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Whole Foods is known alternately known as ‘Whole Paycheck’ although their 365 store-brand items are often competitively priced. They do have better meat, fish, and vegetables than the median grocery chain. And they’ll play a fascinating role in Amazon’s future as the online retail giant completes its acquisition.
Hyatt Visa cardholders can get a $20 statement credit when making a single purchase of $50 or more by September 25. Registration required.
The tradeoff of course is that you’re not paying with Whole Foods gift cards purchased at office supply stores earning 5 points per dollar.
It’s nice that there’s a benefit to the Hyatt Visa and I’ll take advantage of this — the only spending I’m likely to do on my card post-launch of World of Hyatt on March 1.
I used to spend $40,000 a year on the card because that generated 5 stays and 10 elite qualifying nights towards top tier status. That feature was taken away in the new program, and the best you can do is spend $50,000 on the card for second-tier ‘Explorist’ status.
Of course other chains give you second tier status just for having their co-brand credit card. Get the Hilton Honors™ Surpass® Card from American Express and they give you Hilton Gold. And the ability to spend for Explorist is of zero benefit to a top tier elite. So the card does nothing to incentivize spend from the kind of member most likely to want to spend on the product.
At the same time this isn’t even the card which earns the most Hyatt points, and it doesn’t trump all others paying for Hyatt stays. Now that Chase renewed its Hyatt deal hopefully there will be enough runway to address this. In the meantime they’ll only get one Whole Foods purchase from me.
Terms and conditions:
Register before using your Hyatt Credit Card to shop at any Whole Foods Market in the U.S. and get a $20 statement credit for spending $50 or more in a single purchase at Whole Foods with your Hyatt Credit Card between August 14, 2017 to September 25, 2017.
Allow approximately 5-10 days to receive your statement credit, subject to card issuer’s timing and processing of statement credit.
Available at Whole Foods Market stores in the U.S. Purchases at stores not correctly classified as a Whole Foods location for credit processing will not qualify for this offer. Offer not available for online purchases or purchases made through Instacart.
Limit one offer redemption per card.
Visa is wholly responsible for the provision of or failure to provide the stated benefits and services. Chase and Hyatt are not responsible for providing the stated benefits or services.
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