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*NEW* WoH Credit card! [Launched 2018]

*NEW* WoH Credit card! [Launched 2018]

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World of Hyatt Visa Credit Card

Earn up to 50,000 Bonus Points

Here's how it works:
  • Earn 25,000 Bonus Points after you spend $3,000 on purchases within the first 3 months of account opening.
  • Earn an additional 25,000 Bonus Points after you spend $6,000 in total purchases [$3k+$3k] within the first 6 months of account opening.
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[Was 60,000 total; ended Jan 9, 2019]

40,000 Bonus Points - after you spend $3,000 on purchases within the first 3 months of account opening.
Plus, earn an additional 20,000 Bonus Points after you spend $6,000 total on purchases within the first 6 months of account opening.
  • Receive one free night at any Category 1-4 Hyatt hotel or resort every year on your cardmember anniversary.
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • $95 annual fee

Spending Tracker
The spending tracker is useful for seeing how close you are to the $15k free night threshold, or the next $5k threshold for 2 qual nights.
  • Chase mobile app: "View all transactions", then switch to the "Spending Summary" tab
  • Chase web page: From the account page, in the "Things you can do" menu, choose "Spending Summary"
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Old Jul 20, 18, 10:07 am
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Originally Posted by eefor jfp View Post
Help me understand something about the second cat 1-4 cert. The amount you have to spend to get the second cert is $15,000. Let's say you spend that in the bonus categories. So you would get 30,000 WOH points as well as a certificate worth (max) 15,000. But if you put the same spend on the Chase Sapphire Reserve you get 45,000 Ultimate Reward points which can be transferred to Hyatt (or spent on on travel worth $675). Isn't that a wash (or even a point in favor of using the CSR)?

Or are people looking at this mainly for unbonused spend? In other words (especially for those of us who don't have unlimited income to put through credit cards) might this be a decent replacement for the SPG Amex since for the first $15K of regular spend you're essentially getting 2 Hyatt points per Dollar (i.e. 15K points plus a cert worth 15K)? Which isn't a bad deal.

Anyway, trying to understand the possibilities (and to find a replacement for everyday/unbonused/non-bonus spend that I have been heretofore putting on the SPG Amex. Normally a 2% cashback card would be good but we are overseas 75% of the year, so a forex fee free card like the WOH Visa is important.
I mainly agree with MarkOks points.

- I don't get a whole lot in the CSR bonus categories, so we're really talking 15K UR points vs 15K Hyatt points + 1 Cat1-4 cert + 6 night credits
- I have struggled to get to a full 60 nights for Globalist status. So the 6 nights from spend should be just enough to get me there. It would otherwise require 6 mattress run nights, so it is valuable to me.
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Old Jul 20, 18, 10:54 am
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I applied on July 4 and was immediately approved. The new cards were mailed on the 10th and I received them on the 14th.
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Old Jul 20, 18, 11:36 am
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Originally Posted by Mary2e View Post
I applied on July 4 and was immediately approved. The new cards were mailed on the 10th and I received them on the 14th.
Did you get the 5 qualifying nights?
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Old Jul 20, 18, 11:47 am
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Yes, I got them even before the card arrived.
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Old Jul 20, 18, 2:13 pm
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Originally Posted by PortlySpartacus View Post
I have often thought using the Chase Sapphire card with Ultimate Rewards was a better deal solely because the UR points are way more flexible. You can transfer to Hyatt at 1:1 or use for many other loyalty programs. So from a flexibility standpoint UR points win. I also get 5x UR on certain business category spend. However, with the new WoH card they are changing my thinking due to being able to earn stay credit toward Globalist for a certain amount of spend. Depending on how much you travel every year, this could have a big benefit for you to maintain status and is unique to the WoH card. That, and the free Cat 1-4 award every year and another at 15K spend will make it my primary card going forward.
Originally Posted by MarkOK View Post
Your 'bonus' categories you speak of that are in the 2x category on WoH and 3x on the CSR is just travel and dining right? And you can't include Hyatt stays because that gets 4x on the new card. To me, we aren't talking about all that much significant spend in the 2x WoH/3x CSR in the grand scheme of things (non Hyatt 'travel' costs and restaurants is probably at best ~10% of my spending).

For me, putting all my Hyatt purchases on the WoH card will get me to the 15K spend needed as is. I have used my Hyatt card in non-bonus categories a lot during the last year, but now that my valuable >2 cent/pt redemptions aren't really outpacing my natural Hyatt pt earning, I have put most of my non bonus spend on a 2% cash back.
Originally Posted by jameswes View Post
I mainly agree with MarkOks points.

