When A “Special Offer” Is Not Really So Special

Written by Charlie

Hyatt runs some special promotions by region from time-to-time. One of the special promos offered right now is for Europe, Middle East, Africa, and India. The sale is a 20% off the Daily Rate amount at hotels on their designated hotels. One of the hotels on the list is one of our favorite Hyatt hotels – the Hyatt Regency Thessaloniki. Since we were going to do an award stay there coming up at some point, I decided to see what the cash price would be with this discount.

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After punching in our dates, it showed me the promo rate of the “special offer” and it clearly wasn’t anything special at all! The seasonal promotion price was actually a couple of times higher than the daily rate (which it is supposed to be 20% off from). At first I thought it was giving the rate for the entire stay, but it was truly the “special offer” daily rate.

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The seasonal promo is a couple times the daily rate – not 20% off!

I checked this amongst many dates and a few hotels and found that this seemed to mainly be at this particular hotel.

This goes to show – do not just take a special offer at face value without doing your due diligence in checking for the best prices!

To read about this special offer of 20% off these select hotels (and a bonus of 1,000 points, click here.

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About the author


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.