This is the second day of another Hyatt 48-hour sale. These sales are almost as useless as IHG Last Minute Reward Nights the first weekend of each month. At least IHG lists the participating properties for their discount.
Hyatt is holding a series of Twitter chats this Thursday, September 26 with prizes @HyattWLFG. Here are details in this post.
I bugged Marriott Rewards for a couple of years when they would not publish a list of hotels changing reward category after announcing hotel reward category changes to members. I wonder if using Twitter hashtag #WhyNoList might get Hyatt to start telling consumers which hotels are on sale in these recurring 48-hour sales. And then we can use the Twitter hashtag #WhyNoList every year when the hotel loyalty programs announce or do not announce hotel reward points price changes without providing members with a list of hotels changing.
Booking hotels is time-consuming enough without receiving discount rate teasers with no list of hotels to quickly check the value of the discount rate offer.
Timeliness of Hyatt 48-Hour Sale
So if you want to hunt around searching for prepaid nonrefundable rates, at hotels in the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean, then this sale ending at 11:59pm Central Daylight Time (Chicago) tonight might save you up to 30% on the Best Available Rate (BAR).
If you can find participating hotels.
This is probably a good time to compare rates against existing Hyatt reservations you can possibly rebook for less. That nonrefundable, full 100% loss of hotel stay payment for any cancellation after booking scares me off.
This sale might work better for you, especially if you are going for the 50,000 bonus points after 20 nights promotion.
Book a participating Hyatt hotel or resort using offer code C48SEP.
I checked San Jose, San Francisco and Denver for October dates and did not find a 48-hour rate for any Hyatt brand hotel in any of these cities.
Terms & Conditions
Offer valid for bookings only between 12:01a.m. on 9/24/2013 to 11:59p.m. on 9/25/2013 Central Daylight Time for travel between 10/06/2013 to 01/07/2014 at participating Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, Park Hyatt and Andaz properties in the U.S., Canada, and the Caribbean.
Reservations are subject to availability and must be made in advance.
Full non-refundable prepayment required at time of booking.
Offer is for a limited time only. Simply request offer code C48SEP when you book your reservation and pay the 48Hour Sale rate. Discount is off the Hyatt Daily Rate for the room type requested at time of booking. Rate is per room, per night, excluding service charges, taxes and other incidental expenses.
Rate is based on double occupancy. Additional guests may be subject to additional hotel charges.
Additional charges apply to room-type upgrades.
A limited number of rooms are allocated to this promotion.
Changing a reservation made under this offer may result in a change in the rate.
Changing to a different property is considered a cancel and re-book, and is non-refundable.
Canceled reservations and no shows will results in a charge to your credit card for your entire stay.
Promotional blackout periods may apply due to seasonal periods or special events, and normal arrival/departure restrictions apply, including, but not limited to, minimum length of stay and day of week restrictions. Offer may not be combined with other offers or discounts. Hyatt reserves the right to alter or withdraw this program at any time without notice. Hyatt Hotels & Resorts® encompasses hotels managed, franchised or leased by subsidiaries and affiliates of Hyatt Hotels Corporation. The trademarks Hyatt®, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts®, Park Hyatt®, Andaz®, Grand Hyatt®, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt Place®, HYATT house™ and related marks are trademarks of Hyatt Corporation. ©2013 Hyatt Corporation. All rights reserved.
Ric Garrido of Monterey, California is writer and owner of Loyalty Traveler.
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