If you read this post, you are probably already aware that I missed out on the beginning of the MegaDO due to some flight delays getting from Houston to Dallas.  That meant that I missed the big announcement about Hyatt’s first promo of 2012.  However, I was lucky enough to chat with a Hyatt executive to get caught up on the promo after I arrived.  So, between The Point’s Guy’s great tweets from the event, and catching up with Hyatt once I got on the ground, I am excited to share the details that I learned about the first Hyatt promo of the year.

This promo will run from February 1 – April 30th 2012.

The promo is tiered, so that means after every four nights you earn an additional set of bonus points.  If you have the Chase Hyatt card then you are rewarded with some additional bonus points.

Stay 4 Nights, Earn 4,000 Bonus Points (1,000 Bonus Points with Hyatt Visa)
Stay 8 Nights, Earn 8,000 additional Bonus Points (2,000 Bonus Points with Hyatt Visa)
Stay 12 Nights, Earn 12,000 additional Bonus Points (3,000 Bonus Points with Hyatt Visa)
Stay 16 Nights, Earn 20,000 additional Bonus Points (5,000 Bonus Points with Hyatt Visa)

So, if you stay at a Hyatt hotel for 16 nights during the next three months, you will earn 44,000 bonus Hyatt Gold Passport points.  I do like that this promo is based on nights and not stays.  I also like that it is a cumulative bonus, so the points really start to add up once you rack up a decent number of stays.  This promo works out well if you are like my husband and have many nights away for business this time of year.  However, this promo doesn’t really work very well if you are looking for a promotion where you can complete stays purely to rack up free stays to use on vacation (a la Hyatt Faster Free Nights style).

We will have to wait for the official Hyatt announcement to learn all of the exact terms and conditions, but at least we have a preview of what is coming down the pipeline from Hyatt.  This promo certainly isn’t overly exciting, but since we haven’t had a real Hyatt promo since mid-November, it is better than nothing.  I know my husband’s Hyatt Gold Passport account will benefit from this promo, but I will personally be doing good to just have four nights during the promo.

So, what do you think?  Will this promo work for your travel plans?

 

 

 

 

Posted by mommypoints | 10 Comments

10 Responses to “New Hyatt Promo Announced at the OneWorld MegaDO”

  1. Mike says:

    Weak promo

  2. [...] which starts from 1 Feb (just after all my stays finish of course!) MommyPoints has covered it here. New Gold Passport cards are [...]

  3. Gabe says:

    I agree with Mike. Will not affect my travel at all. Hyatt Diamond used to be a great program.

  4. Jennifer says:

    This is great for me as I already have 8 nights booked at Hyatts in Seattle and Vancouver in April. That means 15000 bonus points for me even if I don’t do any mattress runs before or after that.

  5. Dan in STL says:

    Seems a little weak. Also I need more Hyatt’s or Hyatt Place hotels in Southern Illinois. Hard to hit any major gains on this one but I do like the promo at least a little. I assume you’ll have to register, that’s always a killer on these deals for me.

  6. Susan says:

    Hi Mommy Points!
    I found your website through thepointsguy and LOVE your site! :) I completely agree with your philosophy on getting your family together and doing whatever it takes to maximize points, especially through “normal spending.” :)

    I have a question about credit cards and credit ratings. I noticed that many frequent flyers get a bulk of miles through the 50,000+ miles from opening a new card. You mentioned that this leads to a deduction in credit score but the score goes back up over time. However, won’t owning a lot of cards negatively affect credit ratings in the long run? Or do you cancel several credit cards periodically?

    I ask this because I already own several credit cards and am hesitant to open a new one for the miles. However, I am currently in a long-distance marriage (my husband studies in Europe and I’m studying in the US), and we only see each other a few times a year. We both have meager student incomes, so we’re trying to learn how to take advantage of frequent flyer programs so we can afford to be with each other more often.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Blessings to you and your lovely family!
    -Susan

  7. [...] Chase Visa credit card.  I won’t go into the full details, but you can read more about it here and here.  On its own, I don’t find this promo that exciting because I don’t expect to be [...]

  8. As mentioned over on frequentmiler, if you can mattress run this promo, it’s worth thinking about. The bonus points alone are enough for two nights at a top tier hotel, plus the credit card bonus if you have it (I don’t, but now thinking about getting ti to mattress run this), and the base points for staying…

  9. [...] I would receive Diamond benefits while staying there, and it would put me at four Hyatt stays for the current promo that awards bonus points for every fourth Hyatt stay.  This is likely to be my last Hyatt stay before the promo ends on April 30th, so it made sense to [...]

  10. [...] I would receive Diamond benefits while staying there, and it would put me at four Hyatt stays for the current promo that awards bonus points for every fourth Hyatt stay.  This is likely to be my last Hyatt stay before the promo ends on April 30th, so it made sense to [...]

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