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Mr and Mrs Smith / Hyatt Integration Teaser Announcement and Gift Card Promo [2023]

Mr and Mrs Smith / Hyatt Integration Teaser Announcement and Gift Card Promo [2023]

Old Nov 5, 2023, 1:45 am
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Originally Posted by noahjg
if Hyatt ran a promotion today that said “buy unlimited amount of Hyatt points at 1.11c each and get an elite qualifying night for every 2700 points you buy”, people would jump all over that…
Except that your math is wrong. From your calculations above, you would be buying at 11.11 cpp not 1.11 cpp.
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Old Nov 6, 2023, 2:36 pm
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Originally Posted by DJPedro
Are the gift cards tied to your WOH account in any way, or are they simply a redemption code?
They are saved in my account under mrmrssmith.redeam.com, which you can access using your Hyatt username and password. The vouchers with unique code were also emailed to me. But I do not see these vouchers in the normal Hyatt.com account, or in my Hyatt app.

Originally Posted by DownData
How did you buy $600 of gift cards though? Was it a 500 + 100? Would they actually count cumulatively?
Yes, I bought $500 + $100. I am hoping they would count cumulatively; if not, that would be a giant blunder on their part. But so far only the Chase WOH points have posted. No WOH base points or nights credited yet.
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Old Nov 6, 2023, 2:45 pm
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Originally Posted by Kirk T
They are saved in my account under mrmrssmith.redeam.com, which you can access using your Hyatt username and password. The vouchers with unique code were also emailed to me. But I do not see these vouchers in the normal Hyatt.com account, or in my Hyatt app.



Yes, I bought $500 + $100. I am hoping they would count cumulatively; if not, that would be a giant blunder on their part. But so far only the Chase WOH points have posted. No WOH base points or nights credited yet.
will you copy paste any fuller t&cs you were given as a purchaser?
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Old Nov 6, 2023, 2:53 pm
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×These terms govern Mr & Mrs Smith gift cards that are purchased via mrmrssmith.redeam.com, only. Mr & Mrs Smith Gift cards purchased via MrandmrsSmith.com are subject the terms and conditions found at https://www.mrandmrssmith.com/legal#giftcardloyalty. Use of this card constitutes acceptance of these terms. Certain purchases (e.g., hotel stays) may have a minimum age requirement. Gift cards and e-gift cards are redeemable for stays at hotels and villas in the Mr & Mrs Smith collection when booking via Mr & Mrs Smith. Gift cards and e-gift cards are not redeemable directly with hotels and villas or in any way with hotels and villas that are not part of the Mr & Mrs Smith collection. Hotel and villa stays paid in whole or part with a gift card or e-gift card must comply with pre-payment and deposit policies noted at the point of booking. Gift cards and e-gift cards are redeemable only against accommodation costs. They may not be redeemed against incidental hotel costs or additional services. Where a refund is applicable for cancelled bookings, the amount paid with gift card will be refunded to the same method as purchase. Gift cards and e-gift cards can be used multiple times until the value associated with the unique code reaches zero. Gift Cards have a maximum value of $1,000 USD. You cannot buy any more than $10,000 USD of MMS Gift Cards within the same day. Card is issued in USD. Value of card will be converted into purchase currency for hotels and villas that are bookable at currencies other than USD (at Mr & Mrs Smith’s established exchange rate). Card is not returnable, refundable or redeemable for cash, and may not be resold or transferred for value, except to the extent required by law. Lost or misplaced cards may, at Hyatt’s sole discretion, be replaced subject to submission of proof of purchase, and the purchaser’s confirmation of the card's intended recipient. Card does not expire. Mr & Mrs Smith and related marks are trademarks of Smith Global Ltd. Cards transferred fraudulently, unlawfully, or otherwise in violation of these terms, are subject to cancellation. Hyatt reserves the right to institute additional security and verification procedures at the time of card redemption for fraud prevention.

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Earn Five (5) Base Points per Eligible dollar spent: World of Hyatt Members may earn five (5) Base Points per Eligible Dollar spent on the purchase of Mr & Mrs Smith Gift Cards from mrmrssmith.redeam.com from October 26, 2023 (9:00 a.m. CT) through March 31, 2024 (11:59 p.m. CT) (the “Promotion Period”). Mr & Mrs Smith gift cards purchased from another source do not qualify. You must be a member of World of Hyatt in good standing at time of purchase to qualify. All points awarded under this promotion are Base Points. Tier Qualifying Nights: Members will earn one (1) Tier-Qualifying Night for every $300 USD spent on qualifying purchases of Mr & Mrs Smith Gift Cards from mrmrssmith.redeam.com during the Promotion Period. Please allow two to three weeks after checkout for Base Points to be posted to your World of Hyatt account. Except as expressly stated, this promotion is not valid with other offers, promotions or discounts and is non-transferable. Hyatt reserves the right to alter or withdraw this promotion at any time for any reason without prior notice. This promotion is subject to the terms and conditions of the World of Hyatt program available at mrmrssmith.redeam.com. Hyatt®, World of Hyatt®, and related marks are trademarks of Hyatt Corporation or its affiliates. © 2023 Hyatt Corporation. All rights reserved.
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Old Nov 8, 2023, 12:17 pm
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Originally Posted by noahjg
Math is even better if you account for the credit card rewards from the purchase…e.g. 4X Hyatt points (if that is the case, initial DPs seem to say yes?) or otherwise at least 3X on travel or 1.5-2X on spend depending on what card you use…so $3000 spend could actually earn not just 15,000 Hyatt points but between maybe 19,500-27,000 depending on what cards you have/use…. If the 4X WOH points works then spending $300 (I.e. if could resell for 90%) for 27000 Hyatt points is only 1.11c per point, so that’s even better!

it seems a bit too good to be true though so I’m guessing even if they can be resold, the price would get pushed down by oversupply…I.e. if Hyatt ran a promotion today that said “buy unlimited amount of Hyatt points at 1.11c each and get an elite qualifying night for every 2700 points you buy”, people would jump all over that…

but definitely curious if someone who had bought already can report back how these gift cards are delivered I.e. can they be sold/transferred!
It seems highly unlikely that you will be able to sell these for only a 10% discount.

