World of Hyatt has launched a new 30% bonus promotion for buying points (minimum 5,000) through February 22, 2019.
You can access this offer and check your bonus on Hyatt’s website here.
Buying Hyatt points can sometimes make sense especially for lower priced hotels in categories 1-3 where the published standard or even the member rate would be above the cost for purchasing points.
Example: The recently re-opened Hyatt Regency Bali is priced as Category 1 property at 5,000 points per night (incredible value). I booked it already for a week and while I booked it entirely on points the paid rate was US$167 per night plus 22% Tax & Service Charge.
Purchasing points instead of paying cash would make a lot of sense in this case as it shaves a subtantial part of the daily rate off.
Buying points is capped at 55k per calendar year. I’m sure there will be another 40% promotion around at some point so unless you have a specific need for points maybe better to wait but this is not a bad deal at all.
Keep in mind that when paying a cash rate vs points you’d be earning points on the base rate and towards your lifetime status which obviously won’t happen when using points stays.
These are the Terms & Conditions for this promotion:
Offer available with purchases made between 12:01 am ET January 22, 2019 and ends 11:59 pm February 22, 2019.
Purchase 5,000 or more Bonus Points in a single transaction and receive 30% additional Bonus Points. Bonus Points will be awarded upon completion of individual transactions. Bonus Points can be purchased in increments of 1,000, up to 55,000 points per calendar year. Additional Bonus Points awarded under this offer do not count towards these maximums. Members can receive points in increments of 1,000, up to 55,000 points per calendar year. Offer may be withdrawn or changed without notice. Offer cannot be combined with any other offer. Only purchases made online are eligible for the promotion.
Price includes all applicable fees. GST/HST will be charged to Canadian residents. This transaction is completed by Points.com/. Purchased points are not refundable and transactions are non-reversible. Purchased points are applicable toward all World of Hyatt awards. Points purchased using this option will post within 48 hours. You may purchase World of Hyatt Bonus points in increments of 1,000 up to 55,000 points per calendar year. Purchased points do not count toward World of Hyatt elite membership tiers. All World of Hyatt Terms and Conditions apply.