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LADL 2010-11-15 09:45:15  | 显示全部楼层 | 阅读模式 | 专题 | 话题
这位兄弟去年在芝加哥附近花了不到2000美金,在Hyatt Place刷了40个stay,得了270000英里UA里程,20个Hyatt Free Night,外加Hyatt钻石卡。这哥们带着老婆用这些里程和免房来了一个澳大利亚新西兰豪华游,价值40000美金。

这是他的Blog:http://blog.bradsdeals.com/2010/10/11/my-40k-trip-to-australia-on-hyatt-uniteds-dime/
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apollo 2010-11-15 09:48:59  | 显示全部楼层
本帖最后由 apollo_liumin 于 2010-11-15 09:50 编辑
这位兄弟去年在芝加哥附近花了不到2000美金,在Hyatt Place刷了40个stay,得了270000英里UA里程,20个Hyatt ...
LADL 发表于 2010-11-15 09:45


看来我们当时没有下狠心啊,要不也可以赚一笔了

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canonwong 2010-11-15 09:51:02  | 显示全部楼层
澳洲一共就7家hyatt,其中就有3家ph...

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pelapela 2010-11-15 09:56:45  | 显示全部楼层
中国没有便宜的hyatt place,这招在国内行不通
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LADL 2010-11-15 10:00:29  | 显示全部楼层
顺便说一句,这哥们老婆相当漂亮。

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tuuttuut 2010-11-15 10:00:54  | 显示全部楼层
270000/40=6750, 一个stay能拿那么多?

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apollo 2010-11-15 10:01:28  | 显示全部楼层
顺便说一句,这哥们老婆相当漂亮。
LADL 发表于 2010-11-15 10:00


。。。。你关注的还不少

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apollo 2010-11-15 10:01:51  | 显示全部楼层
270000/40=6750, 一个stay能拿那么多?
tuuttuut 发表于 2010-11-15 10:00


如果是aa肯定没问题,ua我还真不知道怎么搞到这么多

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honeyqiqi 2010-11-15 10:05:18  | 显示全部楼层
擦,我打不开阿.............

纯YY,国内搞不定

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tuuttuut 2010-11-15 10:05:22  | 显示全部楼层
回复 8# apollo_liumin

AA什么活动那么爽?

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dimsage 2010-11-15 10:09:38  | 显示全部楼层
去年有个ua 1k活动 的确是一个stay能拿6000多

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LADL 2010-11-15 10:13:05  | 显示全部楼层
回复 6# tuuttuut

他是UA 1k,当时有额外5000英里per stay。

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dimsage 2010-11-15 10:18:08  | 显示全部楼层
跟他干一样事情或者比他厉害的人我相信不少 只是没说出来而已...

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chengjq 2010-11-15 10:24:48  | 显示全部楼层
你也整理一下你的”和HYATT那些事情“嘛。。。
哈阿海
跟他干一样事情或者比他厉害的人我相信不少 只是没说出来而已...
dimsage 发表于 2010-11-15 10:18

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apollo 2010-11-15 10:26:23  | 显示全部楼层
你也整理一下你的”和HYATT那些事情“嘛。。。
哈阿海
chengjq 发表于 2010-11-15 10:24



    就叫做,我和hyatt那些不得不说的故事

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小飞虾 2010-11-15 10:59:34  | 显示全部楼层
那人的博客打不开么
本人头像是菜农

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kissandrose2010 2010-11-15 11:22:30  | 显示全部楼层
顺便说一句,这哥们老婆相当漂亮。
LADL 发表于 2010-11-15 10:00



   btw,这哥们够狠够ws

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cowplus 2010-11-15 11:41:54  | 显示全部楼层
页面打不开。
住过Chicago Itasca 的Hyatt Place,比较新,很便宜。

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LADL 2010-11-15 16:46:22  | 显示全部楼层
这人用的都是老套路,没什么太稀奇的地方。但他狠就狠在把利益最大化,纯粹为了刷房而连刷40晚。更难得的是老婆不反对,还帮着一起刷,堪称贤妻之典范。以后各位兄弟可以拿这个故事教育老婆了。

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小菲 2010-11-15 16:54:29  | 显示全部楼层
打不开,欣赏不了。
Where will life take you?

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50e 2010-11-15 18:23:06  | 显示全部楼层
???转贴一下How I Got a $40,000 Trip to Australia & New Zealand Almost for Free!

This is the story of how my wife and I “stayed” 40 times at a Hyatt last October, spending $1,690 in cash but getting a free trip of a lifetime by earning 270,000 United miles and 20 free nights at any Hyatt in the world.

