Those with a Hyatt Credit Card can get a 10% rebate of Hyatt points redeemed on stays between June 1 and September 5, 2017, as long as they register by June 30th. Those dates don’t apply to when you book, but when you actually stay at a Hyatt. Your stay must be completed by September 5 in order for the rebate to apply.
If you already have a Hyatt stay booked during the promotional period (and you have a Hyatt Credit Card), simply registering will trigger the rebate–no need to re-do any reservations.
Note that this is a rebate and not a discount, so you have to have all the points upfront to book a Free Night. The rebated points should be returned to your Hyatt account six to eight weeks post redemption.
Types of Awards Rebate Applies To
The following was taken from the terms & conditions…
You will receive 10% Bonus Points back on the World of Hyatt points you redeem for award stays, points + cash, suite upgrades, dining and spa services during this period. Points redeemed for Avis car rental certificates or points transferred to airline partners are not eligible for this promotion.
Hyatt hotels are divided into seven categories to determine their award prices. Free nights range from 5,000 to 30,000 points per night. Club rooms are about 30% more and suites are about 60% more.
With the rebate, that brings standard room award prices down to 4,500 points for a night in a Category 1 Hyatt; 13,500 points for a night at a Category 4 Hyatt, and 27,000 points for a night in a Category 7 Hyatt.
Points + Cash awards can also be a good value, and as the terms state above, the rebate also applies to them.
I don’t have a Hyatt Credit Card…
Thanks to the registration period not ending until June 30th, if you want to take advantage of this promotion because it lines up with your summer plans you still have time to open a Hyatt Credit Card.
Hyatt Credit Card from Chase
- Sign Up Bonus: Two free nights at any Hyatt worldwide after $2,000 in spending in the first three months
- Authorized User Bonus: Get 10,000 bonus points for adding one when signing up for the card
- Anniversary Bonus: Every anniversary of cardmembership you get a free night at a Category 1-4 (of 7) property.
- Hotel Status: Automatic Hyatt Platinum Status
- Category Bonuses: 3x Hyatt points at Hyatt, 2x on car rentals, dining, and tickets purchased directly from airlines
- Value of Hyatt Points: Need 5k to 30k for a free night (in a standard room)
- Global Acceptance: Visa, chip technology, and no foreign transaction fees
- Annual Fee: $75
The two free nights at ANY Hyatt significantly outweighs the $75 annual fee the first year (there are many expensive and beautiful top tier Hyatt properties), and it’s probably worth keeping long term as well, since you’re essentially paying $75 for…
- One free night at a Category 1-4 Hyatt every year as an anniversary bonus.
- Hyatt Platinum status for as long as you hold the card.
It’s not hard to get $75+ of value out of the free night, and the Platinum status on every stay (1-3 stays a year) is worth another little bit.
This card is issued by Chase. The general rule of thumb concerning Chase cards is that you won’t be approved for them once you’ve opened five credit cards from ANY bank in the last 24 months–it’s what people call the Chase 5/24 rule. However, data points from people like you collected on sources like Doctor of Credit, Reddit, and Flyertalk report that they have been approved for the Hyatt Credit Card despite being over the 5/24 limit. Read Chase Cards You Can Get If Over 5/24 if you’re interested in others you can open despite the rule.
If you already have a Chase Hyatt Credit card, register here by June 30th to earn 10% of your Hyatt points back for all redemptions on stays between June 1 and September 5 of this year. There is no reason you shouldn’t go ahead and register for this promotion. It only takes a second and you’ll only benefit!
If you don’t have a Chase Hyatt Credit Card, this rebate on offer for Hyatt cardholders makes the card even more attractive than it already is. It’s hard to come up with a reason not to get this card. The only reason I can think of to not open it is if you’re trying to keep your 5/24 count down in anticipation of opening another Chase card which the rule does apply to, as this card will count towards your five.