World Of Hyatt Card Bonus Offer

World Of Hyatt Card Bonus Offer

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Link: Apply now for the World of Hyatt Credit Card

Chase and World of Hyatt have welcome bonuses on their co-branded credit cards that I wanted to take a look at — specifically the details of the offer on the personal version of the card, which I’d consider to be an incredibly lucrative product that any Hyatt loyalist should have.

Earn an improved bonus on the World of Hyatt Card

The World of Hyatt Credit Card is offering a two-part welcome offer. While it’s marketed as offering up to 65,000 World of Hyatt bonus points, in reality I’d consider the maximum incremental bonus here to be 50,000 points. Specifically:

  • Earn 35,000 World of Hyatt points after spending $3,000 within the first three months
  • Earn 2x World of Hyatt points on the first $15,000 spent within the first six months for spending that would ordinarily earn one point per dollar

Personally, I value World of Hyatt points at 1.5 cents each, so to me the incremental points are worth $750. On top of that, as I’ll explain below, there’s a real incentive to spend money on this card, so your spending can potentially earn you a lot more rewards than that.

While this isn’t the most exciting welcome bonus on earth, it’s better than the previous offer, and is the best offer we’ve seen on the card in quite some time. This is a lucrative card, and clearly Chase and Hyatt know that, and the bonus reflects it.

Redeem World of Hyatt points at the Park Hyatt Kyoto

World of Hyatt Card eligibility requirements

If you’re interested in applying for the World of Hyatt Credit Card, the typical Chase credit card application restrictions apply.

Fortunately beyond that, the rules are pretty simple. You’re not eligible for the bonus on the card if you currently have this card, or if you’ve received a new cardmember bonus on the card in the past 24 months. Eligibility for this card is unrelated to whether you have the World of Hyatt Business Credit Card (review), which is the business version of the card, and which has an excellent bonus as well.

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Why the World of Hyatt Card is worth it

The World of Hyatt Credit Card has a $95 annual fee, and offers a variety of perks that could make it worthwhile:

  • The card offers World of Hyatt Discoverist status for as long as you’re a cardmember
  • The card offers five elite nights toward status annually just for having the card, with no spending requirement
  • The card offers two elite nights toward status for every $5,000 spent on the card, so spending on the card can help you earn World of Hyatt Globalist status and can count toward Milestone Rewards
  • The card offers a Category 1-4 free night award on the account anniversary every year
  • The card offers a second Category 1-4 free night award when you spend $15,000 on the card in a calendar year
  • The card offers 4x points on Hyatt spending, and 2x points on dining at restaurants, airline tickets purchased directly from airlines, on fitness club and gym memberships, and on local transit and commuting, including ridesharing services

If you ask me, there’s huge merit to spending $15,000 on this card per year, as that’s very much a sweet spot. This way you earn an incremental six elite nights toward status (in addition to the five you get just for having the card), plus a second Category 1-4 free night award (in addition to the anniversary one you usually get).

Best of all, the current welcome offer incentivizes spending $15,000 on the card, so you can kind kill two birds with one stone.

Read a detailed review of the World of Hyatt Card.

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Bottom line

The World of Hyatt Credit Card is currently offering an improved welcome offer, which is better than the previous offer. While this is a good bonus, this isn’t the reason you want to get the card. Rather, you want to get the card because of the value it offers in the long run, as this card can earn you free night awards and help you earn status.

This is a card I’ve had for years and one that I spend at least $15,000 on annually. If you stay at Hyatts with any frequency, then having this card should be a no-brainer. If nothing else, getting an anniversary free night award just for paying a $95 annual fee is a great deal.

Anyone plan to pick up the World of Hyatt Credit Card with the current bonus?

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  1. Dave B Guest

    Just applied and was approved for this card 5 days ago. Haven't even received it yet. Any thoughts on whether I might receive this enhanced bonus if I ask politely? Or is my timing just unfortunate ...

    1. Bruce Guest

      I open the card 2 weeks ago and received it last week. Just phoned Chase and asked for the enhanced offer and they said no. Reminded the rep that Chase did honor the enhanced offer on the Sapphire cards within 30 days of opening and she said that she knew that, but still no for the Hyatt. I'll try calling again in a week.

  2. InternationalTraveler Gold

    The value of the category 1-4 certificate highly depends on the region you are planning to travel to. In northern California, most of the interesting properties moved from category 4 to 5 over the last two years. However I was able to find a good value of the certificate during my travel in Colorado.

  3. DavisFLSt8 Guest

    I closed this card just a couple of months ago after having for about 5 years. How quickly can you reapply for bonus offer?

    1. Ben Schlappig OMAAT

      @ DavisFLSt8 -- Common wisdom seems to be that Chase considers people to be previous cardmembers within less than a month.

  4. Jim F. Guest

    Thanks for the heads up, Ben! Help me follow your reasoning when you write, "...if you spent a total of $15,000 within the first six months in categories that don’t qualify for bonus points, you’d earn 50,000 World of Hyatt bonus points, in addition to the points you’d ordinarily earn for spending." I agree that if one is going to get this card, one should do so with the intent of putting 15K spend on...

    Thanks for the heads up, Ben! Help me follow your reasoning when you write, "...if you spent a total of $15,000 within the first six months in categories that don’t qualify for bonus points, you’d earn 50,000 World of Hyatt bonus points, in addition to the points you’d ordinarily earn for spending." I agree that if one is going to get this card, one should do so with the intent of putting 15K spend on it (for the additional free night and, with this offer, the 2x Hyatt points). But, assuming one met the 15K spend requirement, one would have 65K Hyatt points. One would end up with 50K points only if one didn't spend the 15K (for the additional free night) in time to earn the sign-up bonus...right?

    1. Ben Schlappig OMAAT

      @ Jim F. -- Correct, so the 65K points would include the 15K points you'd ordinarily earn for spending on the card. In other words, you're 50K points better off than existing cardmembers who spend the same amount. Does that make sense?

    2. Jim F. Guest

      Oh, I get what you were trying to say now! Thanks for clarifying. Since $15 in 6 months is not that much of a stretch, that would certainly be the best plan for someone eligible for and looking to add this card. Since I already have it, looks like player #2 (my wife) will be signing up for this one.

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Bruce Guest

I open the card 2 weeks ago and received it last week. Just phoned Chase and asked for the enhanced offer and they said no. Reminded the rep that Chase did honor the enhanced offer on the Sapphire cards within 30 days of opening and she said that she knew that, but still no for the Hyatt. I'll try calling again in a week.

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Dave B Guest

Just applied and was approved for this card 5 days ago. Haven't even received it yet. Any thoughts on whether I might receive this enhanced bonus if I ask politely? Or is my timing just unfortunate ...

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InternationalTraveler Gold

The value of the category 1-4 certificate highly depends on the region you are planning to travel to. In northern California, most of the interesting properties moved from category 4 to 5 over the last two years. However I was able to find a good value of the certificate during my travel in Colorado.

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