Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa Timeshare Offer
I received a very interesting email from Hyatt offering me a pretty tempting deal to visit their Hawaii property Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa. This amazing offer comes with one catch, I would need to sit through a time share presentation.
I think that the numbers will show that the agony of sitting through a time share pitch would actually be worth it. But let’s take a look.
Details on the Offer
Here are the important dates of the offer:
- Book by March 31, 2018
- Visit within the next 12 months after purchasing
Here are the goodies:
- 5 night stay at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa
- 6 day Avis car rental
- 7,000 Hyatt points
To qualify for this offer I need to do the following:
- I have to
endureattend a 90-120 minute timeshare presentation
- Have an annual household income over $125,000
- Be at least 27 years of age
- I cannot have attended a sales presentation at any Hyatt Residence Club resort in the past 12 months
- If married, or cohabitating, I must travel with my partner/spouse
My out of pocket cost would be $695 for this deal, which is highly discounted vs the normal price.
Shawn said that the timeshare property is located next door to the hotel but that you can use the amenities at both properties. From everything I have read in the terms it sounds like I would stay at the hotel for this offer.
Breakdown of the Offer’s Value
Let’s take a look at what kind of value I would be getting for the $695 I would need to shell out.
5 Nights at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa
After looking at the prices it looks like the hotel prices out in the $400-600 per night range when including taxes. I will place the nightly value at $400 since it costs 20,000 Hyatt points per night. I value Hyatt points at 2 cents a piece which would give the hotel a $400 a night value.
6 Day Rental from Avis
I will just go with the cheapest car rental for 6 days that I can find since that is more accurate than focusing on Avis. After plugging in a few different dates I think it is safe to say I would get at least $350 in value from this.
7,000 World of Hyatt points
As mentioned above, I value Hyatt points at around 2 cents a piece so this would have a value of $140.
Grand Total $2490 in value for $695
That is a pretty substantial discount on a Hawaii vacation. Getting anything at 28% of the cost is a good deal in my book.
I wonder if I paid the $695 with a card like the Capital One Venture card, and it’s $500 sign up bonus, if that would be considered a travel expense? My guess would be that the charge would count as travel but maybe someone could let me know in the comments section from personal experience.
I would also have to consider the flight costs to Hawaii since those are not covered in the offer. Also if it would be worth it to go through 2-3 hours of mind numbing sales pitches to save almost $2,000? Let me know what you think in comments section.
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This is a very strong offer from Hyatt. Almost $2500 in value for just under $700 in cost is a pretty tempting offer. Getting
hounded the time share sales pitches on site may make it a nonstarter for some.
I think it is an amazing offer and if I had plans to visit Hawaii in the next 12 months I would be jumping for joy. I don’t know if I can bring myself to book the trip solely because of this offer though. If I lived on the West Coast it would be more likely.
Did you get emailed the same offer? Are you thinking of taking them up on it? If you didn’t get the offer would you do it if you did?
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