While I can’t guarantee this will be available to everyone, Marriott’s co-branded American Express business card has a potentially lucrative spending bonus.
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Marriott Amex card spending bonuses
The Amex Offers program offers all kinds of savings and bonus points opportunities on Amex cards. There’s a new offer on the Marriott Bonvoy Business® American Express® Card (review), whereby you can earn 7,500 Bonvoy bonus points after spending $2,000 on the card.
It’s possible not all members will be targeted, though I’d imagine this is at least pretty widely available. In order to take advantage of this:
- You must enroll through the Amex Offers program by January 31, 2023
- This is valid for purchases between when you enroll and March 31, 2023
- Bonus points will post within 90 days of the end of the promotion period
Is this spending offer worth it?
If you’re eligible for this offer, is it worth going out of your way to spend $2,000 on the card during the promotion period? For context on deciding of the value of this offer, personally I value Marriott Bonvoy points at 0.7 cents each, and the card ordinarily earns:
- 6x points on Marriott spending
- 4x points on worldwide restaurants, U.S. gas stations, wireless telephone services purchased directly from U.S. service providers, and U.S. purchases for shipping
- 2x points on all other purchases
If you spend exactly $2,000, you’re earning an incremental 3.75x Bonvoy points per dollar spent:
- That’s like earning 9.75x Bonvoy points on Marriott spending, which I value at a ~6.8% return
- That’s like earning 5.75x Bonvoy points on everyday spending, which I value at a ~4% return
Personally I think the math checks out, assuming you value things similarly to how I do. That’s true regardless of whether you’re using this card for hotel spending, or using it for everyday spending. Is this the highest value targeted offer we’ve seen, and is this a slam dunk? Absolutely not. But I do think this still makes sense compared to alternatives.
Amex has rolled out a potentially valuable spending bonus on the Marriott Bonvoy Business® American Express® Card, so check your Amex Offers dashboard. Specifically, you can earn 7,500 bonus points if you spend $2,000 on the card during the offer period.
The math checks our favorably here, whether you plan on spending that amount at Marriott hotels, or even on everyday, non-bonused purchases.
If you’re a cardmember, are you eligible for this offer, and if so, do you plan on taking advantage of it?