The 2-week trip to Australia and New Zealand this year would have cost over $40,000 if I had paid cash for it but I spent less than $2,000!  Here’s how:

The Deal:
it all starts with an incredible Hyatt deal last October that I took
full advantage
of! Similar to this
Hyatt Big Welcome Back Promotion

from Spring 2010 that I’ve mentioned previously, the main idea was that two stays at any Hyatt earned you one free night at any Hyatt.  Since there are 7 different Hyatt brands, the two stays can be as little as $50 each at Hyatt Place, their most affordable brand, while the free night can be in a $1,000 Park Hyatt room!  But that is just the beginning.  
Every two “stays” at Hyatt I was stacking offers and getting:

  • 1 Free Night at any Hyatt
  • 13,500 United Miles
  • 1,000 Hyatt Points (Diamond members get 500 points on every stay)

I also:

  • Earned
    Hyatt Diamond
    status after a promo lowered the threshold to 15 stays
  • Paid for “stays” with $100 Hyatt Gift Certificates I bought for $79.99 at Costco
  • Got a 2% rebate on the $79.99 for being a
    Costco Executive Member
  • Got a 2% rebate via my credit card

Hyatt Place Kiosk


All in all, 20 “stays” each cost about $845 and earned each of us 135,000 miles, 10 free Hyatt nights and Hyatt Diamond status.  The $845 math is an average of $55 per stay minus 20% from the gift certificates, 2% from Costco and 2% from credit cards.  Also, you’re probably asking: “why does he keep putting ’stays’ in quotes?”  Well, because Hyatt Place uses kiosks in the lobbies.  I would just drive over, check in via the kiosk, get my room key and get right back in my car and go home!

Our Air New Zealand 747


The Flights:
We spent some time in the lounge at O’hare than flew first class from Chicago to San Fran on United.  There we hung out in a great Air New Zealand lounge than boarded an Air New Zealand 747 for an incredible flight to Auckland and then another Air NZ flight to Sydney.  The flight to Auckland was in the “Executive Business” section of a two-class plane. We had seats 1A & 1K in thenose of the plane
since the pilots are in the upper deck! It was better than any first class experience I’ve ever had. Row 1 is private and perfect for two people travelling together.

The Executive Business Cabin (Shot from My Seat in the Nose)


The pods we were in were a great experience, with solid in-flight entertainment and confortable seats that convert to lie-flat beds. The flight was about 12 hours which basically equates to 3 hours of wine/dine/movie, 8 hours of sleep and 1 hour for breakfast.  The meals were first-rate and the service was as friendly as, well, everything else NZ. Of note: the Air New Zealand lounge in Auckland is incredible and has free massages!


The Sydney Opera House with Park Hyatt at Left


Flight Math:
We redeemed 110,000 United miles for a multi-segment trip that would have cost about $12,500 each at the time or about
$25,000 total.  It included First Class on United from Chicago to San Fran, Executive Business from San Fran to Auckland to Sydney to Auckland to LAX and United First back to Chicago.  The Air New Zealand tickets were possible because they are in the
Star Alliance
with United.  Of note: one of the benefits of a Star Alliance Award ticket is that they allow one (and sometimes two) “stopovers” beyond your destination. This allowed us to go to Sydney and Auckland on the same ticket.  Also of note: redeeming “business class” mileage for a ticket on a two-class (as opposed to three-class) international flight is a great deal.  Air NZ “business” is better than first on most carriers.

Posing Like Tourists Near Bondi Beach!


The Hotels:
In Sydney, we stayed at the
Park Hyatt Sydney
which is on a pier in Sydney Harbour across from the Opera House and just underneath the Sydney Harbour Bridge.  We had a large upgraded room with a view overlooking the Opera house that would have cost approximately $1100 USD per night! Even better, as Hyatt Diamond, we had free breakfasts, free internet, an upgraded room and were able to check-in very early (around 11am). The “free breakfasts” were huge because our bill was over $100 every day!

View of Opera House and Harbour from Botanical Gardens


After a long stay in Sydney, we left the Park Hyatt and flew back to Auckland on Air New Zealand where we checked into in a free suite at the Hyatt Regency there.

Hotel Math:
we redeemed 10 of our free nights (yes, I have another trip to come!) for the $1100 per night room plus got breakfast and internet (both exorbitant) for free.  In Auckland, the suite was about $1600 total plus we had access to their club lounge where we found all we needed for breakfasts and dinners.  The total cash value was about $15,070.


My lovely wife at dusk at a beachfront vineyard on Waiheke


Also, we got off the Hyatt kick for a bit and stayed at a small resort near the far northern tip of New Zealand near Matauri Bay.  I couldn’t redeem free nights here but I’m glad we mixed it up.

A Short Trip Review:
Sydney was gorgeous, livable and warm.  I was amazed at how many people lived within a walk from the sprawling harbor waterfront.  It’s also a top 20 global modern city but has colonial British charm.  Incredibly, their real estate market makes the US market circa 2006-07 look old-fashioned.  The Park Hyatt Sydney is one of the great hotels of the world, surprisingly intimate, modern-yet-warm and with the service PH is known for. Breakfast was an incredible buffet in a beautiful waterfront room.


