Hyatt Card Spending Requirement Likely Increasing on Tuesday and New AirTran Card!

Please note this site has financial relationships with American Express and this post may contain affiliate links. Read my Advertiser Disclosure policy here to learn more about my partners.

The Hyatt Visa is almost certainly on the verge of an increase from two free nights upon first purchase to two free nights after spending $1,000 in the first three months.  The offer directly from Chase is already displaying as $1,000 in spending requirement (thanks MMS!), and we have seen other Chase cards recently go from awarding the bonus on the first purchase, to awarding the sign-up bonus after spending $1,000, so it makes sense this card would do the same.  My affiliate link still awards the two free nights upon first purchase as of right now, but I have been notified that my affiliate offer will be deactivated on Tuesday morning.  My best guess is if/when I get a new link it will be to an offer with a $1,000 spending requirement offer to match the public Chase offer.

Update: The offer now requires $1,000 in spending to get the two free nights.

Application Link: Hyatt Credit Card

  • The sign-up bonus of two free nights at any Hyatt in the world is pretty amazing – especially considering some Hyatt Hotels go for $500 – $800 USD per night!
  • If you have Platinum status when you apply the card, then you also get two confirmed suite upgrades to use on paid stays.
  • If you have Diamond status when you apply, then your two free nights are in a suite!
  • More and more, Hyatt is also making their bonuses more lucrative for those who have this card.  For example, with the current Possibilities promotion you can earn 13,000 more points if you have the Hyatt Card.
  • You will be awarded Platinum status by having this card.  That will give a 15% points bonus on points earned at Hyatt Hotels, free internet, late check-out, and a few other little perks on Hyatt stays.
  • Earn 3x on spending at Hyatt Hotels.  That makes the Hyatt Visa the best card for earning points at Hyatt Hotels.  The card earns 2x in restaurants, on airfare directly from the airline, and on rental cars, and 1x on everything else.
  • There is a $75 annual fee, but you also get a free night in a Category 1-4 Hyatt annually, so that more than off-sets the fee in my mind.

Chase has introduced a new AirTran credit card.  A new card may seem strange since AirTran is in the process of merging with Southwest, but since the merger isn’t expected to be completed until 2015, there is still plenty of time for the AirTran frequent flyer program to do its thing.  The current sign-up offer on this card is just 16 credits (enough for one round trip flight) after spending $1,000 in the first three months, but I know that some people were targeted for an offer that awarded 32 credits, so my fingers are crossed that a better offer is still in the pipeline.  The offer also awards two business class upgrades on the first purchase, so that could be useful for some as well.

I would not hop on this offer right now unless you really want an AirTran card, however I would get it before the merger is finalized as it will be a card that will then go away forever (like the Continental cards did).

Head to View From the Wing for more details on this offer!


Disclosure: I do receive a commission if you are approved for a credit card using one of my affiliate links.  The Hyatt Card is one of my affiliate links.  As always, thanks for your support!

The responses below are not provided or commissioned by the bank advertiser. Responses have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by the bank advertiser. It is not the bank advertiser's responsibility to ensure all posts and/or questions are answered.


  1. First year annual fee is NOT waived with your affiliation link. Do you know a way to waive the first year annual fee? I heard there is a way to do that. Thanks.

    • That offer would come up some on the Hyatt page when you were making a reservation, but I can’t get it to work now. If someone else can let me know!

  2. Gregory, don’t be a wonk. The choice is free nights for no spend or free nights for $1,000 spend. That’s a big difference.

  3. @Gregorygrady, I missed the part in the post that talked about falling sky…must have been written in secret decoder language. 😉 For some people an increase from virtually no spending requirement to $1,000 is a big difference, so now they are informed and can act (or not act) accordingly. No falling sky – just informed readers.
    @Lively, you are right that it is a big difference for many!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *