Hyatt and SPG are currently running a points sale until the May. One of the big advantages of using points to book hotels (in full) is that you usually don't have to taxes and resort fees.
- Bonus 40% points when you purchase between 10,000 and 55,000 points
- Deal expires on 5/23/2018
- Direct link to offer: https://storefront.points.com/world-of-hyatt/en-US/buy
- Discount is 35% when you buy between 5,000 and 30,000 points
- Deal expires on 5/31/2018
- Direct link to offer: https://storefront.points.com/spg/en-US/buy
Important: Unless you have a redemption in mind, do not buy points.
Analysis: Hyatt and SPG Points Sale
- Access the spreadsheet here: http://bit.ly/2HYuJJv
- File -> "Make a Copy" or "Download As"
- Edit the YELLOW box under the VALUE column based on the amount you value the points
Hyatt 40% Bonus
To receive the 40% bonus from the Hyatt points sale, you must buy a minimum of 10,000 points. I usually value Hyatt points at 2 cents per point.
At a minimum, this means you're spending a minimum of $240 to buy 10,000 points, and at a maximum, you're spending $1,320 to buy 55,000 points. If you buy the maximum amount, you'll gain 22.3% in value.
Watch the video below for ideal redemptions and use cases.
SPG 35% Discount
To receive the 35% discount from SPG, you must buy a minimum of 3,000 points. The real discounts/gains start kicking in at 10,000 points. Most people value SPG points at 2.5-3.5 cents per point, depending on the redemption.
SPG and Marriott points can also be used towards vacation packages or flights.
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