Quick Updates: Citi 100k Offer and More

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It’s a Saturday in the middle of summer, so I’m sure most of you have something way more important to do than spend hours reading about miles and points (like sipping a cold drink next to a luke-warm pool), so let’s keep things short and to the point(s).

Citi AAdvantage Executive MasterCard 100k offer officially dead.

The best credit card sign-up offer of the year so far for many has been the Citi AAdvantage Executive 100,000 mile offer.  It had a high spending threshold at $10k and came with a $450 annual fee (though also a $200 statement credit so really $250 in the first year), but it was 100,000 American Airline miles from one credit card bonus.  That is pretty great.  I wrote about it many times this year, and tried to emphasize that it would not last forever.  A couple weeks ago the official landing page for the offer disappeared (a pretty sure sign that the bank is trying to kill the offer), and now the “zombie” application was finally truly laid to rest yesterday.  There is still a working 75k version of the card you can learn more about here.  Congrats to everyone who got in on this deal and double or triple congrats to all of those who got in more than once!  Let’s hope they bring back this big sign-up bonus at some point, but that is far from guaranteed.

New Wyndham Rewards Promotion – up to 10x

If you have a qualifying paid Wyndham stay coming up before September 15th, then be sure and register for the “Unpack Your Bonus” promotion to see if you earn 2x, 4x, 5x, or 10x bonus points on the stay – valid up to 4 stays.  It wouldn’t let me register as it said my phone number didn’t match the one on my account.  If I had an upcoming Wyndham stay then I would worry about fixing it, but I don’t, so I will not give it a second thought.

Peek in the soon-to-open Park Hyatt New York

This actually isn’t a brand new peek into this much anticipated hotel, but one that I just saw thanks to a Tweet from @HyattTweets. This will be a Category 7 Hyatt ringing in at 30k points per night or around $700/night if you are paying with cash – yikes!   This will probably be a great spot to use the two free Hyatt nights from the credit card sign-up bonus.  The website says they are accepting reservations for an August 12th opening, but the first available dates I could find were roughly a week later.  As much as I love other Hyatt hotel options in NYC like the Andaz 5th, I still can’t wait to try out the Park Hyatt!  Now I just have to figure out how soon we can squeeze in a trip there….

 

Have a great weekend!

 

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Comments

  1. So frustrating. Looking at all these great offers passing me by, but I need to focus on first house purchase. I hope they offer so e great deals about a year after I buy a house.

  2. I am so bummed I got railroaded out of a stay at the new Park Hyatt New York. My wife and I had reservations for August 8 – 11 officially through Hyatt, and then construction delays occurred and the opening was pushed back…

    …I guess we will have to “settle” for the Andaz 5th Ave! 🙂

  3. MP: I thought the free Hyatt nights via their credit card was for categories 1-4, only? May not work for Park Hyatt NY.

  4. @Poptarts, free hyatt nights for yearly award cert from credit card is Categories 1-4. Sign up bonus from Hyatt CC is 2 nights at ANY Hyatt, regardless of category.

  5. We will be in New York the end of September. I just tried to book with Hyatt points for either the Park Hyatt or Andaz 5th Avenue, but it told me this option was not available. Is there a trick for booking with points at these hotels or can you really not use points to stay here?

    • Brian, you can use points for a standard room if a standard room is for sale with cash. Also sometimes (rarely) there are special events that require a multi-night stay.

      • We’re staying two nights, but when I click the “Show Hyatt Gold Passport Points” button, it says this option is unavailable. Do I just need to call?

        As a follow-up question, if I hurry and apply for the Hyatt credit card, meet the $1000 spend right away (which will be super easy with college tuition payments looming), then by what means will I receive the credits for the 2 free nights? Do they just post to my Gold Passport account somehow, not as points, but as a 2 free night credit? Do I just make a reservation now like I’m paying cash, but then tell them to just use the free night credits when we get there?

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