Marriott Amex Business Card Spending Bonus

Marriott Amex Business Card Spending Bonus

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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, as noted by Frequent Miler.

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
Earn 7,500 Bonvoy bonus points

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.

Redeem Bonvoy points at the Dubai EDITION

Bottom line

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?

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  1. Joseph Story Guest

    One major caveat to this that you missed Lucky is that the purchases have to be made in US dollars, which prevents using this to cover Marriott purchases outside the USA.

  2. beachfan Guest

    I saw this today too, and I realized the earning is better than the Bonvoy Brilliant - 6x/4x/2x instead of 6x/3x/2x.

    It will be very hard to keep the Brilliant given that pain the $25 monthly dining credit is to use, that you get only 3x (vs. 3x Ultimate reward points from Chase) and that the 85k free night doesn't stretch to the htels I want. I can get all the marriott bonus points on this card.

  3. BenjaminGuttery Diamond

    Thanks for thr Tip Lucky! I was JUST about to make a $500 purchase on this card (that I got 2 months ago through yout link BTW)!

    P.S. Have you heard/seen that a bunch of the former Marriotts that switched over t9 Sonestas last year are already leaving Sonesta? Some are just independent random name hotels, and some are being converted into apartments. Sonesta has lost at least 4 of these in DFW area alone. I tweeted you a link regarding it last week.

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Joseph Story Guest

One major caveat to this that you missed Lucky is that the purchases have to be made in US dollars, which prevents using this to cover Marriott purchases outside the USA.

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beachfan Guest

I saw this today too, and I realized the earning is better than the Bonvoy Brilliant - 6x/4x/2x instead of 6x/3x/2x. It will be very hard to keep the Brilliant given that pain the $25 monthly dining credit is to use, that you get only 3x (vs. 3x Ultimate reward points from Chase) and that the 85k free night doesn't stretch to the htels I want. I can get all the marriott bonus points on this card.

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BenjaminGuttery Diamond

Thanks for thr Tip Lucky! I was JUST about to make a $500 purchase on this card (that I got 2 months ago through yout link BTW)! P.S. Have you heard/seen that a bunch of the former Marriotts that switched over t9 Sonestas last year are already leaving Sonesta? Some are just independent random name hotels, and some are being converted into apartments. Sonesta has lost at least 4 of these in DFW area alone. I tweeted you a link regarding it last week.

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