Stacking Hyatt offers: A month stay for $1,100 & net zero points + Globalist status

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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.

stacking hyatt offers

A month of free Hyatt breakfast and unlimited coffeeeeee

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.

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:

Boom

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
Hyatt Bonus Journeys promotion

Also boom

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.

Stacking Hyatt offers

Omg wow

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).

Globalist awaits

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

Suite upgrades are part of being Globalist

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 HyattUp 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.

Chase World of Hyatt card

MVP

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.

Another card to pair with Hyatt is the Chase Sapphire Preferred – here’s my post about why.

Stacking Hyatt offers bottom line

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.

I am definitely digging these current Hyatt promotions. I was able to stack 3rd night free and Bonus Journeys promotions with an extra 5X promotion on my Chase World of Hyatt card to come out with:

  • 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? 

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  1. Hate to ruin your buzz, but those $0 nights aren’t going to count for elite status or promos. This is a very annoying quirk of World of Hyatt.

    • I thought about about this and checked into the rate details when I booked. There’s nothing in there that says the free third nights wouldn’t qualify toward elite status, and said it was an eligible rate, so I am thinking it will count! I also can’t find anywhere online that said this rate wouldn’t qualify toward earning elite status.

  2. Loves this ….last September when they offered the promo where each night counted twice once in 2020 and once in 2021 …..me and a friend found the Hyatt place in Miami,Florida ( doral ) for 31.85 a night ) I had 13 nights at that tome so I booked 48 nights at the HP ….THEN I thought let me earn the milestone bonuses this year and next so I booked 20 at Fort Lauderdale HH for 65.00 a night and they upgraded me to a one bedroom suite which was awesome …so 2021 I started the year off having 68 nights for this years status and then got another 5 with CC so 73 nights to start …..so I got 2 cat 1-4 …2 cat 1-7 and every milestone after I take the 10,000 points because I live in hotels full time ……love what your doing ……I’ve lived in hotels for 10 years now and I love the freedom …..I’ve been living as a nomad for over 50 years ( 35 years full time ) while all the others 6 months work 6 months travel …….ENJOY THE JOURNEY

    • This is so inspiring! I don’t know if I could do this for 10 years, but never say never, right! Love your story – thank you for so much sharing!

  3. Amazing … I love reading stories like this (but can’t help feeling a little envious since the card is only for US residents)

    • Hi, Pat! Yes, credit card rewards are one of the good things about being an American. Consolation for all the other social and political stuff we have to put up with. #onlykindakidding I’m grateful these programs exist – they have helped me to live out my biggest passions for sure.

  4. What’s the breakfast like now with Hyatt? Stayed at a Fairfield and no more hot breakfast, just a brown paper bag with a packaged muffin, cup of peaches and water.

    • It varies highly per location. So far I’ve experienced:

      – A bag where you take and go
      – Having to request items from a display kept at the front desk for take and go
      – An attendant who prepares a plate for you from a hot buffet
      – Regular buffet style where you grab a plate and fill it up yourself (like before covid)

      The last Hilton Homewood Suites also had coffee in the lobby 24/7 so you could grab a cup any time. I’m not sure how Hyatt (or this particular Hyatt) is doing things or how it’ll be in the next month. Hoping for a few hot items and coffee though!

  5. Oh yeah, this is what I’m talking about! Makes me miss our nomad days bouncing from one Hyatt to the next.

    Awesome stack, and <$1,200 for a month of "rent" is cheap cheap cheap. Hopefully they have opened some of their glorious breakfast back up and aren't just handing out an apple and a muffin each morning. Globalist is just icing on the top for when travel really starts opening up again.

    • If Hyatt stays reliable and cheap (and continues their promos), I can see myself switching over to them from Hilton. In every market where there’s a Hyatt, I’ve found the Hilton counterparts prohibitively priced in both cash and points.

      I’m gonna try to have as many cheap paid stays as possible to earn points for those more expensive hotel experiences. Really looking forward to putting that Globalist status to use!

      I’ll be happy with some fruit and coffee for breakfast – anything else will be a nice extra. Now I’m sort of thinking about planning my nomad-ing around cheap Hyatts lol. #ForSeriousTho

      • Y any bfast at all for free is better than nothing at all. That’s what we did between pet sits with Hyatts mostly. There are some really cheap Marriotts too that are worth checking out. We did the cheapest Hilton in the US, a Garden Inn in Pampa, TX for 10k/night with 5th night free. I think at one point it was 5k/night but there aren’t any of those in the US anymore. If you can find a cheap Hyatt House you’d be even more set since you’d have a kitchen. The one by DFW is in a converted apartment complex and used to be cheap, but I think it’s a cat3 now.

  6. Holy crap. Well played sir! Check out the Lane Motor Museum while you’re in Nashville – it’s an automotive museum full of weird and interesting cars. Not sure if they’re doing the basement tour but that’s a whole ‘nother level of weird, both literally and figuratively.

    Cat 1 + 2 HPs are why the Hyatt card’s been in my wallet since 2014.

    • Awesome tip – thank you! Heading to Nashville on Sunday and can’t wait! So many local breweries and museums to explore. And the weather should be fantastic this time of year.

      This stay is reinvigorating my love for Hyatt, especially with Globalist status. I see much more Hyatt in my future and totally agree – those Category 1 and 2 HPs and HHs are where it’s at, especially for my purposes right now. My friend Ken also reminded me that lower-category Marriotts are worth another look, too. Since both are Chase UR transfer partners, I’ll be earning as many UR points as I can.

      I’ll try to incorporate some Hilton into the mix, but it’s looking like Hyatt is going to be my jam in 2021.

      • Forgot to mention – if you’re feeling like a splurge while you’re in Nashville, I stayed at the Holston House while I was there and it’s a gem. Something like 3 blocks from where everything happens in downtown Nashville, and a beautiful property. Definitely a cash or C&P kinda place right now, as it’s a Cat 5 at $171 a night for a sample booking for tonight.

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