May032010

Earn up to 25,000 American AAdvantage Miles with Hyatt

Hyatt is offering 3,000 AAdvantage miles per Hyatt hotel stay from May 3 – July 5, for up to five stays at any Hyatt worldwide. Complete five stays by July 5 and you will receive an additional 10,000 miles bonus.

Call 1-800-228-3360 to register for this promotion using promotion code AA25K.

Hyatt stays normally earn 500 miles per stay. You must set your Hyatt Gold Passport earning preference for AAdvantage miles.

This offer may be combined with Hyatt Gold Passport’s Big Welcome Back promotion (through June 30) for a free night at any Hyatt worldwide after two stays at any Hyatt Worldwide. This offer is combinable even if you choose to earn 5,000 points with every two Hyatt stays instead of free nights. [Thanks to MommaAfrica – see comments – for pointing out my initial post error. Earning both miles and points for the same hotel stay had previously been quite rare aside from Hilton, but over the past year Hyatt and Starwood increasingly allow miles and points promotions to be combined.]

You can also enjoy instant Hyatt Gold Passport Platinum elite status with this trial membership offer. Stay 5 nights within 180 days of enrollment and your Platinum status will be extended through February 2012. There is also a fast-track option to Diamond elite status after 15 nights within 180 days of promotion enrollment. Diamond elite status will be valid through February 2012.

Do not fret if Hyatt is not your preferred hotel loyalty program.

Best Western – 2,000 AAdvantage miles with three stays.

Hilton HHonors – Earn 1,250 AAdvantage bonus miles with a four night stay through June 30.

Hilton Hotels in Hawaii – Earn 5,000 bonus miles for stays of four nights or longer in Hawaii by May 31.

Earn 4x AAdvantage miles when you join Priority Club Rewards and stay by May 14.

Radisson HotelsEarn 5,000 AAdvantage bonus miles and get a sixth night free with a five night stay at a Radisson Hotel in the Caribbean by June 15.

Starwood Preferred Guest – Earn 1,000 AAdvantage bonus miles for every stay with Sheraton Hotels in North America (US, Canada, and Caribbean) through July 31. No limit. This offer may be combined with the stay three earn a free weekend night.

Wyndham Rewards – up to 13,500 miles for stays by September 30. Wyndham and Hawthorn Suites stays earn 500 miles per stay and 3,000 bonus miles after three stays. Wingate earns 2 miles per $1. Bonus may be earned three times. (3 stays = 3,000 bonus miles. 9 stays = 9,000 miles +4,500 miles at normal rate of 500 miles per stay = 13,500 miles after 9 stays.)

Marriott Rewards – No AAdvantage miles after June 30 according to a widely distributed American Airlines AAdvantage email sent out last week.

“We would like to provide you with an important update to the American Airlines AAdvantage® program. Effective July 1, 2010, the Marriott Rewards program will no longer offer AAdvantage miles for stays at Marriott hotels.
All qualifying stays at participating properties completed by June 30, 2010 will be eligible to earn AAdvantage miles. It is also important to note the final date to convert your Marriott Rewards points to AAdvantage miles will be June 30, 2010.
As an AAdvantage member you have access to an extensive network of hotels where you can earn AAdvantage miles, including 60 brands in over 100 countries. For a limited time, visit the AAdvantage® ConnectionsSM Web site for a list of our special hotel offers.
We appreciate your loyalty to American Airlines and the AAdvantage program.”

Looks like American Airlines is sending a message to Marriott with all the hotel bonus offers available for hotel stays at other chains over the next two months.

About Ric Garrido

Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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  1. Rick,no disrespect but r u sure that Hyatt’s 5k BWB offer is not combinable w/ AA’s promo. I just finished talking 2 a CSR & she said that its combinable. I’m going 2 call back so that I can see if I get the same/a different answer.

  2. Thank you MommaAfrica for correcting my error. I actually was not sure when I wrote that and I should have called Hyatt to verify.

    I certainly welcome readers to question the details of my posts. I make mistakes and I make incorrect assumptions as in this case.

    Indeed, the AAdvantage miles offer is combinable with the Big Welcome Back offer for 5,000 points after every two stays for members who chose earning bonus points rather than free nights for this offer.

    I appreciate your prompt comment to correct this error.

  3. OK, help me out on this if you can. “This offer is not combinable if you choose to earn 5,000 points with every two Hyatt stays instead of free nights.” Since I picked points for “The Big Welcome Back” promotion, I will have to choose between 25K AAdvantage miles and 15K Hyatts points when I check in for the next 5 stays at Hyatt properties. Normally, 15K Hyatt points converts to only 6K AAdvantage miles so it would seem like earning miles under this promotion is a no brainer. What do you think?

  4. Whoops, I didn’t see comments 1 & 2 when I posted my comment above. I guess it’s a moot question now.

  5. @ Rick
    Its OK. W/ the wonderful job that u do, ur entitled 2 a few mistakes. Ur blog continues 2 help me tremendously.
    @ Alex from Virginia
    Remember 2 try & find Hyatt’s w/ no G-bonus when aiming 4 those AA miles(HP’s r ur best bet). If ur close 2 the DC area,then this is a “no-brainer!” I partially speak 4 Rick(w/ respect)but definitely speak out loud 4 self when I say that this is where we suffer. These wknd trips 2 DC r killing me-but r fun(LOL).

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