World of Hyatt has announced an offer of a 25% discount when buying at least 5,000 points. This bonus will be available until August 25th, 2021.
With the bonus, you would be buying Hyatt points for 1.8 cents each.
Does it Make Sense?
Obviously those of you with a decent stash of Chase Ultimate Rewards points to convert, or the co-branded credit card, are unlikely to want to buy points.
And even when you are open to the possibility of buying Hyatt points, the 25% discount offer isn’t quite as good as the 40% bonus offer we used to see in previous years. It is, however, better than the 30% bonus we see from time to time.
But it is often possible to save money on your Hyatt stays by buying points at a discount and then spending them on award nights. Or at the very least you might need a small top-up in order to make an award booking somewhere nice…
Here is Hyatt’s award chart.
If we apply the 1.8 cent price to the standard room points cost, we end up with the following tax-inclusive prices:
- Category 1 – $90 per night
- Category 2 – $144 per night
- Category 3 – $216 per night
- Category 4 – $270 per night
- Category 5 – $360 per night
- Category 6 – $450 per night
- Category 7 – $540 per night
- Category 8 – $720 per night
Don’t Forget Cashback
Hyatt sells its points via Points.com, which means that you can earn 2.5% cashback via Topcashback and others. If you aren’t yet a member of Topcashback and wanted to earn an extra $10 bonus (once you’ve earned $10 in cashback yourself) you could sign-up using my referral link. 🙂
The Bottom Line
If you have Globalist status, you are probably well aware of its industry-leading perks, some of which – free parking, Guest of Honor, etc. – are only available when spending points. So even if you prefer to earn your Hyatt points via stays and credit cards, it still can make sense to buy points when these discounts are available.
Do you ever buy hotel points? Let us know in the comments section…