Boost in rewards for non-AF cards

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amex007
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Re: Boost in rewards for non-AF cards

Postby amex007 » Sun Aug 23, 2015 9:15 pm

Whatamuji wrote:Gotcha. Thanks for the clarification. The only reason I would consider getting the IHG is for the annual room. If the AF went up to say $79m, I would definitely have to reconsider my opinion on that card Because at that point, you're better off paying for the room outta pocket. I'd find it a bit funny if Starwood bought Hilton instead of IHG.


Hyatt card comes with a free annual night that expires after 12 mo after year 1 anniv. Pts are valuable and it can be an everyday spend card if you want to use it that way. A category level 4 hotel night would prob cost like $300 but you get it for 15k pts (which is worth $150).
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Re: Boost in rewards for non-AF cards

Postby CarefulBuilder14 » Sun Aug 23, 2015 10:01 pm

amex007 wrote:
Whatamuji wrote:Gotcha. Thanks for the clarification. The only reason I would consider getting the IHG is for the annual room. If the AF went up to say $79m, I would definitely have to reconsider my opinion on that card Because at that point, you're better off paying for the room outta pocket. I'd find it a bit funny if Starwood bought Hilton instead of IHG.


Hyatt card comes with a free annual night that expires after 12 mo after year 1 anniv. Pts are valuable and it can be an everyday spend card if you want to use it that way. A category level 4 hotel night would prob cost like $300 but you get it for 15k pts (which is worth $150).

I've considered a Hyatt card. The hotel categories aren't as inflated as Marriott, and having modest upgrades without minimum card spending would be nice.

I'm holding off for now, though, so I can really make the most of the signup bonus later. I already have some transferable URs I can use for basic rooms at (comparatively) low-end Hyatt properties.

*It is one of the few remaining cards I don't have that I can see myself maybe keeping in the long run.*

**Does Platinum status get you upgrades on free annual / point award nights?**
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