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I got an email yesterday about a new credit card offer for the Hyatt Credit card. It appears that this new Hyatt credit card offer is targeted, but I know I was not the only one who got one. The new Hyatt credit card offer is as follows
As I said, it appears that this offer is targeted, and I haven’t been able to find a public landing page. Still, since I know I’m not the only one who got this offer, I thought I’d look at the 2 different card offers and compare them.
First, some more details on the new Hyatt credit card offer. You get 40,000 points after meeting the spending bonus of $2000 in the first 3 months. You can also get 5000 points for adding an authorized user. Notably you do NOT get a $50 statement credit. You do also get a Category 1-4 bonus night on your anniversary (so not the first year)
Comparing the 2 Hyatt credit card offers
The main offer for the Chase Hyatt credit card is 2 free nights plus a $50 statement credit. You can apply for this from our top credit card offers page. Setting aside the $50 statement credit for now, what’s better – 40,000 points or 2 free nights?
Both offers give 5000 points for adding an authorized user, charge a $75 annual fee (not waived, and also have less exciting things in common like no foreign transaction fees, chip card, etc.
Obviously it depends on where you want to use the points. If you’re going for aspirational properties, the 2 free nights can be a better deal. Here’s the Hyatt award chart
From there, a Category 5 is the breakeven point between the 2 cards. Carolyn signed up for the card and we used one of our free nights on the Category 6 Hyatt Regency in Nice, though sometimes I wonder why people think free hotel nights are a good idea… 40,000 points would be enough for 8 nights at a Category 1 (like my first 5-star hotel stay ever)
Points are also more flexible of course, and let you also use your points on Cash + Points offers as well as Club Upgrades (3000 points / night) and Suite Upgrades (6000 points / night)
The targeted 40,000 point offer expires November 6th. It’s not subject to the Chase 5/24 rule, but you have to not have received any bonus on the Chase Hyatt card (even the 2 free night offer) within the past 24 months.
I think I’d lean towards the 40,000 Hyatt point offer – what about you?