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Quick Reminder: 50 Transactions On Your World of Hyatt Card By Tomorrow

If you’re a World of Hyatt credit card holder and you registered for the February promotion to earn up to 5,000 bonus points you have until tomorrow to get your 50 transactions. There’s not a whole lot of restrictions on what the transactions can be. They do need to be at least $1 each, but in theory could be multiple transactions at the same store if you’re really close to one of these point thresholds.  Because the Hyatt award chart doesn’t stretch nearly as high as Hilton or Marriott 5,000 […]

Reader Question: Which Credit Card Should I Keep?

Credit cards can be an incredible way to earn miles and points for vacations.  In many cases, people earn more miles and points from credit card spending than actual travel.  But, the ability to earn miles and points comes with some caveats.  Those credit cards can carry higher annual fees than a cash back credit card.  That’s why you’ll hear me say frequently that you should be evaluating the credit cards you carry.  Are they paying for themselves?  If not, they need to go.  We talk about this all the […]

We’re All Hoarding Points & Miles. Does That Mean They’ll Be Worth Less?

American Express points out in a recent article what most of us already know.  If you’re earning points and miles via a travel reward credit card right now, you’re earning at a much higher rate than your redeeming them.  That’s if you’re redeeming at all.  AMEX makes the point that many folks are hoarding their points and miles until they can use them again for travel.  Will that be in 2021?  2022?  That’s a really good question, and it’s also where the problem comes in. Popular travel reward credit cards […]

Hyatt Offering Up To A 25% Discount On Award Stays And Free Parking Until October

This may be the turning point where we start to see really meaningful offers from travel companies looking to motivate us to start traveling.  Early on in the COVID-19 crisis the scramble was to confirm to customers that their elite status would be extended.  Brands like Hyatt, Hilton, Marriott, American, Delta and United made announcements to put customers at ease.  There were also some early offers of shortcuts to higher status levels to try to spur customers to travel more.  Marriott even introduced a pretty lucrative discount on gift cards […]

500 Bonus Points Per Night at Hyatt And United Status Match

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Hyatt Credit Card Members Now Earn Bonus Points At SLH Properties

Hyatt has been on a bit of a growth tear over the past 12 months.  The biggest part of that growth has been the integration of Small Luxury Hotels of the World into World of Hyatt.  They started this in late 2018 and have now expanded the partnership to over 200 hotels.  With that and other additions, such as Thompson, Joie de Vivre and Alila hotels, Hyatt now has over 1,000 hotels where you can earn and redeem points. Hyatt Credit Card Bonus Points At SLH Properties Effective immediately, both […]