Chris Carley


World of Hyatt announced an interesting status challenge this week that drastically reduces the requirements to reach certain tiers.

This is a golden ticket for many people to reach World of Hyatt’s Globalist status — their top-tier level. If you have the World of Hyatt Credit Card, sign up for various promotions, and do a little mattress running (all broken down by Frequent Miler in this great post), you can enjoy Globalist status for two years.

Pretty great, right?

I’m passing.

And I’ve been asked by a few people if I think they should pursue the challenge.

So here’s why it doesn’t work for my travel practices and goals. But it may (or may not) work for yours.

Are you having Amex Offer FOMO? That’s understandable, given the great Amex Offers — especially for bonus Membership Rewards points — we’ve seen during the past few weeks.

But if you don’t have a Membership Rewards card, you’re missing out on some promotions that could easily score you a bunch of points that’ll help accelerate your travel goals. And, yes, there are even a couple of no-annual-fee American Express Membership Rewards cards.