One of the most attractive Daily Getaways offers for this year went on sale earlier today: the discounted sale of Hyatt Gold Passport points. There were four different amounts of points available for sale:
- 24,000 points for $260 (1.08 cents)
- 30,000 points for $330 (1.1 cents)
- 72,000 points for $775 (1.07 cents)
- 40,000 points for $415 (1.03 cents)
Despite the these being great offers, I was torn on whether to try to participate in today’s sale or no. I currently have access to approximately 500,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points, which can be transferred to Hyatt for free. As such, did it make sense to even invest anything in purchasing Hyatt points?
On the other hand, I have close to a dozen outstanding Hyatt award reservations for which points have already been transferred. As such, I do not have an immediate need to acquire Hyatt points.
Since I could not make a decision I decided to try to purchase 24,000 points and leave it up to fate to decide whether I was actually going to be able to complete the purchase or not. In the end, for the first time ever, I was unable to complete a Daily Getaways purchase despite being in front of my computer clicking refresh every five seconds since 12:58PM. I gave up about a minute after 1PM.
I am not at all frustrated. I probably would have regretted the decision if I had been successful. When it comes to purchasing points, no matter how big the discount is, there are always many other variables to consider.
That is not the case at all with next Tuesday’s sale of Marriott e-gift cards. With 20% discounts, trying to purchase one of those is truly a no-brainer for anyone that knows they will be staying at a Marriott property within the next year.
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