It’s no secret Hawaii is one of my favorite destinations to visit. I’ve visited Hawaii every year since I started travel hacking, and it’s still one of my favorite places. In fact, we are taking the kids back later this year. The first time we took them was in 2021. How would you like to get free nights in Hawaii?
Currently, there are best-ever offers on the Chase Ink Business Cash and Ink Business Unlimited, with each card offering a 90,000 point signup bonus after meeting a $6,000 minimum spend requirement. This is such an amazing deal and made even better due to the fact that these cards don’t have an annual fee!
If you’re thinking you don’t have a business or you aren’t sure how to apply for one of these cards, make sure to check out this post. We have seen a lot of success with people applying as sole proprietors using their social security numbers, my husband included. Even just selling your old stuff on Facebook Marketplace is one of the businesses people are having success with. We also put personal expenses on our business cards all the time too.
I have a few friends who have been wanting to visit Hawaii, so I’ve been explaining to them what they need to do to make that happen- and getting this card (or, even better, both of them) is the first thing I tell them. I figured I better share this here too in case you have the same goal!
The first thing you’ll want to do is open an Ink Business Cash or Unlimited. Either one is great, but we like the Cash best because you get 5x the points at office supply stores and office supply stores sell gift cards to many places we shop at normally.
After you meet the minimum spend on the card, you will have between 96,000-99,000+ points depending on which card you opened and what categories you spend your money in.
Open a Chase Sapphire Preferred. While the Ink Cash and Unlimited do earn Ultimate Rewards, they are only worth 1 cent each and can’t be transferred to Chase’s travel partners. That’s where the Sapphire Preferred comes in. This card unlocks the ability to have your points be worth 1.25 cents in the travel portal and, even better, gives you the ability to transfer your points to one of Chase’s many travel partners.
After you meet the minimum spend, you should have at least 64,000 points.
Once you have opened the Sapphire Preferred, you can move the points you earned on your Ink card to your Sapphire account. You can also combine these points with your spouse, so if you want them to open the Sapphire, you can move the points from your Ink to their Sapphire.
Don’t forget that you can refer each other to cards to earn even more points from referral bonuses.
Decide which Hyatt hotel you want to stay at. Why Hyatt? Your points go further when you transfer to Hyatt vs. IHG or Marriott because Hyatt charges fewer points. Free nights in Hawaii are easy with Hyatt points!
Our recommendation for your stay in Hawaii would be either the Hyatt Regency Maui or the Grand Hyatt Kauai. Each of these hotels is 25,000 points a night at standard pricing. The Andaz Maui looks amazing as well but it will cost you more points. If you want to stretch your points further, there are some cheaper options as well. Check out this post about all the Hyatt hotels in Hawaii.
While you are at it, create a free Hyatt account if you don’t already have one.
You should have at least 160,000 points from the two signup bonuses plus the points you earned from spending on the card. That will get you 6 nights (plus some points leftover) at a category 6 Hyatt like the Grand Hyatt Kauai or Hyatt Regency Maui.
Search the Hyatt website to find availability at the hotel you have chosen. If you are having trouble finding nights, you can search one night at a time, make sure you are searching for no more than 4 people, or use a website like Max My Point to help you see availability.
Once you find availability, transfer the points from your Sapphire Preferred to your World of Hyatt account and book your stay!
That’s it! Just by putting your normal everyday expenses on two new credit cards, you can get yourself free nights in Hawaii at an amazing resort in Hawaii for free! When you book stays with Hyatt, you don’t pay any resort fees, which is another reason why we love Hyatt so much!
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