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In the wake of IHG’s credit card spending promotion (SEE: (Widely targeted) 3000 bonus IHG points), there are two more credit card earning promotions. One is for the Hyatt Visa, and the other is for the Wyndham Visa. Both offer better value than the IHG promotion, in my opinion.
Hyatt card promotion
This morning I received a Hyatt card promotion where I can earn 4,000 bonus point for spending $4,000 on my Chase Hyatt card between April 1 and June 30. You must enroll at the link provided in the email. Unlike the IHG promotion, it doesn’t matter when you spend the $4,000 within the next 3 months.
Is this a good deal? Yes. This lets you earn 2x Hyatt points on everyday spending. I would still put travel purchases on a CSP/CSR and grocery purchases on my Amex Everyday, but this is good for other spending.
Combined with the Hyatt double points promotion, you could certainly bank some Hyatt points this quarter.
Wyndham card promotion
Wyndham is like the outcast of loyalty programs. They hardly get any love in the blogosphere. When Wyndham was offering a credit card sign-up bonus of 45,000 points and a 15,000 point anniversary bonus, I bit. My wife and I have used them once to stay at The Mining Exchange in Colorado Springs, and it was a very nice stay (SEE: The Mining Exchange, A Wyndham Grand Hotel: A Review).
Along with the Hyatt promotion email, I received an email from Barclaycard with an offer for my Wyndham Visa card. The promotion offers 2x bonus points on purchases at home improvement stores, restaurants, and department stores. The card I have earns 2x Wyndham points on all spending, so this would bring total earning to 4x points per dollar in the three categories under the promotion. I value Wyndham points at only 1.0 cent each, but this is still a potential 4% return!
The offer appears targeted, and you’ll need to activate through the email link to add it to your card.
While neither of these promotions are earth-shattering, they do provide some extra value for certain spending. And both are better than IHG’s less-than-stellar promotion we just saw!