(EXPIRED) (Update: Extended Through 2/28/21) Hyatt Offering Up To 25% Points Rebate On Award Nights + Free Parking & Dining Bonus Points

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Update 12/4/20: Hyatt has extend these promotions through February 28th, 2021! The registration period has also been extended, so you can now register through January 15, 2021.  See also: Ludicrously easy path to Hyatt Globalist status (top-tier status for 2 years!).

Update 9/9/20: There’s some great news today because Hyatt has decided to extend all three of these promotions through January 4, 2021. The registration period has also been extended, so you can now register through December 1, 2020.

Hyatt is also launching an excellent new promotion, so we’ll publish the details of that shortly.

h/t One Mile At A Time

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Hyatt has launched three new promotions today, the highlight of which is a points rebate of up to 25% when booking award stays through October 8, 2020 January 4 Feb 28, 2021.

Hyatt promo summer 2020

The Deals

  • Points Rebate
    • All members – get 15% of your redeemed points back as bonus points.
    • Hyatt & World of Hyatt credit cardholders – get 25% of your redeemed points back as bonus points.
  • Free Parking
    • Get free parking on award stays where it can be charged to your room.
  • Dining Bonus
    • Earn triple base points per dollar spent on dining at Hyatt properties.
  • Direct link to registration.

Key Terms

  • This promotion is valid only for World of Hyatt members who register for the promotion between July 8 and September 1, 2020 December 1, 2020 January 15 2021. Only points redeemed between July 8 and October 8, 2020 January 4 Feb 28, 2021 (“Promotion Period”) will be eligible for this promotion.
  • All Members: Members can receive 15% Bonus Points back on the World of Hyatt points they redeem for Free Night Awards, Points + Cash stays, room upgrades, dining and spa services, Exhale classes and spa therapies, FIND experiences and Lindblad excursions during the Promotion Period. Maximum 30,000 Bonus Points per transaction may be earned under this offer.
  • Hyatt Credit Cardmembers and World of Hyatt Credit Cardmembers: Hyatt Credit Cardmembers and World of Hyatt Credit Cardmembers can receive an additional 10% Bonus Points back on the World of Hyatt points they redeem for Free Night Awards, Points + Cash stays, room upgrades, dining and spa services, Exhale classes and spa therapies, FIND experiences and Lindblad excursions during the Promotion Period. To qualify, credit card account must be open at the time of fulfillment. Chase is not responsible for the provision of, or failure to provide, the stated benefits and services. Bonus Points will post directly to your World of Hyatt account and will not appear on your credit card statement. Maximum 30,000 Bonus Points per transaction may be earned under this offer (for a total of 60,000 Bonus Points per transaction).
  • Free Parking: Guests will receive free parking at participating Hyatt hotels or resorts for eligible stays on Free Night and Points + Cash Awards completed during the Promotion Period. Free parking is valid at Hyatt hotels or resorts that offer parking that can be billed to the guest room/folio. If both valet and self-parking are offered by the applicable hotel or resort, benefit is valid for either. Not valid at Hyatt Residence Club resorts, M life Rewards destinations, Small Luxury Hotels of the World hotels or Lindblad Expeditions. Offer does not apply to any night for which the guest is not staying on a Free Night or Points + Cash Award (e.g., upgrade awards or any paid night) or any non-stay award redemption (e.g., Dining, Spa and More Awards). In addition, Globalist members will also receive free parking for nights on an Eligible Rate during the Promotion Period (parking benefit subject to the restrictions herein).
  • General Terms: To be eligible for these offers, the entire stay must be completed during the Promotion Period. Points redeemed for Avis car rental certificates or points transferred to airline partners are not eligible for any offer in this promotion. Please allow 6 to 8 weeks after your point redemption has been completed for your Bonus Points to appear in your World of Hyatt account. For purposes of these offers, points are deemed redeemed upon checkout of a stay or completion of (and, if applicable payment for) the meal, experience, class, therapy, service or excursion.

