Posted by William Charles on February 10, 2020
Hotel Booking

Published on February 10th, 2020 | by William Charles


Hyatt Bonus Journeys: Earn 2x Points On All Bookings & 1,500 Bonus Points On Weekend Bookings (Both Starting Your Second Stay)

The Offer

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  • Hyatt has launched a new promotion called ‘Bonus Journeys’. On stays from February 15th until May 15th you’ll earn:
    • Double points on all bookings (starting your second stay)
    • 1,500 bonus points with each qualifying stay that includes a Friday, Saturday or Sunday night (starting your second stay and only available to World of Hyatt credit card members)

The Fine Print

  • You must be a member of World of Hyatt and register for the promotion between February 5 and March 31, 2020 to participate. To join World of Hyatt, and to register for promotion visit  All eligible paid stays under this promotion must occur after registration and have a checkout date between February 15 and May 15, 2020 (“Promotion Period”). Beginning on your second eligible stay, you will receive double points per eligible stay at Hyatt hotels and resorts worldwide and participating M life Rewards destinations and Small Luxury Hotels of the World hotels. Maximum 100,000 Bonus Points may be earned for the Double Points bonus during Promotion Period.
  • Hyatt and World of Hyatt Credit Card additional bonus: Beginning on your second eligible stay during the Promotion Period, you will receive an additional 1,500 Bonus Points per eligible stay, starting with your second stay, that includes a Friday, Saturday or Sunday night during the Promotion Period. World of Hyatt will only fulfill the promotion for eligible stays completed after your registration date. Maximum 100,000 Bonus Points may be earned for the Hyatt and World of Hyatt Credit Card bonus during the promotion period.

Our Verdict

Personally I hate these promotions that start on your second stay, but they are becoming more and more common. I’ll register for this promotion anyway just in case I have Hyatt stays, but a boring relatively non lucrative hotel promotion like this isn’t enough to get me to consider changing my hotel stays at all.

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How is eligible stay defined? Is it minimum X nights? Cash stays only? I couldn’t find a definition in the terms.


it’s under the third paragraph of the T&C.

“Eligible Stay” is defined as any night where a member is paying an Eligible Rate for at least one night of their stay.


Thank you.


A reward stay counts as a stay too. I will be redeeming a free night before my paid stay to take advantage of this promotion.

5. What is considered an eligible stay?
For the purpose of this offer, an eligible stay is defined as any stay at a participating hotel where a member is paying an Eligible Rate or redeems a free night award for at least one night of their stay. Back to back nights at the same hotel will be considered one eligible stay. See Question 6 for further details on eligible nights at participating hotels. See complete terms and conditions on for a list of participating M life Rewards and Small Luxury Hotels destinations. Only stays after registration will qualify.


Weird… it says I’m already registered for this.


Would the CC FNA count as my first stay and then move to the Hyatt across the street work for the 2nd?




The terms say

“an eligible stay is defined as any stay at a participating hotel where a member is paying an Eligible Rate or redeems a free night award for at least one night of their stay.”


“an eligible night is defined as any night at a participating hotel where a member is paying an Eligible Rate or redeems a free night award.”

Therefore here are my questions:

1) is a “free night award” the same thing as redeeming points or is this only referring to a free night certificate?

2) Obviously double points is fairly irrelevant on an award stay as you aren’t spending cash and therefore aren’t really earning points…. but this might get a little interesting if the credit card 1500 back applies to award stays. Anyone see any reason it would not?

I’m debating going for globalist. If I could book a handful of award stays at 5000 points with 1500 back that’s a significant reduction in the mattress run cost of what I need to get Globalist. Or even better, what if there is a low season tier 1 once 3/1 rolls around? 3500 for a cat 1 with a 1500 rebate potentially?

Anyone have any thoughts?


To answer your questions –

1) Yes, both points and free Night Certificates are the same as far as this promotion goes.

2) To the first part, not true. Say you book with points but use the spa, or dining on property you’d pay for that and those points would get doubled. The credit card 1,500 points does apply to award stays as well. So if you’re trying to “max” out this promo you would check into a Hyatt on a Friday, check out Saturday morning, check into another Hyatt (must be not the same Hyatt) Saturday, then do the same on Sunday. Assuming that you already did your first stay and that there’s 3 Category 1 Hyatt’s nearby that would be “maxing” the promo. 😉

3) If you could that’d be great, but the 1,500 is only valid with a stay which includes a Friday, Saturday or Sunday overnight stay (meaning cant check in Thursday and Out Friday morning that won’t count. Also, another note is that the Peak/Off Peak may not start on 3/1 it will likely start after 3/20 (I would assume around the time award categories change for the year).

Also, if you are a Hyatt Credit Card Holder if may be worth paying the cash rate if you find some cheap Hyatt’s to do this promo with.

You’d get 11 points per dollar just for being a WOH Member (5 x 2 + 10% Bonus Discoverist), plus 4 points per dollar on CC Spend.

Making that about 15 points per $1. If you stayed a $100 Friday Night you’d get –

1,500 points from the CC Weekend Promo, Another 1,500 in earned points and 1 Elite Night.

3k Points, a Friday night at a Hyatt and an Elite Night towards Globalist.

Just an option.

But if you can swing it of course an “off peak” night at a Category 1 on a weekend night would in essence cost 2,000 points after getting the 1,500 back. Making that an insane deal! 🙂

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