I’ve written about some awesome hotel points offers over the past month or so, and all of these promotions are going to start running out over the next few days, so I figured I’d post a quick reminder before that happened, in case you wanted to buy hotel points but have not done so, so far.
Hyatt Hotels are offering a 40% bonus on the purchase of World of Hyatt points, as long as you buy at least 10,000 points through October 18, 2019. Read this post for the details of how this purchase could be useful for travel in India and abroad. Imagine $89 for Grand Hyatt Kochi or $513 for Park Hyatt Maldives while the usual cost is $1000+.
Here are the complete terms & conditions of the Hyatt Hotels points purchase promotion:
Offer available with purchases made between 12:01 am ET September 17, 2019, and ends 11:59 pm October 18, 2019. Purchase 10,000 or more Bonus Points in a single transaction and receive 40% additional Bonus Points. Bonus Points will be awarded upon completion of the individual transaction. In order to participate in a purchase transaction, you must be a member for at least 60 days to purchase or receive Bonus Points. Bonus Points can be purchased in increments of 1,000, up to 55,000 points per calendar year. Members can receive points in increments of 1,000, up to 55,000 points per calendar year. Additional Bonus Points awarded under this offer do not count towards these maximums. Offer may be withdrawn or changed without notice. Offer cannot be combined with any other offer. Only purchases made online are eligible for the promotion.
Price includes all applicable fees. GST/HST will be charged to Canadian residents. Purchased points are not refundable, and transactions are non-reversible. Purchased points are applicable toward all World of Hyatt awards. Points purchased using this option will post within 48 hours. You may purchase World of Hyatt Bonus points in increments of 1,000 up to 55,000 points per calendar year. Purchased points do not count toward World of Hyatt elite membership tiers. All World of Hyatt Terms and Conditions apply.
Here are the complete terms & conditions of the IHG Hotels points purchase promotion:
Offer available for purchases made between 12:00 AM ET Oct 1, 2019, and 11:59 PM Oct 18, 2019, inclusive. Bonus points will be awarded upon completion of the transaction. Bonus points will be awarded to the recipient of the points purchase. Offer is subject to change. Offer cannot be combined with any other offer.
Price includes all applicable fees. Purchased Points are not refundable and are applicable toward all IHG® Rewards Club awards. Members may purchase a maximum of 100,000 points per calendar year and receive as a gift a maximum of 100,000 points per calendar year. Please allow 72 hours for points to post and appear in the recipient’s account. All other IHG® Rewards Club Terms and Conditions apply.
Hilton Hotels is offering a 100% bonus when you purchase at least 10,000 Hilton Honors Points, which helps to make some of the most aspirational properties at half the cost of the usual price.
Here are the complete terms & conditions of the Hilton Hotels points purchase promotion:
Points purchased do not count towards elite tier qualification. All purchases must be made through the Purchase page on HiltonHonors.com. The 100% Points bonus with a minimum purchase threshold campaign is available for purchases made between September 10, 2019, at 12:01 am ET and October 22, 2019, at 11:59 pm ET. Through October 22, 2019 members may purchase a maximum of 160,000 points per calendar year. All purchases are non-refundable. Offer is subject to change. Offer cannot be combined with any other offer. Points will be posted to the recipients Hilton Honors account within 24 hours of the completed transaction. All Hilton Honors Terms and Conditions apply. Hilton HonorsTM membership and redemption of Points are subject to Honors Terms and Conditions. Price includes all applicable fees. Points purchased are final and not refundable and are applicable towards all Honors Terms and Conditions. Email address is required and will only be used for transaction and marketing communications related to this purchase. Purchased points do not count towards Honors status upgrades.
If you are planning any trips to any of these chains, perhaps it is a good idea to see if purchasing points will reduce your cost of stay. It will for sure reduce your tax outgo on these hotel stays in India (no GST payable when points redeemed for hotel stays).
Which one of these promotions will you buy points in?