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Worth $75? Hyatt Credit Card review & benefits

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What alternatives are there?

The Hyatt Credit Card isn’t the only card that earns you Hyatt points. Chase’s Ultimate Rewards® points can transfer into your Hyatt account at any time, 1 for 1, instantly. Here are some cards that earn them:

Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

chasesapphirepreferred170May2014The earning on this card is almost identical to The Hyatt Credit Card. You earn 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases, which is a little broader than The Hyatt Credit Card’s 2x points on restaurants. There’s a $0 Intro for the First Year, then $95.

Where it falls short is the 3x on Hyatt purchases via The Hyatt Credit Card, though if you really want 3x points at Hyatt and all other travel spending, consider the Chase Sapphire Reserve® with a higher $450 annual fee.

Because the card earns Chase Ultimate Rewards points you can do more than transfer your points to your Hyatt account. You can also transfer them to your accounts with United, Southwest, British Airways, Marriott, Air France, Korean Airlines, Singapore Airlines, IHG Hotels, and Virgin Atlantic.

Ink Business Preferred℠ Credit Card

inkpreferred170This card also earns Ultimate Rewards points with all of their flexibility. Earn 3 points per $1 on the first $150,000 spent in combined purchases on travel, shipping purchases, Internet, cable and phone services, advertising purchases made with social media sites and search engines each account anniversary year. Earn 1 point per $1 on all other purchases—with no limit to the amount you can earn.

It’s for people with small businesses, and a great way to earn Hyatt points fast.

Where can you stay with Hyatt points?

Hyatt offers hotels in 7 categories and you can book almost all of them with no blackout dates, the exception being some M Life hotels in Las Vegas. Here are the prices you’ll need to pay for a free night in a standard room:

  • Category 1: 5,000 points
  • Category 2: 8,000 points
  • Category 3: 12,000 points
  • Category 4: 15,000 points
  • Category 5: 20,000 points
  • Category 6: 25,000 points
  • Category 7: 30,000 points

Below are some examples of where you can stay with your points…there’s a full directory here. Hyatt brands include all Andaz, Hyatt, Hyatt Place, Hyatt House, Park Hyatt, Grand Hyatt, Zilara, Ziva, and M Life hotels.

M Life casino hotels you can book with your points include the Bellagio, Aria, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, Delano, Mirage, Monte Carlo, New York – New York, Luxor, Excalibur, and Beau Rivage. Just be aware you can’t use the 2 free night certificates at M Life hotels – those are only good at Hyatt properties.

Category 1: Hyatt House Dallas Las Colinas, 5,000 points

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Category 3: Hyatt Palm Springs, 12,000 points

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Category 5: Hotel du Louvre Paris, 20,000 points

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Category 7: Park Hyatt Maldives 30,000 points

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