Buy Hyatt points for 1.1 cents (Good Deal Alert) – But Skip The Hilton Points for 0.5 cents
Today, Monday June 3rd, at 1pm, you will able to to try to…
Buy Hyatt points for just 1.1 cents apiece.
My regular readers will know that I almost *never* endorse buying points because loyalty programs change so frequently and you are rarely getting such a good deal that the points are well below my “What is a Mile or Point worth?”values – which denotes the minimum I’d redeem for.
Exception: When you can buy for nearly half the price I’d redeem for. I actually bought Hyatt points in this same USTA offer last year and I did exceed 2 cents a point in value – so it was, in reality, a great deal.
You’ll need your finger on the trigger right at 1:00:00 Eastern – they will go fast. I’d be inclined to go for the 24,000 point package with 3-4x the number of available packages.
Here’s a direct link (I do not earn any sort of commission from this):
Now tomorrow, there will be a similar offer for Hilton points. The difference?
They will be sold for exactly what they are “worth” which is 0.5 cents. Would I buy for the effective “face value”?
No, I absolutely wouldn’t – UNLESS – you are topping off for a major redemption that will earn you multiples of the 0.5 cents, such as a 5 night stay at the Waldorf Astoria Maldives. If you have availability for your dates and need some spare points to top off, then sure, do it. Otherwise, pass.
What are your thoughts?
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