(EXPIRED) Match M life to Hyatt Explorist NOW, skip extension and get club upgrades!


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Greg recently wrote a post about the misfortune of Hyatt extending his wife’s Explorist status (See: Hyatt extends wife’s elite status by 3 months but I’m not thrilled). Good news: both she and Greg just matched to Explorist, complete with 4 club upgrades – skipping the hassle of the status extension. This is awesome news. If you currently have Explorist status but didn’t re-qualify, you’ll want to make your move on this right now.

The Deal

  • Match M life Gold to Hyatt Explorist today and receive Explorist status through February 2019, complete with four Club level upgrades
  • Direct link to match M Life to Hyatt online – Note: You’ll need to open a tab and log into your M life account before clicking that link.

How and why to do it now

As noted in Greg’s previous post on this topic, Hyatt Explorist and M life Gold statuses match up — meaning you can match from one to the other. If you currently have Explorist status, but did not re-qualify, you’ll want to make sure you have matched that status to M life Gold.

Because M life status runs on a different calendar, it does not expire until September 30th of the current year. Users on reddit have discovered that you can match your M life Gold Status to Hyatt Explorist status today. While you may get a message saying that your status was already matched, when you log out and log back in you should see that your Explorist status was extended to February 2019. You can match from M Life to Hyatt online at this link.

Within minutes of matching again from M life Gold to Hyatt Explorist, Greg received the following email:

As expected, the four fresh new club upgrades posted to his account immediately.

Note that only the 4 expiring in February 2019 are new.

If you have M life Gold status or can match to it, you’ll want to match to Hyatt ASAP, especially if you have received the “extension” offer that prohibits matching during the promo period and does not come with these club upgrades. While matching between the programs is ongoing, Hyatt was obviously intending to limit some people from matching until June. There’s no telling how long this will last, so it makes sense to take advantage sooner rather than later. Furthermore, as Greg noted previously, there’s also no telling how long the status match merry-go-round will continue to spin, so it makes sense to get on and enjoy the ride while you can.

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[…] in late February, many readers may have matched their MGM Gold status to Hyatt Explorist status. MGM status runs through September 30th, so your Gold status likely dropped to Sapphire this week. […]


Hyatt / Mlife status match from 2017 to Explorist not honoring Club Certificates for 2nd year of Explorist.d) Explorist Club Lounge Access Awards:

1. Receiving Explorist Club Lounge Access Awards. Upon receiving or re-qualifying for Explorist status, Explorists will receive four (4) complimentary awards redeemable for Club lounge access (“Explorist Club Lounge Access Awards”). For Members who have received Explorist status for a multi-year term, additional Explorist Club Lounge Access Awards will not be awarded each Calendar Year upon elite status renewal (unless the Member otherwise re-achieves Explorist status by satisfying the Tier-Qualifying Night or Base Point accrual requirement). In no event will a Member receive more than four (4) Explorist Club Lounge Access Awards upon launch of the Program on March 1, 2017. If, while you have an elite status higher than Explorist, you complete activity that satisfies the requirements to earn Explorist status, you will not receive Explorist Club Lounge Access Awards unless and until you are placed into the Explorist tier for the Calendar Year immediately following such qualifying activity.

[…] For more on matching your Hyatt and M Life accounts, see this now-expired deal: Match M life to Hyatt Explorist NOW, skip extension and get club upgrades!. […]


you can no longer match to Hyatt Globalist…this is a downgrade in benefits. Previously MLife Noir matched to Globalist.


Thanks much, Nick! Today Mar. 5 Mon. @3P, that “Link” worked. Yes, you’re very right, I did open a separate tab and logged into my MLife GOLD account first. Last week, I called for extension of 2 remaining club upgrades, not possible even for a month extension, Hyatt has the most rigid, KGB like policy.


any hacks to get to mlife gold? their cc?


PS: As I matched today, Explorist is valid until Feb 2020! That’s awesome!

[…] Dank an FrequentMiler. […]


Expired? Not at all! Thank you 😀


Thanks, worked fine this morning though as noted you do have to logout and login to see updated status. The 4 club upgrade certs are great for family vacations.
Had considered doing some mattress runs for the fast track to Globalist last fall but it’s not worth much without the suite upgrade certs.


