World of Hyatt offering 25% bonus on points purchases

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From now till 12 August 2023, buy World of Hyatt points with a 25% bonus, or 1.92 US cents apiece.

World of Hyatt has launched a new points sale, which runs from now till 12 August 2023, 11.59 p.m SGT. 

25% bonus on World of Hyatt points

World of Hyatt members who purchase at least 7,000 points will receive a 25% bonus.

Buying points with a 25% bonus is equivalent to paying 1.92 US cents per point. This isn’t the biggest sale we ever see offered (that’d be a 30% discount, which brings the price down to 1.68 US cents apiece), but could still be worth a look if you have upcoming stays.

World of Hyatt members can normally buy up to 55,000 points (pre-bonus) per account, per calendar year. However, during this promotion the cap has been doubled to 110,000 points (pre-bonus).

While the programme limits the number of points that can be purchased per year, you can combine points across accounts during redemptions. One request can be made every 30 days. 

What can you redeem World of Hyatt Points for?

World of Hyatt has now introduced peak pricing after delaying its implementation several times, so here’s how much you can expect to pay for a standard room redemption depending on time of year. 

CategoryOff-PeakStandardPeak
13,5005,0006,500
26,5008,0009,500
39,00012,00015,000
412,00015,00018,000
517,00020,00023,000
621,00025,00029,000
725,00030,00035,000
835,00040,00045,000

You’ll typically find redeeming points to be better value during peak periods when revenue rates go through the roof, although the introduction of peak pricing offsets the value somewhat. 

World of Hyatt offers some of the most unique points redemptions of any chain, thanks to its acquisition of smaller chains like Destination Hotels, Alila Hotels, Joie De Vivre and SLH.

This means more unique places to redeem your points, like Ventana Big Sur, an Alila Resort. It’s often in the shadow of the better-known Post Ranch Inn, but still an amazing property in and of itself, nestled deep within the natural beauty of Big Sur. Rooms here cost upwards of US$1,100 per night during peak period, but can also be redeemed from 35,000 points a night. 

Ventana Big Sur

Otherwise, buying Hyatt points is a way of accessing some of the portfolio’s top tier properties like the Park Hyatt Maldives, a Category 7 property which starts from 25,000 points a night. Given that revenue rates here can be upwards of US$880 a night including taxes, there are deals to be had by buying points instead.

Park Hyatt Maldives

It’s not just the top tier properties which have great redemption opportunities- even the lower category World of Hyatt hotels can be good choices. For instance, the Hyatt Place Bangkok Sukhumvit is a Category 1 hotel that starts from as little as 3,500 points per night. Purchasing points would be cheaper than the US$100-130 cash rates we normally see. 

Hyatt Place Bangkok Sukhumvit

When do World of Hyatt points expire?

World of Hyatt points expire after 24 consecutive months of inactivity.

Any points earning or redemption activity would reset the expiration of your points. 

What cards should I use to buy World of Hyatt points?

World of Hyatt points purchases do not code as hotel transactions. Instead, they are processed by in USD by Points.com (MCC 7399: Business Services Not Elsewhere Classified), which means you can use the following cards to maximise your miles:

CardEarn RateRemarks
Citi Rewards
Apply
4 mpdCap of S$1K per s. month 
UOB Visa Signature
Apply
4 mpdMin S$1K, max S$2K FCY spend per s. month
SCB Visa Infinite
Apply
3 mpdMin spend S$2K per s. month
UOB PRVI Miles
Apply
2.4 mpdNo cap 
UOB VI Metal Card
Apply
2.4 mpd No cap
DBS Vantage Card
Apply
2.2 mpdNo cap
S. Month= Statement Month | C. Month= Calendar Month

Remember, you can always pair the Citi Rewards Card with the Amaze Card to earn 4 mpd on Points.com purchases, enjoying lower foreign currency transaction fees compared to banks.

I generally don’t advise using the DBS Woman’s World Card for Points.com purchases, as past data points have indicated issues with getting the bonus points credited. 

For some other limited-time foreign currency spending offers, refer to the post below (and make sure the offer is valid for online spending; some are in-person only!)

What card should you use for your overseas holiday?

Conclusion

25% bonus on World of Hyatt points

World of Hyatt is offering a 25% bonus on points purchases until 12 August 2023. This isn’t the cheapest price we’ve ever seen, but could be good value if you’re looking to top off an account, or if revenue rates are disproportionately high for the period in question.

As a general rule, you should never buy points speculatively. Only buy if you have a definite plan in mind, and burn them as soon as you can. 

Aaron Wong
Aaron Wong
Aaron founded The Milelion to help people travel better for less and impress chiobu. He was 50% successful.

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