Fast Track to Elite Status For Hyatt Cardholders

The World of Hyatt program is running a promotion allowing those with a Hyatt Credit Card an expedited path to earning Hyatt Elite status. They have cut the amount of nights you must stay to qualify for Explorist and Globalist, the top two tiers, drastically. Hyatt cardholders can earn...

Explorist status by completing 10 qualifying nights. Normally you're required to stay 30 nights.
Globalist status by completing 20 qualifying nights.

40% Bonus Hyatt Point Sale Ends Tonight

Through 11:59PM ET tonight (August 9) you can buy between 10,000 and 55,000 Hyatt Points and get a 40% bonus on the number of points you purchase.

Hyatt points normally cost 2.4 cents each.

LAST DAY FOR 2 FREE NIGHTS ON HYATT CARD: Sign Up Bonus Changes Tomorrow

REMINDER: Today is the last day to apply for the Chase Hyatt Credit Card if you want two free night certificates good at any Hyatt as a sign up bonus. Starting tomorrow, there will be a new sign up bonus of 40k Hyatt points instead.

For spending $2,000 on the Chase Hyatt Credit Card within three months of opening it, you'll earn two nights at any Hyatt worldwide.

10% Points Rebate on Hyatt Stays This Summer

Those with a Hyatt Credit Card can get a 10% rebate of Hyatt points redeemed on stays between June 1 and September 5, 2017, as long as they register by June 30th. Those dates don't apply to when you book, but when you actually stay at a Hyatt.

Last Day of Daily Getaways 2017 is Today!

REMINDER: Hyatt points go on sale at 1 PM ET today for as little as 1.08 cents each. Be ready at your device before 1 PM if you want to score one of the limited packages! 

Daily Getaways is a series of daily discounted travel packages sponsored by the US Travel Association that started four weeks ago and runs for three more days. Every weekday at 1 PM ET, a discounted travel package or packages will go on sale, and the best deals sell out in just a few minutes.

Drastic Changes for Hyatt Loyalty Program Effective March 1, 2017

Hyatt Gold Passport will turn into The World of Hyatt come March 1, 2017.

40% Bonus On Purchased Hyatt Points Until October 31. Good Deal?

Until October 31, 2016, you can buy between 10,000 and 55,000 Hyatt Gold Passport Points and get a 40% bonus on the number of points you purchase.

Hyatt points normally cost 2.4 cents each.

Seven Things to Know about Hyatt Cash & Points Redemptions Now That They Are Online

Hyatt Points + Cash awards are now bookable online. These awards let you use only half the number of points needed for a free night award in exchange for a cash co-pay. They can be a high value way to stretch your points. They can also be a bad deal.

Here are seven things you need to know about Hyatt Points + Cash awards.
1. Their Cost
Hyatt divides its hotels into seven categories, roughly based on price.

Which Credit Card to Pay Hotel Stays at Each Chain and Non-Chain Hotel

I don't spend much time in hotels (here's a breakdown of where I'm sleeping as I travel 365 days this year), but I've been looking at booking some upcoming hotel stays. I carry several co-branded credit cards, but as I've crunched the numbers, my Citi Prestige® Card has come out as a better option for paying the hotel stay in almost all cases.

That's especially true if I'm looking at a four night hotel stay, since the Citi Prestige® Card offers the fourth night free on paid hotel stays, which is an ~25% rebate (more if you're doing it right.

How to Get Free Internet at Hotels Worldwide

Updated June 4: Hilton has moved up its free wifi to today from its originally announced date of August 1.

Hilton, Hyatt, SPG, Marriott, IHG, and Fairmont all offer free internet in their hotels worldwide if you meet certain easy conditions. Finally the great hotels of the world are catching up with a standard benefit of hostels for the last decade.