Hyatt Fall Bonus Points Promotion — Up To 50,000 Bonus Points

Hyatt seems to be in the process of sending out targeted offers for their fall Gold Passport promotion.

The version I received offers up to 50,000 Gold Passport bonus points for 20 nights between September 1 and November 30, 2014.

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Through this promotion you earn bonus points after every five eligible nights, and you’re proportionally earning more bonus points per night the more you stay, as follows:

StayEarnBonus Points Per NightTotal Bonus Earned
5 nights+ 5,000 points1000= 5,000
10 nights+ 10,000 points1500= 15,000
15 nights+ 15,000 points2000= 30,000
20 nights+ 20,000 points2500= 50,000

As you can see, this promotion gets you anywhere between 1,000 and 2,500 bonus Gold Passport points per eligible night, assuming you stay in five night increments. As a reminder, eligible nights include cash bookings and Points + Cash bookings, but not outright award night redemptions.

Since I’ll be able to max out this promotion I’ll be earning 2,500 bonus points for my first 20 nights during the promotion. I value Gold Passport points at ~1.5 cents each, so that’s like a return of ~$40 per night.

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Redeem 20,000 points or 10,000 points + $125 at Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi

To see if you’re eligible, check out the offer page. The terms do state that you have to be targeted in order to qualify.

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I asked some friends to try and register, and a friend that’s a Gold Passport Diamond member was eligible, while a friend that’s a Gold Passport Platinum member wasn’t eligible. I expect other targeted offers are probably still being sent out, so don’t be disappointed (yet) if you’re not able to register for the above and haven’t yet received an offer.

The full terms of the promotion are are as follows:

You must receive this offer from Hyatt and register by November 30, 2014 through the email link above to participate in this offer. You will receive 5,000 Hyatt Gold Passport bonus points after you complete five Eligible Nights, an additional 10,000 Hyatt Gold Passport bonus points after you complete ten Eligible Nights, an additional 15,000 Hyatt Gold Passport bonus points after you complete fifteen Eligible Nights, and an additional 20,000 Hyatt Gold Passport bonus points after you complete twenty Eligible Nights from September 1, 2014 through November 30, 2014. A maximum 50,000 bonus points may be earned, regardless of the number of nights completed during the offer period. For the purpose of this offer, an “Eligible Night” is defined as any night where a member is paying an Eligible Rate, as defined in the terms and conditions of Hyatt Gold Passport, except that nights at M life resorts do not count as Eligible Nights under this offer. Hyatt Gold Passport members will only receive Eligible Night credit for their room, regardless of the number of rooms paid. You must provide your Hyatt Gold Passport membership number at the time of check-in and choose points or miles for your stay. Hyatt Gold Passport will automatically track Eligible Nights when you provide your Hyatt Gold Passport membership number. Please allow two to three weeks after your stay for bonus points to be posted to your Hyatt Gold Passport account.

Bottom line

Historically Hyatt was the most generous program when it came to bonus offers, with their amazing Faster Free Nights promotion. The reality is that promotions like that aren’t coming back anytime soon, given that hotel occupancy and rates are at a near all time high.

Given the current landscape of the hotel industry and that September through November is a strong period for business travel, I’m thrilled with 2,500 bonus Gold Passport points per night.

For what it’s worth, the “return” on this promotion is the same as the Endless Possibilities promotion they ran at the beginning of the year, which also offered 50,000 bonus points after 20 nights. And that’s also very similar to the Discover New Possibilities promotion they ran at the end of last year, which also offered 50,000 bonus points after 20 nights.

Were you targeted for this promotion? If so, what do you think of it? If not, did you receive another offer?

Comments

  1. I maxed out on the last one and this one says I am not eligible. Blocking me from promotions when I max out at very expensive ($600/night) hotels is sending me to Starwood. There are great Starwood hotels right by all three of the Hyatts I stay at (London Churchill, Moscow Ararat and DC Park Hyatt). Very disappointing. As soon as I redeem my Hyatt points I am done with them.

  2. Hum, says I’m not eligible. Let me check my Gold Passport account… So far, in 2014 28 stays 113 nights. If they think they aren’t giving me the 50k they have another thing coming.

    Ben, can you call/e-mail the Hyatt PR folks and find out what’s going on?

