Posted by Ric Garrido

Hyatt Gold Passport is sponsoring a 50,000 bonus points prize through Loyalty Traveler to help build a school in Cambodia via the Passports with Purpose fundraiser. The fundraising goal of $13,000 will provide money to an independent non-profit organization, American Assistance for Cambodia (AAfC), founded by American journalist Bernie Krisher. The Rural Schools Project is AAfC’s major effort and $13,000 in donations will receive matching funds from the World Bank and Asian Development Bank to build a school for needy rural children. The Rural Schools Project has built over 400 schools in Cambodia over the past decade.

 

Pulitzer Prize winning New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof described his family’s journey to Cambodia last year to participate in the school opening ceremony for a junior high school they raised donations to help build.

 

The route to raising $13,000 through Passports with Purpose, an organization founded by Seattle travelbloggers, is a travel-oriented prize raffle made possible by donations from sponsors through the community of travelbloggers across the globe.

 

Loyalty Traveler was late to the effort as I just learned of this 2nd annual travelbloggers fundraiser last week when I wrote about Passports with Purpose in this piece.  I did not have much to give except hotel points and advice, so I made a direct appeal through social media, Facebook, Twitter, and my Loyalty Traveler blog to solicit donations from hoteliers for the Passports with Purpose fundraiser. I certainly would have preferred to have taken a more personalized approach, but time was of the essence with the raffle starting November 30 and the holiday weekend approaching. The outreach of social media was successful in making contact with one of my favorite hotel chains.

 

Hyatt Gold Passport donates 50,000 Bonus Points for Passports with Purpose prize

 

Hyatt Gold Passport has provided a generous donation of 50,000 bonus points for the Passports with Purpose raffle. These points can be redeemed for free nights anywhere in the world so the winner can create any type of Hyatt travel experience he or she wishes. Hyatt Hotels & Resorts has 415 properties worldwide including the Park Hyatt, Andaz, Grand Hyatt, Hyatt Regency, Hyatt Place, Hyatt Summerfield Suites and Hyatt Vacation Club brands.

 

Total Prize Value: Approximately $1,500

To get more details about Hyatt Gold Passport, please visit the Hyatt Gold Passport site.

 

To Participate: To win this prize, simply donate $10 for each online raffle entry on the Passports with Purpose Donation page and select this Hyatt Gold Passport prize or any of the other prizes you want to win with your ticket(s). Winner must provide their First and Last Name and Hyatt Gold Passport account number to receive bonus points. To join Hyatt Gold Passport visit www.goldpassport.com.

 

 

Key Dates:
PwP drawing begins: Nov 30
PwP closes: Dec 21
Prize winners announced: Jan 5 

 

 

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Passports with Purpose Raffle Donation Terms:

One (1) winner will receive 50,000 Hyatt Gold Passport bonus points.  (Approximate retail value $1,500 USD) Winner must provide their First and Last Name and Hyatt Gold Passport account number to receive bonus points. To join Hyatt Gold Passport visit www.goldpassport.com.  This prize is subject to the terms and conditions of the Hyatt Gold Passport program. Please allow 6-8 weeks after member information is received for Hyatt Gold Passport bonus points to be credited to your account. Hyatt reserves the right to alter or withdraw this program at any time without notice. Hyatt Hotels & Resorts® encompasses hotels managed, franchised or leased by subsidiaries and affiliates of Hyatt Hotels Corporation. The trademarks Hyatt™, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts™, Park Hyatt™, Andaz™, Grand Hyatt™, Hyatt Regency™, Hyatt Place™, Hyatt Summerfield Suites™, Hyatt Gold Passport™, and related marks are trademarks of Hyatt Corporation. © 2009 Hyatt Corporation. All rights reserved.

Link to Hyatt Gold Passport Promotion Terms and Conditions for Passports with Purpose prize. 

 

Related Loyalty Traveler posts:

Hyatt Gold Passport is currently offering one of the best hotel loyalty programs in years. I study these promotions and this offer is truly exceptional. Earn a free night after every two stays at any Hyatt brand hotel and earn airline miles while receiving double credit for elite status through January 31, 2010. Also, Costco is selling $100 in Hyatt Gift certificates this holiday season for $79.99 to reduce the cost of your Hyatt stays by 20%. Rarely is loyalty travel this giving.

 

Earn 2,500 airline miles with every two nights at a Hyatt brand hotel through January 31 (Oct. 5, 2009)

Hyatt Faster Free Nights + Stays Count Double promotion analysis Oct.1 – Jan 31, 2010 (Sep 19, 2009)

Hoteliers Needed! Help Passports with Purpose Build a School in Cambodia (Nov 24, 2009)

Hyatt Hotels Redemption Category Distribution (Nov. 6, 2009)

Hyatt Gold Passport Enhancements – And they really are enhancements (April 2, 2009)

Passports with Purpose and Hyatt Hotels in Bali (Dec 5, 2009)

 

Passports with Purpose Links:

Passports with Purpose (homepage)

Passports with Purpose Raffle Prizes and Donation page

Hyatt Hotels and Hyatt Gold Passport links:

Hyatt Hotels homepage 

Hyatt Gold Passport

Hyatt Gold Passport Free Night Awards with Points

 

 

 

7 Responses

  1. Very nice gesture from Hyatt!

  2. This is awesome — way to go organizing this — but I don’t see the Hyatt points as an option on the page. What am I doing wrong?

  3. Never mind, I just saw the update.

  4. It’s working – donated at 2:30pm pacific – thanks, Ric!

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