To celebrate the Chinese New Year, Hyatt has sent out an email to select members offering 100 Gold Passport points for free through February 15, 2014.
You simply have to enter your Gold Passport number and click “Open My Gift,” and then you should be brought to a confirmation page that reads as follows:
Enjoy your Gift from Hyatt Gold Passport
Congratulations! 100 Hyatt Gold Passport bonus points will be deposited into your account. We hope you enjoy this small gift toward your journeys in the Year of the Horse.
The terms and conditions read as follows (bolding mine):
You must be a recipient of this offer to participate in this promotion. Hyatt Gold Passport members must register for this promotion online from January 22, 2014 through February 15, 2014. Upon successfully registering for the promotion, 100 Hyatt Gold Passport bonus points will be deposited to your account. Only one bonus may be redeemed per member. Please allow 4-6 weeks for Hyatt Gold Passport points to post to your account. This promotion is subject to the complete terms and conditions of the Hyatt Gold Passport program.
Hyatt reserves the right to alter or withdraw this program at any time without notice. Hyatt Hotels & Resorts® encompasses hotels managed, franchised or leased by subsidiaries and affiliates of Hyatt Hotels Corporation. The trademarks Hyatt®, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts®, Park Hyatt®, Andaz®, Grand Hyatt®, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt Place®, HYATT house®, Hyatt Ziva™, Hyatt Zilara™, Hyatt Gold Passport®, and related marks are trademarks of Hyatt Corporation. ©2014 Hyatt Corporation. All rights reserved.
So the promotion does clearly state that you have to be the recipient of the email to earn the bonus points, though it certainly can’t hurt to enter your Gold Passport number even if you weren’t targeted. In my experience for promotions like these the points will post even if you weren’t targeted as long as you get the confirmation page, though if the points don’t post we don’t really have a right to be angry either.
But it takes all of five seconds, so why not?
(Tip of the hat to Loyalty Lobby)