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Should/is Hyatt going to reduce nights needed for those try to qualify this year2020?

Old Sep 5, 2020, 7:57 pm
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Should/is Hyatt going to reduce nights needed for those try to qualify this year2020?

Should Hyatt be announcing reduced nights to qualify for status this year or is it reasonable for people to stay 60 nights in this year of the pandemic? I know those that qualified in 2019 are happy and set through early 2022 but should Diamond requirements be lowered for new members trying for Diamond this year? Perhaps 30-45 night range for Diamond? Thoughts?
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Old Sep 5, 2020, 8:21 pm
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I rather they rollover nights this year to next year
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Old Sep 5, 2020, 8:45 pm
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Originally Posted by pointspinnacle
Should Hyatt be announcing reduced nights to qualify for status this year or is it reasonable for people to stay 60 nights in this year of the pandemic? I know those that qualified in 2019 are happy and set through early 2022 but should Diamond requirements be lowered for new members trying for Diamond this year? Perhaps 30-45 night range for Diamond? Thoughts?
I think its entirely reasonable to hit 60 nights especially with the current offers being very enticing.

Originally Posted by AndyKehn
I rather they rollover nights this year to next year
same here
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Old Sep 5, 2020, 9:06 pm
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Yeah I'm already at 100 nights between work stays, vacations, and cc spend, so selfishly I love rollover. My 2 wishes for Hyatt program are extending certs earned this year to end of 2021 and roll over all elite nights, or even half.

Back when Hyatt had the 3 nights per 5k spend I was able to accumulate 60 nights for a measly 100k spend.
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Old Sep 5, 2020, 9:15 pm
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Originally Posted by AndyKehn
Yeah I'm already at 100 nights between work stays, vacations, and cc spend, so selfishly I love rollover. My 2 wishes for Hyatt program are extending certs earned this year to end of 2021 and roll over all elite nights, or even half.

Back when Hyatt had the 3 nights per 5k spend I was able to accumulate 60 nights for a measly 100k spend.
Id be happy with half rollover nights even capping them at 30 night credits so people would still have to earn next year.

Currently at 70 Nights with about 20 more planned with Hyatt in 2020. If MGM comp nights counted Id add another 20 nights a year lol.

But I strongly doubt Hyatt would reduce tier qualification, theyve done a lot between the certificate extensions and status extensions already.
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Old Sep 5, 2020, 9:52 pm
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Originally Posted by AndyKehn
Yeah I'm already at 100 nights between work stays, vacations, and cc spend, so selfishly I love rollover. My 2 wishes for Hyatt program are extending certs earned this year to end of 2021 and roll over all elite nights, or even half.

Back when Hyatt had the 3 nights per 5k spend I was able to accumulate 60 nights for a measly 100k spend.
measly $100k? Come on, thats a lot of spend. Lets not pretend thats peanuts. The a average American household might earn that gross on a good year.
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Old Sep 5, 2020, 10:23 pm
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Originally Posted by pointspinnacle
measly $100k? Come on, thats a lot of spend. Lets not pretend thats peanuts. The a average American household might earn that gross on a good year.
I cycle through 100k at a casino in 2 months. Most people I see cycle through at least 40-50k in a month. Not too unreasonable to cycle through 100k over 2-3 months if you know how.

Not saying OP did it that way, Im just saying just about anyone could cycle through 100k in a couple months if they were determined.
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Old Sep 6, 2020, 3:22 am
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Originally Posted by pointspinnacle
measly $100k? Come on, thats a lot of spend. Lets not pretend thats peanuts. The a average American household might earn that gross on a good year.
It's not real spend. It's "manufactured spend". It's far more complicated today, but the old "buy dollar coins with a credit card, then deposit the coins in your bank account to repay your credit card " trick is a useful summary of what people try to do.
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Old Sep 6, 2020, 3:27 am
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Originally Posted by Matt4200
If MGM comp nights counted Id add another 20 nights a year lol.
Not to get too off topic, but question for you because it sounds like you are familiar... if I book a room at an MGM property through one of my offers, but the room isn't completely comped (let's say I pay $20 + Resort Fee), would I still get a stay credit for it?

I'd love to hear your $100k through casino story sometime, but probably not in a public forum!
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Old Sep 6, 2020, 4:12 am
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Originally Posted by Single_Flyer
Not to get too off topic, but question for you because it sounds like you are familiar... if I book a room at an MGM property through one of my offers, but the room isn't completely comped (let's say I pay $20 + Resort Fee), would I still get a stay credit for it?

I'd love to hear your $100k through casino story sometime, but probably not in a public forum!
What Id try to do is the reverse so pay the room rate but have the resort fee comped which should get you EQNs. Not too sure if paying a little plus the resort fee would count but you can always try, Im sure others would love to hear DPs.

As for the casino spend you can cycle through 10-20k fairly easily in 1 trip bringing only $1,000-$1,500 on slots or tables. Was just at a casino the other day brought $1,300 at departure showed Id cycled through $15,000 with about 4-5 hours of gaming. Lady next to me was hitting big though 2 jackpots on the same machine didnt even phase her. Dont want to get too off topic though.

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Old Sep 6, 2020, 5:10 am
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Sounds a lot more like actual money laundering than manufactured spend. Unless I've completely missed some way to buy casino chips with a credit card...
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Old Sep 6, 2020, 8:13 am
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A good thread with solid intentions about an issue I've pondered several times this year turns into a bunch of dbags bragging about their casino spend.
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Old Sep 6, 2020, 8:51 am
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Originally Posted by Daftryan
A good thread with solid intentions about an issue I've pondered several times this year turns into a bunch of dbags bragging about their casino spend.
yes iwas hoping to get replies from business travelers who maybe have had travel cut substantially or leisure travelers that have scaled back for safety concerns or to practice social distancing at home.

i know airlines have dropped requirements this year due to reduced travel. Its not unrealistic for Hyatt to follow suit.
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Old Sep 6, 2020, 9:14 am
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Under the current promo, especially if on a tax-deductible/reimburseable business trip, rooms are incredibly cheap right now.

Triple points (15) plus 4 with CC is worth almost 30%. Many Chase CCs have 10% cashback on top.

Deduct whatever your tax bracket is, state and federal. Add all that up and the net is very small per night.

You can get to Globalist cheap. And its the best hotel status attainable by regular folks. Should they be giving it away?

If holding the CC, you get 5 status nights a year, a cat 4 every year, another at $15k, and a third when you hit 30 nights in the program. Spend $5k on CC and get 2 status nights.

I think Hyatt is quite generous and see no reason for it to drop Globalist qualification requirements.
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Old Sep 6, 2020, 9:44 am
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I agree with toomanybooks and I'll add that Hyatt will certainly have deals next year to help us earn nights. They basically do something toward that every year already. And if Chase and Hyatt do another spend deal like they just did, it should be pretty easy without lowering the goal posts or rolling over nights.
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