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Capital One $900 Hyatt Check Certificates

Old Mar 22, 11, 5:03 pm
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Capital One $900 Hyatt Check Certificates

I just got my Capital One Venture card thanks to the Match My Miles promo. In looking at the various rewards options, I discovered an interesting one. It's good for a "Multi-Night Stay at Hyatt Hotels and Resorts" valued at $900. It appears to be a Hyatt Check Certificate, but is only available in a $900 denomination. The certificate costs 51,250 Capital One "miles" which equates to $25,625 in purchases on a Venture card. The way I figure it, for the $256.25 I would get in cash from most rewards cards (at 1% cashback), I get a $900 Hyatt Check Certificate. That's even better than the Costco deal for stays costing $900+!

Has anyone used these particular certificates? Am I missing something, or is this a good deal?

June 2011 UPDATE: The offer now consists of a $900 Hyatt Gift Card with no expiration for use at US, Canadian, and Caribbean properties. Capital One now charges 64,500 "miles" for this award.

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Old Mar 22, 11, 6:32 pm
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Wow - please do report back if this is a redemption option and whether or not you'd be able to redeem for more than 1. I may just have to sign up for the Venture card to redeem for 2 of these
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Old Mar 22, 11, 6:34 pm
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Sounds interesting.
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Old Mar 22, 11, 6:46 pm
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Discover has similar rewards. There are lots of restrictions and not all hotels participate (especially Park Hyatts). There are tons of minimum stays plus minimum rate requirements. Good if you can use them, but not that great of a deal.
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Old Mar 22, 11, 7:08 pm
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Originally Posted by BlissWorld View Post
There are lots of restrictions and not all hotels participate (especially Park Hyatts). There are tons of minimum stays plus minimum rate requirements.
It would be extremely helpful if someone could perhaps list the various T/Cs of this type of certificate. I've never before heard of this specific certificate, and would therefore be grateful for more detailed info. TIA!
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Old Mar 22, 11, 7:19 pm
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T&C of Hyatt Cert from Discover

Here are the Terms and Conditions from Discover's page:

* Certificate is good for $100 off a two-night stay at participating Hyatt Hotels & Resorts.

Restrictions apply, please see Hyatt Hotels & Resorts Terms and Conditions for details.

"Terms and Conditions: Offer valid for: This Certificate is valid for a total of $100 off a consecutive two-night stay at participating Hyatt Hotels or Resorts listed on this Certificate. Certificate is not valid when quoted or paid room rate falls below $120 per night at most participating Hyatt Hotel or $180 per night at participating Hyatt Resorts and the following hotels: Grand Hyatt Atlanta, Hyatt Regency Coral Gables, Hyatt Regency Fisherman's Wharf, Hyatt Regency Harborside, Grand Hyatt New York, Hyatt Regency San Diego, Grand Hyatt San Francisco, Hyatt Regency San Francisco and Grand Hyatt Washington. Certificate is not valid at Park Hyatt Hotels or Hyatt International locations.

Stay/Usage Requirements: Reservations and this discount program are subject to availability at time of booking and must be made in advance by calling Hyatt at 1-888-628-1234 or your travel planner. When making reservations specify the offer code on the face of the Certificate. This Certificate may be applied to the qualifying rate for one guest room, single or double occupancy and does not apply to food, beverage, incidental expenses, service charges or taxes. Additional guests are subject to individual charges. No photocopies, facsimiles or duplications of this Certificate will be accepted. Offer valid only when this Certificate is surrendered at Hyatt check-in. Refunds will not be issued for previous stays. Individual hotels may restrict specific room accommodations for which discount is valid. This Certificate is not valid in conjunction with other promotional or discount programs, Gold Passport or other frequent flyer awards or certificates, group travel, tour packages, government rates or other special rate programs. A maximum of two (2) Certificates may be used on stays of four (4) or more consecutive nights for a total of $200 off the room portion of the stay. Date of stay is determined by the date of check-out. Back to back stays at the same location are considered as only one stay. Normal arrival/departure restrictions may apply. Blackout periods may be in effect during certain seasonal periods, special events or citywide conventions.

This Certificate is not negotiable, nor redeemable for cash or other substitutions and will not be replaced if lost or stolen or otherwise destroyed. Credit will not be issued for any Certificate that is not fully used. Gold Passport members will receive points for the applicable room charges actually paid. Participating properties are subject to change. Hyatt reserves the right to alter or terminate this program at any time. Hyatt Hotels and Resorts encompasses hotels and resorts managed, franchised or operated by two separate companies: Hyatt Corporation and its affiliates and affiliates of Hyatt International Corporation. 2004 Hyatt Corp."
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Old Mar 22, 11, 7:45 pm
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Originally Posted by BlissWorld View Post
Discover has similar rewards. There are lots of restrictions and not all hotels participate (especially Park Hyatts). There are tons of minimum stays plus minimum rate requirements. Good if you can use them, but not that great of a deal.
But is it the same kind?

I used $100 one (came from UA promo of some sort once) and probbaly got about $50-ish value out of $100 cert given the rate restrictions (no AAA).

