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Current Marriott Credit Card offers

There are a lot of Marriott co-branded credit cards so we thought it’d be best to have a look at all of them in one place. Here are the cards mentioned in this post:

  • American Express
    • Marriott Bonvoy Business® American Express® Card
    • Marriott Bonvoy Bevy™ American Express® Card
    • Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant®  American Express®  Card
  • Chase 
    • Marriott Bonvoy Bold® Credit Card
    • Marriott Bonvoy Boundless® Credit Card
    • Marriott Bonvoy Bountiful® Credit Card

Marriott Property Reviews

The past couple of years I’ve had the pleasure of experiencing a wonderful selection of Marriott’s most luxurious properties around the world. If you’re a Marriott enthusiast, stay at them for work, or prefer their portfolio of properties, it could be advantageous to equip your wallet with “Supporting Cast” card(s) that are Marriott branded to enjoy extra benefits while on property.

Here’s several Marriott properties I’ve reviewed and recommend 

  • St Regis Maldives
    • Gorgeous, massive villas that are a bucket list destination. 85-100k would be a steal here.
  • London Edition
    • Sleek, chic, and great bar scene. If you can score a 50k night, you won’t be disappointed in this Soho property
  • JW Marriott Grosvenor House
    • Wonderful location off Hyde Park, recently renovated, great use of 50k cert with a dope club lounge )
  • Marriott Park Lane
    • Great location on the corner of Park Lane and Oxford. Boutique feel vs Grosvenor
  • Park Tower London 
    • Knightsbridge – a bit dated, but great location and good use of 50k night cert
  • The Joseph Nashville
    • Luxury Collection property just off broadway that features a cool rooftop pool
  • St Regis New York
    • Iconic, incredible luxury property, smack dab on 5th avenue. Anything under 100k is a steal.
  • St Regis Rome
    • Beautifully renovated, 10-15 mins from Spanish Steps
  • St Regis Doha
    • Large, beach front hotel with multiple pools, and great elite benefits
  • Ritz Carlton Abu Dhabi
    • Incredible location across from the Grand Mosque that is on the beach with multiple dining options
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St Regis Maldives

American Express

Marriott Bonvoy Business® American Express® Card

We’ve seen “150k + 1 free 85k night” or “125k + 2 free nights up to 50k” both with $5k min spends in 6 months, but hands down the best offer we’ve seen is 5 free nights, up to 50k per night, after $8k spend in 6 months.  You can add 15k to those nights, and my oh my, that’s a good deal!  Holding this and the Brilliant are a great combo to net 40 elite nights.

  • Limited Time Offer: Earn 5 Free Night Awards, valued at up to 50K points each for eligible stays after spending $8k in 6 months.
    • Offer ends 7/10.
    • Resort fees & terms apply
  • 6x Marriott Bonvoy Points on each dollar of eligible purchases at hotels participating in the Marriott Bonvoy(R) program.
  • 4x at
    • restaurants worldwide,
    • U.S. gas stations,
    • and wireless telephone services purchased directly from U.S. service providers and on U.S. purchases for shipping
  • 2x on all other eligible purchases
  • 1 Free night every year after you account anniversary ( up to 35k a night )
  • Receive a 7% discount off standard rates for reservations of standard guest rooms at hotels that participate in the Marriott Bonvoy program when you book directly. Terms and Conditions Apply.
  • If you spend more than $60k in a year, you’ll get another free night ( up to 35k a night )
  • 15 Marriott Bonvoy Elite nights per year
  • Now comes with Gold status ( that used to required $35k spend )
  • $125 annual fee
  • Rates and fees;terms apply
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Marriott Bonvoy Business® American Express® Card

3.7
3.7/5

Get 15 elite nights every year + Anniversary Night up to 35k, and Marriott Gold Status

Welcome Offer

Limited Time Offer:

Earn 5 Free Night Awards, valued at up to 50K points each for eligible stays after $8k in 6 months

Offer ends 7/10. Resort fees & terms apply

Points Earned

Marriott Bonvoy

Life with Marriott Bonvoy really starts at Platinum status where you get breakfast and club access. That requires 50 elite nights, so having a Marriott credit card can help by starting the year off with extra elite nights.

This is an easy way to pick up 15 Marriott Elite nights, Gold status, and the annual night can help offset the $125 annual fee. Don’t forget that you can also add up to 15k Marriott Bonvoy points to the anniversary night certs now.

