Last Day for Hyatt Visa Credit Card Sign-Up with No Minimum Spend Requirement

by on October 8, 2012 · 13 comments

in Credit Cards, Hyatt

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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 Chase Hyatt Visa now shows a $1,000 minimum spend on the Chase site, however if you apply today with my link, you can avoid the minimum spend requirement.

The current sign-up bonus for the Hyatt Visa 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.

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  • Rob

    Just got instant approval yesterday (after a Diamond trial from Hilton Diamond), looking forward to getting the two reward nights to use them on an upcoming trip to Tokyo.

  • Ryan

    @TPG – I was planning on applying for this card in December. I know Chase was good about matching better terms when I got the Sapphire…is there a good rule of thumb for what they’ll match (i.e…best offer within the last 30/60/90 days)?

  • Bonniejanowiak18

    I’m trying to figure out if the 2 nights is just that 2 nights at a Hyatt or can you turn it into more nights at a “lower” level hotel? I’m not familiar with the Hyatt line of Hotels.

  • thepointsguy

    I think the unofficial rule is 60 days. However, they won’t match an old offer- only one that is currently running.

  • thepointsguy
  • thepointsguy

    Its two free nights- whether you stay at a Hyatt Place or Park Hyatt- doesn’t matter (so it makes sense to use them at the most expensive property possible)

  • Rob

    Yeah, we’re staying 2 nights in the Grand Hyatt (due to location since we’ll be there for a limited time) using 1 free suite night, and 1 night in the Park Hyatt using the other free suite night. This is my first adventure into Hyatt’s, I’ve been saving all my UR points for this trip, 12 nights total between Beijing, Tokyo and Kyoto; looking forward to it.

  • Christa

    My application was put as “pending”. Is there anyone I should call in the mean time or just wait the 10 days?

  • Christa

    My application was put as “pending”. Is there anyone I should call in the mean time or just wait the 10 days?

  • thepointsguy

    You can call the reconsideration line at 1-888-245-0625 to speed up the approval

  • thepointsguy

    Grand Hyatt is a great hotel as well.. enjoy!

  • John Loines

    The link in this article didn’t work, but I just got Diamond status today couldn’t apply earlier so I had to wait and thankfully the signup at this site still worked as of 1:47PM on 10/9.

  • mspswede

    @Christa My online application received the “pending” response as well. I thought I might have to offer to cancel my Chase BA or United card in order to get this one, but I just got an email yesterday that my new Hyatt Visa card was on the way. Perhaps give it a few days before you call?

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