World of Hyatt is holding a points sale from now till 28 November 11.59 am Singapore time where members can get up to a 40% bonus on purchased points. A 40% bonus is the highest public sale for Hyatt points.
You can buy a maximum of 55,000 Hyatt points in a calendar year (before bonuses), and receive a further maximum of 55,000 points from another member. I’ve already bought 5,000 points for the year, so my maximum is 50,000 as the screenshot below shows.
Buying Hyatt points at a 40% bonus means you’re paying 1.714 US cents per point.
Here’s a reminder of Hyatt’s award chart:
There is some great value to be had by buying Hyatt points, especially at top-end properties. For example, the Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa is a Category 6 property (25,000 points a night), and revenue rates are usually in excess of US$1,200 a night. The equivalent cost if you bought 25,000 points would be US$429 a night.
Similarly, revenue rates at the Park Hyatt Paris Vendome are upwards of US$800, but as a Category 7 property you could get the same room for 30,000 points (US$514) a night.
It’s not just at the uberluxe properties where Hyatt points can be useful- remember that free nights start from 5,000 points at Category 1 properties, or US$86. This can offer good value at properties like the soon-to-be-reopened Hyatt Regency Bali, where rooms start at US$160 pre-tax. You don’t need to pay taxes on a points redemption, so long as the stay is fully paid for with points.
If you’re thinking of using Hyatt points for points + cash rates, you should be aware of the rumours circulating that Hyatt will devalue these awards come 1 November. The points requirement will remain the same, but the cash portion may increase. If you want to book a points + cash award, I’d get it done asap.
What card should I use?
Hyatt points purchases are processed by Points.com. You can use the following cards to earn bonus miles
- BOC Elite Miles World Mastercard- 5 mpd
- DBS Woman’s World Card- 4 mpd, maximum $2,000 per month. You may need to call in to get DBS to manually credit the bonus points as only 3X (1.2 mpd) base points will be credited
- UOB Visa Signature- 4 mpd, minimum $1,000, maximum $2,000 per statement period
- Citibank Rewards Visa or Citibank Rewards Mastercard– 4 mpd, maximum $1,000 per month
- Standard Chartered Visa Infinite- 3 mpd, subject to a minimum spend of $2,000 per statement period
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