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Old Aug 11, 18, 7:17 am   -   Wikipost
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This version of the Hyatt card (with its 2 free nights offer) has been discontinued as of June 29, 2017.

There is a new version.

See this thread
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https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/hyat...ed-2018-a.html

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What are the benefits of the card?
  • 3 points/dollar spent at Hyatt
  • 2 points per dollar spent at restaurants, airfare, car rental
  • 1 point for all other charges
  • No foreign exchange fee
  • Annually, on renewal, one free night at up to a category 4 hotel and is valid for 12 months
When will I receive the sign up bonus?
Typically a day or two after the close of the billing cycle in which you reach spend threshold.
When do the signup points from this card offer expire?
If you have no activity on your Hyatt account for 24 months your points will expire.
Can I apply for this card and earn the bonus after doing so previously?
See the wiki and related discussion in Applying for Chase Credit Cards, 2017 onward.
It's a Chase Card. Does that mean that if I have more than 5 new open lines of credit in 24 months, I will be automatically denied?
This card is not currently under the 5 cards in 24 months Chase application restriction.
It looks like the Hyatt website will let me use my anniversary category 1-4 cert for any property, including those above category 4. Is this for real?
No. Even if the system accepts your attempted reservation, the property will not honor the cert at check-in. Accept the fact that your cat 4 cert is just that.
Can I use my anniversary category 1-4 cert at a higher-category property with a cash co-pay? By paying the difference in points? By asking nicely?
No. No. No.
Can I use my annual free night cert for a suite or Club-level room, possibly with a cash or point copay?
Officially, no. But there's no harm in contacting an individual property directly to see what they're willing to do.
If I close my card account, do I lose any unused points or annual free-night certificate?
No. Unused points already in your Hyatt account as well as the annual free-night award remain available in your Hyatt account regardless of the status of your Chase card.


Questions related to the (now expired) 2 Free Night card offer:

When do the signup bonus free-night awards for this card expire?
The awards expire one year from the date of deposit (typically the date on which the required spend is met, which may fall in the middle of a billing cycle). All stays must be completed by the expiration date.
When I view my free-night awards, why is the button to start the redemption/booking process missing?
You no longer need to go through the My Awards page to book a free-night cert. Simply start the booking process as if requesting an award stay using points.
When I try to book a multiple-night award stay, why does the Hyatt website show availability for points redemptions but not for Free Night Awards?
You will need to redeem the free-night certs one at a time in separate single-night reservations if you want to do it online. For example, if you want to book the Park Hyatt Sydney for December 14-16, you will book the night of the 14th to 15th as one stay, and then repeat the process for the night of the 15th to 16th. Otherwise, call Hyatt to make the booking.
If I can't use my free-night award by the expiration date, can I exchange it for points or get the expiration extended?
According to the FT Hyatt GP Concierge, as of January 22, 2016, there are 2 options for compensation for the initial (all-category) Free Night Awards:
  • Platinum guests: Hyatt offers 10,000 points per Award if the Member has had 5 eligible stays or 15 eligible nights in the previous 12 months. The 10,000 points per award exchange can only be done after the award night has expired. (This is the opposite of the old rule, which required the award to be unexpired.) Members have up to 90 days beyond the expiration of the unused award night to exchange for points.
  • Diamond guests: Hyatt offers 20,000 points per Award if the Member has achieved Diamond status by achieving 25 stays or 50 nights or completing a trial tier offer within the last 12 months. The 20,000 points per award exchange can only be done after the award night has expired. (This is the opposite of the old rule, which required the award to be unexpired.) Members have up to 90 days beyond the expiration of the unused award night to exchange for points.
These policies will reportedly remain in effect after the March 1, 2017 transition from Hyatt Gold Passport to the new World of Hyatt program.

Anniversary Awards valid in Category 1-4 hotels are not eligible for extension. (This is the opposite of the old rule, which allowed a one-time 30-day extension.)
Can I use the sign-up free night cert for a suite or Club-level room, possibly with a cash or point copay?
Officially, no. But there's no harm in contacting an individual property directly to see what they're willing to do.
If I close my card account, do I lose any unused free-night certificates?
No. Unused free-night awards remain available in your Hyatt account regardless of the status of your Chase card.
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Old Jun 13, 17, 5:01 pm
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Originally Posted by flyer4512 View Post
I hate to cancel the card after receiving the free night ( before the AF posts) but the hotel we wanted to use it at only takes points and cash

We travel often but I have no idea where I could use one free night at a Hyatt before next year
Don't know what else to tell you. Thems the rules.
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Old Jun 13, 17, 9:19 pm
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Hi all,

Does anyone know if there's a way a Canadian can get this card?

