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Win Big with MGM Resorts and World of Hyatt – Double Hyatt Points for Many MGM Properties – Register Now

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Middle Age Miles at the Bellagio, an MGM Resort where you can earn double Hyatt points in this new promotion!

Executive Summary

World of Hyatt has a new promotion with MGM/MLife properties in Las Vegas, running from now through July 31, 2019. At most MGM/MLife properties, you can earn double Hyatt points. On stays at New York New York, Luxor and Excalibur, you can only earn 1 bonus Hyatt point per dollar of spend. For the double-bonus properties, you’ll be earning at least a 15% rebate in Hyatt points on your MGM hotel spend, including charges to your room such as meals and show tickets.  Registration is required prior to your stay.  Sounds to us like a good reason to go to Vegas!

Relevant Links

Register here for the World of Hyatt-MGM/MLife points promotions:

Middle Age Miles has written extensively about the Hyatt-MGM partnership, how to use it for status match opportunities, and how to stack it with benefits from other programs such as the Chase Luxury Hotels & Resorts Collection (LHRC) and Amex Fine Hotels & Resorts (FHR). You can check out those articles here:

Details of the Promo

The “Win Big with MGM Resorts and World of Hyatt” promotion has 2 separate parts.

Part 1 is a “Double World of Hyatt Points” promo, as follows:

  • Earn 10 Hyatt points (5 base points plus 5 bonus points) per dollar of eligible spend
  • This offer is valid at the following 9 MGM/MLife properties:
    • Aria
    • Bellagio
    • Delano Las Vegas
    • Mandalay Bay
    • MGM Grand
    • Park MGM
    • The Mirage
    • The Signature at MGM Grand
    • Vdara
Beautiful decorations at Aria (just outside the High Limit Lounge and Lemongrass restaurant)

Part 2 is a “20% More World of Hyatt Points” promo, as follows:

  • Earn 6 Hyatt points (5 base points plus 1 bonus point) per dollar of eligible spend
  • This offer is valid at the following 3 MGM/MLife properties:
    • Excalibur
    • Luxor
    • New York New York
Craig with the Statue of Liberty outside New York New York, Las Vegas

You must register separately for each part of the promotion – that is, it requires two registrations to become eligible for both parts.

The following terms apply to both parts of the promotion:

  • The promotion is valid for all stays with a check-out date between now and July 31, 2019
  • You must register for the promotion before your stay
  • The promotion requires an “Eligible Stay,” which means:
    • any stay where payment is made directly to the participating hotel
    • any stay booked through hyatt.com or a Hyatt Global Contact Center
  • Charges must be in the member’s name and the member must pay for all charges
  • Allow 3-4 weeks after your stay for points to post
This is from an email I received from MGM about the “Win Big” promotion

Analysis and Stacking Opportunities

This is a terrific promotion for Las Vegas stays, for the “Double Points” properties. Normal spend at MGM properties earns 5 Hyatt points per dollar of spend, so with this promotion you’ll earn 10 Hyatt points per dollar of spend (plus any elite bonus). At our baseline value of 1.5 cents per Hyatt point, that’s a rebate of 15% in points on your spend.

Plus, if you have elite status with Hyatt, you’ll earn bonus points, which would bring your points-earning/rebate up to:

  • Discoverist – 10% bonus – 10.5 points/dollar of spend (15.75% rebate)
  • Explorist – 20% bonus – 11 points/dollar of spend (16.5% rebate)
  • Globalist – 30% bonus – 11.5 points/dollar of spend (17.25% rebate)

And all of this earning is in addition to the points you’ll get if you pay for your stay with a rewards-earning credit card.  For instance, you can earn 4x Hyatt points per dollar of spend with the Chase World of Hyatt (WOH) card, or you could earn 3x Chase Ultimate Rewards points per dollar with your Chase Sapphire Reserve (CSR) or Chase Ink Preferred (CIP), or 3x US Bank points per dollar with your Altitude Reserve card (USB AR). This would up your total return to 21% with the Chase WOH card or 19.5% with the CSR or USB AR cards, even if you don’t have elite status. That’s a great return on your hotel spend.

Another important thing to remember is that qualifying spend at MGM/MLife properties, which is all eligible for bonus points under the “Win Big” promotion, includes pretty much everything that can be charged to your room. This includes all food & drinks at any MGM-affiliated property, tickets to shows or sporting events at MGM properties if you buy them from a box office at an MGM-affiliated property, and charges from many of the on-property retail establishments.

Stacking Opportunities

For stays from now through May 15, this promotion will stack with Hyatt’s current “Earn Points Faster” promotion. In that promotion, you’ll earn an additional 1,000 bonus points for each night at an MGM/MLife property, starting with your second qualifying stay during the promotional period.

