Today, I received my Hyatt credit card welcome package in the mail, and I was excited to activate it since it would provide me with a 20% rebate on point redemptions through June, as well as a $50 statement credit and 2 free nights at any Hyatt hotel worldwide.
The annual fee is waived the first year, so assuming I don’t use the two free nights or the rebate, I’ll still end up $50 ahead – though, I certainly plan on using this card to the max.
When I called to activate the card, I asked the representative I was on the phone with to confirm the terms of the bonus offer.
Here’s what they told me: If I spend $2,000 within the first 3 months, I’ll receive 50,000 Hyatt Gold Passport points.
Alarmed, I told them that the offer I applied under included the $50 statement credit and 2 free nights at any Hyatt hotel in the world. The representative, trying to back up their original statement, told me that 50,000 points was enough for any Hyatt hotel in the world. Of course, me knowing better, I told them that the offer would need to be 60,000 points for this to be true (since the highest category property is a Category 7 at 30,000 points a night). The agent re-checked his system and apologized that he was looking under the wrong offer for this card. He then confirmed my eligibility for the $50 statement credit and 2 free nights anywhere, which I was delighted to hear.
But, it’s interesting to note that apparently a 50,000 point offer with $2,000 spending does exist, though I’ve never seen it anywhere. If it’s ever offered to you, don’t take it, since you’re being shorted 10,000 Hyatt Gold Passport points!
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