Link: Apply now for the Marriott Bonvoy Business® American Express® Card
We’ve just seen a huge new limited time welcome offer rolled out on Marriott’s co-branded business credit card.
Limited time: earn 125K Marriott Bonvoy points
For applications through May 3, 2023, the Marriott Bonvoy Business® American Express® Card has a welcome offer of 125,000 Marriott Bonvoy points after spending $5,000 within the first three months.
This is an excellent bonus. Personally I value Marriott points at 0.7 cents each, given all the great ways there are to redeem them. That means that to me, the bonus is worth $875. As a point of comparison, previously the card had a welcome offer of 75,000 points upon completing minimum spending, so this is ~67% better.
Marriott Amex Business Card eligibility requirements
If you’re applying for the Marriott Bonvoy Business Amex, the general Amex application restrictions apply. For example, you’re limited to having a total of five Amex credit cards (not including hybrid cards), regardless of whether they’re personal or business.
The good news is that I find Amex business cards to anecdotally be pretty easy to get approved for. Another awesome thing is that if you’re concerned about Chase’s 5/24 limit, applying for an Amex business card won’t count toward that.
Beyond that, since both American Express and Chase issue cards for Marriott, there are some pretty complicated restrictions regarding eligibility for this card, so see this post for more details.
Why the Marriott Amex Business Card is worth it
Not only does the Marriott Bonvoy Business Amex have an excellent welcome offer, but this is a card that’s worth keeping in the long run. It’s a card I’ve had for years, and plan to hold onto. The card has a $125 annual fee (Rates & Fees), and for that you receive two key perks:
- 15 elite nights towards Marriott Bonvoy status annually, making it much easier to earn Bonvoy Platinum status or above; if you want to earn as many elite nights as possible from credit cards, you need to have a business version of the card
- An anniversary free night award every year, valid at a property costing up to 35,000 points per night; you can even top this off with up to 15,000 additional points, to redeem at a more expensive property
To me that more than justifies the annual fee, and that doesn’t even factor in some of the other perks, like complimentary Marriott Bonvoy Gold status.
Read a full review of the Marriott Bonvoy Business Amex.
For applications through May 3, 2023, the Marriott Bonvoy Business Amex has a welcome offer of 125,000 Bonvoy points upon completing minimum spending. Not only is this an excellent bonus, but on top of that this is a card that’s worth keeping, thanks to the 15 elite nights toward status annually, plus the annual free night reward.
If you’re at all in the Marriott Bonvoy ecosystem and are eligible, this is a card to have.
Do you plan on picking up the Marriott Bonvoy Business Amex with a 125K bonus points offer?
The following links will direct you to the rates and fees for mentioned American Express Cards. These include: Marriott Bonvoy Business® American Express® Card (Rates & Fees).
if I already earned a SUB from a chase card, could i just create a new Marriot account and then merge them later? I assume using the same exact Marriot number within 24 months would be the flag, otherwise they really cant compare a biz card to a consumer card (i.e. EIN versus SSN)