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Following is a guide on how to earn Hyatt points.  Obviously you can earn Hyatt points for staying at Hyatt hotels, but since most of us are not traveling right now here are some other ways to get Hyatt points that you might not be aware of.

How to Earn Hyatt Points

Transfer from Chase Ultimate Rewards Points

The fastest way to get Hyatt points is to transfer Ultimate Rewards points from to Hyatt points at a 1:1 ratio. Transfers are instant.

Apply for the World of Hyatt Credit Card

If you plan to stay at Hyatt hotels frequently you might want to consider applying for the World of Hyatt Credit Card. You can earn a welcome bonus of up to 50,000 Hyatt points (25,000 bonus points after $3,000 in purchases within 3 months of account opening and an additional 25,000 Bonus Points after $6,000 total in purchases within 6 months of account opening) which is enough for up to 10 Free Nights at category 1 Hyatt hotels.

Other features of the World of Hyatt Credit Card include:

  • 4 Bonus Points per $1 spent on purchases at all Hyatt hotels; 2 Bonus Points per $1 spent at restaurants, on airline tickets purchased directly from the airline, local transit and commuting as well as fitness club and gym memberships; 1 Bonus Point per $1 spent on all other purchases.
  • Receive one free night at any Category 1–4 Hyatt hotel or resort every year after your cardmember anniversary.
    Earn an additinal free night at any Category 1–4 Hyatt hotel or resort if you spend $15,000 during your cardmember anniversary year.
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • $95 annual fee.

Refer the World of Hyatt Credit Card

If you already have the World of Hyatt Credit Card, you can receive Hyatt points for referring the card to your friends and family.  You can earn 5,000 points per referral up to a maximum of 25,000 points per calendar year.  Visit https://www.chase.com/referafriend/worldofhyatt to make a referral.

Apply for Other Chase Credit Cards

If you already have the World of Hyatt Credit card or if it is not right for you can apply for a Chase credit card that earns Ultimate Rewards points. The following Chase credit cards earn Ultimate Rewards points that you can directly transfer to Hyatt (and other airline and hotel partners) and offer a large welcome bonus for signing up for these cards:

Chase Sapphire Preferred Card
Earn 60,000 Ultimate Rewards points welcome bonus after spending $4,000 within 3 months
$95 Annual Fee
No foreign transaction fees
Earn 1 Ultimate Rewards point per $1 spent; earn 2x points on travel and dining worldwide.

Chase Sapphire Reserve
Earn 50,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards welcome bonus after spending $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening
$550 Annual Fee but partly offset with several credits including $300 annual travel credit, $100 Global Entry/TSA Precheck travel credit
No foreign transaction fees
Earn 1 Ultimate Rewards point per $1 spent; earn 3X points per $1 spent on travel and dining worldwide
1 year of complimentary Lyft Pink membership per account which offers 15% off car rides
Statement credits of up to $60 in 2020 and $60 in 2021 on DoorDash purchases and complimentary DashPass valued at over $100

Chase Ink Business Preferred card
Earn 80,000 Ultimate Rewards points welcome bonus after spending $5,000 within 3 months
$95 Annual Fee
Earn 3 points per $1 on the first $150,000 spent in combined purchases in the following categories (travel, shipping purchases, Internet, cable and phone services, and on advertising purchases made with social media sites and search engines) and 1 point per $1 on all other purchases.

You can also earn Ultimate Rewards with no annual fee cards (like the Chase FreedomChase Freedom UnlimitedInk Business Cash and Ink Business Unlimited) but you will need one of the premium cards above in order to combine your Ultimate Rewards points and transfer them to Hyatt.

Refer Chase Credit Cards that Earn Ultimate Rewards

You can also refer Chase cards that earn Ultimate Rewards and transfer those points to Hyatt.  Here is a list of current Chase Refer-a-Friend opportunities.

Online Shopping

Hyatt does not have a shopping portal but if you have one or more Chase credit cards that earn Ultimate Rewards points you can use the Ultimate Rewards shopping portal to earn points.

Get Hyatt Points from Friends or Family

Hyatt lets its members points share points once every 30 days. To combine Hyatt points, you have to fill out this form.

Rent a Car with Avis

You can earn 500 bonus Hyatt points and up to 25% off base rates for each qualifying rental at participating Avis® locations worldwide. Just book your rental with the discount code “K817700” and associate your World of Hyatt membership number with your Avis reservation. See the full details here.

Take Fitness Classes (Including Online) or Purchase Spa Therapies

You can earn 10 Base Points for every eligible U.S. dollar spent at participating Exhale locations and for Exhale On Demand subscriptions purchased on exhalespa.com.
Learn more about earning poionts at Exhale here.

Purchase Exclusive Hyatt Member Experiences

You can earn 10 Hyatt points for each dollar you spend on FIND Experiences for experiences in the U.S. and Mexico. FIND Experiences is a unique collection of fun member-only experiences. You can choose from over 200 experiences in 50+ destinations around the world. However, FIND Experiences are temporary suspended due to COVID.

Learn more about FIND Experiences here.

Cruise with Lindblad Expeditions

Thinking of booking a cruise in the future? You can earn 5 Hyatt points per eligible $1 USD spent on Lindblad Expeditions.  We traveled to Antarctica years ago with Lindblad and highly recommend them.

Learn more about Hyatt’s Lindblad Expeditions partnership here.

More Ways to earn Hyatt Points

Visit this page on hyatt.com for more ways to earn Hyatt points.

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