I quickly looked through all the websites that I could find that buy gift cards and none of them will even buy them. Gift cards to anything that's not widely used (like Starbucks, Walmart, Target, Amazon) generally sell at a steep discount to face value. Restaurant chain gift cards can be bought for a 15% to 20% discount at Costco, even for national chains. If you could get 65-70%, I would think that would be pretty good.

You would be stuck trying to sell them on places like Facebook. It's significant work and there's no guarantee that they would sell. This is a few boutique hotels in a few parts of the world.

If you can make it work it would be pretty good. Honestly even if you have to sell a $300 card for $200, that would not be terrible, but I'm not sure that you could even get that.

Since the pts you earn are base pts, does that mean that they get status bonus points too? So 3150 total pts (5 base + 1.5 globalist bonus + 4 CC) for a $300 card?
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Old Nov 8, 2023, 12:24 pm
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Originally Posted by VegasGambler
It seems highly unlikely that you will be able to sell these for only a 10% discount.

I quickly looked through all the websites that I could find that buy gift cards and none of them will even buy them. Gift cards to anything that's not widely used (like Starbucks, Walmart, Target, Amazon) generally sell at a steep discount to face value. Restaurant chain gift cards can be bought for a 15% to 20% discount at Costco, even for national chains. If you could get 65-70%, I would think that would be pretty good.

You would be stuck trying to sell them on places like Facebook. It's significant work and there's no guarantee that they would sell. This is a few boutique hotels in a few parts of the world.

If you can make it work it would be pretty good. Honestly even if you have to sell a $300 card for $200, that would not be terrible, but I'm not sure that you could even get that.
I completely agree with you. I think it's ludicrous to believe you'd be able to sell these easily at anywhere near face value. And it will get even worse when a bunch of people attempt this and "flood" the market with Mr & Mrs. Smith gift cards next year.

Anyone that truly attempts this as a "cheap" way to manufacture Globalist is likely to get their face ripped off.

Originally Posted by VegasGambler
Since the pts you earn are base pts, does that mean that they get status bonus points too? So 3150 total pts (5 base + 1.5 globalist bonus + 4 CC) for a $300 card?
According to the FAQ (source: https://mrmrssmith.redeam.com/detail...ards?FAQs=true) they do.

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Old Nov 8, 2023, 1:56 pm
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i would happily buy these gift cards at a 1/3 discount to use at Lake Como, Cayucos, Cambria, and Laguna Beach. My experience is MMS is never priced higher than a direct booking, often lower like Cayucos for instance. i’d never pick MMS in a location w a Hyatt as TSUs give me the desired suite at a 50%+ discount, but a 33% discount on a suite at a MMS-only location is quite nice.
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Old Nov 8, 2023, 2:39 pm
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Getting the full 10.5 points per $ if you are a glob CC certainly makes this more attractive. Basically the only variable then is whether you end up overpaying or underpaying per night credit @300 each... well that and which and how many hotels are going to stay on the platform and be useful options. A few cursory searches of various places on the website already indicated to me that well over half of the hotels in the places I checked were "unavailable."
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Old Nov 8, 2023, 5:50 pm
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Originally Posted by Colin
i would happily buy these gift cards at a 1/3 discount to use at Lake Como, Cayucos, Cambria, and Laguna Beach. My experience is MMS is never priced higher than a direct booking, often lower like Cayucos for instance. i’d never pick MMS in a location w a Hyatt as TSUs give me the desired suite at a 50%+ discount, but a 33% discount on a suite at a MMS-only location is quite nice.
I'm sure that lots of people here would be happy to sell them to you!!

Wait until December when people are desperate for EQN and I'm guessing it will be a buyer's market...
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Old Nov 9, 2023, 6:15 pm
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Originally Posted by Colin
My experience is MMS is never priced higher than a direct booking
Interesting, my experience is the opposite. MMS is priced higher than direct booking, just like SLH is more expensive on Hyatt than booking on SLH.
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Old Nov 10, 2023, 10:08 am
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Originally Posted by escape4
Interesting, my experience is the opposite. MMS is priced higher than direct booking, just like SLH is more expensive on Hyatt than booking on SLH.
MMS has a best rate guarantee.

SLH is usually more expensive booked through Hyatt; but that's not relevant here.
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Old Nov 11, 2023, 12:35 pm
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Curious if anyone’s purchase is reflecting in their EQNs yet, and how long it took if so?
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Old Nov 16, 2023, 11:42 pm
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Bought mine almost two weeks ago still nothing.
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Old Nov 21, 2023, 5:12 pm
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Same here - approaching nearly 3 weeks and nothing. Has anyone else had luck?
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Old Nov 22, 2023, 6:51 am
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My order from 11/8 hit my account this morning. 👍
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