|View of the Pacific Ocean, Mission Beach and sunset from
our room at the Hyatt Mission Bay
We continue our Earning Stories features here on the Frequent Flyer Bonuses blog.
For years we have provided you with the details on earning points and
miles (both regular earning and bonus opportunities) but we haven’t
really shown those actual offers in action. That is where Earning
Stories comes in. We are showing you the actual earning process and how
valuable these bonus opportunities can be.
This story revolves around my recent family vacation to San Diego which used a combination of points redemption and earning options and looks at the hotel stay.
Our stay was at the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay on a AAA rate that included breakfast for 2 and waived the resort fee. I booked it knowing that I would earn bonus points since I had already registered for Hyatt’s Stay More Play More offer taken off of our Hyatt Gold Passport Bonus Points page
Here is the offer in detail (you still have two weeks to take advantage of it!)
Earn up to 65,000 Bonus Points for stays at Hyatt Hotels and Resorts Worldwide. Full Details, Online Registration and booking (Registration is required) Until Apr 30, 15
Known Offer Variations:
Up to 65,000 Point Offer
15 Nights + 30,000 Points = 30,000
20 Nights + 15,000 Points = 45,000
25 Nights + 20,000 Points = 65,000
Up to 50,000 Point Offer
5 Nights + 5,000 Points = 5,000
10 Nights + 10,000 Points = 15,000
15 Nights + 15,000 Points = 30,000
20 Nights + 20,000 Points = 50,000
2,000 Point Offer
1 nights + 2,000 Points = 2,000
5,000 Point Offer
2 nights + 5,000 Points = 5,000
5,000 Point Offer
5 nights + 5,000 Points = 5,000
20,000 Point Offer
10 nights + 20,000 Points = 20,000
Here is my screen shot of the Gold Passport Points that posted with this stay:
you can see by registering and taking advantage of this bonus offer
along with the base points we earned a decent amount of points on a
stay that we were going to do no matter what! Of course if you hold status with Hyatt you would earn even more points and more bonuses if you complete even more stays with the promo. Everyday people have stays
like this that are not earning any bonus points or even in some cases
no points at all since the people aren’t part of the hotel’s program! We
cannot reiterate enough that not only should you join a hotel program
to earn points (or airline miles) but always register for bonus point
promotions even if you think that you may not use it.
We’d love to hear how you have maximized the Stay More Play More offer! Leave us a comment below or submit your own earning story to be featured here on FFB.
Tips for Hotel Stays
Watch the rates that include bonus miles – If there is a bonus most of
my stays do earn those extra points but a lot of hotel offers for bonus
points also come with higher rates so be sure to check other rates like
AAA, Senior Rates, etc. as those could be a better deal than the paying
for the extra points. For a complete list of hotel bonus offers
see this page on the main FFB site.
– Read the fine print – When a bonus offer is available be sure that
your stay meets the criteria. Those criteria can include certain rates, select days of the week or multiple night stays.
If you are staying at a hotel/hotel chain that isn’t your primary
program chain you may be better off posting that stay to a preferred
airline rather than earning the hotel points. You’ll still have to join
that hotel chains program but set your earning preference to your
Have your earning story featured!
Not only are FFB Earning Stories going to be featured but we
want to feature your stories as well! Have you earned a lot of points or
miles by utilizing offers posted on Frequent Flyer Bonuses? We would love to
hear about them and potentially feature them here on our blog.
Tell us your earning story by emailing us the details of what you
earned, screenshots if possible of those points/miles posting and what
offer on FFB you took advantage of. Email it to us firstname.lastname@example.org