Via One Mile at a Time, on April 1, 2016, Hyatt will open registration for their new “Stay More Play More” promotion. You can earn up to 75,000 bonus Hyatt points.
But, to earn that many bonus points, you’d have to stay 25 paid nights between April 1, 2016, and June 30, 2016!
You can also earn 5,000 bonus Hyatt points when you have 5 paid nights within the same timeframe, which is more realistic for lots of folks. That’s enough points for a free award night at a Hyatt Category 1 hotel.
What’s the Deal?
Link: Register for Hyatt’s “Stay More Play More” Promotion (Link NOT Active Until April 1, 2016)
Starting April 1, 2016, folks can register at this link for Hyatt’s new “Stay More Play More” promotion.
Hyatt hotels include:
- Grand Hyatt
- Hyatt House
- Hyatt Place
- Hyatt Regency
- Hyatt Zilara and Hyatt Ziva
- Park Hyatt
When you register, you’ll earn bonus Hyatt points on paid stays from April 1, 2016, through June 30, 2016. You’ll get:
- 5,000 Hyatt points when you stay 5 nights
- 15,000 Hyatt points when you stay 10 nights
- 30,000 Hyatt points when you stay 15 nights
- 50,000 Hyatt points when you stay 20 nights
- 75,000 Hyatt points when you stay 25 nights
Only paid stays and Points + Cash stays are eligible for this promotion. Award stays will NOT earn bonus points.
And, the points you’ll earn are on top of normal points-earning, and any bonuses for elite status with Hyatt.
Update: According to One Mile at a Time, M Life stays will count toward this promotion.
And, like previous Hyatt promotions, stays booked through online travel agencies like Expedia will most likely NOT be eligible for the promotion. You must book directly with Hyatt.
Is This a Good Deal?
To earn the full 75,000 bonus Hyatt points, you’d have to stay 25 nights at Hyatt hotels between April and June 2016. That’s nearly 1 month in Hyatt hotels out of three! For most folks, that’s not feasible.
However, if you have travel coming up soon, it’s worth signing-up and shooting for 5 nights. Or 10 if you have a few trips booked.
Taste the Low-Hanging Fruit of a Free Award Night at Category 1 Hotels
When you stay 5 paid nights during the promotion period, you’ll earn 5,000 bonus Hyatt points. That’s enough for a free award night at a Hyatt Category 1 hotel, like the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque or Hyatt Place Managua in Nicaragua – a nice bonus if you have paid stays anyway!
Or Reach Higher & Use the Points Towards a Memorable Stay in a Luxury Hotel
5,000 Hyatt points is also a good start toward an award stay at a higher-category hotel, like the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa, where Emily and I stayed. An award night there, and other Hyatt Category 6 hotels, costs 25,000 Hyatt points per night.
Pad Your Hyatt Points With Transfers From Chase Ultimate Rewards
Remember, you can always transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards points to Hyatt to top-up your account for an award stay if you have the Chase Sapphire Preferred, Chase Ink Plus, or (no longer offered) Chase Ink Bold card.
This is 1 reason I love my Freedom card. Because each quarter there are 5X points categories when you click to register. Then because I have the Chase Sapphire Preferred, I can transfer my points to Chase’s great partners…like Hyatt!
Sign-Up for This (and Most Every) Free Promotion
I recommend signing-up for this promotion, and every promotion you find, just in case! Because you never know when a travel opportunity will pop up. You’ll earn bonus points – and it only takes a few seconds to register!
Pay With the Right Card
Remember to pay with a card that will earn you bonus points for your hotel stays:
- Barclaycard Arrival Plus World Elite Mastercard – 2.1% back
when you redeem for $100+ travel purchases
- Chase Hyatt – 3X Hyatt points at all Hyatt hotels
- Chase Sapphire Preferred – 2X Chase Ultimate Rewards points on travel
- Citi ThankYou Premier Card – 3X Citi ThankYou points on travel
- Citi Prestige – 3X Citi ThankYou points on travel
Starting April 1, 2016, you can register for Hyatt’s “Stay More Play More” promotion. You can earn up to 75,000 bonus Hyatt points.
But to get that many, you’d need to stay 25 nights at Hyatt hotels during the promotion period of April 1, 2016, through June 30, 2016. That’s a lot of nights!
For most of y’all, it might be easier to aim for the 5,000 bonus Hyatt points you get after 5 paid nights. You’ll earn enough points for a free night at a Hyatt Category 1 hotel. Or save the points for an award night at a higher-category Hyatt hotel.
If you have trips coming up in the next few months, I recommend signing-up just in case. It’s quick to register, and always good to earn extra points for your stays!