Chase To Replace 2 Free Night Bonus On Hyatt Card With 40,000 Points

The Chase Hyatt credit card is one of the few cards left that gives you free nights as a sign-up bonus and it’s a great way to enjoy some of the best Hyatt properties.

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Here’s the standard sign-up bonus on this card:

  • 2 free nights at any Hyatt hotel or resort worldwide after you make $2,000 on purchases in the first 3 months after account opening.
  • Get 5,000 Bonus Points after you add an authorized user to your account and make a purchase with your card during the first 3 months as a cardmember.
  • 1 free night every year after your cardmember anniversary at any Category 1-4 hotel or resort.
  • Maintain Discoverist status for as long as your Hyatt Credit Card account is open.

The card has a $75 annual fee, but that 1 free night every year, more than makes up for it.

Highest Bonus

Right now there’s an even better bonus available that will give you a $50 Statement Credit after your first purchase, on top of that standard bonus. This could be considered the best ever bonus on the card.

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You can read more about this bonus here.

New Signup Bonus

We have seen different bonuses on this card. The best one has probably been this one for 2 Free Nights, $50 & 5,000 Points. We have also seen a points bonus in the past, either for 40K or even a targeted offer for 50K points.

The points bonus will now become the standard bonus on the card.

Effective June 29, all new Hyatt Credit Cardmembers will now earn 40,000 Bonus Points after spending $2,000 on purchases in the first three months from account opening. This offer will replace the current new cardmember bonus of 2 free nights.

Which Bonus Is Better?

This could be seen as good or bad news, depending on your travel habits. To better understand the value of each bonus and how they compare to each other, we first need to look at the award chart for World of Hyatt.

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The current bonus of 2 nights has the potential to be worth as much as 60,000 points if used at a Category 7 hotel. That’s the reason that many travelers who prefer luxury stays favor the 2 night bonus.

Since the 2 Free Night bonus is only better when used at Category 6 & 7 hotels, here’s the full list of hotels that you should enjoy with those free nights. Select category 6 or 7 and your preferred continent.

On the other hand, a 40,000 points bonus, can only get you one night at a Category 7 hotel. But, it can get you way more than 2 nights if you’re looking for quantity instead of luxury. Points also give you the possibility to book Points + Cash stays that give even more value to your points during Hyatt promotions.

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With 10% or 15% back in points promotions, this gives you a lot of value.

Guru’s Wrap-Up

The card doesn’t fall under the Chase 5/24 rule, so most people will be able to apply now or wait for the new bonus. Whether you apply now or wait, will just depend on what you value most. If you’re aiming to get a taste of their best hotels, then jump on it now.

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