AskMrCreditCard.com Daily Recap 09/13/2012

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Hyatt Credit Card Review Updated
Hyatt has just announced a couple of new changes to their affinity cards which will take place after 1st October 2012 (more on that below). As a result of this, we have updated our reviews to reflect the upcoming changes. We find the changes positive and have increased our rating for the card.

2 Free Nights Promotion Explanation and Value
While rewriting the Hyatt review, I looked into the 2 free nights sign up bonus more closely and found out that the definition of 2 free nights depended on your Hyatt Gold Passport elite status. The higher the status, the better the sign up bonus.

From around the web

Hyatt 65,000 points promotion through 30th November 2012
Guess it is all about Hyatt today. They are running a promotion now until the end of November. You have to register by end of October to participate. Between 1st September 2012 and 30th November 2012, you can earn 5,000 bonus points for 5 nights of stay, and 10,000 points for every 5 nights after that up to 65,000 bonus points. That means, you have to be staying at a Hyatt hotel for 35 days to earn this extra bonus (worth a suite for a night). To be honest, it is quite impossible for us mortals, but any extra bonus you earn is always good.

Hyatt announces enhancements to their affinity card
Hyatt yesterday announced some enhancements to their affinity card. Firstly, you can earn double points for restaurants, airline tickets booked directly with airlines, as well as with car rentals. Very few affinity cards have this feature, so kudos to Hyatt. Existing card members will also be automatically be platinum elite members.

Furthermore, they have also added nights and stays as bonus based on spending levels. Spend $20,000 and you get 2 stays/5 nights. If your spending goes up to $40,000, then you will get an additional 3 stays/5 nights. For those pursuing diamond level, this card will now be even more valuable.

US Airways 25,000 Bonus Miles Promotion with Star Alliance Network
This promotion is good until 15th December 2012. “Travel on 3 partner carriers to get 2,500 bonus miles, 4 to get 5,000 and 5 to get 15,000. Fly on 6 or more and you’ll earn 25,000 miles.” Guess this only applies to the hard core US Airways flyer.

Starwood and Aeroplan promotion
Between 10th September and 9th December 2012, you can earn extra Aeroplan miles for staying at Starwood Hotels. Stay 3 nights are earn 3,000 aeroplan miles. Stay 5 nights at earn 5,000 miles. Stay at a Canadian Starwood chain and earn an extra 3,000 miles. Registration is required.

SouthWest double miles promotion
From now until 15th November, you can earn double miles flying with Southwest. For example, according to SouthWest site: “You’ll receive 24 points (instead of the standard 12 points) per dollar spent on Business Select® Fares, 20 points (instead of ten points) per dollar spent on Anytime Fares, and 12 points (instead of six points) per dollar spent on Wanna Get Away?®”. Registration is required.

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