AMEX Offers is one of my favorite things about having an American Express card. Their offers are often generous, and totally stackable with any other merchant promotion. This new Amex Hyatt offer allows you to get $60 back in statement credit when you use your American Express card for at least $200 at US Hyatt properties. This offer doesn’t appear to be available via social media, and looks to be a targeted offer.
If you’re targeted, this is a fantastic deal, since you basically getting up to 30% off a stay. This works on all Hyatt stays booked directly with Hyatt, even Cash & Points stay (as long as the cash portion exceeds $200). This will not, however, work on points purchase, since that is processed by a third party. As a reminder, Hyatt is also currently running a promotion, where you can register and earn up to 75,000 points when you stay before November 30.
Hyatt also sells gift cards and check certificates, though only some of them are processed by Hyatt. According to Hyatt, you will earn 3x points with the Chase Hyatt card if you purchase Hyatt gift cards and certificates from their website. Now, the terms and conditions of this offer explicitly prohibits gift card purchases. This seems to suggest that gift card/check certificates purchases are handled directly by Hyatt, which might be eligible for the AMEX credit. However, there are no concrete evidence as of yet, so I wouldn’t risk it for now. It’s also worth noting that the terms and conditions of this offer explicitly prohibits gift card purchases.
You can check out our guide on how to enroll an offer and maximize the benefits of AMEX Offers. This Amex Hyatt offer expires on 12/31/2016, and your American Express card must be charged for the stay before then. Here are the terms & conditions I got, but make sure you check yours when you enroll.
Reservations must be made online at hyatt.com, via the Hyatt mobile app or by phone. Offer only valid at Hyatt properties in the US. Excludes Hyatt Residence Club, Hyatt Vacation Club, Hyatt Travel, Hyatt Vacations and Hyatt at Home. Offer only valid on room rate and room charges. Offer not valid for stays that are paid for before or after the promotion start and end dates. Excludes purchases of Gold Passport rewards points. Excludes physical gift and e-gift card purchases. Enrollment limited. Offer is non-transferable. Must add offer to Card and use same Card to redeem. Limit 1 statement credit(s) per American Express® online account. Statement credit will appear on your billing statement within 90 days after 12/31/2016, provided that American Express receives information from the merchant about your qualifying purchase. Statement credit may be reversed if qualifying purchase is cancelled. If American Express does not receive information that identifies your transaction as qualifying for the offer, you will not receive the statement credit. For example, your transaction will not qualify if it is not made directly with the merchant. In addition, in most cases, you may not receive the statement credit if your transaction is made with an electronic wallet or through a third party or if the merchant uses a mobile or wireless card reader to process it. By adding an offer to a Card, you agree that American Express may send you communications about the offer.