My Credit Cards Arsenal (5) – Chase Marriott Rewards Premier Visa

This Marriott Rewards Premier Visa is another hotel co-brand credit card from Chase (!), which makes me always wondering why Chase has good relationship with so many good hotel chains. Anyway, I have had this card since 2013, and recently cancelled my old card and re-applied for a new card since I “have not received a new cardmember bonus for this product in the past 24 months”, which is the Chase Bank’s 24-month rule for credit card application.

Currently, on the Marriott official website, there is a limited time offer which offers 80,000 points after $3,000 spending within 3 months of account opening. Personally, I don’t like this offer. The version I applied offers 70,000 points after $2,000 spending within 3 months of account opening and one 1-4 category free night certificate after account opening, which I think is superior because of the low spending threshold and 1-4 category free night.

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My Credit Cards Arsenal (3) – Chase Hyatt

Hyatt is another hotel chain the foodie couple love! Last Christmas we used 48,000 points for 4-night stay at Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach, when the cash price is more than $400 per night!

Ah! Good time in Hawaii!

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That’s one reason we love Hyatt, because the value of the points is very high, about 1.8 cents per point. Another reason is that Hyatt has a lot of good properties in good places, such as the Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach, and the Andaz 5th Avenue we are going to stay in New York City.

Well, back to the credit card I have, which is the Chase Hyatt Visa.

The look of this card is pretty simple and concise with a metal finish, though it is plastic.Read More »