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TPG reader Donna tweeted me to ask:
@thepointsguy– “I’m a Hyatt Diamond member and my sister wanted to give me 12,000 points from her account. Is it easy for her to do so?”
Hyatt actually makes it really easy to combine points. You can do the points transfer for free; you just have to fill out an award request form on Hyatt.com that will allow you to combine points. Once you fill out the form, email it to firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail or fax it in.
Hyatt Gold Passport
P.O. Box 27089
1 (402) 593 9449
You don’t even have to be part of the same household, whereas with Starwood, although it’s free, you have to have the same address. Hilton will let you transfer, but for a small fee.
Hyatt actually has one of the most generous policies out there when it comes to transferring points. Really, the only rule is that a single member may only participate in a point-combining transaction (transferring or receiving of points) once every 30 days.