Yesterday, One Mile at a Time wrote about a new Hyatt promo that had been and View From the Wing later confirmed it. It promises to be very lucrative for those who have/will plan Hyatt stays in the next couple of months. Let’s look at the details.
New Hyatt Promotion – Earn Up To 75,000 Points
Hyatt had a couple of good promotions last year but they had nothing over the winter months this year. So, it is time for another Hyatt promotion and this one has great potential for those who can plan some stays at Hyatt properties from April through June.
New Hyatt Promotion Details:
- Registration opens April 1
- Valid for stays between April 1 – June 30
- Eligible rates valid for promotion (that includes Points+Cash rates)
Here is the breakdown on the points that can be earned (the last column being accumulated points):
- 5 nights – 5,000 points = 5,000 points
- 10 nights – 10,000 points = 15,000 points
- 15 nights – 15,000 points = 30,000 points
- 20 nights – 20,000 points = 50,000 points
- 25 nights – 25,000 points = 75,000 points
To hit the full 75,000 point bonus, you will need to stay in Hyatt hotels for 25 out of 91 nights – or 1 night in a Hyatt every 3.5 nights. For the leisure traveler, that is not practical. But for the business traveler, it is something that is definitely within reach.
But, we do not need to just look at the big 75,000 point level. Each level can give you a boost on your Hyatt Gold Passport total. Here is an example of how it can work out using one of the Hyatt hotel categories I frequent the most.
One of the properties I had many nights at last year is a Category 2. The cash price is around $150 while the Points + Cash rate is 4,000 points and $55 per night. Let’s assume I would spend 10 nights at this property (or similar) during the promotion period and I do it using the Points+Cash rate. Let’s also assume that it would mirror most of my stays which are single night stays.
I would spend 40,000 points and $550 to spend 10 nights at a hotel. As a Diamond member, I would receive 1,000 points as my Diamond amenity per stay (total of 10,000 points for these 10 stays). On top of that, I would earn 3,575 points on the spending as well (thanks to my Diamond bonus).
Now, 10 nights would earn me a total of 15,000 points as part of this promo. Adding it all up, I would earn 28,575 points for these 10 hotel stays. That means I would have a net spend of 11,425 points and $550 for 10 nights at a very nice hotel. That works out to an average of 1,142 points and $55 per night for a hotel that goes for over $150 on many of the nights I have stayed there.
I am not suggesting that people should mattress run this using the above example but instead showing how using hotel stays during this promo can really provide a great rebate on your stays when it comes to points.
I have a few Hyatt stays during this period so I will certainly hit one of the levels. That will give me some incentive to try for some more during that time as well to take advantage of the other thresholds and allow me to get closer to my Diamond requalification.