World of Hyatt Credit Card $15K Free Night Time Frame
I signed up for the World of Hyatt credit card shortly after it came out. It is one of the better cards on the market right now in my opinion. I even called it the new King of hotel credit cards in my review.
One of the better perks of the card is the category 1-4 free night you get after spending $15,000 within a cardmember year. I have made the claim that everyone who has the card should put at least $15,000 of spend on the card each year. That would give people around a 3.5% return on their non bonus spend (based on 1.8 cents per point). I just received my free night and wanted to share the time frame.
I completed the $15,000 in spend sometime in mid to late November. My statement with the spend on it didn’t close until December 17th. The free night confirmation was emailed to me on December 19th.
This time frame leads me to believe that the free night is not triggered until the statement cuts. This is also in line with how the welcome bonus is paid out as well as the two elite night credits for spending $5000.
As you can see the free night comes within a few days of your statement cutting, once the spend is complete. That is a great turnaround and blows Amex out of the water. You should have to wait at most 4 weeks but as little as a few days for the free night. It all depends on how close to your statement date you complete the spend.
If you wanted to plan it right and complete the spend in your 11th or 12th month of your cardmember year you could line it up to have 2 free night certificates each year. Since it would pair up with the one you get each year on your anniversary.