Get 20% of Your Hyatt Points Back Even if You Don’t Have a Hyatt Visa….Yet

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Yesterday I shared some info about a pretty cool promo that Hyatt has released for their Hyatt Visa credit card holders.  The promo awards 20% of your redeemed Hyatt Gold Passport points back from 2/17/2015 – 7/31/2015.  An initial reading of the terms made it sound like you had to have the Hyatt credit card by 1/31 to qualify, and it was unclear if previously booked stays would count.

Turns out, the promo is generous on both counts.  First, previously booked stays do count, so the eligible award nights and points + cash nights you already have in place from yesterday through July 31st don’t need to be re-booked.

Second, and perhaps most important for those who don’t already have the Hyatt card, is that the promotion is also open to new Hyatt Visa cardholders!  I was told today by @HyattConcierge that as long as you have the Hyatt credit card and register by the March 31st deadline that you are eligible for the promotion.  Not only that, but the promotion will be retroactive to include stays dating back to February 17th as long as you register in by March 31st.

Hyatt 20 Offer

Double thumbs up to Hyatt for not only for launching a great promotion for cardholders, but also for allowing those who don’t yet have the card to get in on the action as long as they act pretty quickly.  I am now officially tempted by the Hyatt Visa as I have a few Hyatt award stays between now and July 31, so I would love to get 20% of those points back.  I estimate that would likely be between 15,000 – 20,000 points back in my account, which I would value at a couple hundred dollars worth of Hyatt points.

The normal sign-up bonus for the Hyatt Visa is two free nights at any of their properties after spending $1,000 in three months, but in my mind if I got the card now, I would view it as two free nights + 20% of the redeemed points I plan to spend between 2/17 – 7/31/15.  Remember an offer that includes a $50 statement credit also often appears on, so look there while making a reservation.  This all may be too tempting of an offer for me to pass up…

Remember also that you can transfer Chase Ultimate Reward points at a 1:1 ratio into Hyatt from cards like the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card or Ink Plus Business Card to bump up your Gold Passport balance and take full advantage of this promo!


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  1. My wife applied for the Hyatt Visa last week (received the card on Monday), and I attempted to sign her account up for the promo yesterday. No go. Says that her account is not eligible for the promotion. So that would contradict with what you’re reporting here.

    I might have to reach out to @HyattConcierge

    • Got a response from Hyatt Concierge ‏@HyattConcierge @broncocsu05 Once approved it takes up to 10 days to reflect on the Gold Passport account When this is updated we can register for promo ^BS.

      So there you have it. If you want to get in on this promo, make sure you sign up for the Hyatt Credit card 2 weeks before the end of march to make sure you can still register.

  2. This may be the most perfectly time promo I’ve ever encountered. I had already intended on burning through a ton of Hyatt points the first half of this year in several trips. To get a 20% rebate on those points is just one of those things that makes you smile all day long 🙂

  3. What’s a good data point for signing up for another Hyatt Card if I had previously had one? I applied and was approved for the card in August 2012. I believe I’ve read that with Chase, as long as the application is 18-24 months from the previous one – you can get the bonus again?

  4. Thanks for the post! We just got back from the Maui Hyatt Regency (simply no comparison to the Grand Hyatt Kauai, sadly), checking out on the 18th. Data point – I emailed Hyatt to see if they would extend the promo to cover our two previous days (which were also the two days my parents stayed in a separate room booked with my points) but no go.

    “I would like to inform you that this offer is applied to stays between Tuesday, 17 February 2015 and Friday, 31 July 2015.”

    Ah, well – at least I should still get the points back for our last day, which is better than a sharp stick in the eye…

  5. If you’ve had the Hyatt Chase card before are you allowed to get the bonuses again? If you look at the new applications it says no whereas people are reporting here so long as it’s been 24 months it’s ok. Please check it out . Thanks

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