New Hyatt Promo: Good For Inexpensive Stays

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Earn triple airline miles after your 2nd eligible stay at Hyatt from May 1 through August 31.  I remember getting some good value from a similar promotion a couple of summers ago (though it was a bit more lucrative).  This promo especially good for inexpensive and short Hyatt stays.  You have your choice of various airline partners to earn with, but using United as an example, after the first eligible stay you earn the normal 500 United miles.  Then on stays two through fifteen you earn 1,500 United miles per stay.  This will be instead of earning Hyatt points for your hotel expenses, so for more expensive or longer stays you will not come out ahead.

Using a $100 one night stay as an example, you would normally earn 500 Hyatt points as a non-elite, 575 as a Platinum elite, or 650 as a Diamond guest.  I think that most everyone will agree that 1,500 United miles are worth more than 500 – 650 Hyatt points.  I would think the breaking point for most of us would be a Hyatt stay that cost a bit over $200.  Certainly anything under $200 and on stays 2-15 you are likely coming out better with airline miles than Hyatt points in terms of value.

Hyatt Airline Promo

When they did something similar a few years ago, I still got my Diamond amenity points/closed lounge bonuses for stays even though I opted to earn United miles instead of Hyatt points, though there was some difficulty with getting the bonus to post correctly.  M life stays are not eligible for this promotion.

Here are the participating airlines and relevant registration pages.

Hyatt Airline Promotion

In addition to registering for this promo, you need to give your frequent flyer number and tell the hotel at check-in you want to earn miles instead of points.  As always, I have this and other spring/summer hotel promotions listed together on my Hotel Promos page. Will you be opting to earn airline miles or Hyatt points this summer?

Thanks to View From the Wing for sharing this info

 

Comments

  1. Maybe I’m doing something wrong, but just tried to register both myself and husband using the United link above, and received an “invalid promotion code” response both times.

  2. Kate, probably just a tech glitch on their side. I would try again today or tomorrow and I bet it will be fixed.

  3. If I register for this promo will it default my account to get miles instead of points? As you said it is good for cheap Hyatt Place hotels stays but I want o make sure I will get the points and not miles for my upcoming family vacation at the Grand Hyatt Kauai in June.

  4. There may be a hidden benefit taking advantage of the mileage-based promotions. A couple of years ago, Hyatt gave 25,000 UA miles to United 1K members who are also Diamond members and participated in the mileage promo. At least that was the theory, since it was a surprise promotion and not publicized.

    @Santastico No – you need to manually give the hotel your mileage account number, or have Gold Passport adjust the account after the fact.

  5. FYI – i just called chase to see if they were doing any referal bonus promos for the sapphire like they have in the past since i have a friend who wants to apply. they said the 5K point referral promo is coming back later this week!

  6. So by signing up for this promo, I can still get points as long as I don’t ask for miles? And if I ask for miles on the 2nd+ stay, I’ll get 1500 per stay?

  7. Okay, lets take a $180 stays since that’s what I’m typically looking at. I earn 6.5 x 180 = 1170 points + 500 as a Diamond amenity or 1,670 points for that stay.

    If I credit miles instead I get 1,500 UA miles? Doesn’t seem like a good trade-off.

    Do I get to keep the 500 Hyatt bonus? Or does it all go away and I only get the 1,500 miles?

  8. I can’t believe you have to give the hotel your frequent flier number and ask for points every time. Hyatt really needs to upgrade their system. I love Hyatt, but with things like this, they are light years behind the other hotel chains.

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