Flash Sale: Buy Hyatt Points at up to 57% off Through Daily Getaways
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For the last four weeks, US Travel Association’s Daily Getaways deals have provided some excellent value. The deals are concluding this week, but not before World of Hyatt points go on sale today and Hilton Honors points go on sale tomorrow.
Today at 1 p.m. Eastern, you can buy packages of Hyatt points for as little as 1.04 cents per point. Hyatt points sell for 2.4 cents apiece without any bonus, so you’ll be buying points at up to 57% off the standard rate. However, there are only 229 packages for sale, so they will go quick.
- 24,000 World of Hyatt points for $260
- 30,000 World of Hyatt points for $330
- 40,000 World of Hyatt points for $415
- 72,000 World of Hyatt points for $775
Valuation: TPG values Hyatt points at 1.7 cents each. So, buying points for 1.04 to 1.1 cents each can be an excellent deal if you know how to use Hyatt points.
Rewards nights start at 5,000 points per night, so buying points at 1.04 cents means you can get nights for as little as $52 each. On the high end of the spectrum, the Hyatt award chart tops out at 40,000 points per night for select properties from the Small Luxury Hotels of the World partnership. Even so, that’s $415 per night if buying points at this rate. At first, that might not sound like a good deal, but some of these properties can go for more than $1,000 per night.
There’s even value to be found close to home. For example, TPG Contributor Andrew Kunesh found a room at the Park Hyatt New York available for $995 per night or 30,000 World of Hyatt points on Christmas Eve. For this stay, you’d get a value of 3.31 cents per point.
Or, if you’d rather use less points for more nights, here are some family-focused category 1-4 Hyatt properties. You can even redeem as few as 2,500 points plus a cash copay per night with Points + Cash redemptions. And, if you’re working toward Hyatt elite status, remember that award nights count toward elite status.
Maximum purchase: Each World of Hyatt loyalty account can purchase a maximum of four points packages, limited to one package per offer. If you’re looking to go all out with this promotion, you could get 166,000 total points by buying one of each of the four packages. This will cost a total of $1,780 at a cost of about 1.07 cents per point.
Note that buying points through Daily Getaways doesn’t count against the standard limit of buying 55,000 World of Hyatt points per calendar year through Points.com. So, if you normally max out your Points.com purchases, purchasing points through Daily Getaways can be a good way to buy additional points.
Expiration policy: Purchased points are subject to Hyatt’s expiration policy, which requires activity within 24 months to keep points active. There are many ways to keep your account active, including staying at a Hyatt property, spending on the World of Hyatt Credit Card or transferring Chase Ultimate Rewards points to your Hyatt account.
Buying a Hyatt points packages through Daily Getaways will also keep your account active. Just don’t cut it too close; Daily Getaways says to “allow up to ten (10) business days after purchase is completed for Bonus Points to be credited to your account.”
Likelihood of selling out: High. With just 229 packages for sale, you’ll want to be online right when this sale starts if you’re hoping to buy.
Credit card to use: Daily Getaways purchases this year have coded as general travel. So, you’ll want to use a credit card that has a category bonus for general travel such as the Chase Sapphire Reserve or Ink Business Preferred Credit Card (3x Ultimate Rewards points), Citi Premier® Card (3x Citi ThankYou Points) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x points).
Other sources of Hyatt points: Rather than buying points through this Daily Getaways sale, you can generate them by signing up for the World of Hyatt Credit Card, which is offering an 60,000-point two-tier sign-up bonus. Specifically, you’ll earn 30,000 Bonus Points after spending $3,000 on purchases within the first 3 months from account opening. Plus, up to 30,000 more Bonus Points by earning 2 Bonus Points total per $1 spend on purchases that normally earn 1 Bonus Point, on up to $15,000 in the first six months of account opening. Learn more about this card in our full card review.
You can also transfer points from Chase Ultimate Rewards to Hyatt at a 1:1 ratio. If you’re short on Ultimate Rewards points, some of the best sign-up offers are the Ink Business Preferred Credit Card’s 100,000 point bonus after you spend $15,000 on purchases in the first 3 months, the Chase Sapphire Reserve’s 50,000 sign-up bonus after spending $4,000 in the first three months and the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card’s 100,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 in the first three months from account opening.
You can also buy up to 55,000 more Hyatt points at 1.71 cents per point through the current Hyatt buy-points promotion.
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Featured image by the author of the Hyatt Regency Kuantan Resort, a Hyatt Category 1 property in Malaysia.
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