Hyatt has launched a new two-pronged promotion which, as usual, they’re calling Bonus Journeys. The bonuses this time around aren’t as generous as some past promotions, but they could be some welcome bonus points for stays this fall, especially if you’re mattress running for Globalist status.
- Hyatt is offering the following promotion for stays this fall:
- Earn 3,000 bonus points for every 3 nights you stay (available for all World of Hyatt members)
- Earn 1,000 bonus points for every 3 nights you stay at select properties (Hyatt cardholders only)
- Find eligible properties for the cardholder part of the promotion here
- Direct link to registration.
- You must be a member of World of Hyatt in good standing and register for the promotion between September 12 at 8:00 a.m. CT and November 10, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. CT to participate. To join World of Hyatt, visit hyatt.com/join, and to register for the promotion, visit hyatt.com/bonusjourneys. Only Eligible Nights completed after registration and between October 6 and November 30, 2023, (“Promotion Period”) will count towards this promotion.
- 3,000 Bonus Points: Beginning after registration and during the Promotion Period, you will receive 3,000 Bonus Points for every 3 Eligible Nights at participating Hyatt hotels & resorts worldwide, Small Luxury Hotels of the World (“SLH”) properties, and Lindblad Expeditions. A maximum of 21,000 Bonus Points may be earned under this promotion. Promotion is not valid at hotels that do not participate in World of Hyatt at the time of your stay.
- World of Hyatt Consumer and Business Credit Cardmember 1,000 Bonus Points: Beginning after registration and during the Promotion Period, World of Hyatt Credit Cardmembers will receive 1,000 additional Bonus Points for every 3 Eligible Nights at participating Hyatt hotels in 13 countries only—United States, India, Greater China, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, France, Germany and Spain. Eligible Nights must be completed within the Promotion Period. For a list of hotels participating in the World of Hyatt Consumer and Business Credit Cardmember Bonus offer, please click here. A maximum of 7,000 Bonus Points may be earned under this World of Hyatt Consumer and Business Credit Cardmember Bonus offer. Bonus offer is only valid at hotels participating in the promotion at the start of the promotion. 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.
- General Terms for Both Offers: All points awarded under this promotion and bonus offer are Bonus Points. For the purpose of this promotion and bonus offer, an “Eligible Night” is defined as any night where a member is paying an Eligible Rate or redeems a free night award. For the purposes of this promotion and bonus offer, consecutive nights at the same hotel constitute one stay (even if you check out and check back in). Only the room occupied by the member will count toward this promotion and bonus offer. You must provide your World of Hyatt membership number at the time of check in for each stay. Please allow two to three weeks after checkout for Bonus Points to be posted to your World of Hyatt account. Except as expressly stated, this promotion and bonus offer are not valid with other offers, promotions or discounts and is non-transferable.
The main part of this promotion works out to be 1,000 bonus points per night for every three you stay, but unfortunately you do only earn those in three night increments. That’s hardly the most generous return, but it could be particularly useful for anyone doing a mattress run this fall to earn Globalist status, perhaps thanks to the new status match/challenge offer in conjunction with American Airlines. If you can find a category 1 property with off-peak pricing in three night increments, your net cost will be 2,500 points per night which is a pretty cheap way of picking up the elite night credits needed.
Your net cost has the potential to be even lower than that thanks to a couple of additional earning opportunities. First, the second part of this promotion offers 1,000 bonus points for every three nights you stay at select properties if you’re a cardholder. The downside for readers not traveling overseas in the next couple of months is that there aren’t many eligible properties in the US. You can find the full list here, but the only US-based hotels are in California, Illinois and one in Indiana.
The other stackable earning opportunity is that Hyatt offers 500 bonus points per night when staying at eligible new properties. If the stars align and you’re a Hyatt cardholder who manages to find off-peak award pricing at a new category 1 property, you’d initially redeem 10,500 points for a three night stay, but would get back 5,500 points for a net cost of 5,000 points or only 1,667 points per night – not too shabby!
With this offer you can earn a maximum of 21,000 points for the main part of this promotion, so that part is valid on up to 21 nights. As luck would have it, I have 22 nights booked on my account before the end of November, so I’ll be able to max out my earnings from this.
Registration for this promotion went live yesterday, but we held off on publishing it because the registration page gives conflicting information about the dates of the promo. It seems like it’s valid on stays through November 30, 2023, but the page also has a few references to it being valid on stays through May 31, 2024. I’m pretty sure that latter date is incorrect and that it is indeed only valid on stays through November 30, 2023. We’d reached out to our Hyatt rep and are still waiting to get clarification on this, so we’ll update this post if May 31, 2024 is surprisingly the end date for the promo.