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10% Discount on Hyatt Gift Card Purchases

10% Discount on Hyatt Gift Card Purchases

Old Dec 16, 19, 8:19 am
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Originally Posted by R.O. View Post
Can I use these gift cards to pay for the cash portion of a P+C award?
yes. At check out
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Old Dec 16, 19, 3:16 pm
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Time wasted at check-out. Losing the credit card bonus points. Hoping no loss or stolen. 10% does not cut it for me. Paying shipping fee, no way.
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Old Dec 16, 19, 3:40 pm
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Originally Posted by hedoman View Post
Time wasted at check-out. Losing the credit card bonus points. Hoping no loss or stolen. 10% does not cut it for me. Paying shipping fee, no way.
Do E Gift Option and extremely difficult to lose it or have it stolen when thereís a PIN number now.

I think 10% is better than any credit card rewards.

Through the GCís youíre getting 10-12% off after factoring in whatever credit card rewards you earned for buying the GC.

So 12% compared to the best alternative which would be using the Hyatt CC earning 4 points per dollar spent.

$1,000 GC for $880 (10% off + 2% CC rewards earned)

Vs. $1,000 paid at Hyatt earning 4K Hyatt Points (Points earned only from the Hyatt Card as all other Hyatt Points earned are also earned when paying with GC).

4k Hyatt Points are not worth $120 at all. I value them at 1 cent per point so $40. Most others value them at typically 1.5 cents per point meaning $80. Which still makes GC a better offer, especially for those who bought several thousand.
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Old Dec 16, 19, 4:52 pm
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One consideration here is the year of the spend. If they allowed this in January, I'd be in in a bigger way potentially. I need that spend on my Hyatt card in 2020, even without the bonus points.
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Old Dec 17, 19, 3:39 am
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Originally Posted by josephstern View Post
One consideration here is the year of the spend. If they allowed this in January, I'd be in in a bigger way potentially. I need that spend on my Hyatt card in 2020, even without the bonus points.
Agreed.

Some people need December spend, others January to get a leg up. Maybe they should have run it over New Years.

Remember also some supermarkets sell Hyatt GCs. Fuel points can make that lucrative.

That Costco deal was epic. 20% plus 2% cashback plus regular CC rewards. Running at the same time as Faster Free Nights. And $25 food/beverage credit per stay Costco rate and $39-45 Hyatt (Lisle, IL, a good cat 1) stays. They were paying me to stay. If I werenít dealing with a dying FIL at the time, wife and I would have hopped every night.

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Old Dec 17, 19, 3:59 am
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Matt....that's a nice analysis. Keeping it simple. $1000 GCs = 6 check outs. IME at Hyatt Places frequented, $17 savings is not worth the potential aggravation at check-out. And I really like spending as little $$ possible.
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Old Dec 17, 19, 2:09 pm
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Originally Posted by hedoman View Post
Matt....that's a nice analysis. Keeping it simple. $1000 GCs = 6 check outs. IME at Hyatt Places frequented, $17 savings is not worth the potential aggravation at check-out. And I really like spending as little $$ possible.
Do you mean check outs online? Because buying them took me less then 2 mins each.

Checking out as in paying your folio people have said takes about an extra 5 minutes. So 5 minutes for those extra savings is definitely worth it IMO.

Where are you getting $17 from? If youíre saying to buy (6) 1k GCís thatís pretty big savings and significantly more than a $17 difference. Even just (1) 1k GC is at least a $50 difference between paying with the Hyatt CC even considering the additional points earned.
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Old Dec 17, 19, 3:13 pm
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It's a matter of avoiding aggravation at check-out. Just ain't worth it to me. I avoid aggravation at check-in by staying with Hyatt and Hilton and skipping Marriott properties.
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Old Dec 20, 19, 12:53 pm
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Still unclear if this codes as a Hyatt purchase or not. Any other DPs for Chase or AMEX?
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Old Dec 20, 19, 1:26 pm
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Originally Posted by fangtl View Post
Still unclear if this codes as a Hyatt purchase or not. Any other DPs for Chase or AMEX?
Does not code as Hyatt or Travel tried on two cards.
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Old Dec 22, 19, 1:55 pm
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A reminder that this 10% off offer ends tomorrow, 23rd.
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Old Dec 22, 19, 8:12 pm
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I may try this, but honestly not sure the stupid hassle of redeeming them really makes it worth it.
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Old Dec 23, 19, 8:12 am
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I was going to purchase, but if I won't get points for redeeming a certificate versus paying with my Hyatt card, it simply isn't worth it to me.
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Old Dec 23, 19, 8:14 am
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Originally Posted by Mary2e View Post
I was going to purchase, but if I won't get points for redeeming a certificate versus paying with my Hyatt card, it simply isn't worth it to me.
You get the points from Hyatt as usual, but you just don't get points from Chase additionally if you would have otherwise paid with a Chase Hyatt card.
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Old Dec 23, 19, 8:15 am
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Buying the card generates points? Or does redeeming it generate them?

As well, earning points on the card is almost as valuable to me to get stay credits as saving the 10% since I often end up doing mattress runs.
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