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Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – The Hyatt Credit Card
Today is the last day for the current Hyatt Chase Card offer. There will be definitely be a change on Tuesday, and from what it looks like there will now be a $1,000 spend requirement to get the sign-up bonus. The good news it that you can still take advantage of my link for the offer, and if the new offer is enhanced, you may be able to send a secure message asking them to get the better offer (with no spend requirement).
The current sign-up bonus for the Hyatt Credit Card is two free nights at any Hyatt in the world after $1,000 spend within the first 3 months, including top-tier Park Hyatts such as the one in Tokyo, where rooms can normally go for $600+. Existing Hyatt Platinum members who sign up for this card also get two free suite upgrade certificates (good for paid stays) along with their two free nights, and Hyatt Diamond members get their two free nights in a suite. There are no foreign transaction fees with this card, and there is a $75 annual fee.
New Increased Point Earning and Elite Status Credits.
Chase recently sweetened the terms of this card by offering 2 Hyatt Gold Passport points for every $1 spent at restaurants, on airline tickets when purchased directly from the airline, and at car rental agencies. You continue to earn 3 Hyatt Gold Passport points for every $1 spent at Hyatt properties worldwide and 1 Hyatt Gold Passport point for every $1 spent elsewhere. There are no limits to the amount of points you can earn.
The card also provides automatic Platinum membership in the Hyatt Gold Passport program for as long as you are a cardmember. However, now you’ll also have an opportunity to earn nights/stay credits towards Diamond status (which I personally enjoy greatly). When you spend the following amounts in a calendar year, Hyatt will award you with credits towards Diamond status:
$ 20,000 annually = 2 stay / 5 night credits
$ 40,000 annually = an additional 3 stay / 5 night credits
Diamond status (which I have and love) is achieved by completing either 25 stays or 50 nights at Hyatt properties each calendar year. Just note, the instant Platinum status that comes with the card does not make it any easier to qualify for Diamond, but the spend thresholds do make it easier to achieve.
The Hyatt Visa has become one of my go-to travel credit cards. Since the new terms that come into force tomorrow are unclear as yet, if you’ve been considering getting the card, today is probably a good day to do so since it looks like as of tomorrow there will be a minimum spending requirement that makes puts two free nights $1,000 further away. Even after the introduction of the Chase Sapphire Reserve, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is still a fantastic choice if you want to avoid the Reserve’s $450 annual fee, earn 2x on all travel & dining and earn a 50,000 point sign up bonus.
Even after the introduction of the Chase Sapphire Reserve, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is still a fantastic choice if you want to avoid the Reserve’s $450 annual fee, earn 2x on all travel & dining and earn a 50,000 point sign up bonus.