Hyatt makes changes to their Chase Visa credit card sign-up offer

Now that Hyatt’s Chase Visa Gold Passport credit card has been out for a bit over a year, they’ve made some changes to the sign-up bonus on the card. Initially the card came with two free nights at any Hyatt hotel in the world after the first purchase, along with complimentary Platinum status for as long as you have the card. For Diamond members the card came with two free suite nights at any Hyatt hotel in the world.

A couple of months ago they added a renewal benefit, offering a free night at a category 1-4 Hyatt hotel annually for as long as you have the card, which more than offsets the $75 annual fee.

Well, they’ve made some minor changes to the sign-up bonus which aren’t especially significant.

Base Gold Passport members will get one free night upon acquiring the card and a second free night after spending $1,000 on the card within three months. That means for base members, you actually have to spend $1,000 to get your two free nights instead of getting them after your first purchase. You still receive Platinum status for as long as you have the card.

Platinum and Diamond members continue to get the two free nights after the first purchase on the card. Diamond members continue to get those two nights in a suite, while Platinum members get two confirmed suite upgrades to use on paid stays.

Hardly earth shattering, though it definitely gives an incentive to be Platinum before applying for the card, both for the confirmed suite upgrades and for the lower minimum spend requirement.

Comments

  1. My Platinum status expires in February, so I’ll apply for the card here shortly. I held my breath when I was reading your post, but glad to see it’s only minor changes to base members!

  2. Crap lucky, you almost gave me a heart attack. Gonna take the wife to the PH Vendome in Paris next year, and was waiting a couple of months between chase apps. And here I thought that plan was going to get shot to @#$^.

    Least assured, however, that I can do $1k in my sleep.

    One of the cool things about my apartment is that my landlord allows me to pay rent by credit card. I have to pay $30 each time to do it, but when I have spend thresholds for significant bonuses, $30 is a small price to pay for that.

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