New Hyatt Promo: Earn AAdvantage Miles On Top Of Hyatt Points

World of Hyatt released a promotion yesterday afternoon that stacks nicely with their existing promotion.  Hotel promotions as a whole have gotten less rewarding as the economy has improved.  The impact of multiple promotions that members can double dip into (nod to Hilton) starts to make the discussion a bit more interesting.

Earn AAdvantage Miles For Stays At Hyatt Place And Hyatt House

Hyatt’s partnership with American Airlines is for stays at their limited service and extended stay brands.  You’ll earn 1,000 bonus AAdvantage miles per stay.  More details from Hyatt:

From October 15, 2018 to January 31, 2019, AAdvantage members can earn 1,000 bonus miles per qualifying stay at any Hyatt Place or Hyatt House hotel around the world. Members must register for the promotion by November 30, 2018 and check out by January 31, 2019. Bonus miles can be earned when choosing to earn base miles or points at Hyatt Place and Hyatt House hotels. American Advantage members can earn the 1,000 bonus miles up to 10 times during the promotional period.

You need to register for the promotion.  I sound like a broken record, but just go register now before you forget. It’s free, takes 30 seconds, and you’ll thank me later if your plans change and you need to book a last-minute stay at a Hyatt Place or Hyatt House.

This promotion can be combined with Hyatt’s existing promotion.  That promotion is tiered, so folks who stay more nights really see the most benefits.

Is It Worth It To Move Stays To Hyatt?

I see a number of my fellow bloggers who equate a dollar value to the points associated.  I’m a data nerd, I get that.  Consistently, I don’t hear most of my readers talking about the value of an individual point.  They’re focused on the longer term goal.  How do I get my family to Hawaii?  The Hyatt promotions combined may be the best offer out there, especially when you consider the lack of excitement around Marriott’s current promotion.

But, through the lens of maximizing the collection of points and miles, I like the two Hyatt plays together.  1,000 AAdvantage mile isn’t something to sniff at, especially when short one-way flights can be had for as little as 10,000 miles.  Combine that with the Hyatt points you’ve been earning, and it is possible to eke out the framework of a short trip if you already have a lot of stays planned at limited service hotels.

The Final Two Pennies

I wouldn’t mattress run this promotion, the dollars just aren’t there.  And, I wouldn’t switch from a full service hotel if that’s your jam.  But, if you were going to be staying in a limited service hotel for a total of 5 nights or more over this time period, Hyatt is the place to be.  Even occasional travelers with one stay will enjoy the extra 1,000 AAdvantage points in their account.  Plus, the occasional traveler should always be looking for ways to extend the expiration date on their miles, which this would absolutely do.  It’s not the glory days of hotel promotions, but our goal is always to get the best we can when we can.

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4 Comments

  1. In the past Hyatt has run better promotions. I haven’t stayed at a Hyatt since 2016. Even I was surprised. I would seem prime candidate for one of those come back promotions. I was remembering something like 5,000 points for two stays or maybe even one. It was a big jumpstart and I thereafter stayed at Hyatt for over a year.

    Hyatt right now to equating a 1:1 between hotel miles and airline miles. SPG had that distinction. With the point inflation of Hilton and Marriott, it’s just too hard for me to compute in my mind. Many of my points/miles come from streams that really treat all points equally with few exceptions.

    The true value of something is the value that YOU place on it. Not some objective data comparison, but I agree that is a starting point.

    1. GR, no question that “value” of points is very subjective. All hotel promotions have gotten less rewarding as hotels have been able to fill more of their rooms. I wonder if we’ll see more glory days for hotel promotions when less folks are traveling.

  2. As a Globalist whose status is due to expire in a few months, I’m already going to be doing some mattress runs to retain status. This promo just adds value, which is great. It’s also lovely to see the return of the true double dip, even in limited circumstances.

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