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Targeted Chase Marriott and Hyatt offers

Chase is currently out with a couple of interesting targeted offers on both the Marriott Rewards Premier Credit card and the Hyatt Visa. Targeted members of each program should receive an email offer to apply. Chase Marriott Rewards Premier Credit Card — 100,000 point offer The Offer: 100,000 Marriott Rewards points after spending $5,000 in the first 3 months 7,500 bonus points when you add an authorized user and make a purchase within the first…

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20% off Hyatt Gift Cards + 5x Rewards

CardCash is currently offering 20% off of Hyatt Gift Cards in a wide variety of denominations. Additionally, purchases paid for through PayPal with a Chase Ink Plus have earned 5x rewards in the past. Note: There have been widespread issues in the past with Hyatt gift cards purchased through CardCash being hacked/used and buyers being stuck with a $0 balance. CardCash guarantees their cards for 45 days. For this reason, we recommend only purchasing these gift…

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Success gifting Hyatt Explorist status to myself!

In February, View from the Wing asked “Can Hyatt Platinums Give Themselves a Status Upgrade in March?”  The idea was to match from Hyatt Platinum status to MLife Gold before the new World of Hyatt program kicked in, and then to match back from MLife Gold to the new mid-tier Hyatt Explorist status after March 1st.  This was worth doing primarily because Explorist status includes 4 Club Access Awards (upgrade point-award or paid stays to…

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Chase Hyatt credit card now offering Explorist status for $50K spend

Chase Hyatt credit card w/ $50K spend gives you Explorist status

Hyatt is now offering automatic mid-tier Explorist status to those who spend $50K on the Chase Hyatt credit card within a calendar year.  Hyatt is also offering this benefit retroactively to those who spent $50K on the card in 2016. Hyatt’s new “World of Hyatt” program kicks in on March 1st.  I’ve previously written about the 5 things I love about the World of Hyatt and 5 things I hate about World of Hyatt.  One…

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Can you game the World of Hyatt with your Citi Prestige card?

Game World of Hyatt Prestige

Beginning March 1 2017, Hyatt will dump their Gold Passport loyalty program in favor of the new World of Hyatt.  To get caught up on the changes, please see: 5 things I love about the World of Hyatt 5 things I hate about World of Hyatt In a nutshell, top tier Globalist status in the new program will be even better in many ways than the current top tier Diamond status, but it will be…

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Awesome credit card perks missing from the Sapphire Reserve

Awesome credit card perks

My pick for the single best all-around travel rewards card is the Chase Sapphire Reserve Card.  No other single card offers as good of a combination of rewards (3X travel & dining; 1.5 cents per point travel value) and perks (lounge access, primary car rental coverage, etc.).  Plus, cardholders can add other cards to their wallet to earn more Ultimate Rewards points with no additional annual fees: Chase Freedom Unlimited (1.5X everywhere); Chase Freedom (rotating…

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5 things I hate about World of Hyatt

World of Hyatt No Welcome Gift

Last week Hyatt unveiled their new loyalty program slated to begin March 1 2017: World of Hyatt.  Yesterday, I listed the “5 things I love about the World of Hyatt.”  But, it’s not all sunshine and roses in the World of Hyatt.  Here are the top 5 things I hate about the World of Hyatt… Names of Elite Tiers This one didn’t make my top 5 list,  but it still irks me… I don’t really…

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5 things I love about the World of Hyatt

World of Hyatt Free Parking

Last week Hyatt unveiled their new loyalty program slated to begin March 1 2017: World of Hyatt.  You’ve probably already read posts boohooing the changes, but lost in that noise are some big improvements over Hyatt’s old program: Gold Passport.  Here are my top 5 new features of World of Hyatt… # 5 Somewhat Meaningful Mid-Tier Status (Explorist) The old program, Gold Passport, was all or nothing.  Platinum status was near worthless while the next…

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