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The 30% bonus on Hyatt points purchase is back. This new promotion runs until August 31st and is a flat 30% bonus on purchase of 5000 points or higher.
Hyatt Gold Passport Bonus
The maximum points that can be bought through this promotion is 55,000 + 16,500 and costs $1320 USD.
The best value of this promotion is obviously at the 55,000 +16,500 level at ~1.84 US cents per mile (cpm). I value Hyatt points at ~1.7 US cpm so this promotion is not one where I would simply buy the points to fatten the account balance. However, if you have a specific use in mind, this promotion can be very handy.
The stunning Park Hyatt Paris-Vendome over valentines week prices at $790 USD per night or 30,000 points (Category 7 redemption). Using this promotion, you can get the same for ~$552 USD instead, a saving of 30%!
At the lower end of redemption, a Category 1 hotel costs 5000 points. The Park Hyatt Chennai, India is Category 1 and retailing at $105 USD/night or 5,000 Hyatt Gold Passport points. With this promotion value of ~1.84 US cpm, you can get a room at $92 USD (5000 x 1.84). That’s a saving of 13%.
Hyatt Gold Passport limits purchase of points to 55,000 per calendar year, per account, so choose your promotions wisely. These promotions are offered several times a year and I have seen it fluctuate between 30%-40% bonus. The last 40% bonus promotion was offered around this time in 2015, 2016 has seen a 35% bonus promotion that ended July 31st but none at the 40% level yet. I would not buy the points without a specific use in mind. To extract the best value, crunch your numbers and research the specific property rates/dates to determine best use of points.
Would you be making use of this promotion?