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Jason: Delta is coming through in a big way today with some nice award sales! And topping up your Hyatt or Hilton account just got cheaper!
1. Delta Award Sales to Mexico, Caribbean, and Europe!
Delta has some steeply discounted award tickets that look like great deals! You can get from JFK to Zurich for only 38,000 Delta miles + ~$59 in taxes round-trip in coach, which is a big discount from the normal price. The dates with the best rates seem to be in mid-June 2018.
And Thrifty Traveler uncovered an unadvertised Delta award sale to the Caribbean and Mexico! There are great deals for round-trip flights in coach, with best deals costing 10,000 to 16,000 Delta miles for awards that normally cost 35,000 Delta miles! There are fewer dates with these prices in the summer, but you can find these deals into June 2018, and even into February 2019!
Some of the best departure cities are:
- Boston for 10,000 Delta miles
- Chicago for 14,000 Delta miles
- Denver for 14,000 Delta miles
- Fort Lauderdale for 10,000 Delta miles
- Los Angeles for 12,000 Delta miles
- New Orleans for 16,000 Delta miles
- New York City for 12,000 Delta miles
- Washington DC & Baltimore for 16,000 Delta miles
- And many more!
- San José del Cabo
- St. Maarten
- Havana, Cuba
- Dominican Republic
- St. Thomas
2. Buy Hyatt Points at a 40% Discount
Link: Hyatt Points Sale
If you’re in the market for some Hyatt points, you’re in luck! Until May 23, 2018, you’ll can earn a bonus when you buy Hyatt points. You’ll get a 30% bonus for buying between 5,000 and 9,000 Hyatt points. And a 40% bonus when you buy 10,000+ points (up to 77,000 total Hyatt points).
If you take advantage of the 40% bonus, you can buy points at ~1.71 cents each (10,000 Hyatt points + 4,000 Hyatt bonus points/ $240 purchase price). This could be an opportunity to stay at expensive Hyatt hotels for less. But make sure you’ve got great Hyatt award redemption in mind and there are available award nights first.
3. Hilton 100% Bonus on Purchased Points
Link: Buy Hilton Points
From now through June 7, 2018, you’ll get a 100% bonus on purchases of 5,000+ Hilton points. You’ll have to log into your account to see the deal.
Factoring in the bonus, you’ll be buying Hilton points for 0.5 cents each. Hilton points aren’t the most valuable hotel points, but with a little searching around you can find award nights where you’ll be getting much more than 0.5 cents per point in value. This is especially true if you’re an elite member taking advantage of Hilton’s 5th night free on award stays.
But personally, I would only jump on this deal if I was just short of an award and wanted to top up my account.