If this one is similar I would read the fine print very thoroughly...
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Old Mar 22, 11, 7:54 pm
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Capital One - T&Cs

Here are the T&Cs from Capital One:

Terms and Conditions
The certificate is good for 15 months from date of issuance with a total award value of $900. The Hyatt Check Certificate will only be accepted for eligible goods and services at participating Hyatt Hotel and Resorts. Locations are subject to change without notice and acceptance varies by property. The certificate may be used in the following manner: As a registered guest to cover publicly listed and available room rates and packages; and to cover food and beverage charges at participating Hyatt outlets. Not valid for Casino charges, deposit or payment for group/meeting/catering functions, or for advance purchased packages or Hyatt Vacations packages. Goods and services must be charged to the room and the Hyatt Check Certificate should be redeemed at the front desk at check-out. In the United States and Puerto Rico the total charged will be reduced by the face value of the Hyatt Check Certificate. Outside of the United States, the total charges will be reduced by converting the USD value of the Hyatt Check Certificate into local currency according to the daily foreign exchange board rate. Hyatt Check Certificate may be used by a non-registered guest at participating hotels in the U. S., Canada and the Caribbean only. The Hyatt Check Certificate should be redeemed at the time of purchase. Hyatt Check Certificates may be supplemented by payment of cash, acceptable check or valid credit card. No credit or change will be given on unused portion of certificate unless required by law. Not redeemable for cash or other substitutions, not replaceable if lost, destroyed, stolen, or expired. Void if altered, photocopied, or reproduced. Terms are void where prohibited by law. The use of certificates at certain destinations shall be subject to respective government approvals, regulations, restrictions and applicable taxes. Terms and Conditions of the certificate are governed by the laws of the state of Maryland, USA without regard to its choice of law provisions. Certificate is void if sold for cash or other consideration. Certificate will not be extended beyond the expiration date. Tax liability, if any, including disclosure, is the user's responsibility. Certificates may not be accepted at concessions within the participating hotel not owned or operated by Hyatt. Hyatt Hotels and Resorts encompasses hotels and resorts managed, franchised, or operated by two separate groups of companies - Hyatt Corporation and its affiliates and affiliates of Hyatt International Corp. 2008 Hyatt Fulfillment of Maryland, Inc. Disclaimer: The listed merchants are in no way affiliated with Capital One, nor are the listed merchants considered sponsors or co-sponsors of this program. Please see the merchant's gift card/certificate/website for additional terms and conditions, which are subject to change at merchant's sole discretion, if permitted by law.
It does sound like it's the Hyatt Check Cert (like the Costco ones were) but $900 is an odd amount for the cert. I wonder if it's 9 x $100 certs etc (this would make it a lot more usable than 1 x $900 cert). However, if true, this $900 for 51,250 miles is a great redemption since 51,250 miles should only be "worth" $512.50.
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Old Mar 22, 11, 8:01 pm
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Thanks - this actually looks promising and you can get a couple of those from one application if I understand correctly.
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Old Mar 22, 11, 8:10 pm
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The odd part as compared to the Costco check certs is that this one has a 15-mth expiration. I also don't like the language about locations subject to change and acceptance varying by property.
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Old Mar 22, 11, 9:25 pm
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The Costco certs also don't have the wording about "publicly listed and available room rates and packages." I'm wondering if this basically restricts the eligible rates to the Hyatt Daily Rate or more expensive packages - excluding, for example, AAA Breakfast rates.
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Old Mar 22, 11, 10:57 pm
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Originally Posted by peteropny View Post
Here are the T&Cs from Capital One:



It does sound like it's the Hyatt Check Cert (like the Costco ones were) but $900 is an odd amount for the cert. I wonder if it's 9 x $100 certs etc (this would make it a lot more usable than 1 x $900 cert). However, if true, this $900 for 51,250 miles is a great redemption since 51,250 miles should only be "worth" $512.50.
Any thoughts at all about how to locate a current list of "participating" properties? Does anyone know whether either Hyatt or Cap1 publish a list of participating hotels, or if not, how one is suppose to be able to determine in advance if this certificate will be accepted for payment? TIA!
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Old Mar 23, 11, 7:45 am
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Any thoughts at all about how to locate a current list of "participating" properties? Does anyone know whether either Hyatt or Cap1 publish a list of participating hotels, or if not, how one is suppose to be able to determine in advance if this certificate will be accepted for payment? TIA!
Hyatt lists the participating locations for each certificate type here. If it is the Check Certificate, that is indicated on the list by "HG."
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Old Mar 23, 11, 8:10 am
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Originally Posted by DealDetective View Post
Hyatt lists the participating locations for each certificate type here. If it is the Check Certificate, that is indicated on the list by "HG."
Thanks! I note that contrary to what Bliss World has written above (re the Discover rewards), these Check Certificates appear to be usable in virtually every Park Hyatt hotel (including my favorites in Buenos Aires and Sydney).
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Old Mar 23, 11, 8:12 am
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Thanks DealDetective for directing us to this list. I have a stay in London in June and am hoping to make use of this through the Capital One points program. It's almost a two for one in terms of buying power!
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