Loyalty Lobby speculated on Hyatt’s promotion yesterday but I’ve gotten it confirmed: Hyatt Gold Passport’s spring promotion will be 3000 points every 3 nights, up to a maximum of 45,000 points, between March 1 and May 31.
In addition to earlier speculation, Hyatt Visa cardholders will earn an additional 20% bonus on top of that (meaning each set of 3 nights will earn them 3600 bonus points).
Registration for the promotion will begin February 15. The link for this is not yet available.
I’d say that Marriott’s MegaBonus which offers a free night after two stays (capped at category 4) is probably the richest current promotion, with Hyatt’s second. Although for my purposes — I don’t like expiring free nights, and I prefer to redeem for aspirational stays rather than mid-tier properties — I’ll take the points and prefer Hyatt’s offering. (It doesn’t hurt in that regard that I have a Hyatt Visa.)
Hyatt’s spring promotion is no Faster Free Nights, but it’s one of the best promotions in a relatively modest field thus far in 2013.
I have 13 nights currently booked during the promotion period, and will probably wind up with 15 or more pretty easily and will pick up an extra free night at a strong property in addition to usual points earning. That’s hardly mind-blowing for that many nights, but I’m pleased.