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Though 2022 is still a few weeks away, on Wednesday, the World of Hyatt loyalty program announced its first bonus promotion for the new year. And, if you have a World of Hyatt Credit Card, you’re in even more luck.
Members of the program can now register to earn bonus points for every two eligible nights spent at participating Hyatt properties as part of the Bonus Journeys promotion. Additionally, card holders can earn even more points for each eligible stay. Here’s how the two promotions break down.
Earn 2,022 bonus points for qualifying nights
As of Wednesday, Dec. 8, World of Hyatt members can now register for the Bonus Journeys promotion. Once you’ve registered, you’ll earn 2,022 bonus Hyatt points for every two qualifying nights spent at participating properties during the promotion period.
The promotion runs from Jan. 15 through April 20, 2022, and you must register for the promotion by March 15, 2022. You can earn the bonus points for up to 20 nights, meaning you can earn a maximum of 20,220 bonus points during the promotion.
Based on the point valuations at frequent flyer website The Points Guy, Hyatt points are worth 1.7 cents apiece. In other words, the maximum 20,220 bonus points you can earn as part of this promotion are worth nearly $344 — or $34.37 each time you earn the bonus.
According to the terms of the offer, the eligible nights do not need to be consecutive in order to qualify for the bonus points. Eligible nights can be completed at more than 1,000 locations around the world, including participating hotels in 19 brands such as Thompson Hotels, Hyatt Ziva, Hyatt Zilara, Miraval and Hyatt Place, among others.
Earn an additional 1,000 bonus points per stay just by using your Hyatt credit card
World of Hyatt Credit Card and Business Card holders can earn up to 10,000 bonus points in conjunction with the Bonus Journeys promotion. You’ll get 1,000 bonus points per eligible stay on up to 10 stays during the promotion period.
More than 180 Hyatt properties are participating in the promotion across 10 U.S. cities: Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, Nashville, New York City, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, D.C. You can find the full list of participating properties here.
While 1,000 points per stay might not sound like a record-breaking number of points, the maximum 10,000 points is a good chunk — worth about $170 based on TPG’s valuations.
You must register for the promotion by March 15, 2022, and eligible stays must be completed between Jan. 15 and April 20, 2022.
What can you do with 10,000 Hyatt points? Well, those points could get you a free night stay at a Category 2 Hyatt property, which costs only 8,000 points on standard dates. Or if you’re not really traveling right now, you could put them toward a more expensive or longer stay once you accrue enough additional points in your account.
Should you get a World of Hyatt Credit Card?
If you don’t have the World of Hyatt Credit Card yet but you’re considering applying for it, you may want to get it now while it has an increased sign-up offer.
New World of Hyatt Credit Card customers can currently earn up to 60,000 bonus points — 30,000 points after you spend $3,000 on purchases within the first three months of account opening, then up to 30,000 additional bonus points by earning 2 points for every dollar you spend on purchases that normally earn only 1 point, on up to $15,000 in the first six months after you open the account.
Based on TPG’s valuations, 60,000 bonus points are worth as much as $1,020 in travel.
Other benefits of the World of Hyatt Credit Card include complimentary Discoverist status and an annual reward night starting with your second card member year. You also have the opportunity to earn a second reward night and an even higher level of elite status if you spend a lot of money on the card during the year.
Other World of Hyatt promotions
In addition to the new Bonus Journeys promotion, Hyatt has several existing promotions, which are still valid. With the “Lock in Savings, Unlock the Possibilities” promotion, travelers can earn up to 15% off when booking stays at more than 850 participating properties. Bookings must be made by Dec. 21, 2021, for stays through April 30, 2022.
With the “New Hotel 500 Bonus Point Offer,” you can earn 500 bonus points for qualifying nights at new Hyatt hotels around the world. For example, Tommie Hollywood, Hôtel Reisen in Stockholm and more.
If you can take advantage of any of these World of Hyatt promotions, make sure to register and earn bonus points on your next Hyatt stay. Between the two new Bonus Journeys promotions alone, you could earn 30,220 points in total — worth about $514 toward travel.