Until March 7, 2022, you can earn a 30% bonus on Hyatt points purchase (when buying at least 5,000 points in one transaction).
The normal annual points purchase limit is 55,000 points (pre-bonus) per account per calendar year.
For example, if you wish to purchase 55,000 Hyatt points, it will cost you US$1,320. You will get 16,500 points as a bonus, so 71,500 points in total.
Is it worth buying Hyatt points?
The answer to this question is yes and no.
In Canada, we are not fortunate enough to have credit card options that allow us to earn World Of Hyatt points (as opposed to the multiple credit card options available to earn Marriott Bonvoy points).
So it’s interesting to target places where award stays are attractive vs the cash rate!
And remember: when redeeming World Of Hyatt points, you don’t have to pay taxes or service charges, unlike cash rates!
For example, if you buy 28,000 World Of Hyatt points at US$672, you will earn a total of 36,400 points.
You could then use them for three nights at this gorgeous Hotel in Cambodia, the Park Hyatt Siem Reap.
This hotel is classified as a Category 3 hotel and therefore costs 12,000 points per night.
Its rate per night is particularly expensive at US$ 318 US per night (+ tax and service charge).
Thus, if you buy 36,400 points for US$672, you could stay at this hotel for US$1,167.28. That’s a savings of more than 40% when buying Hyatt points.
But if you’re not in one of these situations, we don’t recommend buying points: select other programs like Marriott Bonvoy or Best Western Rewards, for which it’s much easier to get points with credit cards!