Recently, the rumor mill said that Hyatt was going to have a luxury card come out. It turned out that didn’t happen. However, the news that Hyatt launched a new business credit card is not a rumor. For those of you wanting more Hyatt points and not wanting to go over your 5/24 status, this might be a perfect fit. Remember, that business cards (except those from Capital One and TD Bank) don’t count against your 5/24. The World of Hyatt Business Credit Card looks very promising. Let’s review it!
In the last several months Alex and I have used Hyatt points for some amazing trips. Maui, Lake Como, and Cancun have all happened thanks to Hyatt points! We literally paid just a few dollars in taxes. We love staying at Hyatt resorts because they don’t add on resort fees.
This card will require a $5000 spend in three months to earn 60,000 points. That is enough for almost three free nights at the hotels we went to this year and they were – AMAZING!! The Hyatt Ziva was all-inclusive so you wouldn’t even need to buy food!
Signup bonus: 60,000 Hyatt points after spending $5,000 within 3 months
Annual fee: $199
Category spend bonuses: Earn 9 points per $1 spent when booking with Hyatt, 2 points per $1 spent on top 3 spend categories through 2022 and gym and fitness club memberships, 1 point per $1 spent elsewhere
What you can get with the bonus: almost3 amazing nights at the Cancun Zilara or Ziva all-inclusive resorts
Where to Apply: Click here
This card is a perfect addition for Hyatt lovers. However, there are other ways to earn Hyatt points that don’t require a $199 annual fee. It is always worth paying for that annual fee the first year for those bonus points though. You also will get a $50 statement credit twice per cardmember year on Hyatt purchases so that brings the annual fee to $99. This card does not come with an annual free night certificate as the personal card does. That is a pretty big bummer.
Another way you can earn Hyatt points is by opening up the World of Hyatt personal card. This card has a lower annual fee and comes with an annual free night certificate. This is one of my favorite hotel credit cards and one that I keep year after year.
You can also earn Hyatt points by opening up a Chase Ultimate Rewards card, like the Chase Sapphire Preferred. These Ultimate Reward points can then be transferred directly to Hyatt.
Before opening up a World of Hyatt Business card I would look into the Chase Ink Business cards. These cards have a high minimum spends as the Hyatt business card does, but the Ink Cash and the Ink Unlimited don’t have annual fees! Yay! The Ink Business Cash is a favorite of ours. You can earn 75,000 Ultimate Rewards after spending $7,500 on it in 3 months. Another option is the Ink Business Unlimited that has the same spending requirement for the same amount of points – 75,000 Ultimate Rewards. You can read more about both cards here. Keep in mind, to use these points to book directly with Hyatt, you will first need to move them into your Chase Sapphire Preferred, Reserve or Ink Business Preferred account.
Last, but not least, you can earn Hyatt points by opening up a no-annual-fee Freedom Flex or Freedom Unlimited card. Each of these cards comes with a welcome bonus of 20,000 Ultimate Rewards for spending $500 in 3 months. They are also great everyday spending cards. Like the no annual fee Ink Business cards, you will need a Sapphire Preferred, Reserve, or Ink Business Preferred in order to transfer these points to Hyatt.
I am super excited to have another way to earn Hyatt points thanks to the new Hyatt business card! I will definitely get it down the road. At this time though, my husband and I just have one Ink Business card so I will get the rest of those first. Eventually, I will be getting the Hyatt business card, but without the annual free night certificate, it’s not one that I will keep long term. What are your thoughts?
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