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Today my husband and I (along with others) received a ridiculously awesome email from Hyatt. I’ll let their email speak for itself:
At Hyatt, we are excited to have the opportunity to show our appreciation for our most valued guests. In recognition and appreciation of your loyalty, we enthusiastically extend to you 50,000 United MileagePlus® award miles, to be deposited into your MileagePlus account within the next 2-3 weeks. We hope you enjoy this gift on behalf of Hyatt and MileagePlus. As always, we are truly grateful for your loyalty and look forward to welcoming you back very soon.
We both have Diamond status with Hyatt (and low level status with United), but both of us are probably very “low value” Diamonds – we both come it at just over 25 stays per year, and usually at inexpensive properties. For them to do something like this is a fantastic and amazing shocker. I value 50,000 United miles between $750 – $1,000, so Christmas came early around these parts since my family just got two of those gifts. That we frankly probably didn’t deserve, at least by my calculations.
If it was five months from now (April Fool’s Day) I wouldn’t even believe the email to possibly be true…and I’m still hoping it wasn’t some “IT glitch” or other cruel joke that sent this to our accounts. However, it does have our name and Hyatt Gold Passport number on the email, so I have no reason to think it isn’t true. It just seems too good to be true!
Update: Hyatt’s Twitter account confirmed it is real, so in this case “too good to be true” is in fact true. Wow!
This is the best “elite status perk” I have ever received. Have you received this email, or a similar elite status perk that came as an unexpected surprise? I plan to post my session on elite status basics and fast-tracks from the Chicago Seminars tomorrow, and while the story of this email isn’t in the presentation, I can guarantee it would be the next time around.