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(UPDATE 1/17 – Reposting as the last day to take advantage of this promotion is Thursday January 19th)

The Promotion

Below are details of the Hyatt 25% discount on points promotion:

  • Offer available with purchases made between 12:00 am ET December 19, 2022 and ends 11:59 pm ET January 19, 2023.
  • Purchase 5,000 or more Bonus Points in a single transaction and get a 25% discount.
  • Bonus Points will be awarded upon completion of an individual transaction.
  • In order to participate in a purchase transaction, you must be a member for at least 60 days to purchase or receive Bonus Points.
  • Bonus Points can be purchased in increments of 1,000, up to 110,000 points per calendar year (ED: This is up from the normal limit of 55,000 points per year)
  • I may receive a commission if you purchase points through my link

If you purchase the maximum allowed, you will receive 110,000 points. The total cost is $1,980 (regularly $2,640), about 1.8 cents per point.  Last time they ran this promotion it was for a 40% bonus, and a 25% discount works out to be a similar value (but fewer points). One place where this could be useful is if you’ve hit the annual cap of 55,000 points per year that you can buy, since the cap has been raised to 110,000 for this promotion.

Redeeming Hyatt points for free nights

Below is the current award chart for Hyatt hotels, starting at as little as 3,500 points in a standard room during off-peak, and goes up to 60,000 points in a suite at Hyatt’s most aspirational hotels.

As I have written before, one option to use your points is to stay at the 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

When I stayed at the Hyatt Zilara Montego Bay Jamaica, the cash cost was $620 / night plus tax! So if you were planning on staying there, buying points would be a cheaper option as well. I generally do not recommend buying points speculatively, but if you have a specific redemption like this, it could make sense

Should you buy Hyatt points with a 25% discount?

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

(SEE ALSO: When is buying airline miles worth it? In ONLY these 3 instances)

During the past two years, Hyatt has offered a discount on purchase points about four times a year, and the maximum bonus ranged from 30% to 40%. So the current promotion is on the low side. As I always say, if you don’t have an urgent need for Hyatt points, I would recommend waiting for the next promotion with higher bonus.  I generally would only buy Hyatt or any other type of miles or points if you have a specific short-term need for them

Buy Hyatt points here through January 19th

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