(EXPIRED) Buy Hyatt Points For 1.68 Cents Each Through 9/30/22

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World of Hyatt is offering a 30% discount when buying their points through September 30, 2022. That means you can buy Hyatt points for 1.68 cents each.

Past Hyatt Points Sales
  • 30% discount (Buy points for 1.68 cents each). Valid through May 30th, 2022.
  • 30% discount (Buy points for 1.68 cents each). Valid through March 7, 2021.
  • 30% discount (Buy points for 1.68 cents each). Valid through December 30, 2021.
  • 30% bonus (Buy points for 1.85 cents each). Valid through October 31, 2021.
  • 25% discount (Buy points for 1.8 cents each). Valid through August 25, 2021.
  • 30% bonus (Buy points for 1.85 cents each). Valid through June 25, 2021.
  • 25% discount (Buy points for 1.8 cents each). Valid through April 30, 2021.
  • 30% bonus (Buy points for 1.85 cents each). Valid through February 23, 2021.

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The Deal

Key Terms

  • Offer available with purchases made between 12:00 am ET August 22, 2022 and ends 11:59 pm September 30, 2022.
  • Purchase 3,000 or more Bonus Points in a single transaction and get a 30% discount.
  • 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  • Offer may be withdrawn or changed without notice.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.

Best uses

  • Save money on low category off-peak hotels. Hyatt off-peak award rates start at 3,500 points per night.  At 1.68 cents per point, you can book these properties for $58.80 per night.
  • Stay at top tier properties for less. Most of Hyatt’s top tier properties top out at 30,000 points per night at standard rates. At 1.68 cents per point, you can book these properties for $504 per night. That can be a bargain given that some regularly cost over $1,000 per night. Unfortunately some properties like Ventana Big Sur, which is now all-inclusive, increased to category 8 in March 2022. That means category 8 properties cost 35,000, 40,000 or 45,000 points per night for off-peak, standard and peak dates respectively. At 1.68 cents per point, buying points for those stays would cost $588, $672 or $756 respectively. That could still end up being good value seeing as paid rates at those category 8 properties also often cost $1,000 per night or more.

Things to know

  • When you book nights with points, you will not earn points for the stay unless Hyatt is running a promotion which offers bonus points on both paid and award stays.
  • Most hotel taxes are not charged on award stays, so this can make the value of buying points even better.  Arguably, this factor and the one above roughly cancel each other out.
  • Resort and destination fees are waived on award stays. This alone can make it worthwhile to use points instead of cash for your bookings.
  • Payments are processed by Points.com rather than Hyatt, so it won’t earn bonus points on a card that earns more at Hyatt or on travel spend. The best card to buy these with is therefore a good everyday spend card, one where you’re working on a welcome offer, etc. You can also click through to Points.com from a shopping portal to earn a little cashback on the purchase – here are the current rates.

If you have Chase Ultimate Rewards and a premium card that allows you to transfer those points to travel partners, transferring Ultimate Rewards to Hyatt will likely make more sense than buying points from this promotion. However, these types of sale can be a good backup if you’re short on Hyatt points and aren’t able to transfer Ultimate Rewards for one reason or another.

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Jake

Am I correct in thinking transferring UR to Hyatt is essentially buying Hyatt points at 1.5cpp? Sounds less fun when I say it that way. (CSR PYB etc )

Gene

Use TopCashBack for 2.62% back. Net cost is then 1.636 cpp.

Justin Wagner

It seems worth noting that if you pay cash to stay at a Hyatt property, you earn 5 points back per dollar spent. If you have the Hyatt chase card, that’s another 4 points back. Forgetting about the bonus percent of points you get back by having status, you’re already getting 5-9% back in points if each were valued at 1 cent.

Shouldn’t that be accounted for when determining what you’re truly spending to buy points? That’s nearly a 10% loss for world of Hyatt card members.

Frequent Miler Superfan

Yeah I feel like I’m giving money away paying taxes and resort fees. It looks like paying with hyatt card would get you a free night at the same hotel but paying with points you are getting TWO free nights worth of value in this scenario.

Buzz

I typically use points at fancy Hyatts with high resort fees and parking fees and pay cash at the low cost Hyatts with free parking and no fees.

I’ve enjoyed Globalist and hope to hit it again.

bill

The HR Albuquerque is leaving Hyatt on April 1, so this might not be a great example moving forward.

Furni

Seems like a poor example of points redemption since there is zero availability those days

Frank

OK if you are just topping up a few points for an award. Otherwise, I would rather spend on the Hyatt card even for paying taxes at around 2c per point.

If you are going for Globalist status you get 2 stays for each $5K spent plus the points and at 15K spend you get a cat 1-4 night and at least 15,000 points (basically another free night at a Cat-4 Hyatt).

And if you don’t have a Hyatt card you shouldn’t be buying Hyatt points.

Frank

Sorry Stephen, you are correct. I guess I was thinking everyone is like me and has Ultimate Rewards cards earning 1.5x or better in some categories and essentially “buys” points at a cheaper rate for the long haul.

Steve

Do these purchases code as hotel transactions for credit card point award multiples?

Last edited 9 months ago by Steve
Christopher s

I just don’t see how this is much of a value as it’s still close to the redemption rate for most places. I mean 50k points is $900. That seems like a lot of money to shell out for the same return as earnings. I guess if you don’t travel much.

Frequent Miler Superfan

Because $900 is better than paying the extra $200 in taxes and resort fees not mention free parking.

C J

I realize this is an old post, but wanted to add some thoughts. I don’t know about most places. For example, by buying points I would be able to get the Park Hyatt Chicago for ~#300/night instead of ~$565/night during an upcoming stay because when I’m staying it’s on the low points tier but still fairly expensive with cash. I’ve seen this many other places as well. Of course, you’re right that in many other instances it may not be any better of a deal. i think it’s very context, time, and place dependent and hard to come up with a hard and fast rule that it is or isn’t worth it without looking.

John Morihlatko

I’m just hoping they improve their credit card sign up offer. I have been eyeing up some ski destinations.

Christopher s

You could use my referral code and at least one of us win! 😉

Paul

Any idea if Hyatt has ever had a better sale on points than this?
Also, the chart at the top says “Past Hilton Point Sales”, but assume it was intended to say Hyatt.

Jay

40% Bonus in 2019