Hyatt Credit Card: Why You Should Get it Now

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Currently, you can stay two nights at any Hyatt hotel worldwide for free when you get the Hyatt credit card and spend $2,000 in the first 90 days of getting the card. But only if you apply by June 28, 2017.

Because on June 29, 2017, there’s a new signup bonus on the Hyatt credit card.

Hyatt Card

You can get 2 free nights at any Hyatt in the world, including the Park Hyatt St. Kitts. | travel hacks | travel rewards cards | how to travel well for less | TravelingWellForLess.com
Photo courtesy: Park Hyatt St Kitts

You can get 2 free nights at any Hyatt hotel in the world after spending $2,000 in purchases within the first 90 days of card approval.

So you can stay for free at expensive Hyatt hotels which cost over $1,000 a night like the:

  • Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa
  • Park Hyatt Sydney
  • Park Hyatt Paris-Vendome
  • Park Hyatt Milan
  • Park Hyatt St. Kitts

And there are no blackout dates. So you can travel over the holidays and not pay a penny for your hotel!

We used our 2 free nights to stay at the Park Hyatt Sydney. That was one of our favorite trips.

Because we stayed a week in Sydney and only spent $569. And that included our First Class flights, hotels, activities, and food!

Hyatt credit card benefits:

  • 2 free nights at any Hyatt in the world when you spend $2,000 on purchases in the first 90 days of having your card
  • Free Discoverist status (free premium Wi-Fi, upgrades, late checkout, )
  • A free night at any Category 1 to 4 Hyatt hotel in the world
  • 3 points per $1 spent at all Hyatt hotels
  • 2 points per $1 spent at restaurants, on airline tickets and car rentals
  • 1 point per $1 spent everywhere else
  • 5,000 bonus points when you add an authorized user and make a purchase in the first 3 months as a cardmember
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • $75 annual fee (waived the first year)

Signup Bonus Changing

You will only get 1 free night at the Park Hyatt Maldives when the signup bonus on the Hyatt credit card changes. You can still get 2 free nights at any Hyatt worldwide when you apply by June 28, 2017. | travel hacks | Hyatt credit card | how to travel for the world for free | TravelingWellForLess.com
You will only get 1 free night at the Park Hyatt Maldives when you get the Hyatt credit card on June 29, 2017.
Photo courtesy: Park Hyatt Maldives

But the 2 free night signup bonus on the Hyatt credit card is going away after June 28, 2017.

Starting June 29, 2017, instead of getting 2 free nights to use at any Hyatt hotel, you’ll get 40,000 points.

Sure 40,000 points is a lot but it’s a lot less than 2 free nights anywhere. Hotels like the Park Hyatt Maldives (where I stayed in October) cost 25,000 points a night.

When the signup bonus changes, instead of 2 free nights at the Park Hyatt Sydney, you’ll only get 1 free night. 🙁 One free night isn’t anything to throw a stick at. The new signup bonus means you’re losing half the value of the current signup bonus.

If you don’t have the Hyatt card or haven’t had this card and received the bonus in the last 24 months, you should apply for the Hyatt credit card now. Definitely by June 28, 2017.

Jeff applied today and was instantly approved. I still have my card because I value the free night certificate. We recently used the annual free night to stay at the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina.

40,000 Points or 2 Free Nights

With 40,000 points you could stay for 8 nights at a Category 1 hotel like the Hyatt Place Los Cabos. | Hyatt credit card | travel hacking | how to travel for free | TravelingWellForLess.com
8 nights at the Hyatt Place Los Cabos
Photo courtesy: Hyatt Place Los Cabos

If you don’t stay at expensive hotels, you might prefer the Hyatt credit card’s new signup bonus of 40,000 points.

With 40,000 points you could stay for 8 nights at a Category 1 hotel like the Hyatt Place Los Cabos.

Or you can get a 5-night vacation at the Park Hyatt Mendoza or a free weekend at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco.

Depending on where you’re going to vacation over the next year, the 40,000 points might be a better offer for you.

But if you want to stay at places like the Park Hyatt New York or the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa, then the 2 free night bonus is a better offer.

Remember you can get the 2 free night signup bonus on the Hyatt credit card after making $2,000 in purchases in the first 90 days if you apply by June 28, 2017

Can You Get the Card if You’re 5/24

You can get the Hyatt credit card even if you’ve opened 5 credit cards in the last 2 years. Because the Hyatt credit card isn’t subject to Chase’s 5/24 rule (limits approvals if you’ve got 5 new credit cards in the last 24 months).

Conclusion

The signup bonus for the Hyatt credit card is changing soon. You can get 2 free nights at any Hyatt in the world after spending $2,000 on purchases in the first 90 days of having the card, if you apply by June 28, 2017.

But that is going away on June 29, 2017. When you get the Hyatt credit card after June 28, 2017, the new signup bonus is 40,000 points.

The Hyatt credit card’s yearly free night certificate at any Category 1 to 4 hotel makes it worth keeping and is why I’ve kept my card for so many years.

While the 40,000 points are nice, I’m a huge fan of the 2 free night signup bonus. How about you? Two free nights at any Hyatt or 40,000 points?

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Debra Schroeder

Debra is a former 12-year travel industry executive and has traveled the world using airline miles and credit card points since 1994. She'll teach you the secrets of traveling well for less.

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  • Ryan Biddulph June 23, 2017 at 7:40 am

    Hi Debra,

    What a sweet deal. The Maldives place looks beyond mesmerizing. I will take the 1 free night, thank you 🙂 Being right on the water in paradise is a hot deal, almost no matter what you pay. Only because it feels like one of those priceless places to me. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    Ryan

    • Debra Schroeder July 16, 2017 at 9:57 am

      Hi Ryan Biddulph,

      It was amazing. Glad you enjoyed the post.

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