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I got an email from TopCashBack informing me that the Hyatt cash back rate has been increased to the highest total yet…5% cash back on Hyatt stays through March 3rd. Their “normal” rate for Hyatt has been 3% cash back, with it going to 4% for a few days recently. I’m loving the ability to book our Hyatt stays by going through TopCashBack (my referral link) to save some extra cash. Heck, for my husband’s work stays I wouldn’t even call it saving money, I would call it making a few bucks when we secure those reservations by going through TopCashBack since we aren’t actually the ones paying the rate. I get many of the same questions when I post about deals like this, so I will answer a few of them here to help those not familiar with this process.
Will I still get elite stay credit and Hyatt points if I book via TopCashBack?
Yes! You aren’t making your reservation via a third party site. Instead you are simply clicking to Hyatt’s normal site by going through TopCashBack. Think of it as making a Sears purchase by going through the Ultimate Rewards shopping portal. You are still making the purchase directly from the retailer exactly like you always do, you are just getting some cash back by clicking to Hyatt’s normal site via TopCashBack. TopCashBack gets a cut from Hyatt for making the “referral”, which they then pass on to you.
Are you sure?
Yes. I’ve done it several times now.
How soon will I get the money from TopCashBack?
It takes a while. The stated timetable is six weeks. I have a Hyatt stay from November 26th that is now payable, but my next Hyatt stays from January are not yet showing as payable, so I think some will take longer than 6 weeks to become payable. I wish they went faster, but I’m honestly in no rush since I typically let the balance build up for a while before I cash out via Paypal anyway.
Do you always get paid out correctly via TopCashBack?
I’ve gotten paid out hundreds of dollars by them over the years, and I don’t know if it is 100% correct, but it has been at least correct enough to keep me happy. It is money I otherwise wouldn’t have, so I’m okay if it isn’t perfect. That said, for all I know it has been perfect. I know others have had some issues with them, but my experience has been good. If you prefer Ebates, you can also get cash back for Hyatt stays from them, though the rate is currently 2%.
Can you stack this with other Hyatt discounts?
Yes! I still book the “My Elite Rate” which gives a savings often around 20%, and I often still pay with my Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American Express at participating Hyatt Hotels & Resorts in the U.S. to get a 5% statement credit on my Amex. When you start stacking all of these offers, plus take into account the regular hotel points you are earning + related Hyatt Gold Passport proms, it can all work together to make a big difference. Update: I have read that some are having problems getting paid via TCB when using the My Elite Rate specifically…I’m emailing them for clarification.
Let me know if you have any other questions and I’ll do my best to answer. Otherwise, you should have until March 3rd to get 5% back on Hyatt reservations booked via TopCashBack!
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