  • Earn 5 Free Night Awards after you use your new Card to make $8,000 in eligible purchases within the first 6 months of Card Membership.
    • Redemption level up to 50,000 Marriott Bonvoy(R) points for each bonus Free Night Award, at hotels participating in Marriott Bonvoy(R). Certain hotels have resort fees
    • Certain hotels have resort fees.
  • 4x at
    • restaurants worldwide,
    • U.S. gas station,
    • and wireless telephone services purchased directly from U.S. service providers and on U.S. purchases for shipping
  • 2x on all other eligible purchases
  • 1 Free night every year after you account anniversary ( up to 35k a night )
  • A 7% Marriott Bonvoy Room Rate Discount off standard rates for reservations of standard guest rooms at hotels participating in Marriott Bonvoy when booked directly
  • If you spend more than $60k in a year, you’ll get another free night ( up to 35k a night )
  • 15 Marriott Bonvoy Elite nights per year
  • Now comes with Gold status ( that used to required $35k spend )
  • $125 annual fee
  • *Rates and Fees; terms apply 

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

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. 

Marriott Bonvoy Bevy™ American Express® Card

This is a relatively new card from American Express that effectively has the same benefits as the Bountiful card from Chase. Honestly, I think most people would be better served with the Chase Marriott Boundless for $95 or the big boy, The Amex Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant, that offers up Platinum status, 25 elite nights, and an annual 85k free night certificate. This requires hefty spend to get a free night certificate and doesn’t really add a ton of extra value for the $250 annual fee Rates and fees; terms apply.

  • Earn 85,000 Marriott Bonvoy bonus points after you use your new Card to make $5,000 in purchases within the first 6 months of Card Membership.
  • Earn 6X Marriott Bonvoy(R) points for each dollar of eligible purchases at hotels participating in Marriott Bonvoy.
  • Earn 4X points
    • at restaurants worldwide
    • and U.S. supermarkets (on up to $15,000 in combined purchases at restaurants and U.S. supermarkets per calendar year, then 2X points).
  • Earn 2X points on all other eligible purchases.
  • 1K Bonus Points Per Stay:
    • Earn 1,000 Marriott Bonvoy(R) bonus points per paid eligible stay booked directly with Marriott for properties participating in Marriott Bonvoy.
  • With complimentary Gold Elites status, earn up to 2.5X points from Marriott Bonvoy(R) on eligible hotel purchases with the 25% Bonus Points on stays benefit.
  • Marriott Bonvoy Bevy Free Night Award:
    • Earn 1 Free Night Award after spending $15,000 on eligible purchases on your Marriott Bonvoy Bevy(TM) Card in a calendar year.
    • Award can be used for one night (redemption level at or under 50,000 Marriott Bonvoy(R) points) at a hotel participating in Marriott Bonvoy(R). Certain hotels have resort fees.
  • 15 Elite Night Credits:
    • Each calendar year with your Marriott Bonvoy Bevy(TM) American Express Card(R) you can receive 15 Elite Night Credits toward the next level of Marriott Bonvoy(R) Elite status. Limitations apply per Marriott Bonvoy member account. Benefit is not exclusive to Cards offered by American Express. Terms apply.
  • $250 Annual Fee.
  • Rates and fees; terms apply
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Marriott Bonvoy Bevy™ American Express® Card

3
3/5

Marriott Bonvoy Gold Status, 15 elite nights, and an Annual Anniversary Night at properties 50k or less after spending $15k or more. Honestly…I’d think twice about this card

Welcome Offer

85k Marriott Bonvoy points after $5k in 6 months

Points Earned

Marriott Bonvoy

Honestly… this card is a conundrum. For the annual fee premium over the Chase Marriott Boundless you don’t get a whole lot. You have to spend $15k to get a 50k or less free night, and Marriott Gold isn’t all that great.

Plus, with the Boundless you can upgrade into the Ritz Card after a year which is arguably the best card on the market. 

Personally, I think this card is a pass and would steer you towards the Boundless from Chase or the Brilliant from Amex.

