New Hyatt Promo Offers Up To Triple Points

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World of Hyatt has just announced the details of their latest global promotion, called “Bonus Journeys.”

Earn Up To Triple Points With Hyatt’s New Promotion

With World of Hyatt’s new Bonus Journeys promotion, you can earn up to triple points:

  • Earn triple World of Hyatt points for stays at all Hyatt Place properties
  • Earn double points at all other Hyatt hotels and resorts; this even includes M life Rewards destinations, as well as Small Luxury Hotels of the World properties

Note that you only start earning bonus points with this promotion starting with your second stay. With your first stay you’ll earn points as usual.

In order to take advantage of this promotion, you need to:

  • Register between September 9 and October 31, 2019
  • Stay between September 15 and December 15, 2019

There are some further terms to be aware of:

  • You can earn a maximum of 200,000 bonus points during the promotion period; this includes a maximum of 100,000 bonus points from Hyatt Place stays, and 100,000 bonus points from non-Hyatt Place stays
  • Previously booked stays qualify, so it’s fine if you booked before the promotion period started
  • The number of points doubled or 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 double points for stays at the Park Hyatt Paris

Crunching The Numbers On Hyatt’s New Promo

World of Hyatt members ordinarily earn five base points per dollar spent at all brands. On top of that:

  • Earning double points would equate to an extra five points per dollar, and earning triple points would equate to an extra 10 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 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 World of Hyatt points per dollar spent at Hyatt Place properties, and 15.5 points per dollar spent at non-Hyatt Place properties. That’s a solid return.

For what it’s worth, I value World of Hyatt points at ~1.5 cents each.

Earn triple points for stays at Hyatt Place properties

Combine This With Other Hyatt Promos

While this is Hyatt’s big upcoming global promotion, note that you can combine this promotion with many other promos that Hyatt has been offering, including:

There are rewards for staying at new brands, like Alila

Other Ways To Earn World Of Hyatt Points

If you’re looking to earn World of Hyatt points beyond stays, the good news is that points are pretty easy to come by.

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 Ultimate Rewards.

Earn Hyatt points

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

There are lots of great ways to earn World of Hyatt points

Hyatt Bonus Journeys Promo Summary

World of Hyatt’s new global promotion is a good one. Unfortunately in general Hyatt isn’t as generous with Hilton when it comes to the promotions they offer and how long they’re valid for, so it’s nice to see something from Hyatt again on this scale.

I’d say this is one of the best promotions we’ve seen from them in quite a while as well. I don’t love that the promo only starts with the second stay, but that does seem to be a fairly frequent promotion restriction.

What do you make of Hyatt’s new Bonus Journeys promotion?

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  1. Damn, I have a September stay at Hyatt Carmel Highlands for 4 nights later this month which I paid using my Chase World of Hyatt but that will be my first stay during promo. Argghhhh….

  2. Since the promo only kicks in starting with 2nd stay, could I book my first stay using points and for it to be counted as a stay? I have a 12-night work travel coming up at a Grand Hyatt in Oct, the promo would be substantial! Thanks.

  3. According to Hyatt’s terms and conditions, “An “Eligible Stay” is defined as any night where a member is paying an Eligible Rate or redeems a free night award for at least one night of their stay.” I believe a “free night award” is the free night you receive for having the World of Hyatt credit card or that you earn for achieving spending thresholds on the card. However, I don’t know if it includes point stays (free stays using World of Hyatt points only). It does not elaborate on this distinction, so I’m guessing point stays would not be considered an “eligible stay” for the first stay before the bonus kicks-in. Does anyone know?

  4. Worse: I have a 6-night stay at a Hyatt in New Orleans that starts on the 14th. I don’t even have the option of doing a “mattress run” to get to the second stay threshold. It would sure be nice if the T&C’s specified “second night” within an eligibility period, so as to appropriately reward the hypothetical business traveler who’s booked a three-week stay at an expensive Hyatt in NYC, or to accommodate booking that straddle the time before the promotion starts and the time after.

  5. Does anyone know how many points per dollar for Discoverist paying with WOH card for Double Points? Tried counting it myself but came out with kinda really high amount (I think too high). Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

  6. Award stays booked with points are considered eligible stays. Award stays that redeem free night certs aren’t…

  7. @Bart – A Discoverist would earn:

    5x points – base
    5x points – promo points = 2x of base
    10% of base – 5x * 0.1 = 0.5x
    4 points – WoH Card

    = (5 + 5 + 0.5 + 4) = 14.5x

    If you stay at Hyatt Place, you’ll earn another 5x (i.e., 3x of base) to bump your earning per stay to 19.5x.

    A Globalist with the WoH card would do just slightly better:
    (5 +5 + 1.5 + 4)x = 15.5x

    +Hyatt Place stay = 15.5x + 5x = 20.5x

  8. Does anyone know how it would play out if we booked one of the rates that offer “double points”? Assuming it would all still be calculated off of base points?

  9. @DCS:

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    How are award stays booked with points calculated for earning purposes under this promotion?

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