Hyatt promotions: Valuable award stay discount and triple points deals extended into January

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As the pandemic lockdown restriction fluctuate, the rusty gears of travel slowly creak as they struggle towards normalcy.

The latest promotions from Hyatt are fantastic. They were previously set to expire long ago, but Hyatt has extended them into 2021.

They offer 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 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)

Current Hyatt Promotions

Hyatt promotionsAvailable throughRegistration linkPoints earning potential
Award nights on sale plus free parking Jan. 4, 2021Register here15-25% rebate on award stays and free parking
Bonus journeysJan. 4, 2021Register here4X points on qualifying stays
Bonus points on diningJan. 4, 2021Details here3X points on takeout, delivery, dine-in when not a guest

Award nights on sale plus free parking

This promotion is a stunner. Here are the details:

  • You must register by Dec. 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 Jan. 4, 2021
  • You will automatically receive your rebate within eight weeks

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 (15% for non-Hyatt cardholders). 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 Jan. 4, 2021 — 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.

Hyatt Bonus Journeys promotion

Here are the promotion terms:

  • Earn triple points for your spending at Hyatt hotels after your first qualifying stay
  • You must register by Nov. 30, 2020
  • Your stay must be completed by Jan. 4, 2021
  • 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.

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.

We estimate Hyatt points value to be around 2 cents each, so earning 15 points per dollar equates to a 30% return — which is fantastic.

Bonus points on dining

  • Only eligible for those who are not a hotel registered guest
  • Eligible for food purchases for dine-in, take out, or delivery at participating hotel restaurants
  • Qualifying purchases must be made by Jan. 4, 2021
  • Bonus points will be put into your World of Hyatt account within three weeks
  • Your World of Hyatt membership number must be given at time of transaction

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 Jan. 4, 2021. 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.

 Hyatt credit card deals

There is only one Hyatt credit card, The World Of Hyatt Credit Card and it comes with many worthwhile perks, not the least of which is a welcome bonus of up to 50,000 bonus points:

  • 25,000 bonus points after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first three months of account opening
  • 25,000 additional bonus points after you spend a total of $6,000 on purchases in the first 6 months of account opening

The card also comes with great ongoing benefits, such as:

  • Free night (category 1-4) on each account anniversary
  • Automatic Discoverist elite status 
  • You’ll earn two elite night credits for every $5,000 spent
  • Great travel perks such as rental car insurance, trip cancellation reimbursement, lost luggage or bag delayed reimbursement and travel accident insurance
  • Purchase protection if your item is stolen or damaged within 120 days of purchase
  • Extended warranties on purchases
  • Roadside dispatch

The card has a $95 annual fee. My husband has this card and keeps it simply for the annual free night certificate at up to Category 4 Hyatt hotels, because we always manage to redeem the certificate for a room that costs significantly more than $95.

How to earn Hyatt Points

Apart from The World Of Hyatt Credit Card, there are a few other ways to earn Hyatt points – namely, with Chase Ultimate Rewards earning credit cards:

You can transfer Chase points to Hyatt at a 1:1 ratio. So by earning any of the above card bonuses, you’ve essentially earned the same number of Hyatt points!

You’ll also earn Hyatt points on paid stays at Hyatt properties and through other partnerships that the hotel chain has with American Airlines, Avis and Exhale Spa and Fitness and more.

How to maximize Hyatt promotions

Make sure you use a Hyatt co-brand credit card or another rewards credit card that earns bonus points on travel purchases, like hotel stays and flights.

How to find more Hyatt deals and promotions

You can opt into Hyatt promotional emails which will alert you when Hyatt updates or adds promotions. Also, subscribe to our newsletter and we’ll let you know when great offers pop up. 

FAQs

How long do Hyatt promotions last?

The current Hyatt promotions are effective until Jan. 4, 2021 as long as you register by the promotion deadline. 

Do I have to register for Hyatt promotions?

Yes, you do! Just see the links in the chart above to direct you straight to the registration page for each promotion. 

Can I get these promotions if I am not part of the World of Hyatt program?

Unfortunately no as you’ll either need to register for or provide your World of Hyatt membership number to receive the promotion. Don’t worry though, joining is easy and free, just keep reading to find out how. 

How do I join World of Hyatt?

If you open The World Of Hyatt Credit Card, then you are automatically enrolled in the World of Hyatt membership program. 

If you don’t want to receive more bonuses with the credit card, you can sign up here for a basic World of Hyatt membership. 

Bottom line

Registering for the latest Hyatt promo is a great way to earn a ton of Hyatt points on your next stay. If you have Hyatt points to redeem, than taking advantage of the sale on award stays is an amazing way to stretch your points further.

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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