Discover America is a program sponsored by American Express to promote tourism in the US. They ran this last year, and it proved to be a great opportunity to buy points on the cheap. Last year, through the promotion it was possible to buy Priority Club points for 0.6 cents each, buy Hyatt points at one cent each, and buy Starwood points at around 1.45 cents each, all of which are bargains.
Anyway, the promotion is back, and looking at the calendar this year, Hyatt will be featured on Friday, April 15. The opportunity to purchase points comes in four different packages this year. You can purchase 24,000 points for $250, 30,000 points for $333, 36,000 points for $415, or 69,000 points for $778. Furthermore, you get a 10% discount for buying the points with an American Express credit card. Solely on a cent per point basis, the 24,000 points for $250 is the best deal, given that it’s really only $225 if you pay with an American Express card — that’s 0.94 cents per point.
Keep in mind quantities are very limited, so not everyone will be able to get in on this deal.