My preferred hotel chain is Hyatt. Part of the reason why is that I get treated really well – for example my gigantic suite at the Hyatt Regency Jersey City.
The other is that there are many ways to receive discounts on the standard rates at most Hyatt properties – through cash and points rates, corporate codes, best rate guarantees, and discounted gift cards.
Hyatt E-Gift Cards are currently 18% off with GiftCardSpread. These can only be used in continental North America and certain Mexican and Caribbean properties.
You can use these gift cards on top of discounted rates, which makes it an even better deal.
One note of caution is that security on these cards have been notoriously lax. There have been many cases where thieves have manage to obtain gift card numbers and steal funds.
I’ve actually had that happen to me, but it was resolved pretty smoothly. You shouldn’t worry. Each gift card reselling site has a date range where they will reimburse you for a stolen gift card (not just with Hyatt) that ranges between 7-90 days. GiftCardSpread has a 60 day return policy.
This means that if you are buying a gift card, you should already have a upcoming stay booked. Don’t buy these speculatively. Otherwise, you always have the option of disputing the charge on your credit card, in the worst case scenario.