5 Things NOT to Redeem Hyatt Points For

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Here are 5 Things NOT to Redeem your Hyatt Points For

I just received a flyer in the mail letting me know that I can redeem my Hyatt Gold Passport points for “whatever you choose”, including 1) massage 2) dinner 3) movie 4) parking 5) transportation.  Wow, what a TERRIBLE offer.  No one should do this.

How BAD is it?

The best you can do is $0.005 to $0.008 per point!  That’s cr@p. Below you can see how to get 3-4x that.  It is available at lots of participating locations.  But DON’T change more points than you need because you lose anything you don’t spend (If you change 10k points for $50 and only spend $40 on dinner, the rest is lost).

Redemption Chart (Points for “anything”)

Hyatt Points U.S. Dollars Value per point
      2,000 $10 $0.005  (really bad!)
      5,000 $25 $0.005
    10,000 $50 $0.005
    12,000 $75 $0.006
    15,000 $100 $0.007
    20,000 $150 $0.008
    32,000 $250 $0.008
    60,000 $500 $0.008
  120,000 $1,000 $0.008 (still very bad!)

 

Using Points For Hotel Stays is Better!

I checked prices for a sample hotel in each category and found that if you use points for free hotel nights, your points are now worth 2 to 3 cents per point or more.  That’s a lot more than 0.8 cents per point!  To sum it up: use your points for hotel stays.  In other words, if you have 12,000 points you can get something worth $150 (a hotel night) or something worth $75 (dinner, parking…).  You decide.

Hyatt Gold Passport Points Required Per Room, Per Night
Category Points Sample Total Cost Value Per Point Sample Hotel
1       5,000 $100 $0.02 HYATT house Dallas/Addison 
2       8,000 $150 $0.02 Hyatt Place Garden City 
3     12,000 $215 $0.02 Hyatt Place Secaucus/Meadowlands 
4     15,000 $300 $0.02 Hyatt Regency Jersey City on the Hudson 
5     20,000 $600 $0.03 Hyatt Regency Newport
6     25,000 $510 $0.02 Andaz Maui at Wailea Hawaii
7     30,000 $1,000 $0.03 Park Hyatt New York

 

Hyatt Hotel Directory by Category

Want to check out the hotels in each category.  Here are the links for each category:

Category
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5 (Link)
6 (Link)
7 (Link)

 

 

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