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Lots of Chase credit cards are eligible for a Refer-A-Friend program where a cardholder can earn bonus points when they refer someone else who successfully applies for and receives the card. It can be a great way to rack up some extra miles or points each year as you talk your spouse, mom, sister, brother, neighbor, etc. into getting some of the rewards cards you have and love.
One card that has not been available in the Refer-A-Friend program is the Hyatt Visa, but as of yesterday, that has changed! Now many Hyatt cardholders can refer others to the card and earn 10,000 bonus Hyatt points in the process if the person they refer gets approved. You can earn a maximum of 50,000 Hyatt points from credit card referrals in a calendar year.
The people you refer can then get 40,000 bonus Hyatt points after spending $2,000 in the first 3 months + an additional 5,000 bonus points for adding an authorized user who makes a purchase in the first 3 months. This card has a $75 annual fee, though it also comes with a Category 1-4 certificate each year beginning on the first anniversary of getting the card.
This card does not historically automatically disqualify those who are over 5/24 and the terms state that it is available if you do not have the card and have not received a new cardmember bonus for the card in the past 24 months.
I’m obviously more than happy to share my Hyatt Visa referral link with anyone who may want the Hyatt card, but before you decide to use (or share) any referral link, do be aware that while this sign-up bonus is technically the best publicly available one, many have been able to get an offer that includes a $50 statement credit while shopping around and making a reservation on Hyatt.com. If you can get that offer to show up then that is probably a better route unless it is a spouse or similar that is referring you since I would certainly value 10,000 Hyatt points at more than $50.
As a point of reference, you can use 10,000 Hyatt points for two nights in 5,000 point per night Category 1 Hyatt property like the Hyatt Regency Wichita or Hyatt Regency Albuquerque or it is almost enough for a 12,000 points per night Category 3 property like the Hyatt Place Waikiki or Hyatt Regency Vancouver.
Do you plan to make use of the new ability to refer friends to the Hyatt Visa?
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