  • Earn 6X Marriott Bonvoy(R) points for each dollar of eligible purchases at hotels participating in Marriott Bonvoy.
  • Earn 4X points
    • at restaurants worldwide
    • and U.S. supermarkets (on up to $15,000 in combined purchases at restaurants and U.S. supermarkets per calendar year, then 2X points).
  • Earn 2X points on all other eligible purchases.
  • 1K Bonus Points Per Stay:
    • Earn 1,000 Marriott Bonvoy(R) bonus points per paid eligible stay booked directly with Marriott for properties participating in Marriott Bonvoy.
  • With complimentary Gold Elites status, earn up to 2.5X points from Marriott Bonvoy(R) on eligible hotel purchases with the 25% Bonus Points on stays benefit.
  • Marriott Bonvoy Bevy Free Night Award:
    • Earn 1 Free Night Award after spending $15,000 on eligible purchases on your Marriott Bonvoy Bevy(TM) Card in a calendar year.
    • Award can be used for one night (redemption level at or under 50,000 Marriott Bonvoy(R) points) at a hotel participating in Marriott Bonvoy(R). Certain hotels have resort fees.
  • 15 Elite Night Credits:
    • Each calendar year with your Marriott Bonvoy Bevy(TM) American Express Card(R) you can receive 15 Elite Night Credits toward the next level of Marriott Bonvoy(R) Elite status. Limitations apply per Marriott Bonvoy member account. Benefit is not exclusive to Cards offered by American Express. Terms apply.
  • $250 Annual Fee.
  • Rates and fees; terms apply

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

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. 

Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant®  American Express®  Card

 

This is the flagship Marriott branded credit card. It comes with a hefty $650 annual fee rates and fees;terms apply, but if you’re staying at Marriott properties regularly, it could be worth it. Why? For starters, it yields Marriott Bonvoy Platinum status which comes with access to club lounges and free breakfast. I don’t really think chasing any other Marriott status below Platinum is worth it, and this card gives it to you straight off the bat. It also yields 25 elite nights every year which is a great boost to your account and 10 more than any of the other Marriott branded cards.  You also get a 85k free night certificate upon account anniversary and a $25 monthly dining credit.

$650 is a lot, but if you stay an additional 25 nights a year at Marriott properties, you’re already guaranteed Platinum status via the card, and you’d gain access to the 50 night choice benefits which include 5 nights up suite upgrades and some other options.

  • Earn 95,000 Marriott Bonvoy bonus points after you use your new Card to make $6,000 in purchases within the first 6 months of Card Membership
  • $300 Brilliant Dining Credit:
    • Each calendar year, get up to $300 (up to $25 per month) for eligible purchases made on the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant Card at restaurants worldwide.
  • Marriott Bonvoy Platinum Elite status
    • Marriott Platinum Status is where life truly begins with Marriott because you’ll gain access to club lounges, free breakfast, upgrades, etc. Note there are some properties that won’t guarantee some of those benefits like Ritz Carlton, Edition, Bvlgari, but they are widely honored.
  • 25 Elite Night Credits
  • $650 Annual Fee
  • Earn Rates
    • 6X Marriott Bonvoy points for each dollar of eligible purchases at hotels participating in Marriott Bonvoy(R).
    • 3X points at restaurants worldwide and on flights booked directly with airlines.
    • 2X points on all other eligible purchases.
  • Marriott Brilliant Free Night Award
    • Receive 1 Free Night Award every year after your Card renewal month.
    • Valid on redemption levels up to 85k Marriott Bonvoy Points ( however you can add 15k Marriott Bonvoy Points to it
    • Certain hotels have resort fees.
  • Each calendar year after spending $60,000 on eligible purchases on your Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant(R) American Express(R) Card, you will be eligible to select an Earned Choice Award benefit.
    • You can only earn one Earned Choice Award per calendar year.
    • See https://www.choice-benefit.marriott.com/brilliant for Award options.
  • $100 Marriott Bonvoy Property Credit:
    • Receive up to a $100 property credit for qualifying charges
      • The Ritz-Carlton(R) or St. Regis(R) when you book direct using a special rate for a two-night minimum stay using your Card.
  • Fee Credit for Global Entry or TSA PreCheck(R):
    • Receive either a statement credit every 4 years after you apply for Global Entry ($100) or a statement credit every 4.5 years after you apply for a five-year membership for TSA PreCheck(R) (up to $85 through a TSA PreCheck official enrollment provider) and pay the application fee with your Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant(R) American Express(R) Card. If approved for Global Entry, at no additional charge, you will receive access to TSA PreCheck.
  • Enroll in Priority Pass(TM) Select,
    • Unlimited access to over 1,200 lounges in over 130 countries, regardless of which carrier or class you are flying.
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees on international purchases.
  • Cell Phone Protection
    • $800 per claim
    • $50 deductible
    • damage or theft ( like a cracked screen )
    • cell phone line must be listed on a wireless bill and the prior month’s wireless bill was paid by an Eligible Card Account.
    • Coverage is provided by New Hampshire Insurance Company, an AIG Company.
  • rates and fees;terms apply
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Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant®  American Express®  Card

