World of Hyatt has just launched yet another promotion to buy Hyatt points at a 30% bonus through November 24, 2020 for purchases of 5,000 points and up.
Members can buy up to 55,000 points every calendar year before any possible bonuses. Hyatt has several opportunities for buying points throughout the year, but they usually offer a maximum of 40% bonus.
You can access this offer and check your bonus on Hyatt’s website here.
This is the pricing at 30% bonus (minimum 5,000) :
Does it make sense to purchase points at this rate?
It only makes sense if you use them at costly Hyatt properties such as the Park Hyatt Maldives, Kyoto or Paris although sometimes the lower classed properties can often make sense as well when the paid rates are high. Otherwise buying at such a high price makes only limited sense especially since in the current travel climate you should be able to get great deals at most hotels.
Award rooms with Hyatt are available as long as standard rooms are available for sale. This means that points are usually a good value if something is going on in the city that brings the paid rates throughout the roof.
Keep in mind that revenue rates at hotels are currently crashing in most instances due to lack of demand and that it might make most sense to first check paid rates before jumping on points sales. Point redemption rates have remained static (high) while advertised rates in some cases came down 60-70%.
Hyatt sells points several times throughout the year, and the bonus usually maxes at 40%. If you don’t need World of Hyatt points right now, you can save and buy more during these frequent sales at a later time. There should also be another Discover America promotion sometime this year but so far it hasn’t been announced.
Not sure why Hyatt caps their points sales at 55,000 points because their points aren’t exactly cheap as can be seen here and there are only limited ways where it makes sense to buy points in order to book stays with them at such rates.
Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:
Offer available with purchases made between 12:01 am ET October 20, 2020 and ends 11:59 pm November 24, 2020. 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 transaction. In order to participate in a purchase transaction, you must be a member for at least 60 days to purchase or receive Bonus Points. Bonus Points can be purchased in increments of 1,000, up to 55,000 points per calendar year. Members can receive points 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. 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. Purchased points do not count toward World of Hyatt elite membership tiers. All World of Hyatt Terms and Conditions apply.