Cost of your Diamond Status

Old Jan 31, 11, 11:33 am
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How much do you guys pay for the extension of your Hyatt status on your own dime?
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Old Jan 31, 11, 11:39 am
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Originally Posted by Zurich Flyer View Post
How much do you guys pay for the extension of your Hyatt status on your own dime?
TMI How much do you pay? @:-)
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Old Jan 31, 11, 11:43 am
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Originally Posted by Zurich Flyer View Post
How much do you guys pay for the extension of your Hyatt status on your own dime?
About 90% of the cost. My business travel is few and far between. But I prepaid a couple of years' Diamond status buying Check Certs from Costco at a 20% savings. I also primarily book AAA and Govt. rates, stay mostly on weekends, and take advantage of any "stays count double" promos.
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Old Jan 31, 11, 11:44 am
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$0.00, but a whole lot of my time. All business travel for me. I use points & FFNs for personal travel.
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Old Jan 31, 11, 11:46 am
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100%...for last 13 years since retiring.
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Old Jan 31, 11, 11:57 am
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Originally Posted by magic111 View Post
TMI How much do you pay? @:-)
I had good luck this year because I could cancel my point booking for my two week vacation and replace it by a revenue booking.

72k points came back to my account. 12 x 100 $ went out of my pocket. So, I calculate 75k points as 720 $. Hence, my spending for the status would be 1'200 - 720 = 480 $. However, in these 480 $ are also some benefits included, e.g. status extension, new suite upgrade vouchers, guaranteed suite for my vacations (which would not be included if I had done it with points).

Thus, I consider my status extension to be at (around) zero cost.
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Old Jan 31, 11, 12:17 pm
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All of my stays are on my Dime. Business or pleasure.
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Old Jan 31, 11, 12:32 pm
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Tangible cost - $0.00 as I was able to acquire diamond status through business travel

Intangible cost (i.e. my fiance getting angry because I decide to take the 7am flight home instead of the 8pm the night before so I can get another night/stay at the Hyatt Place by the airport) - cannot be put into dollars and cents
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Old Jan 31, 11, 12:40 pm
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100% personal, leisure, out-of-pocket. Wish Senior Rates were a little lower.
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Old Jan 31, 11, 2:06 pm
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Hm? I would rather be interested to learn how many $$$$$ you pay out of your pocket instead of percentage
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Old Jan 31, 11, 5:05 pm
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$0.00 since business pays for it. Pretty damn lucky for those of use who are in this situation.
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Old Jan 31, 11, 7:07 pm
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$0.00 since business pays for it. Pretty damn lucky for those of use who are in this situation.
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Old Jan 31, 11, 9:25 pm
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100% for me. I wish I had a job that would pay me to travel!
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Old Jan 31, 11, 10:14 pm
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The $$$ I spend on travel is my personal biz, not yours

The percent I spend is 95% my own dime.
When traveling for business, I have zero say in who I fly or where I stay.
The airline selected for me has a fair chance of being in my preferred Alliance.
But the hotel selected for me is rarely in the Gold Passport program

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Old Jan 31, 11, 10:22 pm
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100% on my own account for Leisure. No travel for work.
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