World of Hyatt Credit Card Makes It Easier to Earn Elite Nights From Home

World of Hyatt Credit Card Makes It Easier to Earn Elite Nights From Home
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The World of Hyatt credit card is a credit card that is “top of wallet” for me. Not only does it help me earn lots of points that I use around the world, but it also helps me earn elite nights towards my beloved Globalist status. This week, Chase made positive updates for cardmembers that make it easier to earn elite nights (and free nights) from home!

Why I Like World of Hyatt

The World of Hyatt program is my favorite hotel elite program. I cherish my suite upgrades, free full breakfasts, and personal service that Hyatt truly delivers on. They’ve even extended my status until 2022 due to the coronavirus pandemic. I use my World of Hyatt Credit Card for many of my family’s expenses each year. Here’s why:

  • For every $5,000 in spend I put on the card, I receive a 2 night credit towards status (I need to hit 60 nights a year to keep Globalist, either paid, award nights, or through credit card spend)
  • After $15,000 in spend during a cardmember year, I receive a free Category 1-4 night certificate, usable around the world
  • Each year I keep the card, I receive 5 elite night credits and a free Category 1-4 certificate.
You can use your points to stay at the Park Hyatt Tokyo (and catch a glimpse of Mt. Fuji!) Photo by Mark Jackson

You can use your points to stay at the Park Hyatt Tokyo (and catch a glimpse of Mt. Fuji!) Photo by Mark Jackson

So, by keeping the card open and putting $15,000 in expenses on the card each year, I earn 11 nights towards status (6 from spending, 5 just for having the card) and two certificates good at any Category 1-4 Hyatt in the world. This adds to my elite night total as well, reaching 13 nights without spending any money at a Hyatt!

Changes to World of Hyatt Credit Card

In response to the coronavirus outbreak, the World of Hyatt credit card made some changes this week that positively affect those stuck at home but want to continue earning elite nights towards status. From April 15th until June 30th, 2020, you’ll earn 3 elite nights for every $5,000 you spend on the card, a 50% increase. Even the legacy Hyatt Credit Card (no longer available) can earn 2 nights of elite credit for every $5,000 in spend.

New cardmembers can also earn extra elite nights. You’ll receive 10 elite night credits for receiving the card, in addition to the sign-up bonus of 50,000 Hyatt points (25,000 after $3,000 in spend in 3 months, and an additional 25,000 points after $6,000 in total spending after 6 months.) That means, if you receive a new card, and spend $15,000 on the card, you’d receive a total of 19 elite nights, 50,000 points, and two free Category 1-4 night certificates.

Overall, this is a great offer for Hyatt cardmembers, both old and new. I’ve already hit $15,000 in spending during my cardmember year, but I am within reach of 30 elite nights, which gets me yet another Category 1-4 certificate. I may even consider using my Hyatt card more to get me closer to that goal before the end of the year.