Today was the last day of the annual Daily Getaways sale that has been going on for the past 5 weeks, and the grand finale (aka most popular deal) was the ability to purchase those sought-after Hyatt points for a little over a penny a piece. It’s no secret that it’s an incredible value, and I’m never surprised that these deals sell out in seconds each year.
In the past, my family and I had a lot of fun with the Daily Getaways promotions (related post), but I’ve never had the slightest chance of grabbing the Hyatt points this time around… or ever.
- $260 for 24,000 points = 1.084 cents per point (120 available). <— best shot at getting in on the deal
- $330 for 30,000 points = 1.1 cents per point (54 available).
- $415 for 40,000 points = 1.038 cents per point (30 available). <—- best value
- $775 for 72,000 points = 1.077 cents per point (25 available).
Like most, I sat at my computer promptly 5 minutes before 1pm ET and watched the clock religiously until 1pm struck. I already knew I wasn’t getting on the deal, but just for further support of my hypothesis, I waited like a fool anyway.
Sure enough, I clicked “Buy Now” as fast as humanely possible, and I’m talking ultra-caffeinated, crazy-person speed, and I still reached this screen:
While I am sure some of us were able to snag the points the fair and square way during the sale, the truth is, there are some really advanced travel hackers out there, who make use of their tech-savvy skills and have come up with an automated method to beat us all. I’ll leave it at that.
While I am not trying to sound like a sore-loser here, and I’ll certainly acknowledge that the purchase of these Hyatt points really is a good deal- I don’t think I’ll be wasting my time anymore in the future with this offer.
After all, it really is a good promotion for Hyatt from a publicity standpoint, especially to see all of these people go nuts over cheap points, but the reality is that it’s pretty unattainable for the average person, considering that the number of sets available under each offer is extremely limited, making it nearly impossible for anyone to actually buy them.
Anyway, a big congrats to all that were able to snag the deal. I’m curious to hear from those who did!