Expiration Date – August 9, 2017
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It’s a very good time to buy Hyatt Gold Passport points! Until August 9, 2017, Hyatt is offering a 30% bonus on the purchase of 5,000 to 9,000 World of Hyatt points, which equates to a cost of 1.85 cents per point and a 40% bonus if you buy 10,000 points or more, which equates to 1.71 cents per point. The normal price without a bonus is 2.40 cents per point - so it’s a good value.
Each calendar year Hyatt members can buy or give a maximum of 55,000 World of Hyatt points (before any bonuses).
This bonus offer only applies to buying points for your own account and does not apply to the purchase of points you intend to give to another member.
Have you ever wondered whether it is a good idea to buy or give World of Hyatt points - with or without a bonus offer?
We value World of Hyatt points at 1.80 cents per point, so with this sale you are purchasing points for less than we think they are worth!
So does a purchase make sense?
Maybe – we don’t suggest buying points speculatively, but rather advise you to purchase only with a specific award stay in mind.
Here is a quick calculation to help you decide:
Find a stay that qualifies for a Free Night Award.
Determine the full price of that stay if you were to pay cash including all taxes and fees.
Divide that amount by the number of World of Hyatt points required for the award stay (for Points + Cash award stays, subtract the cash outlay for the stay from the total in #2 before dividing by the points required).
If the value of each World of Hyatt point exceeds 1.71 cents for the 40% bonus and 1.85 for the 30% bonus, you’ve found a good deal and, if not, we don’t suggest you buy the points.
A purchase only makes good economic sense if you plan to redeem those points for a hotel stay where the cash value of each point required is more than the price you pay to buy the points.
Special note: To purchase points, you must have a been active in the World of Hyatt program in the last 30 days and have a positive account balance. And the points may take up to 48 hours to post and will not count toward World of Hyatt Elite status.
Don’t buy points speculatively. Once you decide on the hotel and dates you’d like to stay, simply take the cash price of the stay (base room rate plus taxes) and divide it by the number of points required for the stay. If the value is more than what you have to pay to acquire the points, purchasing points will save you money on your stay.
And remember, Points + Cash Awards tend to be the most lucrative way to use points.
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