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New Amex Offers targeting Marriott properties

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Amex Offers Marriott Hotels :

American Express regularly runs Marriott “Amex Offers” and their latest is a spend $300 bet $60 back. Historically, Amex rolls out one of these and then shortly thereafter follows it up with a few more. So we will be keeping an eye on additional Marriott Amex Offers in the next week or two.

*Another thing worth noting: the terms and conditions stipulate booking must be done through Marriott.com, the app, etc. However, in the past if you were to book a qualifying Marriott Hotel property via Amex Fine Hotels and Resorts, you’d not only get all of the FHR benefits, but if you spent enough while on the property to trigger the Amex Offer, and that was paid directly to the property, you’d get a credit as well.

  • So,  if you held an Amex Platinum you could take advantage of the $200 hotel credit when pre-paying via Fine Hotels and Resorts or the Hotel Collection. You can read details on that here, and then any overage charge to the hotel and pay with the targeted Amex. This isn’t guaranteed to work, but has in the past.

* the exclusions explicitly mention gift cards, but in the past, if those were purchased at a property ( which isn’t always easy to do ) they have triggered the credit.

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Marriott: Spend $300 get $60

This is targeted for properties within the Marriott umbrella that aren’t “luxury” per se. Interestingly enough, Autograph Collection, AC, Le Meridien properties aren’t excluded which I’ve found to be quite nice, so if you’re still wanting up market, these could be a great option. Also, if you’re doing a roadtrip and staying in Spring Hill Suites, Fairfield, Courtyard, etc – easy way to get money back.

Details:

  • Spend $300 get $60
  • Within the following geographical areas
    •  U.S. and U.S. territories, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean
  • Must be completed by 03/31/23
  • Excludes Marriott Vacation Club®, Marriott Grand Residence Club®, Design Hotels™, Protea Hotels®, Marriott Executive Apartments®, Homes & Villas by Marriott International, Vistana Signature Network and Vistana Residence Network. Excludes gift card purchases.
  • Not valid for online retail purchases, hotel amenities, or purchases of Marriott Bonvoy® points

Spend $1000 Marriott Homes and Villas get $200 ( up to 2x )

If you weren’t aware, Marriott has a portal dedicated to Homes and Villas. Take the fam, take the squad, but whatever you do, take the Amex you linked so you can get some money back, baybayyyy.

  • Spend $500 get $100 back
  • Valid until 05/31/2023
  • See terms for exclusions

Marriott get 20% back on purchases up to $50

This is another iteration of the spend $300 get $60 back. I was targeted for both of these offers and the way I would approach it is to divide payment at check out. I’m sure it would be fine to stack them on a single card, but if you have two, I’d probably diversify and split them up.

  • Get 20% back up to $50
  • Within the following geographical areas
    •  U.S. and U.S. territories, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean
  • Must be completed by 03/31/23
  • Excludes Marriott Vacation Club®, Marriott Grand Residence Club®, Design Hotels™, Protea Hotels®, Marriott Executive Apartments®, Homes & Villas by Marriott International, Vistana Signature Network and Vistana Residence Network. Excludes gift card purchases.
  • Not valid for online retail purchases, hotel amenities, or purchases of Marriott Bonvoy® points

 

What we’ve seen in the past and likely to see again shortly:

Marriott Luxury Properties: Spend $500, get $100

If you’re looking for a luxurious getaway…this is an easy way to save some dough.

Details:

  • Spend $500, get $100
  • Within the following geographical areas
    • U.S. and U.S. territories, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean
  • Ritz, St Regis, Edition, The Luxury Collection, W Hotels, JW Marriott
  • Must be completed by 12/31/22

Overall

Some great ways to save on your Marriott bookings!

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The Chase Sapphire Preferred is a great starter card that earns Premium Ultimate Rewards that can be transferred into over a dozen partners many of which are US based. 

