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Get a 40% bonus when you buy Hyatt points

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Until 27th August, Hyatt is offering a 40% bonus when you buy World of Hyatt points via this link.

The minimum purchase for the bonus is 5,000 points.  Unlike Hyatt’s last offer, the 40% kicks in immediately from 5,000 points – there is no taper.

40% is the most generous bonus you will see for buying Hyatt points.

This is obviously worth a look if you need to top up your account.  It may also be worthwhile if considering a stay in a top tier Park Hyatt such as the ones in Paris or Sydney, where buying the points may be cheaper than paying cash.

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It is also worth a look if you wanted to take advantage of the great Budapest luxury deal we covered yesterday 8,000 points for a night at Párisi Udvar would be $144 (€128) vs €230-€350 if you pay cash.

The new-ish Park Hyatt resort in Mallorca is another location where buying points makes sense.   Prices for cash are a little scary with rooms over €500 at peak periods.  A redemption at 25,000 points per night ($432 based on buying 50k for two nights) would be a better deal.

When I was at the Aircraft Interiors Expo trade show in Hamburg in April I bought points to stay at the Park Hyatt.  The fair had caused hotel rates to spike to over €500 and there was a substantial saving by buying 15,000 World of Hyatt points per night.  Unfortunately this hotel is now 20,000 points per night but buying would still have made sense.

The Hyatt ‘buy points’ site is here.

World of Hyatt update – September 2021:

Get bonus points: Hyatt is not currently running a global promotion.

New to World of Hyatt?  Read our overview of World of Hyatt here and our article on points expiry rules here. Our article on what we think World of Hyatt points are worth is here.

Buy points: If you need additional World of Hyatt points, you can buy them here.

You will get a 30% bonus when you buy World of Hyatt points by 31st October 2021.

Want to earn more hotel points?  Click here to see our complete list of promotions from Hyatt and the other major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Offers’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.

Comments (121)

  • Keith says:

    Data Point:

    Virgin Flying Club Miles > Hilton Honours

    Transfer time is given as ‘up to 30 days’.

    Transfer time is 8 days.

    • BJ says:

      Must be fixed then, it normally took about a week but was taking a month earlier this year.

  • Wollhouse says:

    Beginner question….I’ve just booked flights (for cash) with Qatar. I normally fly BA and have a voucher to use and so want Avios. I assume I should therefore select BA not Qatar as my frequent flier option but is there any reason/flexibility to consider keeping within Qatar as qmiles? Thanks

    • Rhys says:

      Credit to BAEC, as you have a clear path to redemption. A small number of Qmiles aren’t particularly useful in the long run!

    • Rob says:

      No. No easy way to top them up, for a start, and redemptions are typically pricier in miles than BA for same flight.

    • Wollhouse says:

      Thanks! I’ll do that

  • Alex says:

    I obtained the BAPP a month ago after holding Gold for a year (have just been charged the annual fee and received the 10000 bonus MRs). I would be interested in holding on to my MR balance rather than immediately transferring it out to BAEC, so would be interested in the Rewards card. Is it possible to somehow “downgrade” from the gold to the rewards card or is a new application the only way to go? And if downgrade isn’t a possibility, does anyone have experience in being accepted for a new Amex just one month after having been approved for a different one? Quite unhelpfully, there is no eligibility checker for the Rewards card, and I’d rather apply with at least some certainty.

    • Rhys says:

      Highly doubt you’ll be able to downgrade. But applying for a new Amex is very easy, have just taken this route myself (although not from a Gold). They normally don’t do another credit check, since they already have it on reference from your last application.

      • Alex says:

        Thanks! Bit the bullet and applied … and got approved immediately!

  • xcalx says:

    OT Quickest Amex referral ever. Referred MIL from Plat to BA on Sunday, referral Amex and card arrived Tuesday am.

    • Tony M says:

      Did you get 9k or 18k for referral?

      • BJ says:

        Thanks to both, I want to time it just before my annual renewal in hope I can get one last referral.

      • xcalx says:

        12k as from Plat to BA

      • AG says:

        Plat gets 12,000 for referrals now, I referred my friend a week ago and got the 12,000 points Monday (they received their card on Friday).

  • BJ says:

    OT: When downgrading BAPP to Blue via online Blue application how long does it normally take for the account to switch to Blue? I presume that despite applying online this will not be an automatic approval and will go to a manual decision?

    • Anna says:

      It’s been pretty quick in IME, last time I did it via chat my online account was showing the blue card within a couple of days.

      • The Savage Squirrel says:

        Interestingly I’ve just done this and they declined to do it on online chat … insisted I had to phone up and sit in the call queue.

        • GRIMZ says:

          Just apply for it online, you can’t hold both BA cards so it will automatically downgrade once your application is sucessful.

          • David says:

            If you do it online as a new application can you self refer (or be referred by a partner for example) and still get the points as if a new application?

    • Rhys says:

      Have just done this, it shows online as Blue card after a day or so, and then card in the post within the week.

  • William B says:

    RE yesterday’s bits on shop small/Selfridges etc..

    I got an email confirmation for the £30 back from £100 on Selfridges on my primary card, but didn’t get one for the supplementary card, even though both transactions were after the other.

    The offers were saved to both cards. Will the supplementary card trigger the offer?

    • Lee says:

      Was that for gift card or normal purchasing? thanks!

    • TGLoyalty says:

      I really wouldn’t worry about the email. It really is hit or miss if you get them.

      If you’ve spent £100 instore (AMEX can’t tell what you bought) I can’t see any issues with it posting on both cards.

      • PaulC says:

        What gift vouchers does Selfridges sell? Amazon, Argos etc

        • BJ says:

          People are referring to Selfridges own giftcards. They buy multiple giftcards with (hopefully) the offer being on more than one of their amex cards so they can then get 30% off a larger purchase, say £200 or £300.

          • TGLoyalty says:

            Yep though selfridges tills can split transactions

            I usually get a gift card so I can spend at my leisure or larger online purchase at a later date.

  • Bootlace says:

    The Park Hyatt in Mallorca is currently 790 euros a night in Mid August, can be got for 12500 points and 187 euro or 25000 points per night. We stayed last year its very good, likewise the park Hyatt in New York , 30000 points, when rates are $800 per night.

    • Anna says:

      Balearics (and even mainland Spain) are crazy prices in the summer holidays! Thinking of having a European holiday next year for the short flight but baulking at paying the same as we do for 3 weeks in the Caribbean with much better beaches, world class diving & snorkelling and far fewer fellow tourists!

      • xcalx says:

        I have used this site for good deals in the Caribbean. They usually have a few units in GC

      • Cat says:

        Go in May half term instead, I was astonished by how much cheaper it was than in the summer hols!

  • Russ says:

    OT, Gatwick are requesting planning permission to open their emergency runway to normal ops.

    • Lady London says:

      Is that temporary permission for a limited duration, or perm, i wonder.

      • Russ says:

        Perm. They’ve withdrawn their application for a third runway.

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