Hyatt night stay certificates - better source than hyatt?

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  1. estnet
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    I'm thinking of buying quite a few b/c the hotel rate vs cert is so high. I'll be giving up night and money credit (so I won't be Diamond next year), but the difference is almost 60% so........
    Just wondered if there are any deals rather than buying them directly from Hyatt.
     
  2. Renard
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    Better call GP and make sure that they are accepting the cert for the nights you're looking at. (their use is capacity controlled) In my limited experience the various properties never seem to accept the certs that cost less than the going rate. In other words they're pretty useless.
     
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    I've purchased on a site called Working Advantage where you get points to redeem for various rewards. Not super rewarding, don't know where else offers the certs. Good luck.
     
  4. estnet
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    Good advice for someone who doesn't know that they don't always take these! Fortunately I do eg
    - one of the hotels had nights 1 and 3 available of 5 nights I wanted, another had 3 of 4 - but they did open one more night when I requested it :)
     
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    I'm glad someone's having luck with these as I'm batting zero for two tries.
     
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    I came across them on the Amex Membership Rewards site. Not a great redemption rate, but if you have MR points to burn it might work for you. Also, keep in mind that these certificates cover TAXES as well, which can add up quickly. I also like the fact that they protect against currency exchange fluctuations on international properties.
     
  7. estnet
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    Thanks for the idea - but don't have MR. Yes, when they can be used in countries that have 20% extra fees they are a really good deal;)
     

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