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“Update: The registration deadline for this promotion was March 31, 2020. For those who have already registered, you can earn extra points on stays with a checkout date on or before May 15, 2020.”
Hyatt is back with a new Bonus Journeys promotion. This promotion gives all Hyatt loyalty members the chance to earn 2X points on future stays. Plus, if you hold The World Of Hyatt Credit Card, you can also earn 1,500 extra points for stays that include a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. In this post, we'll cover some of the promotion's basics and how you can use that to maximize your opportunities.
Is it Available to Me?
The Bonus Journeys promotion is available to all World of Hyatt members.
How to Register
Visit Hyatt's Bonus Journeys offer page and enter your membership number.
The promotion allows you to improve your earnings at all World of Hyatt properties. These include new brands like Thompson Hotels and Destination Hotels, as well as participating MGM Resorts destinations in Las Vegas, Small Luxury Hotels of the World hotels, and Lindblad Expeditions.
- You must be a member of the World of Hyatt and register for the promotion before March 31, 2020, to participate.
- All eligible paid stays under this promotion must occur after registration and have a checkout date between February 15 and May 15, 2020 (“Promotion Period”).
- Beginning on your second eligible stay, you will receive double points per eligible stay at Hyatt hotels and resorts worldwide, as well as partner hotel brands such as M life resorts, Small Luxury Hotels of the World and Lindblad Expeditions.
- Maximum 100,000 Bonus Points may be earned for the Double Points bonus during Promotion Period.
However, this isn't the best part of the Bonus Journeys promotion. The best part may just lie in the second part of the offer, and that's available to…
Bonus for Credit Cardmembers
World of Hyatt Card cardholders also will earn 1,500 Bonus Points from each stay–starting with the second stay–as long as the stay includes a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday night. Members can earn up to 100,000 Bonus Points from this aspect of the promotion. However, you would need to complete more than 66 eligible stays between now and May 15 to reach that limit.
Even better, award stays are eligible for this bonus. The terms and conditions note that: “for the purpose of this promotion, an eligible night is defined as any night at a participating hotel where a member is paying an Eligible Rate or redeems a free night award.” To be sure, Mark Ostermann at Miles to Memories confirmed with Hyatt that you'll earn the 1,500-point bonus on award stays.
Bonus Earning Structure
Members earn 5X base points per dollar spent. With the Bonus Journeys promotion, you'll now earn 10X points per dollar. If you pay with the World of Hyatt Card, you'll earn an additional 4X. That means that World of Hyatt members can earn a total of 14 points per dollar spent during the Bonus Journeys promotion when paying with the World of Hyatt Card.
It gets even better for elite members. Discoverist elite members earn a 10% bonus on the base earning rate of 5X points. Explorist members earn a 20% bonus and Globalist members earn a 30% bonus. That means a Globalist cardholder could earn up to 15.5 points per dollar during the Bonus Journeys promotion.
Shortcut to Hyatt Elite Status
There's another reason to be excited about being a World of Hyatt Card cardholder: a shortcut to earning World of Hyatt elite status.
As a World of Hyatt Card cardholder, you receive 5 Elite Night credits just for holding the card. However, the card also provides solid opportunities for members to achieve a higher status. This can be accomplished in part through credit card spend. You'll earn 2 Elite Night credits for every $5,000 spent on the card.
You need to achieve 60 Elite Night Credits to reach Globalist.
In addition to elite status benefits, there are other perks you can earn along the way as you earn more Elite Night credits.
While some loyalty programs don't let travelers earn rewards from award stays, Hyatt counts award nights toward earning elite status.
For paid stays, the Bonus Journeys 2X points promotion could earn members between 10 and 15.5 points per dollar depending on their elite status and whether or not the traveler pays for the stay with the World of Hyatt Card.
That doesn't even include the 1,500 point bonus offer over weekends. If you can make the additional 1,500 point offer work for you, this may be the single most exciting part of the promotion. While it's not quite as simple as last year's promotion, you still might benefit from finding properties as low as 3,500 points per night after the bonus points! Will you benefit from Hyatt's Bonus Journeys promotion?
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