Posted by Ric Garrido

Hyatt Gold Passport points are on sale through U.S. Travel Association Daily Getaways today at a good price. I will try to buy a set of points. So will many other people. This is a deal that will definitely sell out quickly, so be prepared with your finger on the mouse precisely at 1:00pm ET today if you want to buy cheap Hyatt points at about $10 per 1,000 points.

I wrote about this offer two weeks ago in my post Daily Getaways July 11 Hyatt Points at low, low price for the lucky few.

The highlight deal in Week Five of U.S. Travel Association’s Daily Getaways is Hyatt Gold Passport with points as low as $10 per 1,000 points. The bad news is you are highly unlikely to actually find yourself on the landing page to buy any set of points during this Hyatt sale. There are only 165 sets of points in four different sales. Most of these points packages will be gone in the first three seconds after the sale begins at 1pm ET on Thursday, July 11.

  • 24,000 points (100 sets) = $260 ($234 with AmEX payment)
  • 30,000 points (35 sets) = $330 ($297 with AmEx payment)
  • 36,000 points (15 sets) = $415 ($373.50 with AmEx payment)
  • 69,000 points (15 sets) = $775 ($697.50 with AmEx payment)
  • Only one set may be purchased per each of the four offers.

This is a great price compared to the normal $24 rate. The current sale brings the Hyatt Gold Passport points purchase rate to as low as $9.75 per 1,000 points with the 24,000 points purchase.

Good luck with Hyatt.

The Market Has Spoken on Hotel Points Purchases

Daily Getaways this year offered points packages from Best Western Rewards, Choice Privileges, Club Carlson, Hilton HHonors, Hyatt Gold Passport, IHG Rewards Club and Wyndham Rewards. Marriott Rewards offered discount gift cards. Starwood Preferred Guest stayed out of the game.

The points items from Best Western, Hilton HHonors and IHG Rewards Club did not sell out and are still available for sale in Daily Getaways.

Best Western is understandable since the price is not that great at $60 per 10,000 points when many hotels are in the 28,000 to 36,000 range.

IHG Rewards Club kind of surprises me since $90 for 15,000 points makes for some cheap hotel nights with PointBreaks rewards at 5,000 points per night. My current road trip from California to Denver has cost 15,000 points for three hotel nights in towns where the rates would have been around $350 for the lowest published rates for the three nights.

Hilton HHonors not being able to sell their points should be an eye-opener for the program executives. HHonors is trying to sell 150,000 points for $825, 10% less with American Express payment. The fact that many Premium Room Rewards will cost 75,000 points for one night on a room that is less than $250 is probably keeping members from investing in HHonors loyalty points. HHonors has really screwed up their loyalty program hotel stay redemptions in the past few years.

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Still, there are savings to be found with 150,000 points if you are selective. The Hilton San Francisco would be about 20% less with a Points and Cash stay tonight at the rate points are available in Daily Getaways.

Next year Hilton HHonors should try selling more sets of points in smaller amounts rather than asking members to plop down $825 for points that have no known value based on HHonors errant changes to hotel awards.

 

Ric Garrido, writer and owner of Loyalty Traveler, shares news and views on hotels, hotel loyalty programs and vacation destinations for frequent guests.

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7 Responses

  1. IHG had offered points sales for two days at Daily Getaways with an unusual abundance of availabilty compared to last year. That’s perhaps why they didn’t sell out. It may also reveal another IHG devaluation is planned for the near future.

    Comment by Steve T on July 11th, 2013 at 9:12 am
  2. gone in seconds… :(

  3. Thanks Ric. Got in for 24k before they vanished

  4. The lowest priced / least amount of points (of which there were 100 available) were gone in 10 minutes. The other ones went even faster.

  5. I was at my computer starting at 12:50 and kept refreshing the 4 screens and still couldn’t buy any of the 4 sets.

    Good news is that HHonors points are still available for purchase.

  6. I think its hilarious that Hilton thinks that the “value” of their points packages come out to one cent per point. Next to impossible to get more than half a cent per point at the vast majority of properties. Daily Getaway packages are a horrible deal for Hilton this year.

    Comment by afterbang on July 11th, 2013 at 7:02 pm
  7. Couldn’t get any yesterday. I tried for 20 min starting at 12:58 pm.

    I did get 100K Hilton points the other day. I think I can use it in points and cash combination for Conrad HK. I think it still a bit cheaper that way.

    Comment by Charles on July 12th, 2013 at 5:49 am

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