After You Get the Hyatt Card You Can Earn 50,000 More Bonus Points

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I’m probably more excited about the new World of Hyatt Credit Card than any other new card so far this year. I’ll have mine shortly.

It’s a big improvement over the original Hyatt card, offering a bigger initial points, faster points-earning, more free nights, and credit towards elite status both for having the card and for spending on it.

The World of Hyatt Credit Card has a limited-time offer of up to 60,000 points with this card. You earn 40,000 points after $3000 in spend on purchases in the first 3 months from account open and an additional 20,000 points if you spend $6000 total within the first 6 months.

Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur

And 60,000 points is enough for 2 free nights at any Hyatt hotel except for all-inclusive Miraval. (Or 12 nights at category 1 properties.)

The card earns:

  • 4 points per dollar Hyatt spend
  • 2 points per dollar restaurants; airline tickets purchased through the airline; fitness club and gym memberships; local transit and commuting including ride share services
  • 1 point per dollar other purchases

You get both a free category 1-4 night each year at card renewal and an additional free night at a category 1-4 Hyatt property after spending $15,000 in a cardmember anniversary year. That makes putting $15,000 annual spend on the card attractive.

But the real winner here is help towards elite status. The card comes with 5 elite nights each year. Then each $5000 spent on the card earns 2 more elite nights.

In addition to this Chase has launched refer-a-friend offers for the card. You generate a link, share it with friends, and if they apply for the card with your link and they’re approved you’ll be rewarded with 10,000 bonus points per cardmember up to 50,000 points per year. (HT: Doctor of Credit)

Once you get the card you’ll have an opportunity to generate your own links for it and earn points referring friends or anyone you want, really.

World of Hyatt Credit Card

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  1. I signed up for the old Hyatt card around 2.5 months ago and hit the promo of 2k spend / 40,000 pts. What should I do now?

  2. Did you not have a Hyatt card for the past couple years? or is there some trick you can share to get this card with bonus when you already have the old one? or are you just happy to crank out 50k with referrals? Thanks, Gary.

  3. This card may well be worthwhile. But “a big improvement over the original Hyatt card”? That original card offered two free nights at any Hyatt after the initial purchase, plus other perks.

  4. Thanks Gary – decided to pull trigger on Marriott Card soon to expire and then the Hyatt offer.

  5. I would like clarification about the free night after spending $15,000.00. Do I have to surrender the 15,000 points earned for the free night, or do I receive a certificate for the free night and still have 15,000 points in my account?

  6. Paul – no, it is another free night so you would have the 15k points too (good for yet another free night at many properties) if you did all $15k in non bonuses categories.

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