DEAL ALERT: From $125 San Diego’s Manchester Grand Hyatt via Travelzoo or for FREE using Hyatt rewards

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Is there ever a bad time to go to San Diego? I went to college in San Diego, and experienced great weather year-round. According to SanDiego.org:

San Diego is renowned for its idyllic climate, 70 miles of pristine beaches and a dazzling array of world-class family attractions. Popular attractions include the world-famous San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari ParkSeaWorld San Diego and LEGOLAND California. San Diego offers an expansive variety of things to see and do, appealing to guests of all ages from around the world.

Image courtesy of Travelzoo – Manchester Grand Hyatt

Of course, you’re going to need a place to stay. I’ll give you a couple of great options:

$125 Travelzoo Deal at Manchester Grand Hyatt

What’s Included
  • Check in any day of the week, November-March
    • $125 per night … Standard King or Two Doubles Room with partial bay or city views
    • $145 per night … Bay View King or Two Doubles Room — includes premium views of the water
  • Daily parking (reg. $40)
  • For $229, book a special package for Saturday, Oct. 31 that includes a Standard Room, parking and access to the Halloween Experience — featuring socially distant trick-or-treating, a spooky swim with dive-in movies and haunted rooftop activities
  • Not available on: Dec. 31
  • Cancellation and Other Hotel Policies: Until the voucher’s expiry date, Travelzoo will give you a full refund of your purchase if you can’t find dates that suit you or you can’t travel. If you already booked your dates, simply cancel with the hotel at least 24 hours prior to arrival and contact Travelzoo for a refund.

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Image courtesy of Travelzoo – Manchester Grand Hyatt

Stay for FREE using Hyatt points or FREE anniversary night

If you have points with the World of Hyatt,here’s one of your options:

Book at 15,000 per night

  • To book, according to Hyatt:

    1. Register for this exclusive offer by December 1, 2020.
    2. Redeem your points for Free Night Awards, Points + Cash stays, toward room upgrades, dining and spa services, Exhale classes and spa therapies completed between July 8 and January 4, 2021.
    3. Get free parking
    4. You’ll get up to 25% of the points you redeem back as Bonus Points. They’ll automatically be deposited into your World of Hyatt account after your points have been used

 

 

Book using your FREE anniversary night

World of Hyatt credit cardholders earn one free night every year, and using your free night at the Manchester Grand Hyatt is a great way of using this benefit.

What credit cards could you use to book a stay at Ventana?

So the question, how does earn 60,000 Hyatt points? You don’t have to be a frequent traveler to earn these points. In my case, it’s all about having the right set of credit cards. The following credit cards could make this easily possible:

World of Hyatt Credit Card

For the ones who are not that familiar with how to earn these points, one quick easy way of earning Hyatt points is by applying for a World of Hyatt credit card – this gets you 50,000 bonus points, you do have an annual fee of $95…..but look, if and when used wisely, the card bonus points could get you one night at this property valued up to $2500, or if you keep earning points up to 60,000, you just turned your $95 annual fee and get yourself a stay at an all-inclusive luxurious property for up to $5,000 value. This is the card that could make this $5000 value stay so easily attainable by simply using bonus points that you’ve earned.
Image courtesy of Chase World of Hyatt

What’s the catch:

To get the 50,000 sign-up bonus:
  • Earn 25,000 Bonus Points – after you spend $3,000 on purchases within the first 3 months of account opening.same page link to offer details reference*
  • Earn an additional 25,000 Bonus Points after you spend $6,000 total on purchases within the first 6 months of account opening
  • Annual Fee – $95

What else do you get once you meet the requirements

1 free night every year

  • Receive one free night at any Category 1-4 Hyatt hotel or resort every year after your cardmember anniversary.

Plus, 1 additional free night

  • Earn an extra free night at any Category 1-4 Hyatt hotel or resort if you spend $15,000 during your cardmember anniversary year.
You can apply as an individual, or if you and your significant other applies as well, you both have the opportunity of easily getting 100K bonus points. Click here to apply for a World of Hyatt credit card or to obtain more information.

How to book using World of Hyatt points

If you have enough points with Hyatt, you can book everything online at Hyatt.com, or you could call 1-888-591-1234 and book your stay with a World of Hyatt agent.

Chase Sapphire Preferred

The Chase Sapphire Preferred is the perfect starter credit card. This card alone, and its sign-up bonus points of 80,000 Ultimate Rewards (limited time offer/subject to change) are enough to get you 4 free nights at Manchester Grand Hyatt (at 15,000 pts per night). How? You can transfer your Chase Ultimate Rewards points to your Hyatt account, and the transfer, in my experience is instantaneous.

What’s the catch

To get your 80,000 sign-up bonus with Chase Sapphire Preferred
  • Spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening
  • Annual fee is $95
If you have enough points to book a stay, you could transfer your Chase Ultimate Rewards to your Hyatt account. It is a 1:1 transfer ratio. You can do this yourself online or by calling Chase directly and have them transfer your points for you.

Chase Sapphire Reserve

This is the creme de la creme of Chase’s suite of credit cards. If we’re talking specifically of booking at Manchester Grand Hyatt getting the Chase Sapphire Reserve earns you 50,000 bonus points. Remember, a night at this hotel starts at 15,000 points. So you have just about enough for 3 nights with your 50,000 bonus points.
Image courtesy of Chase

Image courtesy of Chase

What’s the catch

To get your 50,000 sign-up bonus:
  • Spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening
  • Annual fee is $550
If you have enough points to book a stay, you could transfer your Chase Ultimate Rewards to your Hyatt account. It is a 1:1 transfer ratio. You can do this yourself online or by calling Chase directly and have them transfer your points for you.
Can’t decide between the Chase Sapphire Preferred and the Chase Sapphire Reserve? Here’s an article I wrote over 2 years ago, that I think is still pretty timely, some links might be outdated, but the general idea is still relevant.

Chase Freedom Unlimited

This is Chase credit card has no Annual Fee –  Chase Freedom Unlimited. This card gets you 1.5x for every dollar that you spend. This would be great card to use when the purchase would normally earn you 1x per dollar, instead you get 1.5x.
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How to earn $200 cash back with Chase Freedom Unlimited

  • Spend $500 in the first three months the account is open.
  • Annual fee = $0
  • In addition, there is a current offer where you will earn 5% cash back on grocery store purchases (not including Target® or Walmart® purchases) on up to $12,000 spent in the first year. (offer is subject to change without notice)

The catch with this card? The points you earn are Ultimate Reward points. With these point, you can use the Chase Travel Portal and book. HOWEVER, you CANNOT transfer your points to a travel partner such as Hyatt. So, is there a workaround? Yes. If you carry a Chase Sapphire Preferred or Chase Sapphire Reserve, you can transfer your points from your Chase Freedom Unlimited to your Sapphire and then be able to transfer to a travel partner.

Other cards that earn Chase Ultimate Rewards

  • Chase Freedom
  • Chase Ink Business Preferred,
  • Chase Ink Unlimited
  • Chase Ink Cash

These are all excellent cards that earn Chase Ultimate Rewards.

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Author: Jason

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