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Posted by on Apr 2, 2014 in Barclays Arrival, Chase Hyatt, Chase Ink Bold, Chase Ink Plus, Chase Sapphire Preferred, Credit Cards, Hotel, Hyatt | 0 comments

Hotel Review: Park Hyatt Washington Park Executive Suite

Recently, my wife and I decided to visit Washington D.C. for the opening weekend of the National Cherry Blossom Festival. We’re going to Japan in a few weeks and thought it would be great to get a sneak peek of the cherry blossoms here. While the trees haven’t bloomed yet due to the delayed Spring, we still had a great time in the city. Washington D.C. can be quite scenic and full of culture during this time of the year, and our stay at the Park Hyatt Washington Park Executive Suite was fantastic. During our Segway tour, we also met a British couple who were on their honeymoon so while it’s not your typical honeymoon destination, Washington D.C. can be a romantic place. If you do decide to visit Washington D.C., I highly recommend staying at the Park Hyatt Washington.     How You Can Do It The Park Hyatt Washington is a category 6 hotel on the Hyatt Gold Passport chart, so a standard room will cost 25,000...

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Posted by on Jan 14, 2014 in Chase British Airways, Chase Hyatt, Citi AAdvantage, Credit Cards | 0 comments

Credit Card Retention Offer Updates

I just wanted to provide a friendly reminder that I’m constantly updating my credit card retention offers page so feel free to look for my latest findings as well as data points submitted by others.     A lot of the credit cards that we opened in early 2013 to charge our wedding expenses on are approaching a year old. Of course, that means the annual fee will be due very soon since many great credit cards only waive the annual fee for the first year. But if you’ve read my guide to opening credit cards for rewards, you will remember from rule #3 that you should make sure to avoid the annual fee by remembering to cancel the credit card – no excuses. At the same time, you should also try to maximize credit card retention offers during the cancellation process to earn even more free airlines miles and points.   The Main Point Some of the recent credit cards we called in to cancel include the Chase...

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Posted by on Nov 18, 2013 in Chase Hyatt, Chase Ink Bold, Chase Ink Plus, Chase Sapphire Preferred, Credit Cards, Hawaii, Hotel, Hyatt | 0 comments

Honeymoon Hotel Review: Grand Hyatt Kauai Luau

Besides having awesome ocean view rooms and a seemingly endless selection of pools, the Grand Hyatt Kauai also boasts one of the best Hawaiian luaus in Kauai; many visitors who don’t stay at the Grand Hyatt Kauai still come to the Grand Hyatt Kauai luau. A luau is a traditional Hawaiian party that includes music, dancing entertainment, and traditional Hawaiian food. While luaus may have a touristy feel to them, we thought it was worth going as we’ve never been to one before.   How You Can Do It The Grand Hyatt Kauai is a category 6 hotel on the Hyatt Gold Passport chart, so a standard room will cost 22,000 Hyatt Gold Passport points per night. If you don’t have Hyatt diamond status and want a better room that includes access to the Grand Club lounge for free breakfast and more, the cost will increase to 27,000 points per night. Last but not least, if you really want a suite, you can redeem 33,000 Hyatt Gold Passport points...

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Posted by on Nov 13, 2013 in Chase Hyatt, Chase Ink Bold, Chase Ink Plus, Chase Sapphire Preferred, Credit Cards, Hawaii, Hotel, Hyatt | 0 comments

Honeymoon Hotel Review: Grand Hyatt Kauai Part 2

While the Deluxe Ocean View Room we had at the Grand Hyatt Kauai was very nice, we didn’t spend a lot of time in the room. The Grand Hyatt Kauai is so big and offers so much to do, you won’t get bored exploring the hotel in a week’s time. Whether you spend your time relaxing in one of the many pools or playing golf at the Poipu Bay Golf Club, you can’t go wrong.   How You Can Do It The Grand Hyatt Kauai is a category 6 hotel on the Hyatt Gold Passport chart, so a standard room will cost 22,000 Hyatt Gold Passport points per night. If you don’t have Hyatt diamond status and want a better room that includes access to the Grand Club lounge for free breakfast and more, the cost will increase to 27,000 points per night. Last but not least, if you really want a suite, you can redeem 33,000 Hyatt Gold Passport points per night. Recently, however, Hyatt just announced a change...

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Posted by on Nov 11, 2013 in Chase Hyatt, Chase Ink Bold, Chase Ink Plus, Chase Sapphire Preferred, Credit Cards, Hawaii, Hotel, Hyatt | 0 comments

Honeymoon Hotel Review: Grand Hyatt Kauai Deluxe Ocean View Room

Last time, I reviewed flying Hawaiian Airlines First Class between New York and Hawaii and described how you can do it too for free! Today, I’ll cover our stay in a Deluxe Ocean View Room at the Grand Hyatt Kauai, generally regarded as one of the best hotels in the Hyatt chain. The review will actually be a multiple part series since the hotel is so large and offers so much that I can’t possibly cover it in one post. The more information you have, the better you are able to plan your special stay here.     How You Can Do It The Grand Hyatt Kauai is a category 6 hotel on the Hyatt Gold Passport chart, so a standard room will cost 22,000 Hyatt Gold Passport points per night. If you don’t have Hyatt diamond status and want a better room that includes access to the Grand Club lounge for free breakfast and more, the cost will increase to 27,000 points per night. Last but not least,...

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Posted by on Jun 17, 2013 in Barclays Arrival, Chase Hyatt, Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve, Credit Cards, Hotel, Hyatt | 0 comments

Free Hotel Suites with the Chase Hyatt Credit Card

The Chase Hyatt credit card is a great credit card by itself, because the signup bonus gives you two free nights at any Hyatt after you spend $1,000 within 3 months. But if you obtain a Hyatt diamond trial to get Hyatt diamond status BEFORE opening the credit card, your two free nights will be in a Hyatt suite! Let’s take a look at the benefits of the Chase Hyatt credit card.   Chase Hyatt 2 free nights signup bonus after spending $1,000 within 3 months Free Hyatt platinum status No foreign exchange fee Free night at any category 1 to 4 Hyatt hotel on your card anniversary 3 Hyatt Gold Passport points per $1 spent at Hyatt hotels 2 Hyatt Gold Passport points per $1 spent on dining, airlines, and car rentals 1 Hyatt Gold Passport points per $1 spent on everything else $75 annual fee not waived the first year Normally you get two free nights in a standard room at any Hyatt when you open the Chase Hyatt...

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