4.0
4/5

This card comes with Marriott Platinum Status, 25 elite night credits, $25 a month dining credit, an 85k Marriott Anniversary Free night award, Priority Pass, and more

Welcome Offer

Earn 95k Marriott Bonvoy Bonus Points after $6k in 6 months

Points Earned

Marriott Bonvoy

Marriott life begins at Platinum status where you get executive lounge access and breakfast at most properties. This card unlocks that status just having it in your wallet.

Is it worth $650? That’s a lot, but if you’re planning Marriott stays, value breakfast/lounge access, it definitely could worth it. Just remember that Ritz Carlton doesn’t honor those benefits…

Get up to $25 monthly dining credit is worth setting a calendar alert, even it it just means loading your Starbucks account.

Another thing to note is that the Platinum status that comes with this card doesn’t include the Choice benefits extended at 50 nights. One of those is suite night upgrades, but you’ll start the year with 25 elite nights as a perk, so you’re half way there. 

  • $300 Brilliant Dining Credit:
    • Each calendar year, get up to $300 in statement credits (up to $25 per month) for eligible purchases made on the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant Card at restaurants worldwide.
  • Marriott Bonvoy Platinum Elite status
    • Marriott Platinum Status is where life truly begins with Marriott because you’ll gain access to club lounges, free breakfast, upgrades, etc. Note there are some properties that won’t guarantee some of those benefits like Ritz Carlton, Edition, Bvlgari, but they are widely honored.
  • 25 Elite Night Credits
    • Each calendar year with your Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant® American Express® Card you can receive 25 Elite Night Credits toward the next level of Marriott Bonvoy® Elite status. Limitations apply per Marriott Bonvoy member account. Benefit is not exclusive to Cards offered by American Express. Terms apply.
  • $650 Annual Fee
  • Marriott Brilliant 85k Free Night Award
    • Receive 1 Free Night Award every year after your Card renewal month.
    • Valid on redemption levels up to 85k Marriott Bonvoy Points ( however you can add 15k Marriott Bonvoy Points to it 
    • Certain hotels have resort fees.
  • Earn Rates
    • 6X Marriott Bonvoy points for each dollar of eligible purchases at hotels participating in Marriott Bonvoy(R).
    • 3X points at restaurants worldwide and on flights booked directly with airlines.
    • 2X points on all other eligible purchases.
  • Each calendar year after spending $60,000 on eligible purchases on your Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant(R) American Express(R) Card, you will be eligible to select an Earned Choice Award benefit.
    • You can only earn one Earned Choice Award per calendar year.
    • See https://www.choice-benefit.marriott.com/brilliant for Award options.
  • $100 Marriott Bonvoy Property Credit:
    • Receive up to a $100 property credit for qualifying charges
      • The Ritz-Carlton(R) or St. Regis(R) when you book direct using a special rate for a two-night minimum stay using your Card.
  • Fee Credit for Global Entry or TSA PreCheck(R):
    • Receive either a statement credit every 4 years after you apply for Global Entry ($100) or a statement credit every 4.5 years after you apply for a five-year membership for TSA PreCheck(R) (up to $85 through a TSA PreCheck official enrollment provider) and pay the application fee with your Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant(R) American Express(R) Card. If approved for Global Entry, at no additional charge, you will receive access to TSA PreCheck.
  • Enroll in Priority Pass(TM) Select,
    • Unlimited airport lounge visits to over 1,200 lounges in over 130 countries, regardless of which carrier or class you are flying. This allows you to relax before or between flights. You can enjoy snacks, drinks, and internet access in a quiet, comfortable location
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees on international purchases.
  • Cell Phone Protection
    • $800 per claim
    • $50 deductible
    • damage or theft ( like a cracked screen ) 
    • cell phone line must be listed on a wireless bill and the prior month’s wireless bill was paid by an Eligible Card Account.
    • Coverage is provided by New Hampshire Insurance Company, an AIG Company.
  • rates and fees;terms apply
  •  

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

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. 

