7% Cashback On Hyatt Stays With TopCashBack

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Through Sunday, November 30, 2014, topcashback.com has increased their payout on Hyatt stays to 7%. This is the highest payout I’ve ever seen them offer — in the past the highest I saw was 5%.


If you’re not yet a member you can join using my link, or feel free to post your link in the comments below.

As a reminder, the topcashback.com terms for booking Hyatt stays read as follows:

Please note; cashback is only paid out when a stay in completed and confirmed.

Please note; cashback is not eligible on bookings that have a travel agency IATA reference, corporate or government account code, or Gold Passport redemption code in the booking

Please note; cashback is not eligible on gift cards.

Please note; cashback is not eligible on bookings for Hyatt Residence Club bookings, along with MGM partner hotels (Aria, MGM Grand, Bellagio, etc)

Please note that the use of a Hyatt Hotels & Resorts promotional/coupon code not posted and approved by TopCashback, may affect your eligibility for cashback.

Hyatt Hotels & Resorts Cashback is available through TopCashback on genuine, tracked transactions completed immediately and wholly online.

HYATT HOTELS & RESORTS CASHBACK can be earned simply by clicking ‘Get cashback & visit retailer’ button through to the merchant and shopping online as normal.

Please note, only purchases made on Hyatt Hotels & Resorts’s US site are eligible for cashback.

While corporate rates aren’t eligible, other paid rates (including AAA, senior rates, etc.) should be eligible. Best I can tell there’s nothing excluding “My Elite Rates” from qualifying, which offer 20% off the Hyatt Daily Rate for elite members at many properties.

You can also pay for your stay using a Hyatt gift card, which you can purchase at the moment for 10% off. You can get 5% off that purchase by using the Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Card from American Express, which qualifies for Amex OPEN Savings.

To break it down, let’s say you make a $1,000 hotel stay (for easy math):

  • Buying a $1,000 gift card will only cost you $900
  • That $900 gift card will earn you 5% cashback plus you’ll earn a Starpoint per dollar spent (which I value at ~2.2 cents each) if you use the Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Card from American Express, meaning the real “cost” is ~$835
  • You can get 7% cashback on the actual room cost with TopCashBack, which will save you a further $70 (since it’s based on the “retail” total and not how much you paid for the gift cards), bringing down the cost to ~$765
  • You earn a minimum of five Hyatt points per dollar spent at Hyatt properties, which I value at ~1.5 cents each, bringing the cost down another ~$75, to $690

So without factoring in any other promotions, the “real” cost of a $1,000 Hyatt stay is under $700. That’s a return of over 30% on your Hyatt stays. Those are huge savings.

I’ll be doing everything I can to plan my hotel stays as much as possible this weekend. You can always speculatively make flexible bookings when going through the TopCashBack link, and if you later need to cancel you can do so.

But these savings are too good to pass up…

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  1. lucky, it seems to say “cashback not eligible on gift cards”, no? Does that mean stays purchased with gift cards or on the gift card purchase itself?

  2. @ bobtrial — That’s referring to the purchase of gift cards themselves. They don’t care how you pay for your actual stay.

  3. @ Rings — No, TCB simply redirects you to the Hyatt site to book, so you still earn status credits and points.

  4. Although bookings made with My Elite Rate will initially show up on TopCashback as pending for cash back, they will eventually be voided out with the following message “This transaction has been declined by the merchant, which means that it has been marked as being ineligible for cashback.” I have tried this many times with the same result.

  5. I agree with Flying Doctor. I’ve used TCB for at least 10-15 stays and not gotten a penny for one of them. I mostly do some kind of discounted stay as well which may explain it. I’m going to stop using them for Hyatt. Maybe if you use standard rates it’s worth it but otherwise I’d advise using another portal until they can provide some clarity around their requirements for getting cash back. Oh, and even if you do get paid it takes a VERY LONG TIME – several months.

  6. Newbee question… do stats booked through TopCashBack referral link count towards elite status ?

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