  3. “anywhere between 1,000 and 2,5000 bonus” unless you invented a new number system, you might want to fix that 😉

  4. Hum, not eligible here. Really? After spending high dollars on my family vacation with Hyatt they say I am not eligible for this promotion? Well, I guess SPG will see me more often at their properties.

  5. 50,000 points in 20 nights is an extra 2500 pts/night That’s pretty good. Going into the end of the year I would have the choice of doing this or hitting ambassador status with SPG, any thoughts?

  6. @ Ven — Based on my recent post asking people about their experiences as an Ambassador, it doesn’t seem like there’s all that much value to the status. I’d say 50,000 points (~$750) is probably worth more. But I suppose it depends on your stay patterns.

  7. also ineligible.

    I don’t know what is more frustrating. Being denied eligiblity or reading about someone else being eligible.

  8. Hum, maybe it’s just an IT problem? The e-mail trigger and the update to the eligibility checker are running off the same process?

  9. I am a HGP Diamond, and I was DENIED 🙁 Just when I have 10 nights coming up in the next two months too

  10. OK, I give up… how come I am never targeted for these promotions? “This Hyatt Gold Passport account number is not eligible to participate in this promotion.”

  11. Spoke with Diamond assistance and looks like 5 different promotions are send out today and tomorrow. If you have not received one, you are not eligble.

  12. when will hotels learn that in 2014, when everyone will find out about OTHERS getting targeted promos when they don’t, the promos are basically an ANTI-loyalty tool.

    the fact that i was not targeted is going to cause me to move stays away from hyatt. why is one member somehow more valuable than others when, in many cases, as this comment section validates, more valuable members are being left out while others with few stays get the special treatment. if i was the guy with 113 nights, i’d call diamond and let them know i’m either included or i’m staying elsewhere the rest of the year.

    as for me, i’d have definitely stayed over 20 nights during the period before regardless of promotion (actually more like 30-40 nights). now, knowing my business is not important, i’ll concentrate on reaching loyalty levels at other hotels and my only hyatt stays will be award stays locked at the old redemption rates.

    generally i view hyatt as a cut above. crap like this puts them right back to par.

  13. I got the 50k email & signed up. Was Diamond last year, but with travel heavily restricted this year, and several locations I was stuck at, had no Hyatt, so it was into my backup and only other company approved hotel, Marriott – I’m only a lowly platinum with Hyatt this year…

  14. Guys, don’t you think you could wait a bit before reserving judgment? They have millions of members and I’m sure other promotions are still coming. They sent out the first round of emails just a few hours ago, so I think patience will go a long way to avoiding frustration. Switching stays at this point just seems silly…

  15. I am a Platinum member with 28 nights YTD. I got a Diamond fast track offer for Diamond status after 10 nights before November 30th. Not impressed as only 2 nights less that Diamond Challenge requirement and you don’t get status during fast track period like you do with challenge. Don’t plan on needing 10 nights in a hotel during offer period and won’t be mattress running based on offer.

  16. Mine clearly stated that M life nights do not count

    You must receive this offer from Hyatt and register by November 30, 2014 through the email link above to participate in this offer. You will receive 5,000 Hyatt Gold Passport bonus points after you complete five Eligible Nights, an additional 10,000 Hyatt Gold Passport bonus points after you complete ten Eligible Nights, an additional 15,000 Hyatt Gold Passport bonus points after you complete fifteen Eligible Nights, and an additional 20,000 Hyatt Gold Passport bonus points after you complete twenty Eligible Nights from September 1, 2014 through November 30, 2014. A maximum 50,000 bonus points may be earned, regardless of the number of nights completed during the offer period. For the purpose of this offer, an “Eligible Night” is defined as any night where a member is paying an Eligible Rate, as defined in the terms and conditions of Hyatt Gold Passport, except that nights at M life resorts do not count as Eligible Nights under this offer. Hyatt Gold Passport members will only receive Eligible Night credit for their room, regardless of the number of rooms paid. You must provide your Hyatt Gold Passport membership number at the time of check-in and choose points or miles for your stay. Hyatt Gold Passport will automatically track Eligible Nights when you provide your Hyatt Gold Passport membership number. Please allow two to three weeks after your stay for bonus points to be posted to your Hyatt Gold Passport account.

