American Express and Chase both offer programs where you can earn bonus points for referring friends to cards you have. These bonuses aren’t available on all cards, and there are limits to how many points you can earn for referring people, but it’s a great way to be rewarded for referring friends to cards that you love.
Chase and Hyatt have just announced that as of today (November 9, 2017) Hyatt Credit Card members are able to earn bonus points for referring friends to the card. Specifically, members can earn 10,000 bonus points for each referred member who is approved, up to a maximum of 50,000 bonus points per calendar year.
Those who apply for the card through this offer can earn 40,000 World of Hyatt points after spending $2,000 on purchases within the first three months, which is the standard sign-up bonus at the moment.
While Hyatt is sending out emails to eligible cardmembers about this, you should also be able to refer members through the Chase refer-a-friend website. There you can either enter the email address of the friends you want to refer, or you’ll be given a customized link that you can send directly to friends to have them apply.
Those of you who don’t yet have the card should be eligible to refer others once you’re approved for the card. Personally I value World of Hyatt points at ~1.5 cents each, so I value the 10,000 points at ~$150. That’s a very generous bonus just for referring someone to the card.
The Hyatt Credit Card is an all around no brainer. It has a reasonable $75 annual fee and offers a generous sign-up bonus, opens up all kinds of targeted promotions, comes with Discoverist status as long as you have the card, and most valuable of all, offers an annual free night certificate on your account anniversary every year, valid at a Category 1-4 property.
My room at the Park Hyatt Saigon, where I recently stayed using my annual free night certificate
Feel free to post your Hyatt Credit Card referral link in the comments section below, if you’d like.