Posted by William Charles on December 20, 2019
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Published on December 20th, 2019 | by William Charles

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[Expired] Hyatt Giftcards: 10% Off (11/29 – 12/2 & 12/20-12/23)

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The Offer

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  • Hyatt will be offering 10% off Hyatt gift cards over two sets of dates when you use the promo code WINTER19
    • 11/29 – 12/2
    • 12/20-12/23

Our Verdict

Not the biggest savings, pretty sure these don’t code as Hyatt purchases but happy to be corrected. In the past there has been a lot of issues with Hyatt gift cards (cards being drained) so I’ll be giving this offer a miss.



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CG
CG

I’m sour on Hyatt gift cards ever since their leadership was dumb enough to distribute gift cards without PIN numbers and their customers lost massive amounts of money to fraudsters draining their cards. I know they fixed it but that’s kinda unforgivable.

MickeyMouse
MickeyMouse

I just don’t really understand how Hyatt Cards can be drained by “fraudsters”.

From my POV to use a Hyatt Gift Card you can only use it in person at a Hyatt Property for a Room, Dining, Spa, or things chargeable to a folio.

So that would be extremely traceable. You just say what property was it used at and the date. They contact the property, ask who checked in under what ID etc. It seems really risky to me for a fraudster.

I can understand MC Gift Cards being drained as they can order something online and have it sent to a pick up spot or an address they know someone isn’t home. But a Hyatt GC just seems really difficult not to catch the person.

Dario
Dario

I guess you weren’t around 4 or so years ago. Things ran differently then.

MG
MG

It would depend on if the cops are willing to investigate it or not.

My wife’s credit card info was stolen and used to check into the Hilton across the hotel she worked at. Which means they also used her information. We could have literally gone to Hilton and demanded access to the room. Reported it to cops and the bank but no idea if they ever followed through with it.

parrothead
parrothead

Yea I’ve definitely had 2 gift cards stolen…

Nick
Nick

You’ve never seen people offering to ‘book hotel rooms for cheap’? Or “selling the last of my free night certificates”?

How it works is that said guy/gal book the room under your name, and you pay them in less traceable methods such as “MC Gift Cards”.

Biggie F
Biggie F

I’ve always thought that we were stealing from each other. That is, stolen cards and/or values were being re-sold at discounts on the card exchange sites. Because otherwise, if you believed what people were posting based on what they were being told when they called into complain, it was always, “Your card was used on 14 August at the Hyatt in Houston,” as though some computer thief were staying in Hyatts in Houston. I think that our cards were just being diverted into the hands of others of us — they type of people who might actually stay in a Hyatt in Houston.

J
J

You forget most fraudster would sell stolen gift cards online (eBay, raise, etc)

rouven69
rouven69

Had about 15 cards drained back then. Not buying Hyatt gift cards…no matter what.

Zaos
Zaos

It affected egifts. Physicals are generally fine. Certs were even better.

mh
mh

They have pins now. I had several replaced that had been drained, and proactively had the no pin ones frozen and replaced by Hyatt.

JP
JP

Can these cards be used internationally? Specifically Andaz Papagayo (Costa Rica)?

mh
mh

North and South and Central America and Caribbean.

JP
JP

Thanks!!

terry han
terry han

can you apply these gift cards towards tax of the hotel internationally?

MickeyMouse
MickeyMouse

If the hotel is in: North and South and Central America and Caribbean

parrothead
parrothead

Definitely does not code as Hyatt purchase fyi. Don’t use a travel card

AKJohnny
AKJohnny

Hyatt points are so easy to earn… solid pass on this one…

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