Thank you!
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Old Jun 13, 17, 9:38 pm
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Hi all,

Does anyone know if there's a way a Canadian can get this card?

Thank you!
Marry an American. Then you can get the card, and they can get decent healthcare. ^
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Old Jun 14, 17, 7:16 am
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Originally Posted by flyer4512 View Post
I hate to cancel the card after receiving the free night ( before the AF posts) but the hotel we wanted to use it at only takes points and cash

We travel often but I have no idea where I could use one free night at a Hyatt before next year
What do you mean only takes points and cash? They should take your free night. Did you call in to try to book with it or just had issues online?
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Old Jun 14, 17, 9:57 am
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Originally Posted by hailstorm View Post
Marry an American. Then you can get the card, and they can get decent healthcare. ^
Now THAT's an idea!

I'm thinking that if I apply with an American address, maybe that will work? But I suppose my credit history would be linked to Canada and show up as none at all in the US..? There has to be a way to do this! I donnnnn't want to pay for MGM parking every day!
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Old Jun 14, 17, 10:05 am
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Originally Posted by Lauren23 View Post
Now THAT's an idea!

I'm thinking that if I apply with an American address, maybe that will work? But I suppose my credit history would be linked to Canada and show up as none at all in the US..? There has to be a way to do this! I donnnnn't want to pay for MGM parking every day!
Do you have a US social security number?
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Old Jun 14, 17, 3:02 pm
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Originally Posted by cdancer20 View Post
What do you mean only takes points and cash? They should take your free night. Did you call in to try to book with it or just had issues online?
Online shows points and cash but no free nights.

The hotel is in Green Bay Wisconsin during football season. Thursday 9/14 shows available for points only, Friday 9/15 shows points and cash and Saturday 9/16 and Sunday 9/17 show no availability.

Since the Packers are in Atlanta on Sunday 9/17 I wonder if points might open up when they realize it's not a home weekend.

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Old Jun 14, 17, 3:19 pm
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Originally Posted by flyer4512 View Post
We travel often but I have no idea where I could use one free night at a Hyatt before next year
This sentence is a contradiction.
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Old Jun 14, 17, 3:30 pm
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Originally Posted by nineworldseries View Post
This sentence is a contradiction.
Not really, I don't have any use for one Hyatt night as we have millions of Hilton, Marriott and Wyndham points so I'm not going to stay in a Hyatt 1-4 for one night during our vacations and then change hotels.

All our trips for the next ~ 12 months are already booked.

2 to Connecticut where we own property, 3 to Vegas ( we get comp rooms) one to Key West and one to North Redington Beach Florida

We happen to have a one day trip to GB coming up where I could have used the night.

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Old Jun 14, 17, 3:54 pm
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Originally Posted by flyer4512 View Post
Not really, I don't have any use for one Hyatt night as we have millions of Hilton, Marriott and Wyndham points so I'm not going to stay in a Hyatt 1-4 for one night during our vacations and then change hotels.
Never a night at an airport hotel before an early morning flight? That is how I sometimes use my one-free-night awards from credit cards etc. I agree that I wouldn't want to go out of my way to change hotels when I am actually on vacation to use up a lower-end-property award. Usually too much hassle.
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Old Jun 14, 17, 4:10 pm
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Do you have a US social security number?
Yes, just as Americans tie health insurance with employment, they also tie personal identity with their pension system.
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Old Jun 14, 17, 5:59 pm
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Yes, just as Americans tie health insurance with employment, they also tie personal identity with their pension system.
Yup, it is crazy (both points). But in practice, I wouldn't expect someone to have a US credit history without SSN, and not be able to apply for a credit card without SSN.
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Old Jun 14, 17, 9:02 pm
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Do you have a US social security number?
No, I don't. I'm Canadian, so only have a Canadian SIN number.

I've had an MLife account for years, which has been at gold for two years, so wondering if that would come in to play in the decision-making for the MC or only credit? And if so, I suppose I would just come up as new and therefore...wouldn't qualify? It is a free card, so I'm assuming the qualifications may be a bit lower?
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Old Jun 14, 17, 10:14 pm
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Originally Posted by Lauren23 View Post
No, I don't. I'm Canadian, so only have a Canadian SIN number.
You need a social security number to apply for a US credit card. Period.
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Originally Posted by notquiteaff View Post
Never a night at an airport hotel before an early morning flight? That is how I sometimes use my one-free-night awards from credit cards etc. I agree that I wouldn't want to go out of my way to change hotels when I am actually on vacation to use up a lower-end-property award. Usually too much hassle.
I work until 11pm ( by choice) so there is no real benefit of driving an hour to be closer to the airport as I would rather sleep in my bed than a hotel and just leave an hour earlier the next morning
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