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Customers with the original Hyatt Credit Card launched in 2010 who kept that card and didn’t convert to The World Of Hyatt Credit Card after it was introduced in mid-2018 are going to have their legacy cards coverted over January 11, 2021.
The new card is more lucrative in almost every way, but comes with a $20 higher annual fee. The Hyatt Credit Card had a $75 annual fee, the World of Hyatt Credit Card has a $95 annual fee. I converted mine as soon as it was an option to do so. The benefits customers lose giving up the legacy card,
- $20 lower annual fee
- 2 points per dollar spent on car rentals
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And customers won’t see a higher fee for converted cards until renewals that process in August 2021. So anyone whose converted cards renew January through July will still see a $75 annual fee for a year, while having the benefits of the newer card.
The World Of Hyatt Credit Card comes with an anniversary category 1-4 free night, and an additional category 1-4 free night after $15,000 spend [starting January 1, 2022 this will be calculated based on calendar year rather than cardmember anniversary year].
It also comes with Discoverist status plus 5 elite nights every year for having the card, and 2 qualfiying nights for every $5000 spent with no cap. Spending $15,000 on the card can earn 6 qualifying nights and a free category 1-4 night, in addition to points for the spend. And you can reach top tier status entirely through spend, or any other benefits threshold (such as the free nigth at 30 nights or at 60). As a result it’s one of the cards I do really put spending on.
The offer announced in late October for legacy Hyatt Credit Card cardmembers (only) to earn a free category 1-4 night after spending $4000 spend between October 27 and December 31, 2020 seems related to this move. (Register by November 30.)
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