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What Hyatt 40 night benefit is best? Hyatt offers additional benefits for every 10 elite nights you earn. And now that award stays count (so Chase Sapphire Preferred Card points transfers can be used for stays, which help earn additional benefits), and that you get 5 elite nights each year just for having the The World Of Hyatt Credit Card and spending on the card continues to earn more elite nights, it’s easier than ever to reach additional benefit milestones.
|10||25k base points or 3 meetings||Discoverist|
|20||35k base points||2 club lounge access awards|
|30||50k base points or 10 meetings||Explorist, 2 club access awards, cat 1-4 free night|
|40||65k base points||5k points or $100 Hyatt gift card or 10k points off FIND experience|
|50||80k base points||2 confirmed suite upgrade awards|
|60||100k base points or 20 meetings||Globalist, 2 suite upgrade awards, cat 1-7 free night, concierge|
|70||N/A||10,000 points or suite upgrade award|
|80||N/A||10,000 points or suite upgrade award|
|90||N/A||10,000 points or suite upgrade award|
|100||N/A||10,000 points or suite upgrade award|
At the 40 night milestone though you make a choice of benefits. I just hit my 40 nights for the year and received an email letting me know to choose a Hyatt 40 night benefit:
There are three Hyatt 40 night benefit options to choose from:
- 5000 bonus points. I value Hyatt points at 1.4 cents apiece so I see this as worth $70.
- $100 Hyatt gift card. This is valid in the Americas only.
- 10,000 point discount on a FIND experience. I view this was worth ~ $140.
I haven’t ever booked an experiential redemption through Hyatt. For those that would do so anyway, 10,000 points off is the best bet but I haven’t found the right interest, time or value.
I think a $100 gift card is the sweet spot. Since I’ll spend more than $100 with Hyatt that’s actually worth $100 to me. For those that don’t use it in the near-term, many will know people that will.
Points are the fallback for someone who won’t spend their own money at a Hyatt in the Americas. 5000 points aren’t worth as much, but they’re easily banked and there’s no effort to track them, little risk in losing the discount code. All that’s needed is Hyatt account activity to ensure the points don’t expire, likely not hard for someone already racking up 40 stays (and easily accomplished too with a Chase Sapphire Preferred Card transfer.
I selected the $100 Hyatt gift card as my Hyatt 40 night benefit, and received it in my inbox immediately so the execution on Hyatt’s part was good.