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For weeks now Hyatt has been touting their upcoming winter promotion as being one of the best promotions yet. I’ve been quite interested to see what that meant in practice, and now we know….and I think they were exaggerating a wee bit.
The “Stay More, Play More” offers are targeted, so you need to check here to see what your offer will be. Once your offer is displayed, be sure to then also click the next button to actually register.
My husband and I (both currently Diamonds) both got the same offer:
Earn 20,000 Hyatt Gold Passport bonus points after completing 10 eligible nights at any Hyatt hotel worldwide from January 15 – April 30, 2015.
So, if we stay 10 eligible nights we still won’t have enough bonus points for even one night at many hotels that we love (that are Category 6 or 7). That’s fine and on par with many other current promos in this pretty strong travel economy (full list of current promos coming soon), but I certainly wouldn’t call it one of the best Hyatt promos yet. However, I do appreciate that Hyatt does not have a list of hotels that opt out of the promo, as is common practice for other chains. This truly is a global promo and even cash + points stays count toward the promo, as do stays at Mlife properties (per the FAQs).
Others did get higher offers, such as View From the Wing who got a tiered promo that tops out at 65,000 points for 25 or more nights. This Flyertalk thread highlights even more reports of different offers that include:
Earn 2,000 Hyatt Gold Passport® bonus points after your next eligible stay at any Hyatt hotel worldwide
Earn 5,000 Hyatt Gold Passport® bonus points after completing 2 eligible stays at any Hyatt hotel worldwide
Earn 20,000 Hyatt Gold Passport® bonus points after completing 10 eligible nights at any Hyatt hotel worldwide
Stay Earn Total Points Earned:
5 Nights + 5,000 Points = 5,000
10 Nights + 10,000 Points = 15,000
15 Nights + 15,000 Points = 30,000
20 Nights + 20,000 Points = 50,000
Stay Earn Total Points Earned:
15 Nights + 30,000 Points = 30,000
20 Nights + 15,000 Points = 45,000
25 Nights + 20,000 Points = 65,000
My husband will likely have around 10 nights for work during the promo period if his current travel pattern holds, so I’m okay with us not being targeted for a bigger offer that required more nights, but I do think the promo might have been a teeny bit over-hyped. If you aren’t happy with your offer, you can try contacting Hyatt to see if they might change it. I’m not sure if that will work, but you could try. There are also folks out there who are “hacking” their offer code…not something I would do, but it is happening.
Even though I don’t think this promo is amazing, I’m still happy for some bonus points after months with no Hyatt promo. What offer did you get and will you be completing it?
Terms and Conditions for my offer:
You must receive this offer from Hyatt and register by April 30, 2015. You will receive 20,000 Hyatt Gold Passport bonus points after completing ten Eligible Nights from January 15, 2015 through April 30, 2015. A maximum 20,000 bonus points may be earned, regardless of the number of stays completed during the offer period. For the purpose of this offer, an “Eligible Night” is defined as any night where a member is paying an Eligible Rate, as defined in the terms and conditions of Hyatt Gold Passport. Hyatt Gold Passport members will only receive Eligible Night credit for their room, regardless of the number of rooms paid. You must provide your Hyatt Gold Passport membership number at the time of check-in and choose points or miles for your stay. Hyatt Gold Passport will automatically track Eligible Nights when you provide your Hyatt Gold Passport membership number. Please allow two to three weeks after your stay for bonus points to be posted to your Hyatt Gold Passport account.