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With World of Hyatt’s relaxed requirements for Globalist this year, needing just 30 elite nights in total, you may be finding yourself close, but not quite close enough. Or, you may have qualified for Globalist with 30 nights but have your eye on 60 nights to earn your Globalist Concierge, Cat 1-7 Free Night, and a second set of Suite Upgrade awards (you’d get the first set at 50 nights).

Double Elite Qualifying Nights with new World of Hyatt Credit Card

If you apply by 9/30/21, upon approval you’ll receive 2 Tier-Qualifying Night Credits for each night you stay from 8/16/21 through 12/31/21.

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This is, of course, in addition to the bonus offer in which you’d earn 30,000 bonus World of Hyatt points when you spend $3,000 within 3 months and then get an additional 1 bonus point per dollar on your first $15,000 in spend in categories that don’t otherwise earn bonus points within 6 months.

The bonus offer was slightly better before the current 30,000 + up to 30,000 offer on now (previously it was just 50,000 for meeting the first and only spend tier), however earning double elite nights could certainly tip the scales in favor of applying now.

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World of Hyatt Credit Card

Refresher on the World of Hyatt Credit Card

When you have the card, you will get a Category 1 – 4 night every card year after renewal and you can earn a second one after $15,000 in spend in a calendar year.

How the Hyatt Card Earns

  • 4x World of Hyatt points at Hyatt hotels and resorts
  • 2x World of Hyatt points at restaurants, airline tickets purchased directly, local transit and commuting, and fitness club and gym memberships.
  • 1x on everything else

(So, really it’s only great for spend at Hyatt.)

World of Hyatt Credit Card Benefits

Besides the annual free night, additional benefits include automatic Discoverist status and 5 elite nights credited each calendar year as well as the ability to earn 2 elite nights for every $5,000 in purchases. That can make a huge difference when you need to “level up” on your status and can do so via spend.

Of course, you’ll need to be under 5/24, not have the World of Hyatt credit card already, and you can’t have gotten the bonus on this card in the last 24 months.

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Grand Hyatt Kauai – 25,000 World of Hyatt Points per night

Bottom Line

While I was hoping the more simple 50,000 point offer would return, this is nice as well. I think that if you haven’t experienced Globalist status, you are missing out as it is leaps and bounds better than comparable status at Hilton, Marriott, or IHG.  I got it for the first time this year and am already trying to sort out how I can mix in enough credit card spend to re-up Globalist in 2023 when the status I earned this year will expire.

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World of Hyatt Credit CardGet Hyatt Bonus Points: Earn 30,000 Bonus Points after spending $3,000 on purchases within the first 3 months from account opening, plus an additional 2 Bonus Points total per $1 spent in you first 6 months on purchases that would normally earn 1 Bonus Point, on up to $15,000 spent. | How to apply for this offer.

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I got "in the game" in 2003 and since then I've collected literally millions and millions of frequent flyer miles and hotel points. I've flown around the world in first class seats that would cost $29,000 using frequent flyer miles and a few bucks in tax. And I've stayed in some of the finest hotels - all for free! A few years ago I realized many of my friends actually thought I was paying for these!! So I started sharing my tips. It's long been a passion, but when I hosted a session on Miles and Points at this year's South by Southwest festival, my love of the game intensified and this blog was born.

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