Check your mail for this offer. It looks a lot like a credit card solicitation, and even though I already have the Hyatt Visa, it’s not unheard of to get pitched a card you already own. The envelope came inside what looks like waxed paper, and only when I peered through the translucent material did I see it was an offer for bonus points. I was just about to throw it away!
Existing Hyatt Visa cardholders will receive 5,000 bonus Hyatt Gold Passport points when they spend $3,000 between April 1 and June 30. You need to log on to hyatt.mychasebonus.com/spring5K or call 1-877-532-3815 to register. Megan and I each received letters with personalized enrollment codes, but if you have this card and don’t get a letter, you should try calling and see if you still qualify.
It’s not nearly as awesome as the 50,000 United MileagePlus miles that Hyatt was giving out at random last year, but it’s a nice surprise especially since I already expect to hit the required spend. Something else interesting about the offer registration link is that the root domain is a fairly generic “mychasebonus.com” suggesting to me that we may see similar offers for other Chase cards in the future. But maybe this is old news and just my first time seeing one. Visiting that domain shows what you might expect: a blank enrollment page without much detail.
My guess is this particular offer is meant to promote the improved earning structure of the Hyatt Visa. You still get 3 points for every dollar spent at Hyatt (in addition to the points you earn as a Gold Passport member). You also get 2 points for every dollar spent at restaurants, airline tickets (bought from the airline), and car rentals. You get 1 point for every dollar spent elsewhere.
It’s not quite as generous as the Chase Sapphire Preferred, which also includes online travel agencies and other hotels in its 2X bonus categories. I still consider the Hyatt Visa good enough if, like me, you regularly buy directly from airlines, stay at Hyatt, and are trying to hit the $20K and $40k annual spend thresholds that earn a few bonus stay credits toward Diamond status.