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After being extended a few times, Hyatt's current round of Bonus Journeys promotions are finally coming to a close. Not surprisingly, Hyatt is launching new promotions just as the old ones end.
The latest ‘Bonus Journeys' promotion takes things in a new direction. Instead of offering double elite night credits or triple/quadruple points, this promotion offers a simple, flat bonus. Starting February 23, 2021, World of Hyatt members can register to earn up to 2,500 bonus points after every two nights stayed. Plus, each member can receive a Free Night Award after completing 10 qualifying nights.
Though not quite as exciting as saving 25% on all award bookings or earning double elite nights, this promotion is still pretty valuable. Let's go over all the details so I can show you why.
Up to 2,500 Bonus Points Every Two Nights
- Members must register by May 15, 2021 and before completing any qualifying stay to earn bonus points.
- After registration, all members will earn 2,000 bonus points after every two qualifying nights completed between March 1, 2021 and June 15, 2021.
- Cardholders of the World of Hyatt Credit Card will receive an additional 500 bonus points after every two qualifying nights in the same period. This brings their total bonus to 2,500 bonus points every two nights.
- An “Eligible Night” is defined as any night where a member is paying an eligible rate or redeems a free night award.
- Eligible nights do NOT need to be consecutive to qualify.
- There is no limit to the number of bonus points that members can earn with this promotion.
- Allow two to three weeks for bonus points to post after checkout.
Earn A Free Night Award After 10 Nights
- Registered members can earn one (1) category 1–4 Free Night Award after completing their tenth qualifying night between March 1, 2021 and June 15, 2021.
- Free Night Awards earned with this promotion will expire 180-days after issuance.
- The Free Night Award is in addition to any bonus points earned.
How valuable is this new Hyatt Bonus Journeys promotion?
While 2,000 bonus points probably doesn't sound too staggering, this promotion may be more valuable than you first imagine.
World of Hyatt points are markedly more valuable than the award currency of most competitor hotel chains. For example, I typically value Hyatt points around 1.5¢ each—compared to 0.5¢ apiece with Hilton and IHG points. With that valuation, a 2,000-point bonus equals roughly $30. This jumps up to $37.50 if you have a World of Hyatt Card and receive a 2,500-point bonus.
However, a better perspective is perhaps to look at the bonus through the lens of a potential award night redemption. If you hold the World of Hyatt Card and complete four qualifying nights, you'll receive 5,000 bonus points. That's enough for a free night in a category 1 Hyatt property.
If you intend to stay 10 nights during the promotion, the value is even higher. Hyatt members staying 10 nights will earn 10,000 bonus points PLUS a Free Night Award (category 1–4). Meanwhile, World of Hyatt Card holders will receive a total of 12,500 bonus points and a Free Night Award (category 1–4). That's not a bad haul, especially if those stays were booked with points or free night awards.
Hyatt Promotions through February 28, 2021
This new Hyatt Bonus Journeys promotion starts the day after several current Hyatt promotions end. The following offers run through February 28, 2021:
- Previous Hyatt ‘Bonus Journeys‘ Offer — Registered members can earn triple points on all stays (up to 150,000 bonus points). Additionally, members who hold a World of Hyatt Card can earn quadruple points on resort stays (up to 225,000 bonus points).
- Double Elite-Qualifying Nights — Qualifying nights completed between January 1, 2021 and February 28, 2021 will count double towards 2021 elite status qualification.
- 15–25% Point Rebates on Award Stays — For stays through February 28, 2021, registered members will get a 15% rebate on award stays. Moreover, World of Hyatt Card cardholders get an elevated 25% rebate.
- Free Parking on All Award Stays — All Hyatt members can receive free parking (self-parking or valet) on free night awards and Points + Cash stays. Plus, Hyatt Globalists can receive the same benefit on eligible paid stays.
- Triple Points on Dining — World of Hyatt members can earn triple base points on dining purchases at Hyatt properties when they aren't staying.
Keep in mind that registration closed for most of these on January 15, 2021. So, if you didn't already take advantage of them, there's no use searching for the registration page now.
I'm not too reserved when it comes to spouting Hyatt's praises, especially considering how proactive its loyalty program has been amidst waning travel. It's been all over it, offering promotion after promotion, some of which are among the most lucrative we've ever seen.
Just as Hyatt's season of incredible promotions is coming to a close, the popular program has announced a new Bonus Journeys promotion. Through June 15, registered members can earn up to 2,500 bonus points after every two qualifying nights. Plus, all members can earn a category 1–4 Free Night Award after their first 10 nights.
For me, this promotion isn't nearly as exciting as the ability to save up to 25% on all award bookings. Oh well—I knew that couldn't last forever. Between the highs of the last promotion and the normalcy of pre-COVID, this promotion splits the difference. It's not valuable enough for anyone to book stays because of it. But it provides a not-insignificant bonus for anyone booking stays anyway.
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