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6 ways to earn more Hyatt points

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Discover the best ways to earn World of Hyatt rewards points.

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Hyatt offers guests properties ranging from midlevel hotels to luxury and all-inclusive resorts – a huge perk for World of Hyatt members. But if you have your sights set on a night in a location like Centurion Palace on Venice’s Grand Canal, THE VIEW Lugano overlooking Lake Lugano in Switzerland or any other of Hyatt’s top tier offerings, you could be looking at a 40,000 point per night price tag.

Earning enough points for a luxury vacation can be daunting to say the least, but World of Hyatt offers plenty of different ways for members to rack up rewards. This guide will show you the best ways to quickly earn World of Hyatt points.

1. Sign up for the World Of Hyatt Credit Card

The World Of Hyatt Credit Card is one of the easiest ways to rack up rewards points, even on everyday purchases. On top of a generous sign-up bonus, the card offers bonus points on Hyatt stays, restaurant purchases, gym memberships and more.

The World Of Hyatt Credit Card
World of Hyatt card

Why should you get this card?

The World of Hyatt Credit Card from Chase offers an outstanding amount of value for frequent travelers: New cardholders are awarded ample points on a variety of travel purchases, including airfare and restaurant purchases.

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More things to know:

  • 9 points per dollar on Hyatt hotel purchases – 4 points earned with your card and 5 points earned as a World of Hyatt loyalty program member
  • 2 points per dollar on restaurants, directly purchased airfare, local transit, commuting and gym and fitness club memberships and 1 point per dollar on other purchases
  • 25,000 bonus points if you spend $3,000 in first 3 months. Additional 25,000 bonus points if you spend $6,000 in first 6 months
  • Automatic World of Hyatt Discoverist status for as long as your account is open
  • Annual free night at category 1-4 hotel (worth up to 15,000 points)

 

The sign-up bonus alone is enough for a free night at one of Hyatt’s top tier (Category 8) properties. Plus, the card offers an extra free night annually (at Category 1-4 hotels) as well as an additional free night every year you spend $15,000.

When you book a Hyatt hotel stay with your World of Hyatt card, you not only earn the four bonus points per dollar offered by the credit card, but also the 5 base points per dollar for being a World of Hyatt member. That means every dollar spent on a stay at a Hyatt hotel gets you nine points – nearly double what you’d earn without the credit card.

In addition to bonus points for hotel stays, World of Hyatt cardholders are rewarded for purchases they make every day. The bonus points offered for airfare, dining and local transit are especially valuable for frequent travelers.

2. Earn points on Hyatt hotel stays

No matter what membership tier you fall under, World of Hyatt members earn great rewards on hotel stays. For qualifying Hyatt stays, dining and spa experiences, you’ll earn 5 base points per dollar.

In addition to the base points earned for qualifying stays, elite status members earn bonus points on all eligible purchases.

Membership tier
Bonus points earned
Discoverist
10%
Explorist
20%
Globalist
30%

Whether or not you are earning bonus points, staying at a Hyatt brand hotel is a simple way to rack up World of Hyatt rewards points.

3. Earn points on SLH and M life stays

It’s not just purchases at Hyatt hotels that can earn you World of Hyatt points. Members can also enjoy 5 base points per dollar on Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) and M life Rewards purchases. This opens up even more destinations and travel flexibility, while still giving rewards program members the opportunity to earn points.

4. Earn points on FIND experiences

If you want to earn points on something other than a hotel stay, Hyatt has another fantastic opportunity. Members can earn 10 base points per dollar on FIND experiences, a collection of unique experiences in locations around the globe.

FIND experiences include something for everyone, from goat yoga to cooking classes to guided hikes. With a higher rewards rate than hotel stays, this is a great option for earning more World of Hyatt points.

5. Book your rental car with Avis to earn bonus points

When you book a rental car with Avis and associate your World of Hyatt membership number, you can earn 500 bonus points on qualifying purchases. Frequent travelers who book rental cars can often can rack up substantial points with this offer.

World of Hyatt members also get up to 25 percent off base rates on Avis rentals, making them a great deal even without the bonus points.

6. Transfer points from a Chase Ultimate Rewards card

If you have a Chase credit card that earns Ultimate Rewards, you can transfer the points you earn to World of Hyatt at a 1:1 rate. That way, you can earn bonus points on all sorts of different categories to earn rewards faster. For example, the Chase Sapphire Reserve earns 3 points per dollar on dining and restaurant purchases. This is a slightly higher rate than the World of Hyatt credit card’s 2 point-per-dollar rate on dining purchases. By making the Chase Sapphire Reserve your go-to card for dining out and transferring your Ultimate Rewards points, you can get to your next World of Hyatt reward redemption faster.

Final thoughts

There are plenty of options for maximizing points-earning as a World of Hyatt member. If you combine base points earned for hotel stays and FIND experiences with bonus points offered for Avis rentals and various World of Hyatt credit card purchases, you’ll have enough points for a luxury stay in no time.

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Published: January 23, 2019

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