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Hyatt Sweetens Spring Promotion for Credit Card Holders

by on April 8, 2011 · 7 comments

in Chase, Credit Cards, Hyatt

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When I first reported on Hyatt’s April 1- June 30, 2011 promo “Possibilities,” I wasn’t blown away, but I wasn’t completely bored with it either. The promotion (register here) allows you to earn 10,000 points after 5 nights and then 5,000 points for every two nights after that, up to 60,000 points in total. 60,000 points can get you 2 free nights at Hyatt’s top category 6 hotels and then another night at a Category 4 hotel – not too shabby, especially compared to the competition.

Hyatt also just announced that Hyatt Visa cardholders get an additional 5,000 points after the first 5 nights and their total maximum points for the promotion is now 65,000.

Not huge, but 5,000 points is a free night at a Category 1 hotel, so it’s worth noting.

I’m going to do a detailed review of the Hyatt card soon, but the current offer for new cardholders is pretty enticing: 2 free nights at ANY Hyatt in the world (Diamond members get two nights in a suite), instant Platinum Hyatt Gold Passport membership, and no foreign transaction fees – all for a $75 annual fee. Note that the Hyatt card is issued by Chase, so if you want to get in on the British Airways 100,000 point extravaganza, I recommend doing that now and then applying for the Hyatt card in a couple months. The BA deal is slated to end May 6, but can be pulled at any time if Chase feels like they’ve gotten enough new members.

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  • Chbronson

    The Credit Card Offers are only valid for individuals with American Accounts – am I right?

  • The Points Guy

    @CH- yes, unfortunately

  • Dil

    I applied for this card about 3 weeks ago, should i wait to get the BA card or go ahead and apply??

    I know chase doesn’t like to give out affinity cards, how long do you think i should wait?

  • Eric

    The Points Guy,

    What are your recommendations for applying for different Chase-branded credit cards? I signed up for and received the 50k Continental Chase card a little over two months ago (bonus miles already in my CO account). Now I want to try for some of the Chase hotel cards. Is it too soon? How many should I try for and in what frequency? I have a credit score around 760. Only one current card open with Chase (CO). I got the BA card during the first go-around and subsequently canceled it to avoid the annual fee.

    Thanks!

  • The Points Guy

    @Eric- my understanding is that you just need to space 30 days between applications. Even then, if you get declined you can call them and ask them to give you the new card if you shift around your credit lines. It seems like that tactic has almost been universally successful. Let me know if you have any other questions (also, if you don’t mind, can you apply for the cards through my http://www.thepointsguy.com/top-deals page? They are generally the best deals out there and I get a small commission and it helps the site keep running- thanks)

  • CaySquared

    Would you mind doing the Hyatt card soon? It’s a nice alternative considering it offers price protection, and a lot of the recent hi-profile cards talked about such as Amex Plat and BA card do not, right?

  • The Points Guy

    @cay- Amex plat does have purchase protection- not sure about BA. I can def do a deeper analysis- thanks for the feedback!

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