Great New Amex Offer For Marriott Stays

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For those of you not familiar with Amex Offers, it’s a program available through most Amex cards, where different cards are eligible for different savings and bonus offers. In many cases the offers can be huge, and more than offset the annual fee on a card.

To view Amex Offers, go to the bottom of the account summary page of any American Express card, where you’ll see all the offers you’re eligible for. These offers come in different forms, including discounts and even in some cases bonus points. Amex has just rolled out a new promotion that I’m excited about, and that I’m sure many people will find to be valuable.

With this new, targeted Amex Offer, you can earn $60 back when you spend $300+ at select Marriott brands in the US through October 25, 2018.

This promotion is valid for stays at JW Marriott, Autograph Collection, Renaissance Hotels, Marriott Hotels, Delta Hotels, Gaylord Hotels, AC Hotels by Marriott, Courtyard, Residence Inn, SpringHill Suites, Fairfield Inn by Marriott, TownePlace Suites, and Moxy Hotels. Other brands don’t qualify, though a few weeks ago we saw a similar Amex Offer for stays at Starwood brands, which expires on September 4, 2018. For both promotions, only stays in the US and US territories qualify.

All eligible room rates and room charges should qualify towards this offer, including taxes and other fees. It would appear as if you could use this even for a stay after the deadline, as long as your room is charged prior to the deadline (so if that’s the case you’d want to book a pre-paid rate — just make sure the hotel actually charges you at the time you book, because sometimes hotels don’t charge you right away for pre-paid rates). You don’t have to spend the entire $300 in one transaction, but rather multiple transactions should qualify.

This promotion is targeted, though it at least seems to be pretty widely targeted. In my case, all of my American Express cards (with the exception of my Hilton Card, understandably) are targeted for the offer, including The Platinum Card® from American Express ($550 annual fee), The Blue Business℠ Plus Credit Card from American Express, (no annual fee), Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express ($95 annual fee), and Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American Express ($95 annual fee).

So getting 20% back on Marriott stays in certain increments is an incredible value. Amex Offers is such a great program, and for many more than justifies the annual fees on many cards (and in some cases even allows you to “make money” on cards, since these are even on no annual fee cards).

If you book a stay costing significantly more than $300, you can always ask them to charge multiple credit cards at check-out, so that you can maximize your rewards and savings.

Was your account targeted for this Marriott offer, and do you plan on taking advantage of it?

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Comments

  1. @ Teo — It’s listed in the terms. “Offer valid only at participating Marriott® brands in the U.S and U.S. territories.”

  2. Yes, targeted on my SPG card, not on Amex Plat. What I like about this is that it won’t diffuse my spending efforts to accomplish the card upgrade bonus ($5k to earn 100,000 points.)

    Thanks for the heads up!

  3. Marriott is dead to me. Canceled 10 reservations last week and all went to my new preferred hotel chain, Hilton. It will stay that way until they make travel package certificate holders whole after duping us with the hidden new category map and CSRs telling lies prior to 8/18 cut off date.

  4. Just wanted to share how I used a similar offer from SPG the last time they had this offer. The offer was going to expire in February or so, but my future stay wasn’t going to happen until Memorial day weekend in May. I asked the hotel to pre-charge 2 separate cards. They were happy to do it and I got back $120 for just a little over $600 in charges. Not sure if my plans had changed, they would’ve refunded me, but I’m pretty sure they would’ve since my reservation was a cancellable rate.

  5. Didn’t get it, which is a shame – I stay at Marriotts a lot. Regarding this only being valid for U.S. hotels – do you think booking a prepaid rate for a non-U.S. hotel would work? I could’ve sworn I read about something like that working.

    I’m also planning to do the same thing Goosh did with my SPG offer: have an SPG stay in 2019, but will probably call the hotel to pre-charge me.

  6. I don’t understand your point “If you book a stay costing significantly more than $300, you can always ask them to charge multiple credit cards at check-out, so that you can maximize your rewards and savings.” Doctor of Credit and Frequent Miler both noted that you can only add offers to one AMEX card now. The previous tricks no longer work.

  7. Why does anex always seem to limit these hotel offers to US properties? Almost all my paid stays are international and i could of really used this with some of my marriott stays.

  8. Just signed up on AmEx Delta Reserve and SPG AmEx. It looks like AmEx is cracking down on being able to add the same deal to multiple cards by using multiple browser windows or browsers. Bummer!

  9. I had it on both my Pers Plat and my Blue Biz. The last time I tried the ‘multiple windows’ thing it no longer worked so I decided to pick the Biz Blue for the 2x points.

    I got the cash offer rather than the MR points, which was slightly disappointing to me.

  10. I’m not seeing where it states it can be in multiple purchases, it seems to refer to a singular purchase in all the wording. Can someone chime in on this?

  11. I got this here in Canada too but it’s $50 credit on a $250 spend . So slightly better plus Canadian Dollars.

  12. I was targeted for this offer and added it. I also have a 60 off 300 SPG amex offer which expires in six days. If I stayed at a converted SPG property do you think they’d stack?

    I know SPG doesn’t technically exist but…

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