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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 14, 17, 11:18 pm
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Originally Posted by flyer4512 View Post
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
Well, it does not have to be on the outbound. E.g., next month I have a trip to Europe. On the return I have an early-ish morning flight out of FRA, but I am not actually in Frankfurt for my trip. So instead of getting up at 3am and driving to FRA, I will drive there the evening before the trip and stay at an airport hotel (not a Hyatt, of course, since there isn't one yet). Not necessarily a great value for the free night in this case since I could get a night at the HGI for around 90 Euros. But a few months ago in the same scenario I redeemed a free Hilton night for a $200 room.

Anyway, we all have different travel patterns and needs, so what works for me doesn't necessarily work for anyone else.
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Old Jun 15, 17, 12:58 pm
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Originally Posted by flyer4512 View Post
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.
I contacted the hotel via FB and asked them if they were really sold out three months in advance when the Packers are on the road.

They opened up the dates for points and I was able to redeem my free night.

Thanks for all of the help.
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Old Jun 15, 17, 1:04 pm
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Originally Posted by flyer4512 View Post
I contacted the hotel via FB and asked them if they were really sold out three months in advance when the Packers are on the road.

They opened up the dates for points and I was able to redeem my free night.

Thanks for all of the help.
I'M SURE, I'm out of luck, but I'll ask.......


STANDARD ROOM $251

OCEAN VIEW $266

It's a 15$ difference BUT since the STANDARD ROOM NOT AVAILABLE, I cannot book my free night......


Thoughts? SOL?

THANKS
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Old Jun 15, 17, 1:43 pm
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Originally Posted by creativeguess1 View Post
I'M SURE, I'm out of luck, but I'll ask.......


STANDARD ROOM $251

OCEAN VIEW $266

It's a 15$ difference BUT since the STANDARD ROOM NOT AVAILABLE, I cannot book my free night......


Thoughts? SOL?

THANKS
Interesting that they're selling Ocean View rooms at the Hyatt Green Bay.
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Old Jun 15, 17, 2:17 pm
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Originally Posted by nineworldseries View Post
Interesting that they're selling Ocean View rooms at the Hyatt Green Bay.
#hilarious





Didn't mean to QUOTE the previous.

This is in regards to HYATT Ziva Puerto Vallarta

I'M SURE, I'm out of luck, but I'll ask.......


STANDARD ROOM $251

OCEAN VIEW $266

It's a 15$ difference BUT since the STANDARD ROOM NOT AVAILABLE, I cannot book my free night......


Is there ANY options on this?


THANKS
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Old Jun 16, 17, 7:11 am
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No options. The price is irrelevant. Only a standard room can be book with a free night certificate.
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Old Jun 17, 17, 9:37 pm
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Originally Posted by nineworldseries View Post
Interesting that they're selling Ocean View rooms at the Hyatt Green Bay.
Maybe claiming they can see Russia too.
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Old Jun 17, 17, 11:38 pm
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Originally Posted by nineworldseries View Post
Interesting that they're selling Ocean View rooms at the Hyatt Green Bay.
According to Google Maps, Ocean Winds Street is only 5 miles away.
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Old Jun 21, 17, 10:42 am
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Datapoint: I was just denied for this card. My credit score is 778 (TU) and 796 (EF). I had this card a few years ago and earned my two free nights bonus in December 2014 and used them in April 2015 and closed the card that same month. I'm currently at 9/24 (I know this card is supposedly not subject to 5/24). I haven't decided whether to call reconsideration. Any thoughts?
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Old Jun 21, 17, 10:59 am
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Originally Posted by Auerbach View Post
Datapoint: I was just denied for this card. My credit score is 778 (TU) and 796 (EF). I had this card a few years ago and earned my two free nights bonus in December 2014 and used them in April 2015 and closed the card that same month. I'm currently at 9/24 (I know this card is supposedly not subject to 5/24). I haven't decided whether to call reconsideration. Any thoughts?
I'd call in at this point. I just churned it after applying in October 2014 and canceling in April 2017. Reopened 35 days later. Went pending and after a few days was approved. Very similar credit scores to you. Worth a shot to call now IMO.
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Old Jun 21, 17, 11:25 am
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Keep in mind that as of 29 June 2017, two any category award nights will no longer be given as the sign up bonus with eligible spend. They are only giving 40,000 points.

https://thepointsguy.com/2017/06/hya...drops-june-29/
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Old Jun 21, 17, 12:44 pm
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Originally Posted by Nehawk View Post
I'd call in at this point. I just churned it after applying in October 2014 and canceling in April 2017. Reopened 35 days later. Went pending and after a few days was approved. Very similar credit scores to you. Worth a shot to call now IMO.
Do you mean you churned in just 35 days? Is this possible? My understanding it need to be 24 months from time of cancellation. I may be wrong....
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Old Jun 21, 17, 2:02 pm
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Originally Posted by hotelfanatic View Post
Do you mean you churned in just 35 days? Is this possible? My understanding it need to be 24 months from time of cancellation. I may be wrong....
This.

Read the wiki for Chase cards to understand the nuisance in applying a Chase card. It is the STICKY thread right on the top of the Chase card forum.

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/chase...17-onward.html
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Old Jun 21, 17, 2:07 pm
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Originally Posted by Happy View Post
This.

Read the wiki for Chase cards to understand the nuisance in applying a Chase card. It is the STICKY thread right on the top of the Chase card forum.

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/chase...17-onward.html
I know the nuisance of it and churn this CC 3 times in the past. My question was how Nehawk reapplied 35 days later for churning. At least that is how I read it. Maybe I read it wrong but don't think so.
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Old Jun 21, 17, 2:13 pm
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Originally Posted by hotelfanatic View Post
I know the nuisance of it and churn this CC 3 times in the past. My question was how Nehawk reapplied 35 days later for churning. At least that is how I read it. Maybe I read it wrong but don't think so.
Originally Posted by hotelfanatic View Post
Do you mean you churned in just 35 days? Is this possible? My understanding it need to be 24 months from time of cancellation. I may be wrong....
You said you thought it had to be 24 months after CANCELLATION. That is NOT the nuisance of applying a Chase card. There is NO 24 months wait time after cancellation. And you claim you know the nuisance...

This is what Nehawk said:

Originally Posted by Nehawk View Post
I'd call in at this point. I just churned it after applying in October 2014 and canceling in April 2017. Reopened 35 days later. Went pending and after a few days was approved. Very similar credit scores to you. Worth a shot to call now IMO.
Presumably Nehawk has earned his bonus in 2014. So he is definitely eligible for another bonus in 2017. How long he waited after canceling his previous card is totally irrelevant here. Some people dont even bother to wait more than a couple days after canceling a Chase card to reapply if they are sure they have earned their bonuses more than 24 months ago...

So what is your question again about the 35 days again? And how it is even relevant in his case to reapply the card?

If you actually understand the nuisance, you would not ever have such a question the way you stated it.

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