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Loyalty programs need to work hard to engage members when they aren’t traveling. That keeps the programs relevant and top of mind. And given the important role co-brand credit cards play, it helps keep the programs top of wallet, too.
When American AAdvantage extended elite status they also made credit card spend count towards million mile elite status, so spend on the Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Elite™ Mastercard® for instance will count towards becoming lifetime Gold, lifetime Platinum, or earning additional confirmed upgrades at the 3 million mile level and beyond.
Hyatt extended elite status for next year and their program has built-in incentives to keep staying and spending with the program because every 10 elite nights earns rewards between 10 and 100 qualifying nights and because ssend on the World Of Hyatt Credit Card counts towards elite status.
Hyatt and Chase, their co-brand card partner, have juiced things a bit so that card spend counts even more towards elite status through June – and getting the card now does, too.
Additional Credit Towards Elite Status For Credit Card Spend
Normally World Of Hyatt Credit Card cardmembers earn 2 elite nights for every $5000 spent on their card. Through June 30 it earns 3 elite nights (so one additional elite nights) for every $5000 spend.
In addition, holders of the legacy Hyatt Credit Card – which doesn’t normally earn elite nights for spend – will earn two tier qualifying night credits for every $5,000 spent on their card.
Readers have asked for clarification on when the additional nights are earned and Hyatt shares,
Hyatt cardmembers get 2 elite-tier qualifying nights for each $5K in spend (up from zero nights).
World of Hyatt cardmembers get 1 elite-tier qualifying night for each $5K in spend, in addition to the ongoing card benefit of 2 elite-tier qualifying nights for each $5K in spend.
For World of Hyatt Cardmembers, there are essentially two spend counters happening:
• Ongoing counter that earns 2 elite-tier qualifying nights for every $5K spent
• Promotional spend counter that starts April 15 and awards 1 elite-tier qualifying night for every $5K spent from April 15 — June 30
Bonus Elite Nights For New Credit Card Customers
To encourage people to get the World Of Hyatt Credit Card Hyatt will give 10 elite qualifying nights – instead of the usual five – to new cardmembers who apply by June 30, 2020.
Spend Towards Status While Earning Better And Better Rewards
The World Of Hyatt Credit Card has an initial offer is to earn up to 50,000 Bonus Points – 25,000 Bonus Points after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. Plus an additional 25,000 Bonus Points after you spend a total of $6,000 on purchases within the first 6 months of account opening.
The card comes with an annual free category 1-4 night and an additional category 1-4 free night after $15,000 in spend each cardmember year.
If you apply and are approved by June 30 you receive 10 elite nights. Meet spend for the bonus and to earn the category 1-4 free night after $15,000 spend and you’ll have 19 elite nights.
You’ll want to keep going because,
- At 30 nights you’ll receive another category 1-4 free night, 2 confirmed club access awards, and Explorist status
- At 40 nights you can choose from 5000 points or a $100 Hyatt gift card
- At 50 nights you receive 2 confirmed suite upgrades
- Then at 60 nights, Globalist status (upgrades including suites at check-in, complimentary breakfast or club lounge access, 4 p.m. late checkout) along with a designated Hyatt Concierge, 2 suite upgrade awards, and a category 1-7 free night
There’s no better time to leverage the World Of Hyatt Credit Card for Hyatt elite status if you’re able. I’m using my Hyatt card now to stock up on confirmed suite nights, even though my Globalist status has been extended already.