If you’re heading to Vegas in the next week, you can further stack with the current Amex Offer for $60 statement credit when you spend $300+ at MGM Resorts in Las Vegas (see #2 in this article for more info). Unfortunately, the current Offer expires as of April 22, but keep your eyes open for another Amex Offer from MGM Resorts, as these seem to come around with some regularity.

If the Amex Offer doesn’t work for you, note that there’s an alternative stack through the Visa SavingsEdge program for some of the MGM/MLife properties. Enrolled Visa business cards, such as the Chase Ink Preferred, earn 4% back at Aria, The Mirage, Mandalay Bay, Luxor, Excalibur and MGM Grand. We believe that stays at the Park MGM would also earn 4% back, although in the Visa Savings Edge program it’s still listed under its prior name, Monte Carlo.

These various promotions will also stack with benefits you can obtain by booking through Chase LHRC or Amex FHR, like daily breakfast, a room upgrade, late check-out and a “special amenity” of a food & beverage or spa credit. Note that stays booked through LHRC and FHR expressly qualify for this “Win Big” promotion because they are stays where payment is made directly to the participating hotel.

Stacking with Chase LHRC Benefits (food & beverage credits)

For food & beverage credits, book through Chase LHRC at the following properties:

  • Aria ($100 F&B credit per stay)
  • Bellagio ($100 F&B credit per stay)
  • Delano Las Vegas ($100 F&B credit per stay)
  • Mandalay Bay ($100 F&B credit per stay)
  • MGM Grand ($100 F&B credit per stay)
  • Park MGM ($50 F&B credit per stay)
  • The Signature at MGM Grand ($100 F&B credit per stay)

If you book through Chase LHRC and pay with a CIP card, your total stacking could be as strong as:

  • Regular Hyatt earning: 5 Hyatt points per dollar
  • Elite Hyatt earning: an extra 0.5 (Discoverist), 1 (Explorist) or 1.5 (Globalist) points per dollar
  • Double Bonus points: another 5 Hyatt points per dollar
  • Bonus points from current Hyatt “Earn Points Faster” promo: 1,000 Hyatt points per stay (through May 15 only)
  • Points for paying with Chase LHRC: 3 UR points per dollar and 4% statement credit through Visa SavingsEdge (at Aria, Mandalay Bay, MGM Grand, and probably Park MGM)
  • Chase LHRC Benefits:
    • Daily breakfast for two
    • A Room Upgrade, if available
    • Early check-in and late check-out, if available
    • Complimentary Wi-Fi
    • $100 F&B credit as set forth above ($50 at Park MGM)

Stacking with Amex FHR Benefits (spa credits)

For spa credits, book through Amex FHR at the following properties:

  • Bellagio ($100 spa services credit per stay)
  • Delano Las Vegas ($100 spa services credit per stay)
  • [We’re not sure if Aria Sky Suites and/or Skylofts at MGM Grand qualify, but we suspect probably so – each has a $100 spa services credit when booked through FHR]

If you book through Amex FHR and pay with an Amex Blue Business Plus card, your total stacking could be as much as:

  • Regular Hyatt earning: 5 Hyatt points per dollar
  • Elite Hyatt earning: an extra 0.5 (Discoverist), 1 (Explorist) or 1.5 (Globalist) points per dollar
  • Double Bonus points: another 5 Hyatt points per dollar
  • Bonus points from current Hyatt “Earn Points Faster” promo: 1,000 Hyatt points per stay (through May 15 only)
  • Points for paying with Amex BB+: 2 MR points per dollar
  • Amex Offer (if available): Current Offer through April 22 is $60 statement credit for $300+ spend; hopefully there will another round of these Offers before the “Win Big” promotion expires on July 31
  • Amex FHR Benefits:
    • Daily breakfast for two
    • A Room Upgrade, if available
    • Early check-in, if available
    • Late check-out, 4:00 pm “guaranteed”
    • Complimentary Wi-Fi
    • $100 spa services credits as set forth above

Hotel Reviews

Middle Age Miles has recently reviewed several of the MGM Resorts that are earning Double Points under the “Win Big” promotion. Check out our reviews of these hotels:


As you can see, with this new “Win Big” promotion, there are some absolutely incredible points-earning and stacking opportunities available at MGM/MLife properties in Las Vegas. We hope you can take advantage of them – and if you do, Good Luck!!!

Will you be making Vegas plans using the new Hyatt-MGM “Win Big” promotion? Where will you stay, and what stacking opportunities will you use? Please share with us and other Middle Age Miles readers in the Comments!


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