As you can see, the exact value that you could get from 5,000 points will vary based on where you use them. Overall, it's pretty easy to get significant value.
Now, for the other part of the promo…
The second half of this promo is earning double elite nights at select hotels. We haven’t talked about elite status in this newsletter yet, but let me give you a quick rundown:
Elite status is earned by staying a certain number of nights at a hotel chain every year. Each program has different requirements for earning status and different sets of benefits. Typically, the higher tiers of elite status (usually requiring 50+ nights per year) will give benefits like free breakfast, hotel lounge access, late check-out, and free puppies. Okay, FINE, you don't get a free puppy, but the rest is true. 🐶
There is a LOT more to be said about elite status, but we'll leave it there for now.
Easy elite status? That sounds pretty good, right?
Well, the catch is that this part of the promo only applies to all-inclusive properties, typically expensive resorts. If you have a stay booked at one of these properties already, then congrats, you lucky duck. Otherwise, I wouldn't recommend changing around your hotel stays and paying more money just to earn a few extra elite nights.
A few things to keep in mind:
- Stays must take place between September 15 and December 20, 2022
- You must register for this offer by November 15
- Your stay must be at least 2 nights
This is definitely a promo that I'm considering taking advantage of. If I can replace some of my currently booked hotels with Hyatt properties that cost the same or less, this is an easy way to earn some extra points to put toward a future booking!