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Reminder: Cheap Hyatt Points for Sale at Noon

by on April 15, 2011 · 16 comments

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Last week I wrote about the Daily Getaways promotion, where numerous hotel and car companies are selling cheap packages. Hyatt is getting in on the action and if you use the points correctly, you can get a ton of value out of the deal – especially if you use an American Express card, which rewards you with an additional 10% off.

When you go to the site, you may be confused at first because they don’t set the deals up as a straight forward points purchase, which they are. Since most people don’t realize what Hyatt points can get you, they are framing it as several packages of points that will earn you different amounts of nights in different types of hotels. For example:

Two nights at “elite hotels” for $333. In clearer terms for us point junkies; “you can buy 30,000 points for $333.” Those points can then be redeemed for two nights at a category 4 hotel – if you so choose. There is no actual restriction on how you redeem the points, so you could use 22,000 for the Park Hyatt Paris Vendome, which routinely has nightly rates of 700 Euros. The points are being sold for 1.1 cents a piece, which is a bargain from the new price of 2.4 cents a piece. Plus, if you use an Amex card, you can get the price down to under a cent a piece, which is a great deal for almost all redemptions. These will sell out quickly, so have your browser ready at 12 noon EST sharp. I’ll be one of the people jockeying for one of these packages, so I don’t know why I’m even telling you all about this great deal! Just kidding :-)

24,000 Gold Passport points for $250, 1 cent per point
30,000 Gold Passport points for $333, 1.1 cents per point
36,000 Gold Passport points for $415, 1.1 cents per point
69,000 Gold Passport points for $778, 1.1 cents per point

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  • JP

    Out of curiosity…do the points ever expire?

    Deal seems amazing, but my travel plans are pretty much set for the year

    I’d love to do the maldives or some other awesome property, but it would be in a year or two.

    I dont mind paying up front if I know that i’ll have them “in the bank” for a while

  • The Points Guy

    JP- Hyatt points don’t technically expire http://www.hyatt.com/hyatt/customer-service/faqs/faqs.jsp#4313
    But the account can be deleted if its inactive for a year. Its very easy to keep the account active- just make a dummy award reservation and then cancel it- it will trigger the points to be debited and then credited, thus showing activity.

  • The Points Guy

    BTW, I agree- I don’t see many other opportunities to get nights at the Park Hyatt Maldives for about $200!

  • JP

    I’ve never booked rewards with Hyatt…What are the odds that I could get a room for 3 or 4 nights around new years time in the Maldives? Are rewards pretty restrictive?

    Maldives is a far trip from NYC, so I’m worried that I need some good time off of work to take advantage of it (which is only really going to happen Christmas through new years). I’m nervous that I’m going to spend the $700 bucks, then not be able to book the room.

    Obviously nobody has booked the Maldives yet on points, but for their other top tier properties, anyone have experience with booking peak times on points?

  • JP

    Also…additional thought (operating under the assumption that rooms are available to be booked during peak times)…If I signed up for the Hyatt credit card, essentially I would be getting 5 nights at the maldives hyatt for under $800 (using amex to buy the points)…That seems just too good to pass up

  • The Points Guy

    @JP it is a pretty awesome deal- I am helping friends book 10 nights of their honeymoon there for under $2,000 using free credit card nights and purchased points. You have to call Hyatt to check availability, so I recommend doing that to see what its like over your desired dates 1-800-400-2261

  • Chris

    If it is a straight up points purchase, why do the T& C say they must be used at those particular properties?

  • JC

    Thanks for the heads up – I just opened an Hyatt FF account for this :-)

  • The Points Guy

    Chris – it doesnt. When you click Redemption it clearly says “Within 10 business days of purchase, 30,000 Hyatt Gold Passport® bonus points will be deposited into the Hyatt Gold Passport account given at time of purchase. You can then redeem these points for your stay.”

  • JP

    Ok…I pulled the trigger and bought it…even if I dont use it this year, it’s too good a deal to pass up

  • Eric

    Got the 69,000 Gold Passport points for $778. Bombs away. Dang you Points Guy. Dang you.

  • JC

    Failed… by 12:01 after putting all my cc info, the site said ‘your item is is someone else’s cart’ :-(

  • The Points Guy

    Fail for me too! :-(

  • PowerJoe

    Didn’t get any.. one of the offers showed up before i could put my number it disappeared.. there goes 15 minutes of my life

  • ahow628

    Didn’t even get a shot at it. Would have been great for our fall trip to Seattle. Boo.

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