Up To 30% Bonus on Hyatt Points Purchases

Hyatt is offering a bonus of 10% – 30% on points purchases through August 31.

The more points you purchase the higher the bonus.

  • 1000 – 9000 points gets a 10% bonus. Buying 9000 points means you receive 9900 points at a cost of 2.18 cents apiece.
  • 10,000 – 29,000 points gets a 20% bonus. Buying 29,000 points means you receive 34,800 points at a cost of 2 cents apiece.
  • 30,000 – 40,000 points gets you a 30% bonus. Buying 40,000 points means you receive 52,000 points at a cost of 1.846 cents apiece.

Hyatt Gold Passport allows a maximum purchase of 40,000 points per year.

I would not do this on a speculative basis. If you were going to buy some points to top off towards an award, it’s great that there’s a bonus.

There are a few situations where it would make sense to buy points instead of buying a hotel night.

  • Under this promo, you can buy 15,600 points for $312. The Hyatt 48Lex in New York is currently a category 4 hotel, 15,000 points per night, and often over $500 though award nights will be bookable.

  • You can buy 44,200 points for $816, enough for (2) nights at any category 6 hotel. That’s an average cost of $408 per night. Normally that’ll be a fantastic deal at many category 6 properties — like the Park Hyatts in Paris, Sydney, and Zurich. It’s normally also a fantastic deal at the Park Hyatt Maldives, but there’s a 50% off sale there at the moment which makes purchased nights frequently a better deal.

Bonuses are better than no bonuses, but I’m not pulling out the credit card on this one. Though if I needed to hit minimum spend for a big credit card bonus, I suppose there are worse things to spend money on than prepaid hotel nights.

About Gary Leff

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  1. Does purchase of points qualify to keep an account active? My points expire in July and need a way to to have activity to last another year – would this qualify?

  2. @Mike Nash – in practice I don’t think Hyatt frequently deactivates accounts, even though they say they can. But yes, buying points would extend the validity of the account.

  3. Thanks Gary – appreciate you taking the time to respond. I would hate to loose points accumulated when a small point purchase would extend me another year.

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