Hyatt Announces Their Spring Promo Featuring Bonus Points And Free Nights

Hyatt has announced a spring promotion that should be rewarding to those folks who are traveling.  While it may be a bit early for business travel, this promotion can even serve as a rebate on leisure travel when redeeming your points.

Hyatt Bonus Journeys Promotion Details

Here are the details on the promotion:

From February 23 through May 15, 2021, all members can register to earn 2,000 Bonus Points every two qualifying nights from March 1 through June 15, 2021. Nights do not have to be consecutive and can include stays across 1,000+ locations worldwide, including: 

  • World of Hyatt Credit Cardmembers can earn 2,500 Bonus Points every two qualifying nights during the Promotion Period – which is 500 extra Bonus Points! 
  • Plus, all members can earn up to one Free Night award at a Category 1-4 Hyatt hotel after their first ten qualifying nights during the Promotion Period (valid up to 180 days after issuance). 


You’ll need to register for the promotion. This link should be live now.  Go ahead and register before you forget, even if you don’t have travel planned.

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Carmel Valley Ranch, Unbound Collection. Image Courtesy of Hyatt

Is This Promo Worth It?

Let’s try to break down the math here.  Setting aside the 2 night requirement to get 2,000 points, this is essentially 1,000 bonus points per night.  Since World of Hyatt members earn 5 base points per dollar, 1,000 bonus points per night is essentially “double points” on a $200 per night stay.  If you’re a World of Hyatt cardholder, you earn an extra 250 points per night.

Given that room rates are historically low in many places right now, this is a pretty solid promotion.  If you’re a road warrior back out there, you’re unlikely to be spending over $200 a night on average, considering some hotels are at rock-bottom prices.  Rates like that make a promotion like this pretty rewarding.

I genuinely like the idea of the free night for every 10 nights during the promotion period.  I don’t think it’ll get widespread use right now given the lack of travel currently.  But, I’m hopeful they’ll run something like this again later in the year.

The terms and conditions reveal another gem here.  Award stays count for this promotion.  That means if you have leisure travel planned between now and May, and you redeem points, you’ll essentially get a rebate on the points you’re redeeming.

The Final Two Pennies

I like the variety of this Hyatt promotion.  It’s rewarding and also has some different ways to reward travelers than what we normally see.  It’s also good to see a free night component back in the mix.  I doubt I’ll get to 10 nights in this promotion period since I haven’t gotten a first dose of the vaccine yet.  That likely puts me off the road until at least April.  While it’s possible I might rack up 10 nights in 45 days “in the before times”, it’s unlikely I’ll hit that pace when I start traveling again.

Still, the structure of this promotion seems to indicate that Hyatt is optimistic it can encourage travel with generous promotions.  That’s something to be thankful for.

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Featured image of Alila Ubud.  Image courtesy of Hyatt

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