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The Popular Chase Hyatt Card Is Dropping The Free Night Sign-Up Bonus

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Written by Charlie

The fantastic Chase Hyatt card is losing its valuable free night sign-up bonus very soon. Find out what will be replacing the free nights and if you should apply.


This was something that I had mentioned a while ago I imagined happening at some point as 2 free nights at some of the best chain hotels in the world (that can easily command over $1,000 per night) was just too good to last. And, that is happening as the Chase Hyatt card will be replacing its two free nights with a point offering (one which had been targeted before).

No More Free Night Sign-up Bonus with the Chase Hyatt Card

Effective June 29, 2017, the Chase Hyatt card will be dropping the 2 free nights as the sign-up bonus and replacing them with 40,000 World of Hyatt points instead.

New Offer as of June 29, 2017

  • 40,000 World of Hyatt points after spending $2,000 in 3 months

The Chase Hyatt card has long been a favorite of mine and many others as it offered incredible value in the two free nights. At one point, the sign-up bonus was even earned after first purchase while it steadily went up in minimum spending requirement – $1,000 and now $2,000 – to trigger the sign-up bonus. In fact, there was even a time when the 2 free nights could be redeemed for suites if you were a Diamond member!

The World of Hyatt program has 7 categories for award purposes stretching from 5,000 points per night for a Category 1 all the way to 30,000 points for a Category 7. If you were going to redeem your free nights at a Category 7 (like the Park Hyatt New York), the bonus would have been the equivalent of 60,000 points.

Now, it will only be 40,000 points – or up to 2 free nights at a Category 5. There is still a lot of value to be had with this sign-up bonus but if you want the two free nights at a Category 6 or 7, you had better sign-up for this card before June 29!

Before you sign-up for this current offer, you may want to wait until after tomorrow for an analysis comparing the two offers and their uses!

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About the author


Charlie has been an avid traveler and runner for many years. He has run in marathons around the world for less than it would cost to travel to the next town - all as a result of collecting and using miles and points. Over the years, he has flown hundreds of thousands of miles and collected millions of miles and points.
Now he uses this experience and knowledge to help others through Running with Miles.


  • Honestly, I like the points more than the 2 free nights as someone who stays in Hyatt Cat 5 and lower. I love being able to use points for C&P booking. At the end of July, it would be two years since I got the bonus on this card, so I am going to sign up again.

  • Agree with P. As a guy with kids, I’d rather split the points up and I also value the chance to carry points longer than the 1 year certificates.

  • 2 card household. I got each card when we were going to a place with an awesome PH. It was a fun experience. The yearly free night cert is good too. It could be worth more to some with points, but worthwhile either way.