A common pain point I hear from folks is how much they hate searching for awards. But Hyatt, one of Chase’s hotel transfer partners, does NOT have any blackout dates!
That means if a standard room is for sale, you can use your points to book an award stay!
You can easily use the 50,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points you’ll earn from the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card after you meet the minimum spending requirements to book a Hyatt award stay worth over $1,000!
Here’s how to do it step-by-step.
Use Chase Ultimate Rewards Points to Save Big at Hotels
Let’s say you want to spend a long weekend in Austin next spring. Doesn’t that sound nice? 😉
You can transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards points directly to travel partners, like Hyatt, if you have one of these cards:
- Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card
- Chase Sapphire Reserve
- Ink Business Preferred℠ Credit Card
- Chase Ink Plus (no longer available)
- Chase Ink Bold (no longer available)
Step 1. Make Sure You Can Use Points
You can use the steps below to stay at any of Chase’s hotel partners, including:
To start, figure out how many Hyatt points you’ll need for the dates you want. Because after you transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards points, you can NOT transfer them back!
To do this, run a search as you normally would if you wanted to stay at a hotel. But be sure to check “Show World of Hyatt Points & Awards.” With other hotels, there are similar menu options – be sure to select the points box! 😉
Step 2. Check the Points Price
Now you can see how many points you’ll need per night.
Because this hotel is 15,000 Hyatt points per night, you’ll know you need 45,000 Hyatt points for a 3-night stay. That’s Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night. And you can go home Monday after exploring downtown Austin!
Step 3. Log Into Your Chase Account
You know how many Chase Ultimate Rewards points to send to your Hyatt account. So log-in at UltimateRewards.com.
Then, from the “Use Points” dropdown menu, select “Transfer to Travel Partners.”
Step 4. Choose Your Transfer Partner
You’ll see all of Chase’s travel partners. Scroll allll the way to the bottom to find “World of Hyatt.”
Then click “Transfer Points” to do just that!
Step 5. Set up Your Transfer
This is where the points price you checked earlier comes in handy.
In our example, we needed 45,000 Hyatt points for 3 free nights. So enter that number here. Or if you already have Hyatt points in your account, enter how many you want to transfer.
Step 5. Make the (Final!) Transfer
Be careful here, because once you click “Confirm & Submit,” there’s no going back!
Chase will ask you to check everything another time. If everything looks good, hit the button!
Your transfer is instant! But, you may need to log out of your Hyatt account and log-in again to see your updated balance.
Step 6. Book Your Stay!
Run your search again. And click “Show World of Hyatt Points & Awards” this time. Hit “Select” to follow the steps to book your free long weekend in Austin. That’s right, you won’t pay a cent for this stay!
Wait! You Said I’d Save $1,000!
I sure did! When you’re running your searches from the steps above, you’ll see the cash price when you’re looking for award nights. This is helpful, because you might want to save your points if the stay is cheap. And use them for an expensive stay later!
For the hotel above, you’d pay ~$1,037 for the stay. But I think 45,000 Hyatt points sounds like a much better deal, don’t you? 🙂
If you stay at the Hyatt Place Austin Downtown, you’ll be only a few blocks from 6th Street, beautiful Ladybird Lake, the weekend farmers market, and so much more. Folks on TripAdvisor love the location and service!
And you’ll know you saved a LOT of money!
Even better, this trick is quick and easy to do. Chase Ultimate Rewards points transfer instantly to travel partners. And looking for award nights is as simple as searching like normal – just click an extra button to unlock the power of your points!
Do This With 1 Sign-Up Bonus!
You’ll also get:
- 2 Chase Ultimate Rewards points per $1 spent on travel and dining at restaurants & 1 Chase Ultimate Rewards point per $1 spent on all other purchases worldwide
- 5,000 bonus Chase Ultimate Rewards points when you add an authorized user and make a purchase within the first 3 months of opening your account
- Primary car rental insurance – Covers damage or theft to your rental car, when you pay for the rental with your card
- Trip delay reimbursement – Get up to $500 back per ticket when your trip is delayed more than 12 hours
- $0 foreign transaction fees
The annual fee is $0 for the first year, then $95. This makes it easy to evaluate the card for ~10 months without a fee to see how you like it.
That said, this is one of the cards I keep year after year. Because Chase Ultimate Rewards points are my favorite kind of points. And Hyatt is my favorite hotel chain, so this is a match made in heaven! 😉
It’s possible – and easy! – to get a hotel stay worth $1,000+ with the 50,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points you’ll earn when you sign-up for the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card and meet the minimum spending requirements.
Chase Ultimate Rewards points transfer instantly to:
I like Hyatt because there are no blackout dates! If a standard room is for sale, you can book it with points! So this removes the hassle of searching for open rooms.
Plus, the Chase Sapphire Preferred card is the card I recommend to start with. And this trick is so simple a beginner could do it. You’ll be saving $1,000s in no time! 😉