Hyatt’s 40% bonus on points purchases, stackable with a 20% rebate can certainly be a good deal — especially for elites, redeeming cash and points, at expensive hotels.
Thinking about how to really make the most use of this, I started to ponder the 55,000 point per year purchase limit for Gold Passport points (which used to be just 40,000).
Just like you can scale the Starwood 25% bonus on purchased points using family accounts, you can exceed Hyatt’s purchase limits using multiple accounts. And they don’t even have to belong to family members.
I find that most people aren’t aware of Hyatt’s generous rules for transferring points between members. Any two members may transfer points with no fee by filling out and submitting a form to Gold Passport.
That’s right – you can combine points between any members.
Combine your Hyatt Gold Passport points with any Hyatt Gold Passport member to redeem an award.
Submit your completed Award Request Form to:
Hyatt Gold Passport Customer Service
Post Office Box 27089
Omaha, NE 68127-0089, USA
Or fax it to 1-402-593-9449
The key rules are:
- You’re supposed to combine only to have enough points for a specific award, though in practice there’s no process I’m aware of that verifies this.
Member may combine the necessary number of Hyatt Gold Passport points from their Hyatt Gold Passport account with those in one other specifically designated Hyatt Gold Passport account in order to have a sufficient number of points to redeem a particular award.
- You can only do this once every 30 days.
A single member may only participate in a point combining transaction (transferring or receiving of points) once every 30 days
Here’s the form (.pdf).
I made a transfer about a month ago, and it was processed in hours.