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Registration was required by January 15, 2021. If you registered for this promotion by then, you can still utilize the promotion through February 28, 2021.
Update 12/2/2020: Hyatt extended most of these promotions through February 28, 2021 as part of its 2021 elite status change announcement. This post has been updated to reflect this extension.
Hyatt continues to up the ante with its promotional offerings. The latest campaign expands on previously announced Hyatt promotions, retaining the ‘Bonus Journeys' name and offering up to quadruple points on stays through the end of the year. In addition, Hyatt is extending the current Hyatt promotion for award redemptions and free parking through February 28, 2021.
New ‘Bonus Journeys' Hyatt Promotion Key Terms
- This promotion applies to stays between October 1, 2020 through February 28, 2021.
- Members can register between October 1, 2020 and January 15, 2021.
- World of Hyatt members can earn triple World of Hyatt points on all stays. There's a cap of 150,000 bonus points.
- Additionally, members who hold a The World Of Hyatt Credit Card (review) can earn quadruple World of Hyatt points on resort stays at 350+ properties. Maximum 225,000 bonus points. Hyatt will make the list of eligible properties available once the promotion is live.
- Offer applies to all previously booked stays, so there's no need to re-book after registering.
- Like Hyatt's previous ‘Bonus Journeys' promotion, Hyatt will triple or quadruple the base points earned. Elite bonuses will not be tripled or quadrupled.
- Hyatt will issue bonus points within two to three weeks after a qualifying stay.
- Earn 25,000 Bonus Points after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. Plus, 25,000 Bonus Points after you spend $6,000 total within 6 months of account opening.
- Free nights start at 5,000 points
- Receive 1 free night at any Category 1-4 Hyatt hotel or resort after your Cardmember anniversary
- Earn an extra free night at any Category 1-4 Hyatt hotel if you spend $15,000 during your cardmember anniversary year
- Get automatic World of Hyatt Elite status and 5 qualifying night credits every year as long as your account is open
- Earn 2 qualifying night credits towards tier status everytime you spend $5,000 on your card
- Earn 9 points total for Hyatt stays - 4 Bonus Points per $1 spent at Hyatt hotels & 5 Base Points per $1 you can earn as a World of Hyatt member
- Earn 2 Bonus Points per $1 spent at restaurants, on airlines tickets purchased directly from the airlines, on local transit and commuting and on fitness club and gym memberships
- 9X points total per $1 spent at Hyatt - 4X points per $1 when you use your card at Hyatt hotels & 5X points per $1 you can earn as a World of Hyatt member
- 2X points per $1 spent at restaurants, on airlines tickets purchased directly from the airlines, on local transit and commuting and on fitness club and gym memberships
- 1X point per $1 everywhere else
Earn 2021 Elite Qualifying Nights in 2020
During the same timeframe, Hyatt is also rewarding double elite-qualifying nights—sort of.
For every elite-qualifying night earned under the Bonus Journeys promotion, Hyatt will award another towards your 2021 elite status. For example, if you manage to earn ten elite-qualifying nights between October 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020, you'll get a ten-night head start towards earning Hyatt elite status in 2021.
It's also worth mentioning that elite-qualifying nights earned via spending on a World of Hyatt Card card will not qualify.
Hyatt Promotions Being Extended
In addition to the new offerings, Hyatt has opted to extend the terms of its numerous other promotions, including:
- 15–25% Point Rebates on Award Stays— Announced in July, this valuable promotion allows registered members to book Hyatt award stays with an effective 15 to 25% discount. This Hyatt promotion was originally slotted to end in October, but Hyatt has now extended the terms through February 28, 2021. The new deadline to register is January 15, 2021.
- 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. This was also slated to end in October but is now effective for stays through February 28, 2021.
- Triple Points on Dining —World of Hyatt members can earn triple base points on dining purchases at Hyatt properties when they aren't staying. This increased earning rate is now available through February 28, 2021. There is no registration required.
Hyatt is crushing the competition when it comes to incentivizing would-be travelers. The ability to earn triple (or quadruple) points on every stay is massive—particularly if you hold Hyatt elite status. Earning extra nights towards 2021 elite qualification only serves to sweeten the deal.
Additionally, I'm excited to see the extension of the 15–25% rebate on free night awards. Thanks to this Hyatt promotion (and my World of Hyatt Card), I've saved 22,000 points total over my last three award stays. That's worth roughly $330 if valuing Hyatt points at a conservative 1.5¢ each. With this extension, I'll certainly continue to target Hyatt hotels for any upcoming stays.
Are these Hyatt promotional offerings enough for you to book with Hyatt for your next hotel stay?
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