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Hyatt Updates: New Cardholders Can Get 20% Rebate, Better Offer for Card, and More!

Hyatt Updates: New Cardholders Can Get 20% Rebate, Better Offer for Card, and More!

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Update:   One or more card offers in this post are no longer available.  Check our Hot Deals for the latest offers. 

Update:   The Hyatt 20% Rebate promotion has expired.

There’s great news for folks who thought they wouldn’t qualify for the Hyatt 20% points rebate promotion announced yesterday.

Folks who weren’t able to register online, can call Hyatt Gold Passport or send them a tweet on Twitter, and they’ll add the promotion to your account.

Via Frequent Miler, new Chase Hyatt cardholders are eligible for the promotion!  As long as you get the card and register by March 31, 2015, you’ll get 20% of the points back that you use for award stays.

And if you’re considering applying for the Chase Hyatt card, Frequent Flyer University reports there’s a better offer available that comes with a $50 statement credit!

Emily and I don’t earn a commission on this offer, but we’ll always tell you about the best offers!

Hyatt Updates New Cardholders Can Get 20 Rebate Better Offer For Card And More
New Chase Hyatt Cardholders Will Qualify for the Promotion, and Could Get a $50 Statement Credit

Hyatt already confirmed that existing reservations don’t have to be cancelled and re-booked to qualify for the 20% points rebate.  So today’s news makes the deal even sweeter!

What’s the Deal?

Link:   Hyatt 20% Points Rebate Promotion

Link:   My Review of the Hyatt 20% Points Rebate Promotion

Chase Hyatt cardholders can get 20% of their redeemed points back on award stays when they register for the promotion before March 31, 2015.  It’s valid for points redeemed until July 31, 2015, and includes award nights, Points + Cash bookings, and points used for dining and spa services.

That’s a great discount!  For example, if you booked a top-tier category 7 Hyatt hotel, like the Park Hyatt Paris Vendome, you’d normally pay 30,000 points per night.

With the rebate, you’ll get 6,000 points back (30,000 points x 20%).  That’s enough for another night in a category 1 Hyatt!

Hyatt Updates New Cardholders Can Get 20 Rebate Better Offer For Card And More
Redeem 30,000 Hyatt Points at the Park Hyatt Paris Vendome, Get 6,000 Points Back

The terms and conditions indicated that only current (as of January 31, 2015) Chase Hyatt cardholders would qualify, and some cardholders had trouble registering online.  The fine print also suggested that bookings made prior to the start of the promotion would not get the rebate.

Now Hyatt has clarified the rules, and it’s a much better deal for everyone!

1.   New Cardholders Can Register for the Promotion

If you recently applied for the Chase Hyatt card (or have yet to do so), you can still qualify for the promotion.

Frequent Miler confirmed with the @HyattConcierge team on Twitter that you’ll get the rebate as long as you sign-up for the card and register before March 31, 2015.

Hyatt Updates New Cardholders Can Get 20 Rebate Better Offer For Card And More
Now We Know New Cardholders Will Qualify for This Deal! 🙂

2.   If You’re Signing-Up for the Card, Look for This Better Offer!

Frequent Flyer University found an improved offer with a $50 statement credit after you make your 1st purchase for the Chase Hyatt card.  It appeared when he made a test booking on the Hyatt website.

I tried it myself and found the offer on the final booking page (before you add your credit card number).

To see the offer, go to Hyatt’s website and make a test booking – you don’t actually have to complete the reservation.  Let us know if you’re successful!

Note:   Emily and I don’t earn a commission from any versions of Chase Hyatt card, but we’ll always tell you about the best deals!

You’ll still get 2 free nights at any Hyatt after you spend $1,000 in purchases in the 1st 3 months of opening your account.  And the annual fee of $75 is waived for the 1st year.  Here’s my review of the card.

3.   Trouble Registering Online?  Call or Tweet Hyatt!

Some Million Mile Secrets readers reported not being able to register for the promotion, despite being long-standing Chase Hyatt cardholders.

You can have the promotion added to your account by tweeting @HyattConcierge or calling Hyatt Gold Passport at 800-228-3360.

Hyatt Updates New Cardholders Can Get 20 Rebate Better Offer For Card And More
The Hyatt Twitter Team Will Help You Register If You’ve Had Trouble Signing-Up Online

So this isn’t a targeted promotion after all!

4.   All Award Stays Within the Promotion Period Count

As long as you register before March 31, 2015, ALL award stays within the promotional period (February 17, 2015, to July 31, 2015) are eligible for the rebate.

You do NOT have to cancel and re-book existing reservations.  And if you have a stay within the promotion period before you register, Hyatt confirms it will still count.

Hyatt Updates New Cardholders Can Get 20 Rebate Better Offer For Card And More
More Happy News – ANY Stays During the Promotion Period Are Eligible, as Long as You Register Before the Deadline

This is great news for folks who have Hyatt award stays in the near future but haven’t been able to register for the promotion yet.

Bottom Line

Hyatt has clarified the rules for its 20% points rebate promotion, and there’s good news all around.

  • New cardholders can register for the promotion by March 31, 2015
  • There’s a better offer available for the Chase Hyatt card if you make a test booking on the Hyatt website
  • If you’ve had trouble registering online, call or tweet Hyatt and they’ll help
  • You do NOT have to cancel and re-book existing reservations, and all award stays within the promotion period are eligible as long as you register by the deadline

Let us know where you’ll be using your points!

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Does anyone know how long it takes for your status to update after you are approved for the card? I’m assuming I have to receive it and activate it, first? Thanks for the great info!

I’m also having trouble with the link/$50 statement credit when trying to apply for the Hyatt credit card. Is there another link possibly?

Thanks

Can you transfer the chase aarp cash back to chase ultimate rewards the same way you can with chase freedom? Then the 3 points for gas /eating out could really be worthwhile!

Hi

Thank you so much for your great posts

unfortunately the link to Frequent Flyer University found an improved offer with a $50 statement credit after you make your 1st purchase for the Chase Hyatt card.

does not click/work

could u pls email me a working link to the above email asap as i would like to do asap

thx