In addition to recent announcement of peak and non peak redemption pricing, World of Hyatt announced their first points sales in 2020.
The sale this time is different as it offers 25% off the regular pricing instead of the usual 40% bonus points when you pay for the regular price for points.
- Offer: 25% off regular price.
- Period: January 28, 2020 – February 29, 2020.
Award stay or pay cash?
The deciding factors for me when buying additional points are as follow:
- Points redemption price is cheaper than the actual room rate offered
- Partial top up is needed to redeem an upcoming stay
- Points activity needed to extend current points validity
A quick and dirty way to figure this out is to compare which the price of the hotel’s room rate and the amount you’ll pay if you buy points to redeem the stay.
Points Price by Room Category
- Category 1 – 5000 points – USD 90.00
- Category 2 – 8000 points – USD 144.00
- Category 3 – 12000 points – USD 216.00
- Category 4 – 15000 points – USD 270.00
- Category 5 – 20000 points – USD 360.00
- Category 6 – 25000 points – USD 450.00
Tip: If you are paying for the points via a non-US credit card, remember to add around 3.25% for currency conversion fee into your cost.
A quick comparison seems to reflect that it is a fair deal for certain hotels. For example, there are days where Hyatt Regency Bali (Cat 2) costs around USD144 per night after tax. However, I’ve never pay more that USD 216 per night for Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur (Cat 3).
I am expecting such sale to happen again and wouldn’t suggest buying the discount points unless you have plan to stay in near future.
Terms & Condition
Offer available with purchases made between 12:01 am ET January 28, 2020 and ends 11:59 pm February 29, 2020. Purchase 5,000 or more Bonus Points in a single transaction and get a 25% discount. Bonus Points will be awarded upon completion of individual transaction. In order to participate in a purchase transaction, you must be a member for at least 60 days to purchase or receive Bonus Points.
Bonus Points can be purchased in increments of 1,000, up to 55,000 points per calendar year. Members can receive points in increments of 1,000, up to 55,000 points per calendar year. Additional Bonus Points awarded under this offer do not count towards these maximums. Offer may be withdrawn or changed without notice.
Offer cannot be combined with any other offer. Only purchases made online are eligible for the promotion. Price includes all applicable fees. GST/HST will be charged to Canadian residents. This transaction is completed by Points.com .Purchased points are not refundable and transactions are non-reversible.
Purchased points are applicable toward all World of Hyatt awards. Points purchased using this option will post within 48 hours. You may purchase World of Hyatt Bonus points in increments of 1,000 up to 55,000 points per calendar year. Purchased points do not count toward World of Hyatt elite membership tiers. All World of Hyatt Terms and Conditions apply.