Chase Increases Minimum Spending Requirement for the Hyatt Card

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Via The Points Guy, the minimum spending requirement for the Chase Hyatt card has doubled.

To earn the sign-up bonus, you’ll now have to spend $2,000 within the first 3 months of account opening.

But this isn’t horrible news.  Because you’ll still earn 2 free night certificates to use at any Hyatt around the world, like the luxurious Park Hyatt Milan!

Emily and I don’t earn a commission from the Chase Hyatt card, but we always tell you about the best offers!

Chase Increases Minimum Spending Requirement For The Hyatt Card

Use Your Free Night Certificates From the Chase Hyatt Card at the Luxurious Park Hyatt Milan!

Here’s more about this change.

What’s the Deal?

Link:   Chase Hyatt

With the Chase Hyatt card, you can earn 2 free nights at any Hyatt after spending $2,000 within the first 3 months of account opening.

And 5,000 bonus Hyatt points when you add an authorized user and make a purchase within the same timeframe.

The minimum spending requirement used to be just $1,000 in the first 3 months.

The $75 annual fee is NOT waived for the first year.  But it’s a card worth keeping long-term, because you’ll earn a free night at a category 1 to 4 Hyatt hotel each year on your card anniversary.  You can read my full review of the card here.

Should You Still Consider the Chase Hyatt Card?

While the minimum spending requirement used to be $1,000 within the first 3 months of opening your account, this change isn’t the end of the world.

The Chase Hyatt card is still a great option for folks, because you can use the free night certificates at any Hyatt hotel.  Including the beautiful Park Hyatt Milan where Emily and I stayed.

Rooms here cost $700+ per night.  So you can definitely get Big Travel with Small Money with this card!

Also, Chase’s stricter approval rules don’t seem to apply to this particular Chase card.  So even if you’ve opened ~5+ cards from any bank in the last 24 months, you can still be approved for the Chase Hyatt card!

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7 responses to “Chase Increases Minimum Spending Requirement for the Hyatt Card

  1. Do the hotel certificates post after statement close?

    People seemed to indicate they were made available soon after hitting the spend but it’s been 2-3 weeks for me now…

    I want to get a November booking in quickly while there is still space…

  2. I don’t think the AF is waived for the first year anymore, that was the other part of this change. Also, the Park Hyatt NYC rooms typically go for $1,000+ per night, so the value here is amazing!

  3. @Chris – SO and I applied on 8/1, cards arrived around ~8/8, hit spend immediately on-line. Certs showed up around 8/16 and were redeemed ASAP. This was all before first statement closed, though YMMV.

  4. @Chris @David – Normally, the certificates will post to your account after the statement in which you met the minimum spending closes. Thank you David for sharing your experience!

    @Mike L – Thanks for the catch! I’ve updated the post.

  5. You guys aren’t kept up on the changes, are you… I posted this on the comments on frequentmiler on the 8th to let him know that the spending increased and the annual fee came back.

    I thought that since you pimp these cards and profit from them the banks kept you in the loop?

  6. Is there a points signup bonus with this card?

  7. @Ryan – You will get 5,000 bonus Hyatt points when you add an authorized user and make a purchase within the first 3 months of opening your account. But otherwise, this card only comes with the 2 free night certificates, which is a great deal!