2,500 Aeroplan miles per Hyatt stay through September 30

Between July 1 and September 30, Hyatt is offering 2,500 Aeroplan miles per Hyatt stay. Registration is required. This is five times the normal number of miles earned, and you can earn this bonus a maximum of 10 times (for a total of 25,000 Aeroplan miles).

While Aeroplan’s award chart will soon be devalued somewhat, Aeroplan miles are still worth somewhere around two cents each, so you’re looking at about $50 worth of value in miles per stay.

Hyatt lets you earn either miles or points for any given stay, and you have to state your preference for miles at check-in by giving them your Aeroplan number if that’s your earning preference.

While you miss out on base points by choosing miles, you’re still eligible for the Diamond welcome amenity bonus, and if applicable, the 2,500 point Diamond bonus if a club lounge is closed on a weekend. While it’s not relevant at the moment since Hyatt isn’t running any “Gx” bonuses, you can’t earn those when you choose miles as your earning preference.

Anyway, in the absence of any other promotion or “Gx” bonuses, this is a great option for Hyatt stays over the next few months now that their second quarter promotion is over.

Comments

  1. “Pay an Eligible Rate for each stay ”

    Is this some inflated rate to get the 2,000 bonus miles or is the lowest rate eligible for the bonus?

  2. I noticed you made special mention of telling the front desk about your earning preference.

    I haven’t earned airline miles at Hyatt in a while, but back then, you could call CS and get your earnings switched post-stay. Is that no longer the case?

  3. @ Jeff — You can most definitely still change your earnings preference after the stay. Either that or at check-in works.

  4. @HoKo – a Gx bonus is shorthand for property specific bonuses Hyatt offers for 1,000 to 2,000 points per stay. They are often coded G1, G2, G3, thus Gx bonuses.

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