Purchase at least 10,000 or more World of Hyatt points before 18 October 2019 to receive a 40% bonus on top of your purchased points. While it is not uncommon for bonuses to be awarded on World of Hyatt point purchases throughout the year, the bonus typically caps at 40% so this is quite possibly the most bang you can get for your buck (especially since the USD has fallen against SGD in recent days). You should also try to stack this amazing deal with the right credit card to give you up to 4 miles per dollar on your transactions!
1,000 World of Hyatt points are typically priced at USD 24 (SGD 33) but purchasing at least 10,000 points in a single transaction will bring that down to USD 17.14 (SGD 23.60) after factoring in the 40% bonus which is being offered right now. The maximum number of points that a World of Hyatt member can purchase each calendar year is 55,000 so you can get up to 77,000 points for USD 1,320 (SGD 1,816) if you wish to max out on your purchase right now. As mentioned earlier, these bonuses that are offered on World of Hyatt point purchases typically plateaus out at 40% so this might just be the right time to buy them if you are thinking about building up your point bank.
If you are based in Singapore, charging these transactions to the new OCBC 90°N Card will earn you 4 Travel$ per SGD (which is equivalent to 4 miles per dollar) until 29 February 2020 since this is a foreign (USD) transaction. Therefore, if you choose to purchase the maximum number of points under this 40% bonus offer, you will be looking at at least 7,264 miles from spending USD 1,320 - this is especially great since USD has fallen against SGD in recent days. If you are looking to sign-up for the OCBC 90°N Card, consider applying for the card through SingSaver since that will give you a chance to win S$1,000 in cash on top of the welcome offer that you will get if you apply directly with the bank.
World of Hyatt points should only be purchased when you have plans to use them - I have found them to be especially useful during peak-periods where room rates skyrocket to unbelievable levels. For instance, when I visited the Hyatt Regency Tokyo earlier this year during the sakura season, using my World of Hyatt points to redeem for a Regency Club Room gave me great value on my points. While no one can be 100% sure on the full bloom dates of the sakura each year in Tokyo, certain weeks are typically marked out by tourists and business operators as probable dates.
Just to give you an example on how these World of Hyatt points can be extremely valuable during peak periods, the lead-in rooms and the Regency Club rooms at the Hyatt Regency Tokyo are going for ¥53,000 (¥64,530 Nett) and ¥73,000 (¥88,730 Nett) on a high-demand weekend. Redeeming for the aforementioned rooms will only cost 12,000 and 17,000 World of Hyatt points respectively. With the current 40% bonus, 12,000 and 17,000 points can be purchased for USD 205.68 (65.5% savings!) and USD 291.89 (64.4% savings!) respectively and this is a huge discount when you compare it to nett prices of USD 596.26 and USD 819.87 for the aforementioned rooms.