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There’s an unpublicized deal via the Frequent Miler blog for the Chase Hyatt Visa which offers a $50 statement credit after your first purchase, and that’s on on top of the normal offer of 2 free nights at any Hyatt hotel when you open an account and spend $1,000 within 3 months.
You can read our review of the Hyatt credit card here.
The annual fee is waived the first year, then it’s $75.
You can also get 5,000 Hyatt Gold Passport points by adding an authorized user to your account and making a purchase within 3 months.
What’s the catch?
Do the free nights expire? Yes, you have to use them for a stay within one year of the date your free nights are issued to your account.
Do I have to use them all at once? No, you can use your 2 nights separately on different trips. You can also book other nights of your trips in cash or with Hyatt Gold Passport points.
What if I cancel the credit card? If your account is not open for at least 3 months, Chase and Hyatt could remove the free night awards from your account.
Can I use them at all-inclusive resorts? Yes, you can use them at Hyatt’s all-inclusive Hyatt Zilara and Hyatt Ziva, but only for up to two people per room with the all-inclusive benefits.
Can I use them at M Life hotels in Las Vegas? Yes, you can use the free nights at any of the M Life hotels in Las Vegas that accept booking nights with Gold Passport points. That means you can use the certificates at the Bellagio, Aria, Vdara, MGM Grand, The Signature at MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, THEhotel, The Mirage, Monte Carlo, New York New York, Luxor, and Excalibur.
Are there blackout dates? No there are no blackout dates. There just needs to be a ‘standard’ room available for booking. And hotels aren’t always consistent with what they consider a ‘standard’ room. Sometimes there might be a ‘Grand’ room that’s standard, or a ‘Deluxe’ room that’s not. It can get a little tricky. The easiest way to find out is to click the ‘Show Hyatt Gold Passport Points’ option when you search for a hotel on Hyatt.com.
If there is no availability, you won’t be able to use the free night.
But if there is availability for nights with points, you can *probably* use the free night certificate (but not pay any points for the free night). The key is the lowest priced points rate must be available. Sometimes rooms on Club floors or suites will be available with points at a higher rate when no standard rooms are open. In that case you can’t use your free night.
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