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Historically Hyatt has sometimes sold gift cards at a discount around the holidays. They’re doing it again this year, though they’re not really advertising the deal very well. They offered a discount around Thanksgiving, and then are also offering a discount this week. Instead the details are just hidden in the bottom of the Hyatt gift card T&Cs.
Through December 24, 2015, you can save 10% on the purchase of Hyatt gift cards and Hyatt check certificates using promotion code GPGIFT15.
To take advantage of this offer visit the Hyatt gift card page, and then go through the process of purchasing a gift card like you usually would. When you get to the shopping cart you’ll see the area where you can enter a promotion code, which is where the 10% discount is reflected.
Personally my preference is to buy Hyatt e-gift cards, since there are no shipping costs and you receive them immediately via email, so there’s no risk of it being lost. The “catch” is that they’re only valid at Hyatt hotels in the US, Canada, and the Caribbean. You can buy e-gift cards of up to $2,000 each, though can purchase multiple cards.
Purchasing Hyatt gift cards counts as hotel spend for the purposes of your credit card, so if you use the Citi Prestige® Card, Citi ThankYou® Premier Card, or The Hyatt Credit Card, you’d earn triple points on the purchase.
Also keep in mind that if you use a card eligible for Amex OPEN Savings (like the Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American Express and The Business Gold Rewards Card from American Express OPEN) you can potentially receive 5% cash back on the purchase.
Unfortunately the 5% cash back at Hyatts is being discontinued at the end of the year, so this is your last chance to take advantage of it. Assuming you haven’t exceeded your annual limit of $10,000 per card per calendar year, that’s the potential to save even further on these purchases.
In other words, if you make this purchase with the Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American Express you’d receive:
- 10% off using GPGIFT15 at the time of purchase
- A further 5% off using the Amex Open Savings program (at least historically gift card purchases have qualified)
- 1 Starpoint per dollar spent (which I value at ~2.2 cents)
Use this promotion to save on the cost of Hyatt stays, like at the Park Hyatt Washington DC
These gift cards don’t expire, so if you’re going to stay at a Hyatt property in the US, these are good as cash. This is especially tempting if you can also take advantage of the Amex OPEN Savings program before it’s discontinued at the end of the year. Either way, be sure you use a card which offers bonus points on hotel purchases.
One other option to keep in mind is purchasing Hyatt gift cards through Amazon at face value to take advantage of the 10x points offered with the Chase Freedom at the moment.
There are so many good offers right now, so personally I decided to just purchase a $1,500 Amazon gift card to maximize the 10x points category for the period. Amazon is where I make most of my purchases anyway, so I might as well pick up 15,000 Ultimate Rewards points for $1,500 in Amazon credit.
Do you plan on purchasing any Hyatt gift cards for 10% off?
(Tip of the hat to The Gate)
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