Cardholder of the World of Hyatt Visa Card issued by Chase in the U.S. can take advantage of a small promotion that rewards them with a US$30 credit for shopping at grocery stores.
This is an easy way to get an additional 10% cashback on your purchase at grocery stores. This is a targeted promotion but you can always try and sign up for it regardless.
In order for this credit to hit your account the merchant needs to be coded as a grocery store such as Safeway, Whole Foods, Kroger, Ralphs etc.
Purchases at convenience stores such as CVS and Rite Aid where lots of people like to purchase gift cards and small grocery items usually post as ‘Drug Stores’ and might not bring the desired result according to comments on this Flyertalk thread (despite the promotion saying that drug stores count as well).
You can access the registration page for this VISA Card offer here.
If you have the Hyatt Credit Card you might want to give it a try. Unfortunately I’m not in North America this month so I won’t be able to profit from this promotion as it requires in store purchases.
There was a similar promotion last year with a pretty spotty record when it came to cardholders actually receiving the bonus as advertised so as you say ‘YMMV’ (Your Mileage May Vary). Register and if you get the bonus for regular spend then fine, if not then that’s too bad. Just don’t make any unnecessary purchases.
I like these promotions because they help to push down the annual fee a little bit ($75 for the Hyatt Card) and Chase pretty much stopped offering retention bonuses for their cardholders of most products.
These are the Terms & Conditions associated with the promotion:
This offer is only valid for Hyatt Credit Cardmembers in good standing who receive this offer and register for it by 2/28/2018. This offer only applies to Qualifying Transactions made with your Hyatt Credit Card during the promotional period (2/1/2018 – 2/28/2018) in the amount of $300 or more in total at grocery stores and/or drug stores in the United States. Offer valid only for in-store purchases at grocery stores and/or drug stores.
Grocery Store Purchases: Merchants in the grocery stores category include supermarkets, merchants that offer a full service grocery line of merchandise including a deli and bakery as well as smaller grocery stores. Please note that some merchants that sell grocery items are not included in this category; for example, larger stores that sell a wide variety of goods and groceries, such as warehouse clubs, discount stores and some smaller merchants such as drugstores, and merchants that specialize in only a few grocery items. In addition, please note that purchases made at gas stations from merchants who also operate grocery stores are not included in this category. In addition, delivery service merchants will not be included in this category unless the merchant has set up such purchases to be classified in the grocery stores category.
Drug Store Purchases: Merchants in the drug stores category specialize in selling prescription drugs and over-the-counter medicines, supplements and various health-related items. These merchants may also sell cosmetics, toiletries, greeting cards, and various household items such as cleaning supplies and packaged foods and drinks. Please note that some merchants that sell a wide variety of goods including these items, and which may contain an onsite pharmacy, for example, warehouse clubs, discount stores, or grocery stores, are not included in this category.
To qualify, transactions must be identified as qualifying transactions on Visa’s proprietary network (VisaNet). Grocery and drug store merchants must submit the transactions under the appropriate merchant code for the transaction to be identified as a qualifying purchase for the purposes of this offer. “Qualifying Transactions” are purchases of goods and services made by you or any authorized user on your account, and do not include balance transfers, cash advances, cash-like charges such as travelers checks, foreign currency, and money orders, any checks that access your account, overdraft advances, interest, unauthorized or fraudulent charges, or fees of any kind, including an annual fee, if applicable. Chargeback/returns will not be tracked for this offer.
Maximum statement credit accumulation during the promotional period is $30. Credit card product changes during the promotional period will forfeit this offer. To qualify for this offer, account must be open and not in default at the time of fulfillment. This offer is non-transferable.
Hyatt reserves the right to alter or withdraw this offer with a suitable substitute offer of equal value (if legally required) at any time due to actual circumstances. This promotion is subject to the terms and conditions of World of Hyatt available at worldofhyatt.com/terms
Chase is only responsible for receiving information from Visa in order to post the statement credit to your credit card account. The statement credit will appear on your credit card account within 6-8 weeks of making a qualifying purchase.