- An update to an update: Got an email form Hyatt that my husband was upgraded to Diamond status. I’ve sent a screenshot of IHG Platinum status that showed several stays at IHG, all via points. Hooray! An update: Looks like I was late to the party. They only offered me Platinum status, which I already happen to have via Hyatt credit card. Oh well.. Onto the next one. This deal falls into a category of “smokin’ hot” and probably won’t be alive for long. You may be able to get a free Hyatt Diamond status if you have elite status with another hotel program (plus 1 hotel stay). I have IHG Platinum via co-branded credit card which may or may not qualify. Here is the post with details. Hurry! Even if you have no planned Hyatt stays, get it anyway since the status comes with free breakfast benefit (and other perks). You never know if it might come in handy in the future. I’ve sent a Twitter DM to Hyatt Concierge, and will update with results. Let me know in the comments how this works out for you!
2. Nice discounts on Olive Garden and Ruby Tuesday gift cards via Amex offers. I’m in! It just shows you why everyone should have at least one American Express card.
3. As you probably know, the sign-up bonuses on Chase Sapphire Preferred and Chase Freedom have been increased. Now, you can use your personal referral link (here is the form) if you happen to have one of these cards and want your friends to apply, which would give you 5,000 points. Both cards pay me referral. Be aware, Chase Freedom currently offers 17,500 points, but the bonus is increased to 22,500 points now and again. The offer on CSP is as good as it gets, and if you are new to this hobby, definitely consider it. Read more on it here and don’t hesitate to email me with questions.