One of the best ways to travel these days are by the way of all inclusive stays, because who wants to worry about money on vacation. Like most things however, this type of convenience often comes at a high price. To get around these fees, I was able to take advantage of credit card sign up bonuses to book a room at a Caribbean resort for no charge. This is one of the key items mentioned in my previous post on easy ways to save money. This is because both the room and food are included with the room booking.
Hyatt Credit Card
The first step in this process was singing up for the Hyatt credit card through Chase. This credit card gives you two free nights upon spending $1,000 within the first three months of opening, which is pretty obtainable by putting regular spending on the card. You can also use methods like Amazon payments, American Express Serve, and gift cards as noted in my previous article on manufactured spending. Once this is done, you will have two free nights to use at any Hyatt hotel in the world, which could have a value of up to $1,000 a night for some of the more luxurious properties. For this post we will focus on the all-inclusive options, but see this post for some other ideas on where the reward can be used.
Hyatt All-Inclusive Properties
Hyatt has recently gotten into the all-inclusive resort game, which is a great thing for those of us who have accumulated Ultimate Reward, Hyatt free nights and Hyatt points. Not only will the reward cover the room, but it will also include all food and beverage during your stay. This is fantastic for a frugal travel as you will avoid the often high costs of food while traveling, as you are often in a tourist area with high prices, which is often the case when you are out of the country.
The property that I will be focusing on is the Hyatt Zilara Cancun, which is a luxurious adult-only all-inclusive resort in Mexico. The Hyatt also has the Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos, which is family friendly. The Hyatt Zilara, with rave reviews on the service, location, and food, which makes it a no brainer for a great vacation. Every room has an ocean view, and the surroundings are paradise. In addition, the rooms hover around $500 per night, which gives you a great value when using your free stays. In addition, you can book rooms for 25,000 points/night by transferring Chase Ultimate Rewards points (sign-up offer) or Hyatt points earned through the card.
Rooms can be booked by calling into the Hyatt Gold Passport customer service, which can tell you availability and book your room very easily. Overall, this is a fantastic value and a reason alone to sign up for the Hyatt Credit Card.
I hope that this post has proved that traveling luxuriously can be obtained on a budget, as the above solution results in two nights at a fabulous all-inclusive property for nothing out of pocket. Hyatt’s entrance into this space is a welcome addition to the hotel scene and is a very reliable way to take advantage of reward points that have been earned through responsible spending.