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A 40,000 point Hyatt Credit Card for up to 8 free nights

by on Thu August 3, 2017 • No Comment
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The latest sign-up bonus for the Hyatt credit card is 40,000 Hyatt points after spending $2,000 on your card within three months of opening the account.

You will receive an additional 5,000 Hyatt points if you add an authorized user to your card account and make a purchase within three months of opening the account.

The information related to The Hyatt Credit Card has been collected by MileCards.com and has not been reviewed or provided by the issuer of this card.

Is it a good deal?

If you login and try to book a reservation via Hyatt.com, you might be offered a deal that adds a $50 statement credit to the 40,000 points. There is a landing page that lists the $50 credit, but clicking from the landing page to the application page leads to a page that doesn’t list the $50 credit, so you might need to go through with the full Hyatt.com reservation process to get the $50 credit deal.

This Hyatt 40k offer could be the best deal yet or could be a considerably lesser deal than the previous offer depending on how you use your sign-up bonus.

Previously, the public offer for this card was two free nights at any Hyatt property worldwide after completing minimum spending requirements, plus 5,000 Hyatt points for adding an authorized user.

Now, whether or not the offer is better than the previous Hyatt sign-up bonus is another story.

Let’s first take a look at Hyatt’s hotel categories:

Hyatt Category Cost Per Night Previous Sign-Up Bonus Value (2 Nights)
Category 1 5,000 points 10,000 points
Category 2 8,000 points 16,000 points
Category 3 12,000 points 24,000 points
Category 4 15,000 points 30,000 points
Category 5 20,000 points 40,000 points
Category 6 25,000 points 50,000 points
Category 7 30,000 points 60,000 points


Since the sign-up bonus is now a flat 40,000 points, this new offer is better for you if you redeem at Category 4 hotels or under, meaning that you will be able to get more than two nights from the points.

If you redeem for a Category 5 hotel, you’ll get the exact same two nights for 40,000 points as you would have from the old two nights anywhere sign-up bonus. If you want to redeem your points for Hyatt’s luxury Category 5 and 6 hotels, you are worse off with the new offer.

In terms of whether the Hyatt Card is worth getting for its other benefits, they include:

  • Annual free night certificate (valid at Category 1-4 Hyatt properties)
  • 3 Hyatt points per dollar spent at Hyatt hotels
  • 2 Hyatt points per dollar spent at restaurants, airline tickets purchased directly from the airline, and at car rental agencies
  • 1 Hyatt point per dollar spent on all other purchases
  • No foreign transaction fees

Overall, we don’t consider the Hyatt Card to be a great option for everyday spending, but considering that you get a free night valid at Category 1-4 Hyatt hotels each year, that alone can make it worth paying the annual fee – as long as you use it.

Check out 10 of the best Hyatt Category 4 hotels for your free night for some inspiration on where to use the free anniversary night.

What can you do with 40k Hyatt points?

There are so many options for what you can do with 40K points and we will list a few ideas below to give you some inspiration.

8 Nights at a Category 1 Like the Hyatt Regency Kathmandu, Nepal

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Choosing this hotel as your base is a great option because you’ll be within walking distance of two UNESCO World Heritage Sites and the most holy Tibetan Buddhist shrine outside of Tibet. This hotel generally costs between $100 and $150 per night meaning that the sign-up bonus earns you $800 to $1,200 worth of value if you use all of your nights here; and let’s be honest, if you’re traveling all the way to Nepal, you might as well stay eight nights.

5 Nights at a Category 2 Like the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch

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If you’re visiting St. Louis, you can’t beat this location. The Hyatt Regency is right next to The Arch and within walking distance of several sports venues and other St. Louis attractions. Nights at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch generally cost between $125 and $200 making your sign-up bonus worth between $625 and $1,000 if you use all of your nights here.

3 Nights at a Category 3 (With Points Left Over) Like the Hyatt Regency Vancouver

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Get yourself a little extra space during your visit to Vancouver; the Hyatt Regency Vancouver claims to have the largest rooms of any Vancouver hotel. The Hyatt Regency Vancouver is also a great hotel to redeem points at. Cash rates are generally around $400 to $500 CAD, giving you some serious bang for your points. Redeeming three nights here means your sign-up bonus is worth between $950 and $1,200 US, and you’ll have points left over for your next trip.

2 Nights at a Category 4 (With Points Left Over) Like the Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort

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Costa Rica is an easy long weekend or week long escape from the U.S. because you don’t have to worry about long haul flights or crossing a dozen time zones. The hotel has a 4.5 rating on TripAdvisor and typically costs between $300 and $500 per night. If you redeem your Hyatt Card sign-up bonus here, you’ll get between $600 and $1,000 in value and have points left over for your next Hyatt stay!

2 Nights at a Category 5 Like the Andaz West Hollywood

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Los Angeles isn’t a cheap place to visit, and it’s even less so if you want to stay at a nice hotel in Hollywood. The hotel is located right on the sunset strip and is a short drive or Uber ride away from Hollywood attractions and shopping. Cash rates at the Andaz West Hollywood generally range from $300 to $400 per night, meaning you’ll get $600 to $800 in value from your sign-up bonus.

1 Night at a Category 6 or 7 (With Points Left Over) Like the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa

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Ski-in/ski-out, s’mores by the slopes, ski valet, and ultimate luxury, you can’t go wrong with the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek even if it’s only just for one night. In the summer it’s possible to see rates at the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek as low as $250, but during the winter rates regularly are over $700 per night. This means you’ll get a value of $700 just from your one night stay and you’ll have points left over for a future redemption.

When will it end?

As far as we know, this is the new standard offer for the Hyatt Credit Card. If you want to get the card and are planning to use the sign-up bonus for Category 1-5 hotels, you might as well get the card now, redeem those points, and start using your free night certificates each year.

If you were hoping to redeem at a Category 6 or 7 property, this offer isn’t as good as the old 2 free night offer, but it doesn’t appear that the old offer is going to be back anytime soon (if ever).

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