Today I received my brand spanking new Hyatt Chase Visa Card. My Hyatt credit card was hand delivered this afternoon by a lovely UPS woman in a package that reminded me of an awards show envelope. I had been considering the Hyatt credit card for the past few months, and finally decided to apply after reading about the 20% points back promotion. I have a couple of trips coming up where I will be staying at Hyatt properties (The Pike Long Beach, Grand Hyatt San Diego, Regency Vancouver) and one stay at Aria Las Vegas (an Mlife partner) that made the credit card seem like a no brainer. Plus there are some amazing sign up bonuses right now that are rumored to be disappearing in the future.
The biggest sign up bonus is the two free nights at ANY Hyatt property after $1,000 in spend. Although I do not have a trip in mind for these two free nights, I figure it will be a great encouragement for me to take a trip to an exotic place within the next 12 months. With instructions found at Doctor of Credit you can also score a $50 account credit when signing up.
The other benefits of the Hyatt credit card are the usual ability to earn Hyatt Gold Passport points when using your card. If you are not already a Hyatt Platinum member, you also are automatically upgraded. This is not that great of a perk as it only takes 5 stays or 15 nights per year to reach Platinum, but nice for folks new to Hyatt Gold Passport. You also get one free night at a Category 4 hotel or below each year.
The application process was simple and I was immediately notified that I qualified for the card and was approved. The physical card arrived approximately 5 days after application. The only hiccup is linking my credit card to my account to be able to register for the 20% promotion. I have been working with the Hyatt Twitter team and they say it may just take a few more days.
I am excited to begin using my card and earning additional rewards. I’ll update when I decide where I am going to use my free two nights.
Update: I received the $50 statement credit a few weeks after receiving the Hyatt credit card. So the instructions above seem to work!
Note: I have not received any sort of payment from Hyatt or Chase to write this article. I also receive no payments for sign ups through the links. This article is only my opinion and experience and is not an advertisement or endorsement. Maybe some day they’ll pay me to write, but right now it is just a hobby. 🙂