Quick Thoughts

These are fantastic deals, particularly the points rebate offer. For the last few years, Hyatt has offered a points rebate for award stays during the summer, but that’s only been a 10% points rebate and was only available for Hyatt cardholders. This offer not only offers a 25% points rebate for cardholders, but even non-credit cardholders get a rebate of 15% of their redeemed points.

With past points rebate promotions, Hyatt has rebated points for stays during the promotion period even if they were booked before the promotion began. I initially thought that wasn’t the case here due to terms stating the following:

Only points redeemed between July 8 and October 8, 2020 (“Promotion Period”) will be eligible for this promotion.

However, in the ‘General Terms’ section of the offer it says the following:

For purposes of these offers, points are deemed redeemed upon checkout of a stay or completion of (and, if applicable payment for) the meal, experience, class, therapy, service or excursion.

That makes it seem like award stays booked before registration but which take place during the promotion period will be eligible for the points rebate. Your stay has to be completed by October 8 January 4 Feb 28 2021 though in order for it earn the rebate.

The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch A Destination Hotel Hyatt Arizona USA
The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch A Destination Hotel

At the low end of the award chart, a stay at a category 1 property normally costs 5,000 points per night, so the net cost for cardholders after the rebate will be 3,750 points (or 4,250 for non-cardholders).

At the high end, category 7 and 8 award stays normally cost 30,000 and 40,000 points respectively, so those are reduced to 22,500 and 30,000 points respectively for cardholders which are great deals if you have your eye on any of Hyatt’s luxury properties. For non-cardholders, the net cost will be 25,500 and 34,000 points respectively which is still a solid offer.

Another important feature to note is that there’s a limit for how many points can be rebated per stay. For non-cardholders you’ll get back up to 30,000 points per transaction, while cardholders can get back up to 60,000 points per transaction.

For a Hyatt cardholder booking a stay at a category 1 property, you could book a 48 night stay in order to max out that 60,000 point limit. For cardholders booking a stay at a 40,000 point property though, you’d max that out after 6 nights. If your length of stay somewhere would push you over the maximum number of rebated points per transaction, it might be possible to book two consecutive stays to continue receiving the rebate, although that might depend on whether the property merges your reservations.

This new promotion will presumably stack with their latest promotion offering 2,500 bonus points on your first stay (for members with any kind of status) and triple points thereafter. If you’re a Hyatt cardholder, that means you could book a one night stay at a category 1 property and only pay 1,250 points after the rebate and bonus points. That’s because you’d initially redeem 5,000 points for the stay but would subsequently earn a rebate of 1,250 points from the 25% rebate and 2,500 points if this was your first stay during the other promotion period.

Notwithstanding Hyatt’s other promotion, a 25% points rebate is an excellent offer and will likely mean I’ll be booking stays at Hyatt properties over the next few months. Most of our accommodation is booked through the end of August, but we have a week we need to book at the end of this month as well as nothing booked from September 1, so I’ll likely book us in at category 1 properties through the end of the promotion period on October 8 as it’s hard to pass up free nights for only 3,750 World of Hyatt points.

Free Parking

World of Hyatt members with Globalist status always get free parking on award stays, but that’s been opened up to all members with this promotion where parking can be charged to your room.

If taking advantage of this offer, be sure to check your bill when checking out. I have Globalist status and on the few occasions we’ve stayed somewhere that charged for parking, I’ve usually had to remind the front desk that the parking charges should be removed, so you might need to do the same if Hyatt doesn’t have their systems set up to automatically waive the fee on award stays.

Hyatt Centric New Orleans French Quarter
Hyatt Centric New Orleans French Quarter

Dining

Hyatt is also offering triple base points spent on dining at their properties. This bonus can be earned even if you’re not staying at the hotel; in fact, the bonus will only be earned when it’s not charged to a room. That’s presumably because you’d automatically earn triple points on dining when charging meals to your room due to their latest promotion.

