During the months of August and September, Hyatt if offering its Chase-branded credit card cardholders a 10% refund on award redemptions.
To take advantage, simply register by August 31, 2018. This promo runs for stays between August 01st and September 30th. In other words, you must check out by September 30th to receive the refund in points.
Both free nights (points-only redemptions) as well as cash + points bookings are eligible for this bookings. Spending on rooms, dining, and spa will count.
Summer can be a great time to use Hyatt points. For example, the Park Hyatt Vienna is one of my favorite Hyatt hotels in the system. It’s a Category 6, means the rate is 25,000 points per night or 12,500 points + $150. With this promo, the rate becomes 22,500 points night or 11,225 points + $150.
For example, tonight the standard rate is $489 (discounted to $440 for members).
Meanwhile, both pure points and points + cash bookings are available.
If you value at points at around 1.5 cents per night, as I do, using points represents a great value.
There are even more draconian examples, but you get my point: there are many redemption sweet spots for World of Hyatt, especially during the summer when hotel prices are higher in several major cities.
But always check the paid price before using points.
If you do not have the World of Hyatt credit card, now is a great to time to get one. You can read my analysis of the new card here.