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St Regis New York

Chase

Marriott Bonvoy Bold® Credit Card

 

This is an all time high offer on a no annual fee card that will pump up your Marriott account with 15 elite nights as long as its in your wallet.

  • Earn 50,000 Bonus Points after you spend $1,000 on purchases in the first 6 months from account opening.
    • 50k bonus points after completing 6 eligible Marriott stays by 1/31/24
  • No annual fee
  • 15 elite nights every year which gives you silver status
  • No fx fees
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Marriott Bonvoy Bold® Credit Card from Chase

3.7
3.7/5

No annual fee and 15 elite nights per year

Welcome Offer

Earn 30,000 Bonus Points after you spend $1,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening

Annual Fee

$0

Points Earned

Marriott Bonvoy

 

 

  • No annual fee
  • 15 elite nights every year which gives you silver status
  • No fx fee

I believe 60k after $2k spend in 3 months is the best ever

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

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. 

Marriott life begins at 50 elite nights. Why? Because that’s the threshold for Platinum status which includes free breakfast and executive lounge access. 

Getting closer to Platinum status is the primary reason you’d add this card to your wallet because it costs you nothing to earn 15 elite nights every single year. 

Is this the best card for you? That’s a tough call. It doesn’t come with that many additional benefits, and there are quite strict restrictions when it comes to having more than one Marriott card. 

One thing to keep in mind is that if you do have this card for over a year, and you’d like a lot more benefits, you could always upgrade to the Ritz Carlton card.

Marriott Bonvoy Boundless® Credit Card

 

My wife and I had this card but recently upgraded it to the Ritz Carlton card.  We got it in 2020 when it was offering 5 nights, up to 50k in value a piece, and in my opinion it’s the best offer ( it came back in early 2022 and comes back again periodically – personally that’s my favorite offer ). You should know that you can add 15k points to free night certificates so those would be capped at 65k per night.

  • 3x points in combined purchases on gas, groceries, and dining
  • 2x points on all other purchases
  • Automatic Silver status and get gold if you spend $35k+ on the card
  • 15 Elite Night Credits each calendar year
  • 1 Elite night for every $5k in purchases
  • No fx fees
  • $95 annual fee
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Chase Marriott Bonvoy Boundless® Credit Card

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4/5

Earn 15 elite nights every year you keep the card, Marriott Silver Status + an annual 35k point anniversary night.

Make sure you read the Marriott application rules as they can be tricky

Welcome Offer

Limited time offer! Earn 3 Free Night Awards (each night valued up to 50,000 points) after $5k spend in 3 months

Annual Fee

$95

Points Earned

Marriott Bonvoy

  • 3x points in combined purchases on gas, groceries, and dining
  • 2x points on all other purchases
  • Automatic Silver status and get gold if you spend $35k+ on the card
  • 15 Elite Night Credits each calendar year
  • 1 Elite night for every $5k in purchases
  • No fx fees

We have seen offers as high as 5 nights, up to 50k per night, for $5k spend in 3 months

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

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. 

As I mention in many of my breakdowns for hotel cards…the annual anniversary night usually outweighs the annual fee. 

For $95 a year, you’ll earn an anniversary night good at properties up to 35k a year. You can add 15k to these certificates as well, but keep in mind, this point range will probably be useful on road trips or nights near a hotel…not uber luxury properties.

You’ll also start get 15 elite nights per year which is fantastic if you’re chasing Marriott status.

Marriott Bonvoy Bountiful® Credit Card

 

This is a brand new card that Marriott has rolled out and comes with a 85k offer after $4k spend in 3 months. You’ll get the 15 elite nights, automatic gold status, and a 1000 bonus points on every stay. If you’re a real road warrior this could really add up.