Try Today. I get an error. “We’re Sorry” partner user not match world of hyatt user.


Fantastic! Thanks Nick.


Nick- Can Hyatt Explorist be matched to any other programs?


Thanks so much! Instructions were clear and worked perfectly.


worked, thx nick! so on 9/30 or after when mlife gold drops off, we’ll look for a link to match hyatt explorist back to gold?


Amazing! Thanks!!


Nick, you are good.. Thanks!!
Another year of explorist!




Thanks, Nick. It worked perfectly!

Rob P



does it work for Globalist too?
It keeps on giving me error despite logging into both Hyatt and MGM in separate tabs.. After multiple tries it gave success once but then hyatt account still shows 2018 despite signing off multiple times..didn’t get any email either

Educated Voter


You so be the man.



Worked for me. Thanks. Now have 8 Club passes


I had Explorist expiring Feb 28, 2018. Tried this trick and it’s not showing 2019 still. Could I be doing something wrong? I forgot to log into the mlife page the first time but subsequent attempts don’t seem to be updating.


Nevermind, finally got it to work after a few tries. Whoo! 8 suite upgrades now.


Worked like a charm! thank you so much


Awesome! Worked for me!


Is the date of the lounge upgrades tied to the date of the match? I got Feb 20th 2019 for mine, thinking about trying for later expiration date for hubby


I cannot believe that this worked–but it did! Took about 20 minutes to create the MLife Account, match from Hyatt to MLife and then match from MLife to Hyatt (and work through the countless error messages). Got the e-mail–another year of Explorer and four more club passes. I worship the ground beneath your feet!


I got another 4 club passes. Thanks a lot for the tip. really appreciate it.


What is the easiest way to get MLife Gold without actually spending or gambling?


lol that’s what I figured 🙂


use your mlife number for table service at a club located in one of the MGM properties. $3000 spend will get you 75000 mlife points, good for Gold status.


not saying you spend $3K, but maybe be part of a group that will spend $3K in total?


you mean you don’t drop $3k in a club on your own?…jk I don’t do the club thing but appreciate the idea


If you know people getting married, spending $3k in vegas for a bachelor party weekend is pretty easy. I’ve maintained Gold status 3 years in a row just by using my mlife number when planning group dinners, hotel rooms, and table service tabs at nightclubs for bachelor party weekends


Opened new tab, logged into M Life acct; still getting the same error message mentioned above. “We’re sorry! We’re currently unable to process your request. Please try again later.”


Tried again using IE and it worked.


Thanks Nick. Great post! Just did it and viola! exactly as you said. Too easy.


Awesome tip. I go to vegas pretty frequently and spend enough to get MLIfe Gold, but not nearly enough for Hyatt Explorist. The 4 club upgrades will come in handy.


your mlife –> hyatt link doesnt work.


Hmm…I get an error:
We’re sorry
We’re sorry! We’re currently unable to process your request. Please try again later.


Thanks, worked after I logged into Mlife!


Worked perfectly for me. I somehow have MLife Platinum (no idea how) but it still just matched me to Explorist, and I got my 4 new upgrades expiring Feb 20 2019. Also, I now have Explorist through Feb 28 2019. Can’t complain.

After looking through my new found MLife platinum benefits, it looks like its a lot harder to earn than gold but doesnt really provide any additional useful benefits (to me at least).


The tier discount on rooms & suits is larger for Plat than Gold (I’ve gotten suites >30% off the rack rate), some Mlife hotels have lounge check-in for Plat, and the taxi and restaurant line skipping is nice.


I’m getting an error when I click the link above to match from M life to Hyatt. Do I have to wait till March 1 after my hyatt explorist expires? I’m already gold in M life.



Still get the error:
We’re sorry! We’re currently unable to process your request. Please try again later.
Your M life Rewards and World of Hyatt accounts have already been matched.

I open M life, login, dont login to hyatt, click on link. then it asks to log in to hyatt, but throws an error as per above once i’m in


Wait! It worked.

Updated to 2019 now. Maybe the error just means it was loading but it did go through once I just click to My Account on Hyatt minutes later.


I have Mlife Gold until 9/20/2018 and Explorist until 2/28/2019 now with two club upgrades remaining.

Will doing a match now what am I getting? The same dates, dates extended by a year, four more upgrade giving me six?