This dining promotion seems to be run separately to the points rebate/free parking promotion and so it’s not listed on the registration page. One Mile At A Time has details about the promotion though and it doesn’t seem like it’s a different offer that requires registration.

h/t One Mile At A Time

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John W

Would use of cat. 1-4 certificate get the 25% points back at cat. 4 (15,000) hotel?

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Oliver

Double checking my understanding, if I aquire a Hyatt credit card after making my reservation but before I check out, I am eligible for the 25% rebate.

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Bill S

I have a stay booked in Hawaii over Christmas. I booked it in May (after I could go travel then do to Covid). The same booking is no longer available so cancel/rebook is not an option. But looking at the FAQ’s indicates that previously booked award should qualify for the rebate. Let’s hope that’s true, and that travel is still allowed then. I am way overdue for a vacation!

From FAQ:
7.   If I previously booked a stay using points and my checkout date falls within the promotional time period, will it count?
Yes, as long as the member or cardmember successfully registers for the promotion by December 1, 2020, their redemption stay will count and they will earn Bonus Points back if they check out between July 8 and January 4, 2021.

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Kalboz

So if you check-in on 1/2/2021 and check-out on the 1/6/21, are you eligible for 25% rebate for the part between the 2nd and the fourth?

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Steve

I see the 15% back but not 25%. I have the card and I’m logged in.

Steve

I was able to see it off your link, but when I entered my account, it said “You are ineligible for this offer. You can click here to view other available World of Hyatt promotions.” Is it possible this is because I registered last month? (I honestly can’t recall if I did)

Ivan Y

Nice to see they extended it! Any idea of previously booked stays (assuming you were registered already) will be automatically credited? Have a Miraval stay booked for November.

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Brands

Man, Hyatt, Choice Hotels, IHG are really trying to earn our business. With Marriott, I can redeem a 35,000 point certificate, oh never mind, most hotels are showing peak rates for awards. At least I don’t have to pay a resort fee….never mind, I have to pay a resort fee AND parking for award stays. Well, maybe I will just get a great rate for Marriott Escapes, never mind, Escapes are only valid for a couple weeks, only on weekends, and are almost impossible to find.
At least I am earning some bonus points on my paid stays, never mind, there are no points promotions, only elite night credits, not incentivising me at all to stay with them, since I already have 50+ night credits with them. It is actually shocking to see how little Marriott is doing to try and earn our business right now.

WR2

I don’t think this will stack with the 2500 points on first stay promo, since that promo requires the stay booked on an “eligible rate”. T&C’s don’t define what that is, but presumably that means paying cash.

Josh

Does this work on Destination hotels as well?

ktenorman

I just called Hyatt and the phone rep I talked to said that you don’t have to rebook existing stays. I am a little skeptical so would rebook if you can for the same price with no penalty. In my case I have a very rare redemption with no current points availability so will keep my existing reservation.

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Tricia

I’m stacking this with a Chase offer of 15% back (up to $38) on any Hyatt stay. When I registered successfully for this particularl promo, I got this message: “Redeem now for Free Night Awards, Points + Cash stays, toward room upgrades and more.” We’re doing a “Points + Cash” stay next week.

Frank

Makes getting Globalist easier …

David Hanly

This is exactly what I have been hoping for. Now I just need to find a Hyatt that is open. Maybe ocmd or Dewey beach

James

Incredible Promo! Let’s hope my stays during this period don’t get cancelled.

KayKay

Do you have to rebook stays you’ve booked before registering?
Thank you

KayKay

Thank you. I will do that. I was using one of my free nights for part of my stay, but now I can stay for the same amount of points and saving the cert for spring

Pam

“Only points redeemed between July 8 and October 8, 2020 (“Promotion Period”) will be eligible for this promotion.” Hyatt T&Cs

Pam

But then there’s this, too “as long as the member or cardmember successfully registers for the promotion by September 30, 2020, their redemption stay will count and they will earn Bonus Points back if they check out between July 8 and October 8, 2020.”

Bummer on no SLH props!

Kirby

I think the only SLH exclusion on this deal is the free parking.

Pam

Yes, correct, I misread! Good news indeed