From now until June 22, Chase is increasing the sign up bonus on the Ink Bold and Ink Plus to 60,000 Ultimate Rewards after spending $5,000 in three months.
These are two of my absolute favorite cards. I’ve gotten the Ink Bold for two of my businesses and the Ink Plus for one, earning about 200,000 Ultimate Rewards in the process that I’ve used to book Rookie Alli on her first flat bed business class experience, my United Global First flight to Australia to see the Aussie Open, and my upcoming trip in Thai First Class on an A380 with an hourlong massage on the ground.
What’s the full deal, how can you use 60k Ultimate Rewards, and what has my experience been with the Ink Bold and Plus?
Sometimes I want luxury, and sometimes I want quantity.
Last week I talked about the Three Best Credit Cards for Free Nights in Luxury Hotels.
But what about going to the other end of the award chart? A lot of times when I am traveling I just need a pillow and a roof, since I plan to be out exploring the city all day. What credit card sign up would net me the most free hotel nights? (20 in all!)
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For me, first class flights would be out of reach without miles. I can’t spend $10,000 for a first class flight on an airline like Emirates.
Luckily I don’t need to because I have plenty of miles, and I could fly economy class in a pinch.
Fancy hotels are similar. I can’t pay $1,000 a night for a hotel like the Park Hyatt Sydney.
And luckily I don’t ever need to stay in fancy hotels. When I travel, all I need is a roof and a pillow. But for those special occasions when I want to indulge in absolute luxury, I can by opening a single credit card.
What are the three best credit cards for luxury hotel experiences?
According to this thread on FlyerTalk, Hyatt has tweaked the award chart category for 17 of its properties. Hyatt’s complete award chart can be found here for reference. These changes will go into effect on February 7th. Room reservations booked prior to this date will still be at the previously published award level.
The complete list of changes:
At first glance, none of these changes stick out as drastic. The Hyatt 48 Lex in New York City changing from a category 4 to a category 5 might be disappointing to Chase Hyatt Visa cardholders. Cardmembers receive a voucher for one free night at a category 1-4 Hyatt hotel each year. The Hyatt 48 Lex was definitely a great use of the voucher, especially during the holidays when hotel rates are outrageous. Now that it’s a category 5 hotel, you won’t be able to redeem the voucher at the property after February 6th.
The Grand Hyatt Tokyo also jumps from a category 5 hotel to the highest category 6. It will now require 22,000 Gold Passport points to book a standard room. This change aligns the property with the exclusive Park Hyatt Tokyo, another category 6 hotel.
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