Friendly Reminders: Cheap Hyatt Points, British Airways 100,000 Avios End Date and American Airlines Event

by on May 8, 2012 · 8 comments

in American, British Airways, Chase, Hyatt

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Three quick updates:

1) Hyatt points go on sale tomorrow during Daily Getaways at around a penny a piece. These will be very difficult to get, so you’ll want to get in on the pre-sale at noon and the general sale at 1pm. You should like Hyatt on Facebook to get the pre-sale code and information (while you’re at it “like” TPG as well!). I will have a detailed post on which packages make the most sense tomorrow, but wanted to remind those especially in Asia that you might want to stay up late for this one!

24,000 Hyatt points for $234 when you pay with an Amex. That’s more than enough for a night at the Park Hyatt Vendome in Paris

2) I just got notice that Chase will pull the current 100,000 Avios sign-up bonus on the British Airways Visa on or before June 7, 2012 so plan accordingly if you’ve been waiting for your next round of credit card applications. I’ve written a lot about this offer and how it might make sense for a lot of people. Overall, it’s listed as my Top Deal at the moment and even if you can’t spend the $20,000 to get the full 100,000 – you get 50,000 after your first purchase, which I think is pretty generous.

Update: The current offer for the British Airways Visa is 50,000 Avios with $2,000 spend in the first 3 months.


All good deals must come to an end. See you next year BA 100k?

3) I’m off to Dallas this evening for a big American Airlines press conference tomorrow aboard a “widebody aircraft.” They’ll be talking about premium enhancements, so I hope I’ll get to see their new business and first class in person. AA bigwigs like Virasb Vahidi, American’s Chief Commercial Officer, Maya Leibman, American’s Chief Information Officer and Rob Friedman, American’s Vice President – Marketing will all be in attendance. I’ll be live Tweeting from the event so make sure you follow me @thepointsguy so let me know if you have any questions you’d like me to ask.

Hasta mañana!

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  • Anon

    the BA annual fee is waived? Where did you find that…everything I see says it’s $95/yr, no mention of waiving it

  • thepointsguy

    Brain fart.. its not actually waived.. not sure what I was thinking. Now off to get my afternoon coffee… thx for the reminder

  • Alex

    when you say “on or before June 7″, you literally mean that it could be pulled tomorrow, and there is no way of knowing in advance? I’d like to delay this application as much as I can, but don’t want to miss it. Thanks.

  • thepointsguy

    The site say June 7 so that’s probably the best bet. But these things change all the time so I just wanted to put it out there that it is possible it could end earlier

  • Gary Leff

    See you in Dallas, Brian!

  • Bo

    The hyatt offer T&C says: Package includes 24,000 Hyatt Gold Passport bonus points that may be redeemed at participating Hyatt Gold Passport Category 3 hotels.

    Are you sure the points can be used at any hyatt hotels (surely i want to use them at a C6 hotel rather than C3)? Wouldn’t have be as great of an offer if it were only valid for category 3 hotels.

  • Sean

    “widebody aircraft” …hmm…. Dreamliner?

  • Schmenge

    Sorry if this has been answered in another thread, etc, but please tell me how I or can I even use avios points/miles for us domestic flights? I.e. on AA or BA fully within the USA. Thanks.

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