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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?**
Very useful: SchwabPlat, CSP, IHG, Costco (was AA Plat), Freedom, SPG
Somewhat useful: Discover, ED (was EDP), BCE, Hyatt, Arrival
May close or PC: Prestige, BrooksBros
Might add: Proper business card, CSR, Ritz, Delta Gold, First Tech