Yesterday I wrote about Hyatt’s super lucrative promotion, whereby they’re offering those with their co-branded credit card 20% off award redemptions for stays before July 31, 2015. Registration is required by March 31, 2015.
Throughout the day yesterday there are a couple of updates we found out regarding this promotion:
This promotion is retroactive
The terms did seem to specifically suggest that only points redeemed starting February 17 qualified for the promotion:
Only points redeemed between 2/17/2015 and 7/31/2015 will be eligible for this promotion.
That suggested it was necessary to cancel and rebook stays during the promotion period. However, it seems as if that may not be the case after all. @HyattConcierge on Twitter has confirmed that you can receive the discount as long as your stay is during the promo period, even if it was previously booked:
This is hugely awesome. I booked the Park Hyatt Maldives before it switched from a Category 6 to Category 7 property a couple of weeks back, because I wanted to spend 25,000 points per night rather than 30,000 points per night.
Originally with this promo I was tempted to rebook so I could save 1,000 points per night (30,000 points minus the 20% discount). Now it looks like I can keep the 25,000 point per night rate and still get the 20% discount, bringing the cost down to 20,000 points per night. That’s a hell of a deal for the Park Hyatt Maldives!
If you weren’t previously eligible…
The promotion was supposed to be targeted to everyone with the Chase Hyatt Visa Card, as far as I know. If, for whatever reason, you weren’t eligible, I’d suggest phoning up Gold Passport customer service. They should be able to get you manually registered, assuming you’re a cardmember as of January 31, 2015.
This really is a heck of a promotion, and I’ve already changed my behavior as a result of it. I was in New York last night and figured I’d do a night at the Park Hyatt since I’d be paying just 24,000 points per night. At that rate it seemed like a better value than the alternatives.
Is this promotion driving you to redeem points?