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!)|
|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:
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