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You can buy Hyatt points through Daily Getaways at 1:00 pm EST.
The Daily Getaways website will have a new deal every weekday at 1:00 pm Eastern Time from May 19, 2014, until June 20, 2014.
However, you have to be quick to get in on these deals because they sell out within minutes!
You get an extra 10% off when you use an American Express issued credit or charge card.
Note: American Express gift cards aren’t eligible for the 10% discount, but some folks have reported Bluebird cards are eligible.
You can buy Hyatt points for 1 cent to 1.1 cents in 4 different packages:
- 2 nights in a Hyatt Premium Hotel for $260 ($234 With AMEX Card) (24,000 points)
- 2 nights in a Hyatt Top Hotel for $415 (~$374 With AMEX Card) (40,000 points)
- 3 nights in a Hyatt Suite for $775 (~$698 With AMEX Card) (72,000 points)
- 2 nights in an Elite Hyatt Hotel for $330 ($297 With AMEXCard) (30,000 points)
You can only buy 1 set of points for each deal.
Hyatt normally sells points for 2.4 cents per point, which isn’t so great. But with this deal, you’re buying Hyatt points for 1 cent to 1.1 cents.
You can use Hyatt points at ANY Hyatt brand hotel:
- Grand Hyatt
- Hyatt House
- Hyatt Place
- Hyatt Regency
- Hyatt Residence Club
- Hyatt Summerfield Suites
- Hyatt Zilara and Hyatt Ziva
- Park Hyatt brand hotels
You could save money buying Hyatt points instead of paying cash, depending on the hotel and your travel dates. Buying Hyatt points made sense for all the hotels and travel dates I looked at, but you might get different results.
1. 2 nights in a Hyatt Premium Hotel for $260 ($234 With AMEX Card) (24,000 points)
Two nights at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta on September 13, 2014, to September 15, 2014 costs 24,000 Hyatt points (12,000 Hyatt points x 2 nights).
If you pay cash, you’ll pay ~$624. However, buying the 2 nights in a Hyatt Premium Hotel package for $260, you save ~$364 (~$624 price on Hyatt website – $260 points cost).
The Kayak rate is cheaper than the rate through the Hyatt website, but it doesn’t count towards status.
Even if you booked through Kayak, buying points will save you ~$318 (~$578 price on Kayak – $260 points cost).
2. 2 nights in a Hyatt Top Hotel for $415 (~$374 With AMEX Card) (40,000 points)
Two nights at the Hyatt Regency Maui on September 13, 2014, to September 15, 2014 costs 40,000 Hyatt points (20,000 Hyatt points per night x 2 nights).
You’ll pay an advance purchase, non-refundable cash rate of ~$598. However, buying the 2 nights in a Hyatt Top Hotel package for $415, you save ~$183 (~$598 cash cost – $415 points cost). And you can cancel and get your points back!
Even if you booked through Kayak, buying points will save you ~$126 (~$541 cash cost – $415 points cost).
3. 3 nights in a Hyatt Suite for $775 (~$698 With AMEX Card) (72,000 points)
Three nights in a suite at Hyatt at the The Bellevue Philadelphia on August 8, 2014, to August 11, 2014 costs 72,000 Hyatt points (24,000 Hyatt points per night x 3 nights).
You’ll pay an advance purchase, non-refundable cash rate of ~$932 from the Hyatt website. And you can’t book suites on Kayak.
Kayak sometimes has cheaper rates, but doesn’t show you the rates for suites. You have to click through each listing and you may then get the option to select a suite. However, each time I tried, I wasn’t able to get a rate on suites.
However, buying the 3 nights in a Hyatt Suite package for $775, you save ~$157 (~$932 cash cost – $775 points cost). And you can cancel and get your points back!
4. 2 nights in an Elite Hyatt Hotel for $330 ($297 With AMEXCard) (30,000 points)
Two nights at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore on August 8, 2014, to August 10, 2014 costs 30,000 Hyatt points (15,000 Hyatt points per night x 2 nights).
You’ll pay a cash rate of ~$922 through the Hyatt website or Kayak. However, buying the 2 nights in an Elite Hyatt Hotel package for $330, you save ~$592 (~$922 cash cost – $592 points cost).
Transfer Hyatt Points to Airlines
You can transfer Hyatt points to certain airlines (sign-in required), including Southwest. Transfers are in increments of 5,000 points, so for every 5,000 Hyatt points you get 2,400 Southwest points.
When you transfer 50,000 Hyatt points, you get a 6,000 point bonus. So transferring 50,000 Hyatt hotels points to Southwest gets you 30,000 Southwest points or ~$426 in Southwest travel (30,000 Southwest points X 1.42 cents is the value of a Southwest point). You’re paying $775 for ~$426 in Southwest points so it’s not a good deal.
Why? Because it allows a companion to fly for almost free wherever you travel on Southwest – on paid and award tickets.
But all 4 versions of the Southwest card have a 50,000 point bonus. So you could just get 2 Southwest cards instead of buying Hyatt points.
You could save money buying Hyatt points through the Daily Getaways instead of paying cash. Buying Hyatt points made sense for all the hotels and travel dates I looked at, but you might get different results.
You can also transfer Hyatt points to earn Southwest Companion Pass points. But it’s cheaper to buy Choice points if you want to transfer to Southwest for the Southwest Companion Pass.
But be sure to do the math to see if buying points makes sense for you.
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