Yours Truly on a beach in Northern New Zealand


As for New Zealand, it is my new favorite place on the planet.  We weren’t in Auckland proper much.  It was a little sleepy compared to the rest of NZ.  Waiheke Island
was an incredible spot (think Hawaii + Napa – people!).  Northern New Zealand is gorgeous.  Words fail.  It’s proverbial summer with Irish rolling hills, sheep, beaches, volcanos, thousand-year-old trees, topography on steroids and very few people.  It’s one of the most remote places on earth – and you feel that, in the best possible way – but yet it’s a friendly, modern, western, English-speaking first-world country. Incredibly, we never set foot on the South Island which people say is more scenic and is where Lord of the Rings was filmed.

View of the Matauri Bay Area in NZ


A quick highlight reel:
the Matauri Bay region of northern New Zealand, lunch at Icebergs at Bondi Beach, breakfast at the Park Hyatt, early morning runs around Sydney Harbour, the Harbour taxis, walking from Bondi Beach to Coogee Beach, lunch at Jonah’s near Whale Beach, Manly Beach, the Royal Botanical Gardens!

Wow!  It is hard to believe that 20 days of modest effort (less than 30 minutes?) last October netted me a $40,000 vacation of a lifetime for less than $2,000. Other than at our free, gluttonous breakfasts, we ate very modestly and since my wife and I are pretty simple tourists (we just like walking around) we didn’t incur any other significant costs beyond what we would have at home.

The point of all of this, though, is that I want to help all of you take trips like these !  That’s why I’ve been posting about the 100,000 Mile Citi American Airlines Bonus, theAmerican Express Starwood Card
or last spring’s
Hyatt Big Welcome Back
deal.  There’s a lot of this stuff out there so there will be more to come!  





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cognac 2010-11-16 18:49:09  | 显示全部楼层
天下羊毛人人都有薅,但一些成功的薅毛人是貴在堅持。

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taiwanren 2010-11-18 00:34:57  | 显示全部楼层
估计Hyatt算计后就取消了往年的 2 stays 1 free night 的活动了 (这真的是很棒的促销。。。想这三年住过的Tokyo, Sydney及Chicago的PH,也多靠这个活动才有的享受。。。

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troyliu 2010-11-18 18:27:21  | 显示全部楼层
页面打不开。
住过Chicago Itasca 的Hyatt Place,比较新,很便宜。
cowplus 发表于 2010-11-15 11:41



   
最便宜到过小于40美金
迈生活创始人
www.mileslife.com

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troyliu 2010-11-18 18:27:59  | 显示全部楼层
估计Hyatt算计后就取消了往年的 2 stays 1 free night 的活动了 (这真的是很棒的促销。。。想这三年住过的 ...
taiwanren 发表于 2010-11-18 00:34



    显然不会取消,营销手段之一

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benny 2010-11-18 19:05:58  | 显示全部楼层
见识到真正的高人啊!

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度日如年 2010-11-19 15:54:12  | 显示全部楼层
以此看来,我们中国还没出现高人
那些年一起住的酒店

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topchina 2010-11-19 16:36:02  | 显示全部楼层
仔细看了一下,可惜今年没有UA一个STAY6500MILES的好事了。
这个人的确是把这个促销用到了极致,但他去了澳大利亚和新西兰两个星期,就住了悉尼和奥克兰两家HYATT,还有新西兰北边海边的一个度假村,别的地方都没怎么去,这个玩法实在是太浪费了。
澳大利亚和新西兰,最美的肯定不是那些大城市吧,去那里住最好的酒店,商务舱的机票+酒店几乎完全免费,这样的旅程的确很让人羡慕,但这个玩法实在没法让人认同啊。
我如果同样有这点里程和这点免房,我的行程安排肯定也是和他不一样的。

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LADL 2010-11-19 17:07:17  | 显示全部楼层
回复 25# troyliu

我也不认为Hyatt会取消。人家开酒店几十年了,什么狠人没见过。但狠人毕竟相对还是少,在狠人身上吃点亏,转身在别人身上挣回来就是了。做生意不能过于精明,一点便宜都不让人占。

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dimsage 2010-11-19 17:08:52  | 显示全部楼层
本帖最后由 dimsage 于 2010-11-19 17:10 编辑
仔细看了一下,可惜今年没有UA一个STAY6500MILES的好事了。
这个人的确是把这个促销用到了极致,但他去了澳 ...
topchina 发表于 2010-11-19 16:36



    同意,我如果从美国出发 我就去日本中国来溜达溜达然后再去澳大利亚 反正用ua里程换应该也差不多....

今年有ua的deal的 一个一天的stay最多能拿3500.已经过去了.而且重点不在这儿,重点每两个stay 有10k里程+1个免费房 成本100刀不到 这基本上就是买ua里程送凯悦免费房外加凯悦积分每个stay 1k.10k ua里程值个100usd总是有的..
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