  17. I presume it doesn’t matter if the booking happened before enrolling in this promo but all that matters is that it is an “eligible stay” during the promotion period. Correct?

    Also, Diamond member checking in here and I didn’t receive an email but put my number in and received the “Congratulations” page so I guess I’m in. First year Diamond (earned Diamond earlier this year on a Diamond Challenge).

    At about 17 nights/15 stays so far this year. Did the last promo and racked up about 30k pts with 15 nights stay…or whatever the ratio was.

  18. I got the offer of 5k for 1 night and hubby got 2k for 1 night. Neither of us have had a Hyatt stay for over 12 months. I’ll probably do the 1 night for the easy 5k.

  19. @ Peter — Hmmm, interesting. In past promotions they did count, so interesting that they’ve changed that.

  20. Diamond – did not get the promo, and not eligible either. I could imagine that Hyatt wants to target those customers who have not stayed much recently.
    AND they may even check planned stays… I have 21 nights already booked for November… so they may not target me, because they already know I am going to stay… so why give away an additional 50K points?
    just a thought… but annoying – yes

  21. I’ll have achieved 50 nights at the end of this week and was about to move my business for rest of year to Starwood. Looks like I’ll at least give the first 20 nights starting 9/1 to Hyatt.

  22. Correction to my previous post …. I just NOW received the promotion and could register. (3 hours ago it did not work).

    Suggest that ALL just wait a couple of hours or days and await an invitation.

    Cheers!

  23. I received the 50k offer. Am a Platinum member with 6 stays\nights so far. No way I’ll be able to take advantage of it as I still have 15 SPG stays to get.

  24. Diamond here – 22 stays / 28 nights so far this year. Nada. Zip. Zero. Not eligible. Maxed out the promo earlier this year. Can’t say I’m happy but I’m not too upset either as Hyatt has been very good to me over the years

  25. I emailed Hyatt Social Media and they confirmed that Points+Cash stays count towards this promotion. Also M Life properties are excluded this time (they counted last year). I’m a Diamond (2 years in a row) and this will be the perfect way to reach my 25 stays and max out this promotion. Thanks Hyatt!!

  26. I haven’t received an email, but used the link you provided for the 50K offer and it says I was successfully enrolled. Diamond this year and last, and almost done cinching it up for next.

  27. Diamond qualified through 2/16 and this offer was not sent to me, not have I received an alternative offer.

  28. I got a 2k offer for 1 stay.
    Sounds like a joke. At least offer 5k for 1 stay or 10k for 3 stays.
    I have not been to Hyatt for a while, but intended to do so with a dozen of stays, but this 2k offer is like telling me Hyatt is throwing a bone to me.
    And just recently, as a non-Elite Hyatt, I was not able to buy the 40% bonus Hyatt points. So this sounds like I am singled out in a bad way.

    Really silly, as I wanted to give Hyatt some business.
    If such marketing campaigns are to drive loyalty, it is certainly backfiring as I see it is driving loyalty away.

  29. As noted above, I’m Diamond qualified through 2/16. Did not receive any offer for any nights. I inquired about why I did not receive an invite, and just received an email that targeting of the promo was “random” (if true, is that really “targeting” and what’s the point). However, as a 1 time “courtesy”, GP customer service has now enrolled me in the 50K promo.

  30. No emails for me, so called GP. Even though web site communication settings show I am supposed to be receiving emails from them, apparently that was not correct so the first-line CSR fixed that. Then she transferred me to a supervisor who reviewed my account and said I was targeted for 8,000 points for 2 stays offer – she enrolled me over the phone.

    Per the supervisor, once you are targeted it’s not possible for them to switch you to another promotion (like 50,000 in 20 nights). No sense in arguing with her but I did express my bewilderment at such offer being targeted. If anything, they should incentivize Diamond trial folks because once I do my 12 nights, there’s nothing to gain as opposed to SPG where there are incentives to go 25 stays -> 50 nights -> 75 nights.

    Oh, well, extra points are better than nothing but struggling to understand the logic. Perhaps their data shows something different than what I’d assume.

  31. Hey Ben – Do stays at Vdara and the other Vegas properties count toward status and/or this promotion?

    Thanks,
    Tom

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