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Hi from Memphis! I have about a week left here. The last few weeks have been filled with family visits and wayyy too much home cooking (if that’s even possible?).
Next Sunday, I’m heading to Nashville for a month to stay at the Hyatt Place Nashville/Hendersonville – a Category 1 Hyatt hotel, meaning award stays are 5,000 Hyatt points per night.
I’ll be there for 29 glorious nights, visiting local breweries, walking nearby trails with my dog, and seeing what Nashville is all about.
For the 29-night stay, I paid $1,158 and 70,000 Hyatt points. But thanks to multiple deals going on right now, I’ll get all 70,000 points back – and come out on the other side as a Globalist (Hyatt’s top elite status tier) and with an extra free award night. Which means my “rent” next month is $1,158, plus I get free breakfast and coffee every day, access to a fitness room and pool, free toiletries, and room service.
Here’s how I did it.
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Stacking Hyatt offers for a one month stay
I was originally going to pay for a two-week stay with points. At 5,000 points per night, 14 nights costs 70,000 Hyatt points. But I always check the cash price to make sure it’s the best deal.
To my surprise, this hotel had a third night free offer and prices were low – which got me thinking.
I checked the first two weeks and last two weeks in points (to verify availability) and cash (to check price). It turned out the first two weeks were cheaper – $99 a night, plus the third night free. The last two weeks had price spikes. But it was available with points.
I ended up booking the first 15 nights with cash and got every third night free:
Even after tax, that’s $77 a night, which is awesome.
Then booked an additional 14 nights with points.
Here’s where the stack comes in.
Bonus Journeys promotion adds huge value
Through June 15, 2021, when you register for this promotion, you’ll get:
- 2,000 bonus points every 2 nights (Chase World of Hyatt cardmembers get 2,500 bonus points every 2 nights – and I have this card)
- A free Category 1 through 4 award night after 10 nights
Because I’m staying 29 nights, I’ll get 2,500 bonus points 14 times, or 35,000 points back. And I’ll get the free award night.
For the paid portion, I’ll earn 5 Hyatt points per night plus an extra 4 Hyatt points per night by paying with my Chase World of Hyatt card, so 9 points X $1,158 = another 10,422 points. Being Explorist gets me another 20% bonus, or 2,084 points.
But it gets better. On top of all that, I’ll get an additional 5X Hyatt points for the stay thanks to a promotion I added to my Chase World of Hyatt card. Chase has offers for all their cobranded cards right now – here’s the link to check yours. For the $1,158 stay, I’ll get an extra 5,790 Hyatt points with my card.
Adding it up, that’s:
- Bonus Journeys promo – 35,000 points
- Base 5X and card 4X (for a total of 9X) = 10,422 points
- Explorist 20% bonus = 2,084 points
- Chase card 5X promotion = 5,790 points
For a total of 53,296 points. When I add in the value of the free award night for a Category 4 Hyatt hotel, that’s an additional 15,000 points for a grand total of 68,296 points.
For this stay, I’ll put in 70,000 points and come out with 68,296 points – basically completely netting out, which means all 29 nights “cost” me $1,158. Not bad for a month in a cool town like Nashville!
And actually – this ended up being cheaper than any comparable Airbnb I could find (entire place, free parking, and pet-friendly because I have my dog with me).
If that wasn’t enough, I’ll also come out on the other side as a freshly minted Globalist elite member through February 2023.
Globalist requires 30 qualifying nights in 2021 and this stay will put me over the top. I already have 5 qualifying nights in my account from the Chase World of Hyatt card.
Globalist also includes:
- Free breakfast for two at any Hyatt hotel (you know how that thrills me)
- Club lounge access
- Suite upgrades
- Guest of Honor bookings for friends and family
- Free parking on award nights
- 4pm late checkout when available
And because I’ll hit 36 nights with this booking, I’ll get Milestone Rewards, which are a completely separate thing, including:
- 2 club lounge access awards at 20 nights
- 2 more club lounge access awards at 30 nights AND
- Another Category 1 through 4 free night award (!)
With another free night award, which I value at 15,000 Hyatt points, I’ll easily recover my entire points portion of the booking – and then some.
If I can stay a couple more months this year with Hyatt, I could potentially reach 100 nights and earn allll the Milestone Rewards. That would be a little crazy, but then again… I’m a little crazy, especially when it comes to earning points. 😜
If I can find another deal like this, or if there are more promotions I can find to stack, I mean heck, I might just go for it. Digital nomad and all.
Dude, the Chase World of Hyatt card
|Chase World of Hyatt||Up to 60,000 Hyatt points|
|• 9 Hyatt points per $1 spent at Hyatt - 4 bonus points for paying with your card, and 5 bonus points for being a World of Hyatt member
• 2 Hyatt points per $1 spent restaurants, on airlines tickets purchased directly from the airlines, on local transit and commuting and on fitness club and gym memberships
• Receive 1 free night every year after your cardmember anniversary at any Category 1 to 4 Hyatt hotel or resort
|• $95 annual fee||• Earn 30,000 Hyatt points after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening
• Plus an additional 30,000 Hyatt points by earning 2X points on up to $15,000 in purchases within the first 6 months of account opening
|• 5 Hyatt hotels where the annual free night rocks||• Compare it here|
This card is really boosting the value of this stay and taking it to the next level. Because of It, I’m getting back 35,000 points from the Bonus Journeys promotion. Without it, I’d only get back 28,000 points.
It’s also earning me an extra 4X points per $1 on the paid portion. And the extra Chase promotion is another 5X points per $1 on the paid portion. Plus, I already had a leg up on this deal with 5 qualifying nights, which were automatically added to my account at the beginning of the year.
This card definitely earns its keep. If you’re at all interested in Hyatt hotels, having this card adds a ton of value to your status, earnings, and award nights. Highly recommend.
I’m trying to stay around $1,500 per month for my lodging, and next month, I’ll be well under budget thanks to stacking Hyatt offers for a month-long stay in Nashville. That frees up funds to eat out, invest, save, or roll over toward a more expensive stay later.
- Oodles of Hyatt points
- 2 Category 1 through 4 free night awards (which I value at 15,000 points each)
- 4 club lounge access awards
- Globalist elite status
All this kinda makes me want to use my Chase World of Hyatt card even more to keep reaching those Milestone Rewards tiers this year. This was exactly the type of promotion I’ve been waiting for to take the leap into Hyatt and Globalist.
Is it safe to say I’m a Hyatt fan now? Have you had any good hotel deals lately?* If you liked this post, consider signing up to receive free blog posts in an RSS reader and you’ll never miss an update! And thanks for using my links to apply for new card offers!
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