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By: Travis Cormier
Editors Note: Two Card Trips is a series of articles that show how you could book a trip using points/miles earned from just two credit card bonuses. Today’s two card trip takes us to Costa Rica with bonuses from the Chase Ink Preferred and World of Hyatt Credit Cards.
Hey Travel Junkies,
Costa Rica is one of the most popular countries to visit in Central America for a good reason: your options for adventure are almost limitless in Costa Rica. Whether you’re looking to explore the rainforest, surf the waves, or watch the colorful wildlife, you will easily fill your time in this amazing country.
Thanks to some great sign-up bonuses, you can stay at a luxurious resort as your home-base for all your adventures. Let’s take a look at how you can visit Costa Rica with just two credit card sign up bonuses.
The Two Cards
With just two credit cards, you can make your Costa Rica dreams a reality.
The first card is the Ink Business Preferred Credit Card . The Chase Ink Preferred comes with 80,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards when you spend $5,000 in the first three months. You’ll also earn 3 points for every dollar spent on travel, shipping, internet cable and phone services, and online advertising. You’ll earn 1 point for every dollar spent on all other purchases.
The second card is The World of Hyatt Credit Card by Chase which has a tiered bonus offer. You’ll earn 25,000 points when you spend $3,000 in the first 3 months of opening the card. You’ll earn an additional 25,000 points when you spend $6,000 total in the first 6 months.
While that is a lot of minimum spend to hit, with the right strategies, it is very doable. One great way is by paying your bills with Plastiq. When paired with your daily spend, you can quickly hit the bonuses on these two cards.
Both cards have some amazing benefits that make them compelling to keep in your wallet year after year.
The Chase Ink Preferred offers cell-phone insurance when you pay your bill with the card. I love this benefit because if my phone gets accidentally damaged, I know it will have coverage.
The World of Hyatt credit card earns a free night every year you own the card, starting with your first card-member anniversary. These free nights are great to use if you need to stay overnight in a city before your next flight.
Now that you know which two cards you need to book your Costa Rica adventure, let’s look at the fun details of the trip.
Where to Stay
You’ll be looking to stay at the Andaz Papagayo Resort. The resort is a category 4 Hyatt property which costs only 15,000 points per night.
You can check out 10xT Contributor Weston Conway’s review of the property here.
Using points to stay at the Andaz Papagayo Resort is a great deal because it’s an expensive resort if you wanted to pay cash, but by using points, you’re going to save money and get a great experience for free. For example, A quick search shows some nights in February costing $650 per night! With points, you’ll pay nothing!
Another great way using point saves you money comes from the fact that Hyatt doesn’t charge resort fees on award nights, so you won’t have any extra charges to pop-up and surprise you when you check out.