Rumored Hyatt Premium Card…Worth Considering? | Ask Us Anything | Ep 38


This week’s Ask Us Anything Live brought on questions about the rumored Hyatt Premium card (31:20), hitting required spend on business cards (56:54), and more. Watch the whole episode below or click the timestamps below to navigate to each question in YouTube.

5:05 – Hey Greg & Nick, welcome back from your Passing the GUC trip. Loved the Instagram updates throughout your trip 🙂 Was travelling internationally easier or harder than you expected? Thank you.

8:23 – how many fee free plastiq dollars does Greg have?

9:00 – It seems like all the major chains have released their Q4 2021 promotions (Marriott, Hilton). However, Hyatt has been strangely quiet. What are your predictions for their Q4 2021 promotion? 3x at Hyatt properties? 25% rebate with WOH CC? Do you think Hilton’s Q4 promotion and elite status extension made them rethink their Q4 strategy

11:18 – ​Hey Greg, show us your mailbag!!

12:01 – ​Any pointers if Citi will make AA a permanent transfer partner for thank you points

14:03 – Hey guys, what do you guys do for phone insurance? What card do you use? My new iphone 13 needs protection. Also Nick, get an iphone!

18:27 – ​Hi, guys! Any thoughts on somewhat speculatively transferring Membership Rewards to Iberia to use for an Iberia metal 34K one way business class award from JFK to MAD?

21:04 -​ Hey guys! The recent Plat increase and the rumored $650 Brilliant has me concerned that this trend will continue. Questioning if this is financially feasible for people that don’t travel like you two

22:49 – ​Hey Greg and Nick! Would love to know your thoughts on the recently rumor Hyatt Premium card? What benefits would you expect from a Premium Hyatt card?

28:10 – ​how much do you value hyatt suite night awards? I have 7 more elite nights i need to hit the 50 night stays to earn the suite night certificates.

31:20 – ​If Chase really releases a new Hyatt card, will you go back under 5/24 for it? I had a list of cards I wanted for this quarter but the Hyatt Premium rumors have me intrigued.

33:53 – Will chase ever make grocery a bonus spend category in the future

34:56 – Welcome back guys! Couple quick questions: do you have a card use guide to maximize earning points that I can share with family members who are new to this? I’m not the best at it myself. Second question: I’m only at Discoverist level with Hyatt. With the current “fast track” promo, do you recommend pushing to make Globalist this year and would getting a Hyatt card help/be worth it?

42:21 – Regarding Plat Amex- can you explain how and when to cancel this. Do you wait until the next annual fee hits and then call and cancel? How does seeking a retention offer play into the timing? thanks

45:45 – Does the Hyatt credit card give you two nights per 5000.00 spent from Jan. to Dec. or from anniversary day to anniversary day. Thank you

46:59 – Thinking of status matching my SWA Companion Pass to Aeroplan to get 75K. Would it be possible to match that to Delta or American without showing alot of Air Canada flights?

52:00 – ​do you predict chase will get rid of the boundless to Ritz Carlton product change anytime soon? I’m 3 months away and worried!

53:58 – ​Quick question! Trying to decide between delta gold personal vs biz cards. Biz looks a bit better, but my “business” is just getting off the ground. Thoughts? Credit karma score 800 +/-

55:29 – I already have Caesar’s diamond status but no physical card. Do I get the celebration dinner on the same day I I receive the card?

56:54 – Hi guys just got an Ink Cash but with a small credit limit and would take the full 3 months to get the full sign up bonus without cycling. Thoughts on cycling my limit once or twice to hit the bonus?

58:09 – Can you still get an Amex gold card upgrade offer on green card if you already have a gold card? When do you usually get an upgrade offer on the green card? 1 year and how many months?

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Greg was talking about using his Delta companion cert to visit friends in Toronto instead of Air Canada. I thought those were limited to flights within the continental US (unless your address is Hawaii, Alaska or Puerto Rico)…. Are you able to fly to Toronto with one of those?

Also, Nick was talking about the Amex upgrade offers, and has said they were mainly on Everyday & Hilton cards recently. There have actually been some decent or good offers on the Delta family of cards too. I upgraded from Delta Blue to Platinum earlier this year, and my SO just got a similar offer (50k + $200 after 3K spend). Since we have had the cards multiple times in the past, we jumped on these offers.

Greg The Frequent Miler

Regarding Delta companion tickets: Yep, I made a mistake about that. I can’t use them to go to Toronto. Thanks for pointing that out.

Upgrade offers: We mentioned Everyday & Hilton as the ones that are reliably offered over and over again. True that recently we’ve seen excellent Delta upgrade offers, but those are much less common.


Agree that Everyday and Hilton have historically been the two most reliable. In the final seconds of the video, though, Nick says that besides those two, he hasn’t heard a lot of data points on upgrade offers in a while. So I just wanted to add some of my own recent ones.

Greg The Frequent Miler

That makes sense. Thanks!


Yeah I mean it’s totally worth considering something that doesn’t exist. I’d actually rather have my own personal unicorn