The Daily Getaways promotion has been around for the past several weeks, which is an opportunity to purchase discounted travel packages. This is week five of the promotion, which is the last week of the promotion for the year.
The good news is that today one of the most popular Daily Getaways packages is back. The bad news is that this is more of a lottery than a straightforward opportunity to purchase points, since these packages tend to sell out lightning-fast, even if you’re ready to go exactly when the promotion starts.
The following Hyatt points packages are on sale today:
|Number Of Points||Package Cost||Cost Per Point||Number Of Packages|
|24,000 World of Hyatt points||$260||1.08 cents/point||120|
|30,000 World of Hyatt points||$330||1.1 cents/point||54|
|40,000 World of Hyatt points||$415||1.04 cents/point||30|
|72,000 World of Hyatt points||$775||1.08 cents/point||25|
The prices and types of packages available are identical to last year. As you can see, there are a total of 228 packages on sale, and points range in cost from 1.04-1.1 cents each. Personally I value World of Hyatt points at ~1.5 cents each, so this is like buying them for just under a third off.
As a reminder, here’s Hyatt’s award chart:
As you can see, at a cost of 1.1 cents per point or less, this is an opportunity to purchase a night at Hyatt’s cheapest hotels for $55, or a night at their top hotels for $330, both of which are great deals.
The Park Hyatt Maldives costs just 25,000 World of Hyatt points per night
While there’s obviously a lot of demand for these packages, the real problem is that people are using bots to buy these, so that’s why these often sell out right away. I don’t understand why Daily Getaways doesn’t add some sort of a CAPTCHA to prevent this. I guess they don’t have much of an incentive to make sure these are bought fair and square, as long as they sell out. So if you do decide to buy one of these packages, definitely approach this as more of a lottery than an actual guaranteed way to buy Hyatt points at a good price.
If you are lucky enough to purchase one of these packages, make sure you use a credit card that maximizes your spend. Daily Getaways purchases are coded as travel, so you’ll want to use a card like the Chase Sapphire Reserve® (3x points), Citi Premier℠ Card (3x points), or Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card (2x points). Personally I value Ultimate Rewards points at 1.7 cents each, so using the Sapphire Reserve would be like getting a 5.1% “return” on spend.
If you’re not able to take advantage of this offer but still want to acquire World of Hyatt points at an even lower cost, consider applying for a credit card that can earn you World of Hyatt points.
You can earn these points in several ways:
Do you plan on trying to buy World of Hyatt points through Daily Getaways later today?