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A few weeks ago, I wrote a post about how I was going to skip the new World of Hyatt credit card promo that is worth up to 5000 bonus points. Well, I’ve officially flip-flopped on the issue. I’m now participating in the promo for two reasons.
I May Need the Points Later this Year After All
My husband and I still have three free Hyatt certs to burn this year. So when the promo first came out, I was doubtful that I would need any more Hyatt points this year.
However, I may need more points after all. In October, I have a cruise booked with my daughter. I am very skeptical that this cruise will happen for various reasons. Lately, I’ve been brainstorming alternative ideas for a trip. Many of those ideas would involve World of Hyatt points.
So, an extra 10k points (5k from my card and 5k from my husband’s card) is possible with this promo. Putting forth the effort knowing I have possible plans to use the points is more motivating to me.
Readers Convinced Me
I welcome blog comments, and I read them all. Several of you commented on my original post and suggested doing Amazon gift card reloads to get an easy 50 transactions in a month. I was skeptical about my card transactions being flagged by Chase, but Leana pointed out that the promo is from Hyatt, not Chase.
So this month, I’ve been re-loading Amazon gift cards in low amounts every day. So far, so good. And, it’s been very easy and quick.
I don’t always change my monthly spending to chase after credit card promos. Sometimes, the juice just isn’t worth the squeeze.
But when I thought about this particular Hyatt promo again, I decided the additional points are worth some easy online transactions. If you have changed your mind about this promo, there is still time.
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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.