If you haven’t done so already, check your email because you may be among those targeted for a Hyatt Gold Passport promotion. Register by clicking the link in the email, complete five stays between May 1 – July 31, 2014 and get 5,000 bonus points. The timing is perfect, with Hyatt’s current promotion ending on April 30.
A few things make this promotion different from the one currently running, and not in a good way. The bonus is capped at 5,000 points, so you can’t earn additional bonus points by completing another 5 stays. Stays at M life resorts don’t count, so if you planned on mattress running at the various Vegas resorts participating in the program, that is not an option. Award stays don’t count, though the terms don’t exclude Points + Cash bookings.
I wouldn’t go mattress running over this promotion as it’s just an extra 1,000 points per night, but it just so happens I’ll be able to complete at least 3 stays through work travel. Since the promotion runs smack dab in the middle of summer, when most folks are going on vacation anyway, you may be able to complete the requires number of stays by hotel hopping. You could earn 1,000 bonus points for $5.90 by buying Visa gift cards at Simon Malls with a co-branded credit card instead. However, the advantage of hotel hopping (outside of this promotion) is that it can help you meet your elite qualifying goals, since it’s easier to earn status based on stays vs. nights.
What do you think of Hyatt’s latest promotion? Did you get targeted for it?
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