Hyatt is offering a bonus of 10% – 30% on points purchases through February 6.
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 value Hyatt points at 1.5 cents apiece. 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. And 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.
Since this is frequently a question, points purchases are handled via Points.com so do not earn credit card spend bonuses.