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As part of Hyatt’s first buy points promotion of 2019, you can increase your World of Hyatt balance by purchasing the currency with a 30% bonus. Through Feb. 22, 2019, when you buy at least 3,000 points, you’ll trigger the 30% bonus on purchased points.
This Hyatt buy points promotion is not tiered, meaning you’ll get the 30% bonus no matter how many points you buy. Without any bonus, Hyatt points sell for 2.4 cents apiece. However, with the bonus, you can get them at the discounted rate of 1.8 cents each. TPG’s latest valuations peg World of Hyatt points at 1.7 cents apiece, so you could be getting points at a good value.
Since the Hyatt award chart starts at just 5,000 points per night, that means you can buy award nights starting at just $96 — by purchasing 4,000 points with a 1,200-point bonus. Alternatively, you can redeem as few as 2,500 points plus a cash co-pay through Points + Cash redemptions. And remember that award nights now count toward elite status.
Free Ways of Getting Hyatt Points
No matter how good of a deal the buy-points promotion is, earning points via credit card sign-ups is a much cheaper way of stocking up on Hyatt points. You can do so directly through the Hyatt Credit Card — which offers a 50,000-point sign-up bonus. You’ll earn 25,000 bonus points after spending $3,000 in the first three months and an additional 25,000 bonus points after spending $6,000 total on purchases within the first six months of account opening.
Also, you can transfer points from Chase Ultimate Rewards to Hyatt at 1:1 ratio. If you’re short on Ultimate Rewards points, some of the best sign-up offers are the Chase Ink Business Preferred‘s 80,000 sign-up bonus, the Chase Sapphire Reserve‘s 50,000 sign-up bonus and the Chase Sapphire Preferred‘s 50,000 sign-up bonus.
How to Buy Hyatt Points With a 40% Bonus
If you’re interested in taking advantage of this deal, here are the step-by-step directions:
- Visit Hyatt’s Buy Points link.
- Enter your World of Hyatt membership number, name and email address.
- Select the number of points you want to purchase, enter your credit card information and billing address, agree to the terms and conditions and click Purchase Bonus Points.
Keep in mind that the usual restrictions for purchasing Hyatt points apply to these transactions, including:
- You must purchase points in increments of 1,000 points up to a maximum of 55,000 points per calendar year.
- Any purchased points will not count toward qualification for any increased or improved status or elite membership in the World of Hyatt program.
Which Credit Card to Use to Purchase
Hyatt point purchases are processed by Points.com, so these purchases won’t code as travel. You won’t earn bonus points from cards such as the Chase Sapphire Reserve, with one exception: We’ve noticed that the Ink Business Preferred Credit Card has earned 3x points per dollar spent on Points.com.
If you don’t have that card yet, you’ll want to use the best non-bonus category credit card for your situation. Chase Freedom Unlimited cardholders with a Chase Ultimate Rewards-earning card can earn a 3% return by earning 1.5x Ultimate Rewards points on non-bonus purchases like this or Blue Business℠ Plus Credit Card from American Express cardholders will earn 2x Membership Rewards points on the first $50,000 per year.
Featured photo of the Park Hyatt Maldives by Darren Murph/The Points Guy.
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