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Earlier today, I received an email from Hyatt outlining a new promotion on my World of Hyatt credit card. Here are the details:
Earn up to 5000 World of Hyatt bonus points for spending in the month of February. Transactions must be $1 or more, but charges can be in-person purchases, automatic charges or contactless payments.
You must register for the promo here.
5000 points is enough for a free night stay at the lowest category Hyatt property. I estimate these points to be worth around $75.
Low Hanging Fruit, or a Waste of Time?
Essentially, you have to make 50 transactions on your World of Hyatt Card to get all 5000 points. For some folks, that might be easy. But for others, it’s a pain in the butt.
Right now during the pandemic, I’m hardly going into any stores. I’ve got Walmart groceries on free delivery, and most other things we order on Amazon. Coming up with 50 transactions in one month would be a stretch, not to mention I’d spend more money tipping delivery people if I break my grocery orders into smaller pieces. While we do have some automated monthly bills, I’m not inclined to take the time to change them over to Hyatt for this promotion.
So to take advantage of this promotion, I’d have to spend more time and effort (and exposure to people) than I’d like. But the biggest question is: How badly do I want/need these extra points?
My husband and I currently have 3 Hyatt free nights that expire at the end of 2021. We don’t have any solid plans to use those nights, and our existing 2021 lodging plans are in rental houses and condos. If I really did want a quick way to earn 5000 World of Hyatt points, it would be much easier to make purchases at an office supply store on my Chase Ink card for 5X rewards and transfer to Hyatt.
Only you can decide if the effort is worth the reward. I recommend registering for these types of promos regardless, because you never know if you may change your mind. Also, keep in mind your travel goals and the opportunity cost of moving spending to a different credit card. What better rewards could you be missing out on?
Readers, how many bonus points is enough to persuade you to put monthly spending on a different credit card?
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Nancy lives near Dallas, Texas, with her husband and three kids. Her favorite vacations include the beach, cruising and everything Disney.