Good Luck: Daily Getaways Is Selling Hyatt Points For 1.1 Cents Each (Or Less)

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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.

Today at 1PM ET Daily Getaways will be selling discounted World of Hyatt points.

The following Hyatt points packages are on sale today:

Number Of PointsPackage CostCost Per PointNumber Of Packages
24,000 World of Hyatt points$2601.08 cents/point120
30,000 World of Hyatt points$3301.1 cents/point54
40,000 World of Hyatt points$4151.04 cents/point30
72,000 World of Hyatt points$7751.08 cents/point25

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:

Earn World of Hyatt Points

Do you plan on trying to buy World of Hyatt points through Daily Getaways later today?

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Comments

  1. Great post! I tried to buy the Orbitz promo code a week ago, no luck with that. Wish I knew how to use the bots myself!

  2. Lucky, are you concerned about this in the terms in conditions for the 30k offer:

    Package includes 30,000 Bonus Points that may be redeemed at participating Category 4 hotels.

  3. @ DB — Nope, they’ve always given an example of how you can redeem points, but you’re never limited to that.

  4. @ Lucky – are you sure about that? I assumed that the points wouldn’t be restricted but I asked the DG help team and this is what they wrote back:

    “Thank you for your inquiry.

    Each point package outlines which level the points purchased can be redeemed at. The 30,000 point package can only be used at a Hyatt level four for a two night stay.

    Daily Getaways Customer Service”

  5. Per the DESCRIPTION of the 72,000 point deal: “Enjoy three (3) nights in a suite at any participating Category 4 Hyatt® hotel worldwide. Brands include Park Hyatt®, Andaz®, Grand Hyatt®, Hyatt Centric®, Hyatt®, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt Place®, and Hyatt House®.”

    Per the TERMS AND CONDITIONS of the 72,000 point deal: “Package includes 72,000 Bonus Points that may be redeemed at participating Category 4 hotels.”

    That sounds pretty unambiguous in that the 72,000 points are *only* for a three night suite redemption at a category 4 hotel. Though I’m hoping I’m wrong, but the email @Matt received (above) does make it sound pretty restrictive. Not saying it’s a bad deal, just saying that it doesn’t sound like as good an offer as it looked originally.

    Though how Hyatt will fence these points from other points in an account is a mystery to me…

  6. I got a package last year. The points are unrestricted, but take a few weeks to deposit into your account. Don’t buy these if you have immediate travel plans.

  7. I was able to select a rental car package a couple weeks ago. I entered my CSR card information and it came back with an error message when I hit the “buy” button. I contacted DG who replied what credit cards they take and of course I didn’t get a car package. I hope others have better luck!

  8. Yep, literally dead within 1 second. Was refreshing nonstop and clicked as soon as I saw it go live.

  9. There is a difference between “sold out” and “on hold”…

    25 x 72k were Sold Out in 14 minutes
    120 x 24k were Sold Out in 21 minutes
    30 x 40k were Sold Out in 22 minutes
    54 x 30k were old Out in 24 minutes

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