The original Chase Hyatt Credit Card has not been open to new applicants for a number of years (the World of Hyatt Credit Card took its place) and although existing cardholders have been able to use their card as normal since the card was withdrawn from circulation, Chase and Hyatt have now decided to retire the card for good.
If you hold a Citi Credit card and are planning on doing any spending in the week that covers Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday, Citi wants to give you 5% back on up to $500 of online purchases that you make in that period.
Citi is in the process of sending out emails to select credit card holders offering them bonus points for spending in select categories. This is far from the first time Citi has done this in the past 8 months although the credit cards that have been targeted have varied.
A lot of the talk in recent days has been surrounding the new welcome offer that American Express has launched on the Platinum Card but, while I'll probably get around to giving my thoughts about that in more detail next week, the thing that's interesting me most about the Platinum Card right now is that may be about to be improved. Amex may be about to replace one of the more annoying benefits that the card offers.
Since the beginning of May, the Platinum Card from American Express has been offering cardholders statement credits of up to $20/month for spending on select U.S. streaming services and for spending made directly with U.S. wireless telephone service providers. I have been diligently using up my statement credits every month, but Amex now appears to have shut down a path I was using to trigger one of the credits.
Generally speaking, if you want a credit card that offers impressive earnings power you have to be prepared to pay for it and, in a lot of cases, paying for it means taking on annual fees of at least $495/year. Not with the Ink Business Cash Card from Chase.
Towards the beginning of October I mentioned that I was planning to apply for three new credit cards in the coming months so, now that my first application is out of the way, I thought I'd write a post on how the application process went and on the timeline I encountered when it came to being able to make use of the various benefits that the World of Hyatt credit card offers.
As well as giving cardholders a certificate for a free night at any Category 1 - 4 Hyatt property every year (just for holding the card), the World of Hyatt credit card also gives cardholders the opportunity to earn a further free night certificate through spending. Starting next year, Chase is changing the timeframe cardholders are given to earn that second free night. The change isn't bad or majorly significant, but it's a change that for one year only, opens up an opportunity.
The Ink Business Preferred Card from Chase currently offers one of the best welcome bonuses on the market, but there's a lot more to this card than just a one-off points bonanza - this is a credit card that offers excellent spending category bonuses, that makes other great credit cards even better, and that offers one of the rarer (and more useful) credit card benefits around.
[Targeted] Chase Credit Cards Are Offering A Variety Of Spending Bonuses (Amazon, Groceries, Gas,...
Coming swiftly on top of the news that the Chase Sapphire Credit Cards will soon be offering bonus points for grocery spending, comes the news that a variety of other Chase credit cards will soon be offering targeted cardholders bonus points for spending in select shopping categories.