This post may contain affiliate links; please read our advertiser disclosure for more information.Los CabosHyatt made a lot of news this week by adding 52 new all inclusive resorts into the fold. They added so many that you can now earn up to 5 brand explorer perks! I had originally thought that we would be able to use our category 1-4 free night certificates at the lower end Hyatt all inclusive resorts. Even though all inclusive properties now have a different award chart the award prices pretty much match up to the old hotel award chart. Because of that I assumed a category 1-4 cert would work for a category A hotel. I mean, it is priced the same as a standard category 4 hotel after all. I even put together a ranking of all of the World of Hyatt category A hotels because I was so excited about this. Well, we had a few people try booking one with a certificate in their account and it wasn’t a possibility. Whomp, whomp.RELATED: Hyatt Mexico All-Inclusive Comparison: Which Resort Reigns Supreme?Reaching Out To Hyatt About Free Night Certs On All Inclusive RedemptionsAfter we did some digging on their own I decided to reach our to our World of Hyatt contact. I wondered if maybe this just hadn’t been properly updated in the system or if free night certificates really couldn’t be used at all inclusive properties. I figured that if the points match up we should have a good chance of being able to use them.Here was my question:I had another question that came up today.  With all of the new all inclusive resorts being added today I noticed a few in the 15,000 point range. Would those be bookable with a category 1-4 free night cert or is that blocked since it is considered a category A all inclusive?Here was the response:Confirming that only Category 1-7 Award Nights are eligible for redemption at resorts in the Inclusive Collection.Category 1-7 Free Night Certificates Are The Golden TicketWell, that wasn’t the response I was hoping for but it is a silver lining I guess. We did not have any unused category 1-7 free night certs to try ourselves. If you have one please give it a go and let us know in the comments if it is working as it should.The problem with World of Hyatt category 1-7 free night certificates is that they are not as easy to earn as category 1-4 free night certificates are.You can earn cat 1-4 FNC’s the following ways:Holding a World of Hyatt credit card and paying the annual feeSpending $15K a year on the cardEarn 30 elite night credits per year and earning that milestone awardStaying at 5 unique Hyatt brands and unlocking a brand explorer perk (up to 5 times)The only way to earn a cat 1-7 FNC is to earn 60 elite night credits in a calendar year. That is the milestone reward that pairs up with the requirement for Globalist status. That is simply not obtainable for many.Booking Hyatt All Inclusive With Free Night Certificate – Final ThoughtsWhile the news wasn’t what we wanted to hear, that category 1-4 free night certificates don’t work, at least there is still one option. The problem is you can only earn 1 category 1-7 free night cert each year and they are hard to come by. But, if you have a 25K-30K a night all inclusive resort in mind, it could be a great redemption option.Disclosure: Miles to Memories has partnered with CardRatings for our coverage of credit card products. Miles to Memories and CardRatings may receive a commission from card issuers. Opinions, reviews, analyses & recommendations are the author’s alone, and have not been reviewed, endorsed or approved by any of these entities.Featured: Chase Sapphire Preferred – Increased 80K Welcome Offer! Chase Sapphire Preferred has an increased offer right now. This is one of the most popular travel cards available. For a limited time you can earn 80,000 Ultimate Rewards points after $4K spend in the first 3 months of having the card while enjoying bonus categories like travel & dining. Points are worth $1K when use towards travel or transfer to partners like Hyatt, United or Southwest! $95 annual fee is not waived.


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