Wanted to pass along that I added a new credit card to my Top 5 Credit Card Deals page. Though admittedly the page has way more than five top deals – a renaming is probably in order. The card to crack into the top deals spot today is the Chase Hyatt Visa. This isn’t a new card, but recently the offer improved to award two free nights after first purchase. That is huge for families that have trouble hitting minimum spending requirements. If you plan to use your two free night at very expensive Hyatt properties, then this card really is a “must get”. If you don’t have plans to stay at some of the ultra-expensive Hyatts then a card like the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card is likely a better choice since you can use those points toward free nights at Hyatts. Of course, the Sapphire Preferred has a $3,000 minimum spending requirement while the Hyatt card awards the free nights after first purchase, so you need to examine which deal is better for your family. (Or, you can do like my family is and eventually get both cards!)
You can read more about the Hyatt offer in the Top 5 Credit Card Deals page.
While we are on the topic of credit cards, we have now been told that the Continental OnePass Plus offer will end for good tomorrow at 7AM Eastern (instead of noon as was originally reported). So on the off-chance you were truly waiting until the absolute last minute on that card, just be aware there are now a few less minutes to work with. That was my first airline credit card, so I am a little bit sad about it going away after tomorrow.
You can read more about whether the Continental offer makes sense for your family in this post.
Disclosure: I do not receive any commission if you are approved for the Hyatt card – I just think it is a very solid deal for many families. I do receive a commission if you are approved for the Continental or Sapphire Preferred cards through my links.