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How I Would Redeem 75,000 Chase Points for Maximum Value

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It’s time to get excited — there are new elevated welcome bonus offers on 2 popular cards:

  • Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card: Earn 75,000 points after spending $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months.
  • Chase Sapphire Reserve®: Earn 75,000 points after spending $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months.

Of course, we love getting outsized value here at Upgraded Points, so I am going to show you how I would use 75,000 Chase points for maximum value — upwards of $3,000 in value!

How I Would Use 75,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards Points

Earning 75,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points with just a single welcome offer is excellent. If you redeemed those points through Chase Travel, you’d get $937.50 in value with the Chase Sapphire Preferred card (1.25 cents per point) or $1,125 in value with the Chase Sapphire Reserve card (1.5 cents per point.)

That’s excellent, but I’ll show you how you can do even better. My favorite way to redeem Chase points is to transfer them to the World of Hyatt program. By doing this, I consistently get higher than average values from my points.

2 Nights at Park Hyatt Zürich

Last year, I stayed at Park Hyatt Zürich in Switzerland and thought it was a superb choice.

Centrally located within walking distance of the Old Town area, it was a great base to explore Zürich on foot. It was about a block and a half from Lake Zürich and was just under a 20-minute walk from the main train station, Zürich HB.

Park Hyatt Zurich lobby lounge
Stay 2 nights at the Park Hyatt Zürich with 1 welcome bonus! Image Credit: Katie Seemann

This luxurious hotel can cost upwards of $1,000 per night during peak travel seasons. As a Category 8 hotel, it costs 35,000 points per night (off-peak), 40,000 points per night (standard), or 45,000 points per night (peak). It’s a splurge on points, but one that’s worth it, in my opinion.

With the 75,000-point welcome offer on the Chase Sapphire Preferred card or the Chase Sapphire Reserve card, you can get 2 nights at Park Hyatt Zürich (2 off-peak nights — or 1 standard and 1 off-peak night.)

Park Hyatt Zurich cost in points
A standard room is 35,000 points per night. Image Credit: Hyatt

I priced out a random 2-night stay in October, and the cost was either 70,000 Hyatt points or $1,567. It’s awesome that you can earn enough points for that stay with just the new welcome bonus offer.

3 Nights at Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa

Hawaii is a dream destination — and you can use Chase Ultimate Rewards points to help turn that dream into a real vacation! A couple of years ago, I transferred Chase points to Hyatt to book a stay at the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa, and it was fantastic.

You could use your 75,000-point welcome offer to book 3 nights at off-peak pricing at this Category 7 hotel. We found lots of availability in early December 2024 at this price. It would cost over $3,000 to book 3 nights during this time with cash — which means you’d be getting incredible value by using points.

Grand Hyatt Kauai free night
Nights are available at Grand Hyatt Kauai for as low as 25,000 points per night. Image Credit: Hyatt
Hot Tip:

Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa made our list of the best Hawaii hotels for families to book with points.

5 Nights at Andaz Savannah

Andaz Savannah is a boutique hotel that’s centrally located in Savannah’s historic district. As a Category 4 hotel, it’s a great option for those Category 1-4 free night certificates or for booking with Hyatt points.

Standard room at Andaz Savannah
Andaz Savannah costs as few as 12,000 points per night. Image Credit: Katie Seemann

Rooms here cost just 12,000 (off-peak), 15,000 (standard), or 18,000 (peak) points per night. I found lots of availability for standard and off-peak nights from June through September and from December through January.

Award availablity at Andaz Savannah
There is plenty of availability for standard and off-peak nights at Andaz Savannah. Image Credit: Hyatt

You could pay for 5 nights at standard pricing or 6 nights at off-peak pricing with your welcome offer from either the Chase Sapphire Preferred card or the Chase Sapphire Reserve card.

4 to 6 Nights at Hyatt Regency Chicago

Last December, I visited Chicago for a quick weekend trip. I stayed at the Hyatt Regency Chicago and loved its central location and excellent Regency Club. Even better, anyone who has club access gets a full breakfast in the hotel’s restaurant instead of a continental breakfast in the lounge. That’s why I think this hotel is an excellent option when you have a Club Lounge Access Award to use.

Hyatt Regency Chicago lobby staircase
The Hyatt Regency Chicago is a large hotel in a convenient, central location. Image Credit: Katie Seemann

The 75,000 bonus points can pay for up to 6 nights at this hotel. I found lots of availability for points bookings, including 5 consecutive off-peak nights over the Fourth of July holiday. These nights are bookable for 12,000 points each (or you could pay 18,000 points per night for a room that included Club Lounge access.) The cash cost for these 5 nights is just under $1,500.

Hyatt Regency Chicago points calendar
Image Credit: Hyatt
Bottom Line:

We estimate Chase Ultimate Rewards points to be worth ~2 cents each. I’ve been able to get at least that much value (and often much more) by transferring my Chase points to Hyatt to book hotel stays.

Final Thoughts

The new elevated welcome bonus offer for the Chase Sapphire Preferred card and Chase Sapphire Reserve card is a great deal. And fortunately, there’s a lot you can do with that many Chase points.

My personal favorite way to use them is to transfer them to Hyatt to book hotel stays. Whether you’re looking for a budget stay during a road trip, a centrally located hotel in a big city, or a luxury beach resort, your points can go far when you book with Hyatt.

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About Katie Seemann

Katie has been in the points and miles game since 2015 and started her own blog in 2016. She’s been freelance writing since then and her work has been featured in publications like Travel + Leisure, Forbes Advisor, and Fortune Recommends.

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