanted to buy Hyatt points on sale, here are the details.
Buy Hyatt Points with a 40% Bonus
…But, Should You Buy?
I totally would not blame anyone who may be a bit gun-shy after the changes that Alaska and Southwest have made this week – both changes following either a points sale or credit card offer. In fact, the last times that Hyatt has made negative changes to their program, it was around the end of October/early November. I have no word on any negative changes – or changes at all – but I did want to just address this. Also, Hyatt’s changes have given fair notice in the past so I would expect any changes to follow suit.
Remember, don’t buy unless you have a use for them soon! They can be valuable – and I am a customer – but don’t buy and sit on them!
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- Link: Buy Hyatt Points (this is an affiliate link -see below for how you can put that money in your pocket instead!)
- Buy 10,000 – 55,000 points and receive a 40% bonus (some members targeted with a maximum of 110,000 points!)
- Works out to 1.71 cents per point
- Sale is good through October 18 (tonight!)
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. But, it could make sense to buy Hyatt points with a bonus.
Hyatt Points on Sale for 1.71 Cents Each
However, until October 18, 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.
Note: some accounts are targeted with an offer to purchase up to 110,000 points for a total of 144,000 points with the bonus. I was targeted but my wife was not so check and see if you really want to buy that many!
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.