Welcome Offer

60k Points after $4k spend in 3 months

80k offer in branch currently – I think this should be online soon

Annual Fee

$95

Points Earned

Transferrable Chase Ultimate Rewards

Super solid welcome offer.

If you carry this card alongside Chase’s cashback cards like the Chase Freedom Flex℠and Chase Freedom Unlimited® or the business versions: Ink Business Cash , Ink Business Unlimited you can combine the points into Preferred account and transfer into hotel and airline partners

Annual fee is quite low at $95 a year + you get a 10% anniversary bonus on points + $50 hotel credit in Chase travel.

  • 3x on dining
    •  including eligible delivery services for takeout
  • 3x on select streaming services
  • 3x on online grocery purchases
    • (excluding Target, Walmart and wholesale clubs)
  • 5x on all travel purchased through Chase Ultimate Rewards – Chase Travel Portal
  • $50 Annual Credit on hotel stays purchased via Ultimate Rewards/Chase Travel
    • The begins immediately for new cardmembers and after your account anniversary for existing cardmembers
  • 10% Anniversary Bonus
    • Every year you keep the card, your total spend will yield a 10% points bonus. If you spend $10k in a year, you’ll get 1k bonus points
  • Chase Sapphire Preferred® continues to redeem at 1.25c in the Chase Travel Portal and the slew of other benefits remain in tact including primary rental car insurance, purchase protections, etc.
  • Points are transferrable to 13 Ultimate Rewards partners
  • Redeem in the Chase Travel center for 1.25 cents per point
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • Suite of Travel and Purchase Coverage
    • Primary rental car coverage is my favorite

There is currently an 80k offer after $4k spend in 3 months available in branch, and up to 90k after $6k spend in 6 months. I suspect some version of this will be online soon if you don’t want the hassle of going into a branch.

We keep an up to date spreadsheet that lists the best ever offers: You can find that spreadsheet here.

Historically 60k is a very, very good offer. In 2021, we saw the offer hit an all time high of 100k. Who knows if that will ever come back. .

Main Cast: 

Cards that earn flexible points and should be used on the bulk of your purchases.

Supporting Cast:

Cards that earn fixed points in the currency of the airline/hotel and can not be transferred at attractive rates. These cards yield benefits that make it worth keeping, but not necessarily worth putting a lot of your everyday spend on. 

9 Comments

  • Mike R May 1, 2022

    Got my $100 today from a Le Meridian stay last week. Will get the $50 this week on a Sheraton stay. I’ve received well more than my AF back this year.

  • Marshall October 22, 2021

    I have both offers. I am actually in Hawaii using the $50 off $200. The bill is $195 so I bought candy so now the charge is $202. Now I get $50 off of a vacation I was going on already.

  • Issac jones October 22, 2021

    @ tammie, I got the same question

  • pm October 22, 2021

    I didn’t get either of these offers on any of my AmEx cards. Do I need to receive the offer by email?

  • Tammie October 22, 2021

    I don’t understand how you stack the Marriott villas credit with Amex platinum card FHR credit since the Amex terms state you must book through Marriott. Don’t you have to book through Amex travel to get the platinum card credit?

    • Miles October 22, 2021

      Hey Tammie – Sorry, I clarified it in the post – What i’m suggesting is you could book a stay at a Marriott hotel property via Fine Hotels and Resorts and receive a $200 credit via Amex Plat’s prepaid FHR benefit, but if you charged $200 while on property, since this is billed separately from the pre-paid stay and processed via the hotel, it would also trigger the Amex Offers credit.

  • Beej October 22, 2021

    Do you think the $300 amex brilliant credit will stack with the Homes and Villas offer? Thanks

  • JRG August 21, 2021

    Using the $50 off of $250 early Sep. it’s on my no-fee Amex everydaycard…

  • Efrondeur March 25, 2021

    So, can I purchase a prepaid room now and then stay in the hotel a few months from now?

    Does it need to be a single purchase or can it be multiple purchases made at once (two different hotels on different nights)?

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