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Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – The Hyatt Credit Card
Hyatt Visa cardholders are being offered a limited-time benefit of 20% points refunds on award stays now through July 31, 2015.
Here are the details:
Register here by March 31, 2015 with your Hyatt Gold Passport number.
Book a stay with points and complete your stay before July 31, 2015.
Get 20% of your points back. They will be redeposited directly into your account 4-6 weeks after your stay.
This promo is just for Hyatt credit cardholders who received the offer directly from Hyatt. However, the good news for them is that the 20% refund is good not just on straight-up award stays, but also points + cash awards, suite upgrades and dining and spa redemptions.
As a reminder, here are the award levels for Hyatt’s 7 hotel categories:
That means top-tier properties like the new Park Hyatt New York and the Park Hyatt Sydney will cost you just 24,000 points per award night rather than the 30,000. On the other end of the spectrum, a category 1 award night that usually costs 5,000 points will be just 4,000, so there are some real savings to be had here.
The other thing to point out is that you don’t get an automatic discount on point redemptions you book with this promo, so you have to have all the points in your account to book the stay you want at the normal levels and then you will get refunded after that fact. So while this promo is targeted to Hyatt Visa cardholders, if you need to top up your account, you can do so using Ultimate Rewards points transferred at a 1:1 ratio if you have either the Sapphire Preferred or Ink Plus from Chase
As a reminder, Hyatt also changed its Diamond elite benefits recently to include extending your benefits to a friend or family member when you use your own points to book their award stay, receiving two complimentary United Club passes, and free premium WiFi access during stays.
Here are the rest of the 20% refund terms and conditions:
1The promotion is valid only for Hyatt Credit Cardmembers in good standing as of 1/31/2015 who receive this promotion from Hyatt and register for the promotion between 2/17/2015 and 3/31/2015. To qualify for this bonus offer, account must be open and not in default at the time of fulfillment. Only points redeemed between 2/17/2015 and 7/31/2015 will be eligible for this promotion. If a redemption is connected to a stay, the entire stay must be completed by 7/31/2015. You will receive 20% back on the Hyatt Gold Passport points you redeem for award stays, points + cash, suite upgrades and dining and spa activities. Points redeemed for Avis car rental certificates or points transferred to airline partners are not eligible for this promotion. Please allow 4-6 weeks after your points redemption has been completed for your bonus Hyatt Gold Passport points to be loaded into your account.
Hyatt reserves the right to alter or withdraw this promotion with a suitable substitute offer of equal value (if legally required) at any time due to actual circumstances. This promotion is subject to the terms and conditions of Hyatt Gold Passport. For terms and conditions, visit goldpassport.com.
2The number of Hyatt Gold Passport® points required for a free night varied by property. Visit hyatt.com for additional information and award redemption levels.
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The Points Guy Assessment: The Chase Sapphire Preferred is a great pick for the beginner and the frequent traveler. The CSP has superb travel benefits, double points on certain purchases, and a 50,000 point sign up bonus. The $95 annual fee is waived the first year so this puts it as one of the less expensive cards, while still allowing you to earn one of the most valuable point currencies.
The Points Guy Assessment:
The Chase Sapphire Preferred is a great pick for the beginner and the frequent traveler. The CSP has superb travel benefits, double points on certain purchases, and a 50,000 point sign up bonus. The $95 annual fee is waived the first year so this puts it as one of the less expensive cards, while still allowing you to earn one of the most valuable point currencies.