Earn 2,000 bonus World of Hyatt points per two qualifying nights, and other promos

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The World of Hyatt program unveiled promotion after promotion in 2020, and it looks they’re not stopping here in the new year.

Today, Hyatt announced yet another new promo — dubbed Bonus Journeys — that awards 2,000 bonus World of Hyatt points for every two qualifying nights earned between Mar. 1 and June 15, 2021. This is worth $34 based on TPG’s most recent valuation of World of Hyatt points (1.7 cents per point).

Even better, those with a World of Hyatt Credit Card earn an extra 500 points per two nights, for a total of 2,500 points earned.

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To sweeten the deal, all members will earn a Free Night Award valid at any Category 1-4 Hyatt hotel after their earning ten qualifying nights during the promo period. This stacks with the 2,000-points offer, so you’d earn 10,000 points and a Free Night Award for your 10 nights, in addition to the points you already earn on your stays.

The promotion includes nights at all Hyatt properties, including participating MGM Resorts, Small Luxury Hotels (SLH) properties and Lindblad Expedition experiences.

You can register for this promotion today on Hyatt’s website. Note that registration closes for the promo on May 15, so act quickly to register now so you can’t accidentally forget. There is no maximum number of points you can earn from this promotion and the two nights do not need to be consecutive.

Earn bonus miles with your World of Hyatt card

Hyatt realizes the need to keep anyone with the World of Hyatt Credit Card engaged — even if some of those cardholders aren’t staying at Hyatt properties (or traveling at all) right now. With its latest offer, Hyatt is encouraging its cobranded cardholders to swipe, insert and tap for anything and everything they buy, no matter where they are.

For February, Hyatt cardholders can earn up to 5,000 bonus points simply by using their card for a certain number of transactions of at least $1 from Feb. 1, 2021, through Feb 28, 2021. Here’s how this promotion breaks down:

Number of transactions over $1  How many bonus points earned? 
10+ transactions 1,000 bonus points
25 transactions 2,500 bonus points
50+ transactions 5,000 bonus points

That means your cup of coffee every morning, reload to your Starbucks app, reload to your Amazon account, subway ticket, or any such transaction — as long as it is at least $1 — will count towards your cumulative total.

As an extreme example, let’s say you make ten small coffee cup transactions in February with the World of Hyatt card, with each purchase totaling $1 or more (the least you can spend for a transaction to count).

For those transactions, you’ll earn 1,000 bonus points, plus at least 10 points per $1 spent, equating to around 101 Hyatt points per dollar spent — and that doesn’t even include whatever category bonus you may have triggered for each purchase on your Hyatt card.

Related: How I saved 50,000 points and $400 in fees with this ongoing hotel promotion

Of course, the spirit of the promotion is that you use your Hyatt card for anything and everything that month, which also isn’t a bad idea if you are working toward earning more elite nights to round out a run to Globalist or trying to unlock the second Category 1 – 4 award you can earn with annual spending on the card.

Registration and terms

Interested in earning up to 5,000 points in February?

Cardmembers must register for this offer between Jan. 28 and Feb. 28, 2021. Hyatt notes that an “eligible transaction includes card payment made with swipe, contactless, tap and pay, Apple Pay, digital wallet, reoccurring transactions, and more.”

If you’re a legacy Hyatt Credit cardholder and haven’t received your new World of Hyatt card yet as part of the transition, fear not. You can still earn bonus points and continue to use your legacy card for this promotion while waiting for a new card to arrive in the mail.

Hyatt says you’ll receive the bonus points about six to eight weeks after the end of the promotion period.

Don’t forget the other promotions

Miraval Berkshires (Photo by Chris Dong/The Points Guy)

This promotion is a great way to boost your World of Hyatt account balance from the comforts of home. 5,000 Hyatt points are worth about $85 based on TPG valuations. In fact, that is even enough for a one-night redemption at a Category 1 hotel. But this is far from the only promo Hyatt is offering now.

Related: Your guide to maximizing redemptions with Hyatt

More Hyatt promotions through February

For paid nights — and charges billed to the room during your stay — you’ll earn three times more Hyatt points than you usually would (typically 5x points, now 15x) with up to 4x at select Hyatt resort properties with the World of Hyatt Credit Card.

When it comes to redeeming Hyatt points, all World of Hyatt members receive 15% of their redeemed points back. Meanwhile, World of Hyatt cardholders get 25% back. Further, all award stays include free parking — a perk typically limited to top-tier Globalist elite members.

Finally, you’ll earn double elite night credits through Feb. 28, 2021, which can fast-track you up the status pyramid. The World of Hyatt card already comes with Discoverist status. But it’s even easier this year to achieve Explorist or Globalist with double elite nights through February and 2021 elite qualifications reduced by 50 percent.

(Note that registration closed for these Bonus Journeys offers on Jan. 15, 2021, so hopefully, you registered in time.)

Related: How this TPG staffer is earning 2 years of rewarding top-tier Hyatt elite status after just 11 nights

Save extra at Hyatt’s Independent Collection brands

Until March 31, 2021, World of Hyatt and Hyatt Credit cardmembers can receive a $75 statement credit when they spend $250 or more on their card at a participating hotel, resort or residence in the U.S. in Hyatt’s independent collection brands.

Those brands include The Unbound Collection by Hyatt, Destination Hotels and Residences and Joie de Vivre Hotels.

Hotel Kabuki, a Joie de Vivre hotel. (Image courtesy of Hotel Kabuki)

Bottom line

The newest offers to earn bonus points on your upcoming stays, and also the chance to earn 5,000 World of Hyatt bonus points with 50 eligible transactions on the card are fun and relatively easy ways to boost your account balance whether you are traveling soon or just making everyday purchases at home. Even if 50 transactions if out of range, you will also earn a bonus with a minimum of 10 or 25 transactions in the month.

Be sure to register now, so you don’t accidentally forget and leave bonus points on the table.

Featured photo of the Andaz Capital Gate Abu Dhabi by Katie Genter / The Points Guy. 

Additional reporting by Andrew Kunesh

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