- I don't get a whole lot in the CSR bonus categories, so we're really talking 15K UR points vs 15K Hyatt points + 1 Cat1-4 cert + 6 night credits
- I have struggled to get to a full 60 nights for Globalist status. So the 6 nights from spend should be just enough to get me there. It would otherwise require 6 mattress run nights, so it is valuable to me.
I can see how some of your situations would lead to different conclusions from where I am at. I only put a grand total of maybe $50K a year on cards. At least half of my credit card spend is actually in bonus categories (travel and dining) and for that I think the CSR is a better card. Especially since I won't get anywhere close to Globalist and since my Hyatt stays are mostly low-end Hyatt Places in any case. But for non-bonus spend, putting 15,000 on the card leads to 30,000 worth of rewards and that would be worth it for me. Anyway, I appreciate the input and feedback.
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Old Jul 20, 18, 2:16 pm
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This card had me rethink my whole loyalty schedule... I was gonna drop Globalist because I cant get 55 nights a year on hyatts. I can do 30 without a problem every year. So with this card I can Manufacture spend $50,000 at a cost of $1,250 (2.5%) for 50,000 points plus 4 Suite Upgrades plus 1 free night on any hyatt (30,000 points) plus globalist benefits.... hmmmmm It might be worth it. Getting marriott status/spg is gonna be super easy now with 35 nights and the huge footprint.
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Old Jul 20, 18, 3:24 pm
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Originally Posted by eefor jfp View Post
I can see how some of your situations would lead to different conclusions from where I am at. I only put a grand total of maybe $50K a year on cards. At least half of my credit card spend is actually in bonus categories (travel and dining) and for that I think the CSR is a better card. Especially since I won't get anywhere close to Globalist and since my Hyatt stays are mostly low-end Hyatt Places in any case. But for non-bonus spend, putting 15,000 on the card leads to 30,000 worth of rewards and that would be worth it for me. Anyway, I appreciate the input and feedback.
Yeah, I think in your case, I would keep the non-Hyatt travel and dining on the CSR, put Hyatt on the WoH card and whatever non-bonus spend needed to get the 15K award. For you, that may be a decent amount of your non-bonus spend, but I agree that the getting the bonus award is worth enough to get (even if it is on non bonus spend).

Between the extra cat1-4 with this card, the extra point on my ~20K in Hyatt purchases, and the fact that the card's qualifying night credits easily gets me at least 1 more of the 70/80/90/100 bonuses, I am feeling spoiled with these changes.
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Old Jul 20, 18, 5:53 pm
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Originally Posted by Mary2e View Post
Yes, I got them even before the card arrived.
How do the 5 nights display on the WoH website? Does it say 25 nights to Explorist on the bar graph, as opposed to 30 nights? Chase intervened and manually updated my status today, but I wonder if this piece is still missing? Chase did say they have a system error.
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Old Jul 21, 18, 5:11 am
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Mini update:

11 July: Applied and approved for WoH card, contacted them via SM about sending card overseas, and was told to wait for verification.
15 July: 5 elite nights posted to WoH account
18 July: Asked once again for card to be sent overseas.
21 July: New card arrived in Singapore via UPS (Yippee!)

I was bugging them that much because I have a lot of flights that I need to buy, which I have been putting on hold.
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Old Jul 21, 18, 8:55 pm
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If there is one thing I've learned on FT, it is that some people really care about the composition and feel of the credit cards.

I am just glad it isn't dark grey anymore, much easier to see against my dark wallet and other dark-grey ccs.
It seems you are part of the "some people"
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Old Jul 21, 18, 10:03 pm
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I've been checking my mail box daily anxiously awaiting my flimsy card arrival. Do you think I need more purpose and meaning in my life?
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Old Jul 22, 18, 9:27 am
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Originally Posted by Nicksta View Post
How do the 5 nights display on the WoH website? Does it say 25 nights to Explorist on the bar graph, as opposed to 30 nights? Chase intervened and manually updated my status today, but I wonder if this piece is still missing? Chase did say they have a system error.
It just reduced the number of nights I needed to qualify.
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Old Jul 22, 18, 12:50 pm
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My experience in applying for this card has been less than rosy. I'd sure appreciate any expert help in troubleshooting this project.

1. Decided that I want to cancel existing card (which I've had for 10 years) and apply for new card.
2. Cancelled existing card on July 17.
3. Applied for new card on July 22. Denied because I already have the Hyatt card.
4. Called their lending department. The cancelled card has to go through a full billing cycle before it will drop off the account .
5. Current payment due date is August 10 . I asked them to move the due date to July 22. Phone rep would not even attempt to start to begin to try do this. I asked for supervisor.
6. Supervisor said t hat if due date is July 23, it will lengthen the cycle instead of shorten it. I then asked her to move the date from August 10 to August 9. Yes, if she does that, it will speed up the cycle. So it's a matter of trial-and-error, to find the earliest date it can be moved to. That earliest date ends up being August 1.
7. So Payment due date is now August 1, closing date is a few days after that, and by then the card will be off my account and I can apply for the new one.

Does anyone know of a quicker way to get the old (closed) card off the account, so that a new application will go through?
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Old Jul 22, 18, 2:12 pm
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Does your old card have a balance? Most people here were fine with a 5-day wait between cancellation and application as long as the old card had been paid to $0.
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Old Jul 22, 18, 3:03 pm
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Originally Posted by mafiaa View Post
It seems you are part of the "some people"
I like that the color is different purely from a point of distinguishing it from my other cards. For the last year, I've had four dark grey cards in my wallet and were too often juggling them at the register looking for the right one. Metal, plastic, red, blue, indigo, none of that matters to me.

On another note. My 2000 pts for the straight swap just posted with my first statement since the switch.
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