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[None of the cards in this post earn me a referral]
1. Chase Ink Bold With Lower Spending Requirements. Million Mile Secrets reader Maxim (thanks!) shared a link to the 50,000 point Chase Ink Bold with the lower spending requirement of $5,000 within 3 months.
This could be a better deal for folks who can spend $5,000 within 3 months, but not $10,000 within 3 months, which is the current offer for the Chase Ink Bold.
On the other hand, the current offer for the Chase Ink Bold offers 25,000 points after your 1st purchase, so it could be a better deal for folks who don’t spend much.
As always, I’ve updated the Hot Deals tab with the link.
2. Chase Hyatt with 2 Free Nights. I read about a Chase Hyatt offer for 2 free nights plus a $75 statement credit on Mommy Points, and I updated the Hotel Credit Card tab immediately with that link. But I never blogged about it.
In short, this is a better offer compared to the regular offer for the Chase Hyatt card (which pays me a referral), because not only do you get the 2 free nights but you also get a $75 statement credit which evens out the $75 annual fee for the card.
If you’re a Hyatt Diamond member you get the 2 free nights in a suite, and if you’re a Platinum member you get 2 free suite upgrades certificates which can be used to upgrade a paid reservation to a suite.
However, you can get 3 months Platinum status for free (up to May 11, 2012), so it makes sense to sign-up for the free Platinum status before applying for the card. Or take a Hyatt Diamond Challenge so that you get your 2 free nights in a suite.
I was approved for this card a few weeks ago, and I’ve already booked my free nights (Emily: Tell me where!) I’ll also gladly pay the yearly annual fee (currently $75) because I will get free Platinum status (free internet!) as long as I’m a cardholder and for the yearly 1 free night in a category 1 to 4 Hyatt.
This is a great card to help get a dream vacation because you could use the free night at ANY Hyatt. Some of the great Hyatt hotels in the US, Europe, and Asia often sell for $500+ a night, so you could get some Big Travel with Small Money with this card.
However, your free nights have to be used within 1 year, so don’t sign-up unless you know you can use the free nights within a year.
Bottom Line: None of the offers in the post earn me a referral, but they are better then the regular offers for those cards.