World of Hyatt’s incredible new “Bonus Journeys” promotion launches today — it’s now open for registration, and valid for stays effective immediately. But there’s so much more value to be had with World of Hyatt his fall, whether you’re paying for stays in cash or redeeming points.
Hyatt’s new “Bonus Journeys” promotion
World of Hyatt’s new promotion is called Bonus Journeys, just like the promotion that ended on September 15. However, it’s not quite the same — Hyatt describes the new promotion as the richest ever, and I’d tend to agree.
Earn triple World of Hyatt points on all stays
The most basic part of Hyatt’s new Bonus Journeys promotion is that you can earn triple World of Hyatt points on all stays worldwide, starting with your first stay:
- Registration is open between October 1 and November 30, 2020
- The promotion is valid for stays between October 1, 2020, and January 4, 2021
- Members can earn a total of 150,000 bonus points from the promotion, while those with a Hyatt Card can earn up to 225,000 bonus points (accounting for the quadruple points promotion, discussed below)
- The promotion is valid for stays at all Hyatt properties, participating MGM Resorts, Small Luxury Hotels of the World locations, and Lindland Expedition experiences
There are some further terms to be aware of:
- Previously booked stays qualify, so it’s fine if you booked before the promotion period started, as long as you register prior to check-out of your first stay
- The number of points tripled is determined from base points, and members earn five base points per dollar spent
- Bonus points will appear in your World of Hyatt account within two to three weeks
Earn triple points for stays at the Park Hyatt Paris
Earn quadruple World of Hyatt points at certain properties
Those with the World of Hyatt Credit Card (review) can earn quadruple points at participating Hyatt resort locations during the Bonus Journeys promotion period. This includes 375 resorts around the world, including nearly 200 Small Luxury Hotels of the World properties.
Earn quadruple World of Hyatt points at 375 properties
Earn World of Hyatt elite nights towards next year’s status
There’s more to this new promotion. Every elite night earned during the Bonus Journeys promotion will also earn you one elite night towards status in 2021:
- Award stays do qualify for this promotion
- Elite nights earned through credit card spending don’t qualify towards this promotion
For example, if you stay 10 elite nights between October 1 and December 31, you’d start off next year with 10 elite nights, giving you a fast-track towards next year’s status, including Milestone Rewards. Heck, if you stayed 60 nights over the next three months, you’d already requalify for a whole additional year of Globalist status.
Earn elite nights towards next year’s status as well
How lucrative is World of Hyatt’s new promotion?
World of Hyatt members ordinarily earn five base points per dollar spent at all brands. On top of that:
- Earning triple points would equate to an extra 10 points per dollar, while earning quadruple points would equate to an extra 15 points per dollar
- Elite members receive further bonuses — Discoverists earn an extra 0.5 points per dollar, Explorists earn an extra 1.0 points per dollar, and Globalists earn an extra 1.5 points per dollar
- If you pay with the World of Hyatt Credit Card (review) you earn an extra four World of Hyatt points per dollar spent
In other words, during this promotion a Globalist member paying with Hyatt’s credit card would be earning 20.5-25.5 World of Hyatt points per dollar spent.
For what it’s worth, I value World of Hyatt points at ~1.5 cents each. That means 20.5 points would equate to a 30.75% return, while 25.5 points would equate to a 38.25% return.
Globalist members can earn up to 25.5 points per dollar spent
Hyatt’s 15-25% award night discount
Stays with Hyatt will be lucrative this fall, regardless of whether you’re paying with cash or points. Back in July Hyatt introduced a promotion for 15-25% off award redemptions:
- Those with The World of Hyatt Credit Card (review) can save an additional 10%, for a total of 25% in savings
- This promotion was initially valid for stays through October 8, 2020, but the award discount promotion has been extended for stays through January 4, 2021
- Registration is still required, but the deadline to register has been extended through December 1, 2020 (if you’ve already registered, there’s no need to do so again)
It’s incredible to see this promotion extended as well, as it represents such a good value.
Score 15-25% off award redemptions
Hyatt’s free parking promo
Back in July Hyatt introduced a promotion for free parking:
- World of Hyatt is offering free parking for all members on award stays
- World of Hyatt is offering Globalist members free parking on paid stays
- This promotion was supposed to expire on October 8, but the Hyatt free parking promotion has been extended through January 4, 2021
There’s no registration required to take advantage of this.
Hyatt has extended its free parking promotion
Hyatt’s triple points on dining promo
Back in July Hyatt introduced a promotion offering triple points on dining when not staying at Hyatts:
- This is valid when you’re dining at a Hyatt outlet, not in conjunction with a stay
- Only certain Hyatt dining outlets are participating in this promotion
- This promotion was supposed to expire on October 8, but the Hyatt triple points on dining promotion has been extended through January 4, 2021
There’s no registration required for this promotion.
You can continue to earn triple points on dining at Hyatts
Combine these with other Hyatt promotions
As if the above promotions aren’t enough, keep in mind there are some other opportunities to earn rewards for Hyatt stays, including:
- On an ongoing basis you can earn 500 bonus points when you stay at a new Hyatt hotel
- On an ongoing basis you can earn a free Category 1-4 free night when you stay at five new Hyatt brands
- American AAdvantage and World of Hyatt have a partnership, allowing you to earn bonus American miles for Hyatt stays
- You can maximize value with Hyatt stays by booking through the Hyatt Privé program (and there are even many third night free offers right now)
- World of Hyatt is offering an award sale for Miraval stays
There are rewards for staying at new brands, like Alila
Other ways to earn World of Hyatt points
If you’re looking to earn more World of Hyatt points, the good news is that Hyatt points are pretty easy to come by.
There are lots of great ways to earn World of Hyatt points
Very well done, World of Hyatt, I’m extremely impressed! Not only is Hyatt offering an incredibly lucrative promotion for paid stays this fall, but it’s also extending a promotion offering discounts on award stays. And then there’s the free parking, which is the icing on the cake.
Often loyalty promotions are marginal, but this is the kind of promotion that will move the needle for me, and cause me to choose Hyatt over competing brands.
What do you make of Hyatt’s new promotions?