Does It Make Sense To Buy Hyatt Points With A 25% Discount?

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World of Hyatt is running a 25% discount for purchases of at least 5,000 points. This discount will be available until 30th April 2021.

With the discount, you would be buying Hyatt points for ~1.3p  (1.8 cents) each.

Does it make sense?

It is often possible to save money on your Hyatt stays by buying points at a discount and then spending them on award nights, especially since the current Hyatt promotion lets you earn points on award stays.

Or at the very least, you might need a small top-up in order to make an award booking somewhere…

Here is Hyatt’s award chart.

If we apply the 1.3p price to the standard room points cost, we end up with the following tax-inclusive prices:

  • Category 1 – ~£65 per night
  • Category 2 – ~£105 per night
  • Category 3 – ~£156 per night
  • Category 4 – ~£195 per night
  • Category 5 – ~£260 per night
  • Category 6 – ~£325 per night
  • Category 7 – ~£390 per night
  • Category 8 – ~£520 per night

Once international travel returns, it is not hard at all to find Category 1 hotels that regularly charge more than £65 per night. For example, a random date at the Category 1 Hyatt Regency near Washington’s Dulles Airport shows a flexible rate of ~£96 + taxes…

The luxury hotels that are allocated to Categories 7 and 8 also typically charge more than £390-£520 per night. A good example is the brand new Category 7 (30k points per night) Alila hotel in Napa Valley, where a random midweek date costs £580 + tax.

By purchasing points with the current discount, you’d save ~£200+ per night!

Don’t Forget Cashback

Hyatt sells its points via, which means that you can earn 2.5% cashback via the US version of TopCashback. If you aren’t yet a member of TopCashback USA and wanted to be kind, you could sign-up using my referral link.  🙂

Bottom line

If you have Globalist status, you are probably well aware of its industry-leading perks, some of which – free parking, Guest of Honor, etc. – are only available when spending points.  So even if you prefer to earn your Hyatt points via stays, it still can make sense to buy points when these discounts are available.

Do you ever buy hotel points? Let us know in the comments section…

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