PSA: Don’t Apply for the Chase Hyatt Visa Credit Card Unless You Are Getting a $50 Statement Credit

Last night, while helping a client map out a personalized credit card application strategy, I was recommending the Chase Hyatt Visa credit card but I couldn’t remember if the $50 statement credit “hack” was still around. After pretending to make a reservation on hyatt.com, sure enough there was an offer for a $50 statement credit on the card in addition to the 2 Free Nights with the annual fee waived for the first year. Basically Chase is paying you$50 to acquire 2 Free Hotel nights  – sounds good to me!

Here is how to get the Chase Hyatt Visa credit card with a $50 statement credit which is better than the standard, public offer that does not have this $50 statement credit:

  • Log in to your Hyatt Gold Passport Account (you need to do this at some point in the process, I recommending doing it first).
  • Pretend to make a reservation at a United States Hyatt hotel. I chose my favorite Hyatt hotel, the Andaz Maui.
  • Select any room type and click through to the next page which brings you to the “Complete New Reservation” page
  • Scroll all the way down to where it asks for your credit card information. Right next to that should be a box to click with the offer for a $50 statement credit on the Chase Hyatt Visa credit card (see picture below).
  • Click that box and then on the next page, click the apply button which will take you to the Chase website with some of your information pre-filled from your Hyatt account. If you didn’t log into your Hyatt account before, it will ask you to do so here.
  • You DO NOT need to complete the reservation – feel free to close the reservation page once you apply for the card.
The offer next to where it asks for your credit card information

The offer next to where it asks for your credit card information

The following page confirming the signup bonus

The following page confirming the signup bonus

This isn’t groundbreaking news as this offer has been around for a while now but I want to make sure no one is applying for an inferior offer for this card. I don’t see this offer or hack mentioned too often on the blogs, so hopefully this will bring some attention to it.

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3 thoughts on “PSA: Don’t Apply for the Chase Hyatt Visa Credit Card Unless You Are Getting a $50 Statement Credit

  1. […] 3. If you plan to apply for Chase Hyatt Visa, make sure to read this post on how you can  get $50 credit in addition to 2 free nights that come as a sign-up bonus. […]

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  2. […] here is where I have a bone to pick with some bloggers. The best offer on the Hyatt credit card is 2 Free Nights + a $50 statement credit as I’ve wrote about previously. Any blogger that doesn’t mention this $50 statement credit offer is just plain awful. I […]

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