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.
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:
|Stay||Earn||Bonus Points Per Night||Total Bonus Earned|
|5 nights||+ 5,000 points||1000||= 5,000|
|10 nights||+ 10,000 points||1500||= 15,000|
|15 nights||+ 15,000 points||2000||= 30,000|
|20 nights||+ 20,000 points||2500||= 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.
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.
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.
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?