World Of Hyatt Selling Points With 30% Bonus

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World of Hyatt has just launched its latest promotion on purchased points. This could potentially be a great deal, especially in conjunction with the current 15-25% rebate on award redemptions.

Buy Hyatt Points With 30% Bonus

Through Tuesday, November 24, 2020, World of Hyatt is offering a 30% bonus when you buy at least 5,000 points in one transaction.

World of Hyatt lets you buy up to 55,000 points per account per calendar year, pre-bonus. Through this promotion you could buy a total of 71,500 World of Hyatt points at a cost of $1,320, which is a rate of ~1.85 cents per World of Hyatt point.

Ordinarily when Hyatt offers a promotion on purchased points, the program offers either a 30% or 40% bonus, putting the cost per point in the range of 1.71-1.85 cents.

So while this is the less-good of the two bonuses we often see, that’s not surprising when you consider that you can stack this with the 15-25% off award promotion, which potentially makes this a great deal.

Best Credit Card For Buying Hyatt Points

Hyatt points purchases are processed by points.com, meaning they don’t count as a hotel purchase for the purposes of credit card spending.

I’d recommend using a card with which you’re trying to reach a minimum spending requirement, or a credit card that maximizes your return on everyday spending, like the Chase Freedom Unlimited® (review), Citi® Double Cash Card (review), or The Blue Business® Plus Credit Card from American Express (review).

When in doubt, review which credit cards are best for buying points and miles.

Great cards for everyday spending

Combining Hyatt Points

While Hyatt limits how many points you can buy per year, Hyatt also lets you combine points across accounts for the purposes of redemptions, which could be a good deal. There are two major restrictions to be aware of:

  • You can only transfer points to another member “in order to have a sufficient number of points to redeem a particular award”
  • You can only combine points (regardless of whether you’re sending or receiving) once every 30 days

In order to combine points, you’ll need to complete Hyatt’s point combining request form.

Is Buying Hyatt Points With A Bonus A Good Deal?

I value World of Hyatt points at ~1.5 cents each, though they can definitely be redeemed for a lot more than that. I just think that’s a fair number.

At the rate of ~1.85 cents per point, you can purchase enough points for a free night at a Category 7 property for $555, or a Category 6 property for $465, while paid rates at those hotels are often $1,000+ per night.

For example, the Park Hyatt Maldives is a Category 7 property (standard price of 30,000 points per night), and cash rates are often $1,200+ per night.

There’s even a lot of value on the other end of the spectrum. For example, the Hyatt Regency Kathmandu is a Category 1 property (5,000 points per night) with paid rates often being $180+ per night including the 25% tax and service charge, which you don’t have to pay on an award booking. Meanwhile, if buying points, your cost would be about $90 per night.

As I mentioned earlier in the post, right now Hyatt is offering a 15% refund on all redemptions, and a 25% refund on redemptions for those with Hyatt’s co-branded credit card. That could get you even more value with this deal.

Other Ways To Earn Hyatt Points

There are lots of circumstances under which it could make sense to buy World of Hyatt points.

However, if you want to acquire World of Hyatt points at a lower out of pocket, there are some other options involving credit cards.

In addition to being able to earn World of Hyatt points with The World of Hyatt Credit Card (review), you can also transfer over points from Chase Ultimate Rewards.

Earn Hyatt points

See this post for everything you need to know about earning Hyatt points with credit cards.

Hyatt Buy Points Summary

As is always the case, you should crunch the numbers and see if this promotion works for you.

A 30% bonus on the purchase of World of Hyatt points could represent a good deal. I know many people find it worthwhile to buy World of Hyatt points, especially those outside the US, who don’t have access to lucrative credit cards. It could make even more sense now than in the past, given the promotion on redeeming points.

Just remember that there are also other ways to earn World of Hyatt points, like by transferring Chase Ultimate Rewards.

Do you plan on buying Hyatt points with a 30% bonus?

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Comments
  1. @Ben, I just got approved for a Hyatt Card yesterday (Card is in the mail).
    a) Do you recommend Buying Points at this stage?
    b) Can I transfer 100,000 points from my wife’s (Hyatt) account?
    c) I need to stay 20 nights for the “Trial Tier Promotion”
    d) What should be my strategy?
    Thanks.

  2. Any thoughts on likelihood of a 40% bonus this year? Haven’t bought points yet this calendar year, though would obviously prefer to hold out for the larger bonus.

  3. That’s the question ? Do you wait or do you jump. But then the problems begin of getting to your destination and back without any flight alterations or cancellations.
    Me and my wife visited dominion republic a month ago had a nightmare getting there after so many changes,(Swiss air via Zurich) Also getting back we ended up changing our flights to united to LHR via Newark at an additional cost of £650 each also had to get ESTA because of the transit through USA.

    And today after two weeks of quarantine in the uk we are finally free,
    So in my case if Hyatt were selling points with 50% bonus I would pass for now.
    It’s only the brave that would venture out now ?

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