  • 85k points after $4k spend in 3 months
  • 6X Points per $1 spent at hotels participating in Marriott Bonvoy
  • $250 Annual Fee
  • 4X Points per $1 on the first $15,000 in combined spending each year on grocery store and dining purchases
  • 2X Points per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • 1,000 Bonus Points per eligible stay at hotels participating in Marriott Bonvoy
  • Free Night Award after $15,000 in spend every calendar year (valued at 50,000 points)
  • 15 Elite Night Credits towards status each calendar year
  • Automatic Gold Elite status each account anniversary year as a cardmember
  • Additional Benefits
    • Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver
    • Baggage Delay Insurance
    • Extended Warranty Protection
    • Lost Luggage Reimbursement
    • Purchase Protection
    • Roadside Dispatch
    • Travel Accident Insurance
    • Travel and Emergency Assistance Services
    • Trip Delay Reimbursement

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Marriott Bonvoy Bountiful™ Credit Card

3.8
3.8/5

Marriott Bonvoy Bountiful™ Credit Card from Chase offers 15 elite nights, Marriott Gold status, 1000 bonus points each qualifying stay…$250 fee. 

Welcome Offer

85k Marriott Bonvoy after $4k in 3 months

Annual Fee

$250

Points Earned

Marriott Bonvoy

  • 85k points after $4k spend in 3 months
  • 6X Points per $1 spent at hotels participating in Marriott Bonvoy
  • $250 Annual Fee
  • 4X Points per $1 on the first $15,000 in combined spending each year on grocery store and dining purchases
  • 2X Points per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • 1,000 Bonus Points per eligible stay at hotels participating in Marriott Bonvoy
  • Free Night Award after $15,000 in spend every calendar year (valued at 50,000 points)
  • 15 Elite Night Credits towards status each calendar year
  • Automatic Gold Elite status each account anniversary year as a cardmember
  • Additional Benefits
    • Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver
    • Baggage Delay Insurance
    • Extended Warranty Protection
    • Lost Luggage Reimbursement
    • Purchase Protection
    • Roadside Dispatch
    • Travel Accident Insurance
    • Travel and Emergency Assistance Services
  • Trip Delay Reimbursement

It debuted with 125k after $4k in 3 months

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

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. 

Yes, you get Marriott Gold status, 1k bonus points per eligible night, and 15 elite night credits, but I’m not really understanding why the card is $250 

At $250, you’d think you’d get a free night every year as part of the card benefits, but you don’t. You need to spend $15k to get a 50k free night. If that 50k night was included, I could perhaps see the added value, but it’s not.

Personally…I’d don’t get why anyone would pay the extra money over the Bold or Boundless.

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St Regis Rome

Overall

The year of the amazing credit offers continues onward. The biggest thing to keep an eye on with these offers is whether you qualify. It’s really complex to figure out the eligibility on these bad boys, but if you’re questioning it…Frequent Miler has the best chart. 

Opinions, reviews, analyses & recommendations are the author’s alone, and have not been reviewed, endorsed or approved by any of these entities.

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Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card


4.8
4.8/5
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 including Hyatt, Southwest, United, IHG, and Marriott.

Welcome Offer

Earn 75,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. 

*you may find an elevated offer walking into a branch – see below

Annual Fee

$95

Points Earned

Transferrable Chase Ultimate Rewards

  • Earn 75,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.
    • That’s $750 when you redeem through Chase Travel℠
    • Some people have seen Chase branches offering the following:
      • 75k Ultimate Rewards After $4k spend in 3 months + 10k Ultimate Rewards after $6k in 6 months 
  • 5x on all travel purchased through Chase Travel℠
  • 3x on dining, including eligible delivery services for takeout & dining out
  • 3x on select streaming services
  • 3x on online grocery purchases
    • (excluding Target, Walmart and wholesale clubs)
  • $50 Annual Chase Travel Hotel Credit via Chase Travel℠
    • The begins immediately for new cardmembers and after your account anniversary for existing cardmembers
  • 2x on all other travel
  • 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℠ and the slew of other benefits remain in tact including Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver ( primary ), purchase protections, etc.
  • Points are transferrable to 14 Ultimate Rewards partners
  • Redeem in Chase Travel℠ for 1.25 cents per point
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • Suite of Travel and Purchase Coverage
    • Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver is my favorite
  • Get complimentary access to DashPass which unlocks $0 delivery fees and lower service fees for a minimum of one year when you activate by December 31, 2024
  • $95 Annual Fee

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

Historically 80k is a very, very good offer and hit in both 2022 and 2023. 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. 

The Chase Sapphire Preferred® is exceptional starter card and offers transferrable Ultimate Rewards, and pairs well with other Chase cards.

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.

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