Update: I’m marking this strategy as YMMV. I’ve been advised that “official” policy is that you have to advise at checkin if you want Hyatt or Southwest points. The answer would certainly be Hyatt – however, I did indeed get both on my last stay. That said, if you get one, you are not technically eligible for the other so I would have the front desk add your SW number but advise you wish to earn Hyatt points for the stay – and see what happens.
I love to stack deals…. who doesn’t??
And so it was fun to learn that a Triple Dip opportunity exists at the MGM hotels on the Las Vegas Strip – also a key component of the Status Match Merry Go Round.
When you check-in to an M life reservation (this includes casino comps and discounted casino stays), make sure that the hotel has both your World of Hyatt number as well as your Southwest Rapid Rewards number.
When you check out you will earn:
- Your M life Tier Credits for room spend
- World of Hyatt points (5 per $) and elite night credits with one catch (see below)
- 600 Southwest Rapid Rewards points (yes, these are Companion Pass qualifying) per stay.
Regarding the Hyatt elite nights: You need at least one night that isn’t a full comp in order for the stay to post. Resort fees and tax alone don’t count. You need a base rate > $0. As an example, if you spend 4 nights on a comp, but one night had a small room charge, it would post. My last stay was 2 nights COMPed (just tax and resort fee), then one $39 night, then another COMP. All four posted along with my points.
The Southwest points are just once per stay, but if you go to Vegas a lot this can add up in terms of your Companion Pass qualifying points.