I debated skipping this post.
The quantities are so limited that I’m sure most of us will walk away disappointed. However, for the sake of the few, I thought I’d highlight today’s Daily Getaway offers. The following packages will be available at 1:00 p.m. EST:
- 24,000 points for $260 or $234 with an American Express card. Only 100 available.
- 30,000 points for $330 or $297 with an American Express card. Only 35 available.
- 36,000 points for $415 or $373.60with an American Express card. Only 15 available.
- 69,000 points for $775 or $697.50 with an American Express card. Only 15 available.
Is it a good deal to buy Hyatt points for less than a penny?
Depending on your travel plans and your travel style there are some great ways to redeem these points for significant dollar savings.
Here’s a few examples …
Since my wife and I just finished up four nights at this property it was hard to resist using it as an example. This is an excellent hotel. My wife and I really enjoyed our time there. Standard rooms cost 5,000 Hyatt Gold points and and Club Rooms (with lounge access for breakfast and evening reception) cost 8,000 points per night. Through this promotion you could get four (almost five nights) in a standard room for $234. Since the rooms are over a hundred dollars a night this means you’ll get your stay for about 50% less than the retail cost.
I’m sure there are other similar ways to get several cheap hotel nights using these points.
There’s also the chance to stay at some really expensive locations for much lower than retail value.
Andaz Maui at Waliea
A quick search of dates in February showed rates at $749 per night. Hyatt’s highest category (6) hotels cost 22,000 points per night. If a person were to purchase the most expensive Daily Getaway packag they’d end up with enough points for three nights at the Andaz Maui at Waliea for $697.50. That’s like a buy one night get two (due to the regular price of this property).
Park Hyatt Paris – Vendome
I picked a random day in February and this hotel would cost about $731 per night. Again this is a category six location (22,000 points per night). By purchasing the Daily Getaway package you have the opportunity to pay for three nights for less than the cost of a single night.
A word of warning
This year when most of the hotels devalued their points programs Hyatt essentially did not. My conclusion is that we can probably expect that in early 2014 Hyatt will likely devalue the program by requiring more points to redeem free nights at certain locations. If you buy points plan on using them sooner rather than later because devaluations are part of the mileage and points game.
If you decide to buy some of these points I wish you the best. With a total of 165 packages available it will be tough to snag one.