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Did you try to purchase Hyatt points through Daily Getaway last week but had no luck? Here’s another chance and this time there is no need to fight your way through. Until May 23, Hyatt is offering 30% bonus points when you purchase a minimum of 5,000 points.

Hyatt 30% bonus

The Promotion

Below are details of the promotion:

  • 30% bonus offer available with a minimum purchase of 5,000 points;
  • Purchase must be made between 12:00 a.m. CT April 25, 2017 and ends 11:59 p.m. CT May 23, 2017.
  • Bonus points will be awarded upon completion of individual transactions.
  • Points can be purchased in increments of 1,000, up to 55,000 points per calendar year.

If you purchase the maximum allowed, you will receive 55,000 points plus 16,500 bonus points for a total of 71,500 points. The total cost is $1,320, about 1.85 cents per point.Screen Shot 2017-05-13 at 3.28.33 PM

Redeeming Hyatt points for free nights

Below is the current award chart for Hyatt hotels, starting at as little as 5,000 points in a standard room, and goes up to 48,000 points in a suite at Hyatt’s most aspirational hotels.hyatt-award-chart-2016

To stretch your points longer, you can also use points and cash for a night. Below is the points and cash redemption chart.

hyatt-award-chart-cash-points

As I wrote before, you can stay free on points at the brand new Grand Hyatt Baha Mar.  You can still save money even if you use points purchased to redeem a night. As an example, for the President’s Day weekend in February 2018, the average nightly rate for the 3-day weekend is $445 per night. With taxes and fees, 3 nights will cost you $1,737 in total (there are lots of taxes!)  Alternatively, you can use 20,000 points per night, or 60,000 points total for the entire weekend.

Grand Hyatt Baha Mar rate sample

Conclusion

Purchased points can represent great value sometimes. But as always, you need to crutch the numbers to ensure it makes sense.

During the past two years, Hyatt offered bonus on purchase points about four times a year, and the maximum bonus ranged 30% to 40%. So the current promotion is rather average. If you don’t have an urgent need for Hyatt points, I would recommend waiting for the next promotion with higher bonus.

Buy Hyatt points here through March 23rd

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