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
- 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 3 months
- $85 Annual Fee NOT waived the first year
- 1 free night at a Category 1-5 every year after your cardmember anniversary
- 5x Marriott; 2x at airlines, rental car agencies, and restaurants; 1x everywhere else
- 15 nights towards elite status; 1 extra night for every $3k in spend
- This card has been subject to the 5/24 rule
Is it worth it?
This is a great offer on this card in comparison to the normal bonus of 80k + 7.5k. The 107.5k total bonus points for meeting the spend and adding an AU makes the sign up offer a bit higher than the current SPG card offers — 107.5k Marriott points can be converted to 35,833 Starpoints. Following Greg’s well-founded logic on investing in change, this seems like a great time to apply if you were targeted and are under 5/24. This card has been known to be subject to Chase’s 5/24 rule, which means that you are likely to be rejected if you have opened 5 or more new accounts in the past 24 months, including authorized user accounts. This card can be worth keeping for the annual free night, the value of which can certainly exceed the $85 annual fee.
Chase Hyatt Credit Card 40,000 point offer
- 40,000 Hyatt points after spending $2,000 in the first 3 months
- 5,000 bonus points for adding an authorized user and making a purchase within the first 3 months
- 1 free night at a Category 1-4 annually after your cardmember year anniversary
- $75 annual fee is NOT waived the first year
- 3x Hyatt, 2x airline, rental car agencies, and restaurants, 1x everywhere else
- This card has not been subject to 5/24 (though YMMV)
Is it worth it?
This really depends on how you’ll use the points. The typical offer on this card is for 2 free nights anywhere in the world. If you use those nights for a top-tier Hyatt (normally 30k points per night), you would get more value from the standard offer. However, the 40k point offer allows you to book more nights at a lower-tier property. For example, in late 2015 I stayed at the Hyatt Regency Saipan for just 8,000 points per night. Cash rates during my stay were over $350 per night, with club rooms over $500 a night. We enjoyed some great sunsets from the Regency Club:
And some very clear water for snorkeling:
So, again, this will depend on how you use the points. This card has not been subject to the 5/24 rule, though one never knows when that could change.
Both offers are worth a look — check your email to see if you have been targeted.