Hyatt’s new promo wows: Up to 25% off award stays, free parking, and 5x bonus points on dining for Hyatt cardholders

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The lockdowns are finally starting to ease up, and the rusty gears of travel slowly creak as they struggle towards normalcy.

The latest promotion from Hyatt is a jaw-dropper. It offers up to a 25% rebate when using your points — a great way to stretch your rewards farther. You’ll even receive waived parking fees for award stays! Since Hyatt waives resort fees on award stays, even the most nickel-and-dimey Hyatt resorts will be completely free with points — and cost fewer points than ever.

You’ll also still earn 15+ Hyatt points per dollar when spending at Hyatt hotels — three times the normal amount. We estimate Hyatt points value to be around 2 cents each. That means earning 30 cents per dollar is equal to getting a 30% return (read our post on the best use of Hyatt points for more details).

Did you know you can stay at the Viceroy Bali for free with Hyatt points? (Photo courtesy of Hyatt)

Hyatt promotions

Free nights on sale, free parking, and bonus points on dining

Promotion dates: July 8 through October 8, 2020

Promotion terms:

  • You must register by September 1, 2020
  • Rebate will be triggered when you spend your points for free night awards, Points + Cash rates, room upgrades, dining and spa services, Exhale classes, and spa therapies
  • Travel must be completed by October 8, 2020
  • You will automatically receive your rebate within eight weeks

Promotion link: If you have a Hyatt credit card, register here. If you do not have a Hyatt credit card, register here.

Good deal or not?

This promotion is a stunner.

If you’ve got The World Of Hyatt Credit Card or a legacy Hyatt credit card, you’ll receive a 25% rebate on award stays. That is stunningly good. It makes top-notch hotels like the Park Hyatt Paris Vendome or the Park Hyatt Sydney effectively 22,500 points per night instead of 30,000. These hotels can easily cost $800+ per night. They were already a steal with points, and this promotion makes it even better.

To boot, your free nights will now come with free parking through October 8, 2020 — and those with Globalist Hyatt status will also get free parking on eligible paid stays, too. This could save you $40+ per day, depending on the property you’ve booked.

Finally, you’ll earn triple points for eligible spend when not staying the night, for dine-in, takeout or delivery at participating outlets at Hyatt hotels and resorts, through October 8, 2020. If you’re a Hyatt cardholder, that means you’ll earn 5 points on eligible non-stay dining spending when you use your card.

We estimate Hyatt points value to be around 2 cents each, so earning 5 points per dollar equates to a 10% return.

Bonus Journeys promotion

Promotion dates: June 15 to September 15, 2020

Promotion terms:

  • Earn triple points for your spending at Hyatt hotels after your second qualifying stay
  • You can register beginning June 8, 2020
  • Hyatt elite status members will receive 2,500 bonus points for the first qualifying stay during the offer period. “Eligible stay” in this case means both paid nights and award nights of at least one stay.

Promotion link: There are two separate registration pages: register here if you don’t have elite status — and here if you do have elite status.

Good deal or not?

With this deal, you’ll earn triple points for your spending at any hotel under the Hyatt brand. Hyatt normally offers 5 points per dollar, so you’ll earn at least 15 points per dollar for your stays during the promotion.

Note that you’ll only earn triple points on the base points you earn. For example, The World Of Hyatt Credit Card gives you a return of 4 points per dollar when spending at Hyatt hotels. Bonus Journeys won’t multiply this number 12 points per dollar. If you’re spending with that card, you’ll earn a total of 19 points per dollar — not to mention any bonuses you’d receive from elite status.

You’ll also only earn triple points after your second qualifying stay. You’ll need to book directly with Hyatt and not through an OTA like Expedia to qualify. It may make sense to break your first trip up into multiple bookings, which could trigger the bonus points on your second booking.

If you’re not sure you’re ready to travel yet, factor in Hyatt’s updated generous cancellation policies, as well as their cleaning and safety protocols.

Let us know if you plan to travel again soon and take advantage of these promotions! And subscribe to our newsletter for more miles and points deals like this delivered to your inbox.

Joseph Hostetler is a full-time writer for Million Mile Secrets, covering miles and points tips and tricks, as well as helpful travel-related news and deals.

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29 days ago

Per this bullet “Hyatt elite status members will receive 2,500 bonus points for the first qualifying stay during the offer period. “Eligible stay” in this case means both paid nights and award nights of at least one stay.”

Per the T&C on the Hyatt site “For the purpose of this promotion, an “Eligible Stay” is defined as any night where a member is paying an Eligible Rate for at least one night of their stay.” Which makes it sound like it is only available for paid stays and not for points stays. Can anyone confirm? Also a DP, I am a Globalist, I had a points stay last weekend and I did not get 2500 bonus points. I know it says it can take 2-3 weeks but others are seeing it right away and I am not.

2 months ago

They don’t want Americans in Europe. Having this expire by October makes it practically useless

2 months ago

I have a stay in August already booked with points. After signing up for the promotion, do I need to cancel and rebook, or will that previously booked stay trigger the credit?

Reply to  fivegirls
2 months ago

The previously booked stay will trigger the credit, now that you’ve signed up for the promotion. So you’re all set.

I found this info in the FAQ on the promo page.

2 months ago

We are staying at mgm grand 06/27-30. Should I pay with my hyatt card or gold amex? I am an explorist. Am I gonna trigger any of this promotion?
Thank you

Stephen Burck
6 months ago

If a person booked on the Hyatt website the double points rate, would that person get double the double points in addition to double the Hyatt credit card points?

Also, does a night stay at a Hyatt Place count as the ‘1st’ night stay or does the 1st night have to be at a larger Hyatt property?

11 months ago

Would a stay on a free certificate night unlock the promotion?

11 months ago

Can you use a points stay as the first qualifying night for this promotion?

1 year ago

Rebates I presume are only for America’s….not good for anywhere else…..which is where I mostly am!

Jason Stauffer
Reply to  Sarah
1 year ago

The 10% rebate applies to all the points redemptions mentioned in the post and isn’t limited geographically, but you do need a Hyatt credit card to qualify.

1 year ago

Check the temperature before booking.

Jason Stauffer
Reply to  ssss
1 year ago

yeah, that’s the biggest drawback.

1 year ago

Any tips for booking? Do you have to call to book? The Hyatt website redirects to Miraval, Miraval basically has nothing or redirects back to the Hyatt site…

Jason Stauffer
Reply to  Trent
1 year ago

Yes, you have to call in to book Miraval stays.

1 year ago

My stay is from June30 to July2. Will I still get points back?

Jason Stauffer
Reply to  dagarwal
1 year ago

Terms aren’t 100% clear on that, but my guess is that you will because your checkout date falls within the promotion. Just be sure to register and to be okay if you don’t get the rebate.