Awesome 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.

We somewhat frequently see Amex Offers for discounts on hotel stays. For example, in February we saw an offer rolled out for $100 off a St. Regis stay of $500+. Well, now we’re seeing an even more widely useful one for Marriott stays.

At the moment there’s a new targeted Amex Offer for $40 back when you spend $200+ at a Marriott Bonvoy property in the US (or US territories). The offer is valid for stays through June 3, 2019.

Do be aware of the following terms:

  • You have to book directly with Marriott (either by phone, or through Marriott’s website or mobile app)
  • Excludes gift card purchases
  • Excludes Marriott Vacation Club, Design Hotels, Protea Hotels, and Marriott Executive Apartments
  • You just have to spend $200+ cumulatively, so you could spend that across multiple stays

It’s possible there’s also a version of the offer for 4,000 bonus Membership Rewards points rather than $40, though I don’t see such an offer on any of my cards.

Bottom line

This is a great opportunity to save 20% off the cost of an upcoming Marriott stay in the US. I love this promotion since it’s valid at most Marriott brands in the US, rather than only being for one or two brands.

In theory it seems like it may even be possible to double dip this promotion with the St. Regis one, and score both $100 and $40 back on a $500+ St. Regis stay.

This offer is available on all of my Amex Membership Rewards cards, though I don’t see it on any of my Marriott Bonvoy credit cards. Personally I’d probably split my payment at check-out, and put $200 on the card that has this offer, and put the remaining on a card that offers bonus points for hotel spend.

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  1. I just want to comment that it’s annoying those hotel offers are almost always specific to a region. I’d like to see Amex start making these offers valid globally.

    Chase hotel offers for me has been valid anywhere.

  2. My Bonvoy offer sucks

    Spend $500+, get 100% off the plan fee with Plan It®. Terms apply.

    Marriott Bonvoy™ No Fee Plan It® Offer

    Enrollment limited. You must first add the offer to your Card and then use the same Card to redeem. This offer is only valid from 3/25/2019 to 6/24/2019 (“offer period”) for Card Members with U.S.-issued Cards with Plan It available and who receive the offer directly from American Express. If you enroll in this offer we will automatically place the first qualifying purchase of $500 or more made directly with participating Marriott Bonvoy™ properties in the US and US territories, during the offer period with your enrolled Card into a 6-month payment plan with a $0 plan fee. Limit 1 enrolled Card per Card Member across all American Express offer channels. Your enrollment of an eligible American Express Card for this offer extends only to that Card and does not extend to any other Cards that may be linked to the same online account. After you redeem this offer, for any new Plan It plans created for purchases at participating Marriott Bonvoy properties in the U.S and U.S territories, your monthly plan fee will be based on the plan fee communicated in your Cardmember Agreement and will be a percentage of each purchase moved into a plan based on the plan duration, the APR that would otherwise apply to the purchase, and other factors. Before redeeming this offer, please refer to your Cardmember Agreement for all other terms and conditions governing use of the Plan It feature. Qualifying Purchase: Reservations must be made online at, via the Marriott Bonvoy App or by calling 1-888-236-2427. Offer only valid on participating Marriott Bonvoy properties in the U.S. and U.S. territories. Excludes Marriott Vacation Club®, Marriott Executive Apartments®, and Design Hotels™. Excludes gift card purchases. Not valid for online purchases at Shop Marriott. Offer only valid on room rate and room charges. Offer not valid for stays that are paid for before or after the offer period. This offer is not transferable. If you make multiple qualifying purchases at the merchant, a plan for the transaction the merchant submits first will be created. Your plan will typically appear in your account within 48 hours of the qualifying purchase but may take up to 30 days after the offer period end date. If American Express does not receive information that identifies your transaction as qualifying for the offer, a plan will not be created. For example, purchases may fall outside of the offer period in some cases due to a delay in merchants submitting transactions to us or if the purchase date differs from the date you made the transaction. In most cases, we will not create a plan for the purchase if it is made with an electronic wallet, through a third party, or if the merchant uses a mobile or wireless card reader to process it. Qualifying purchases must be made in a single transaction, not multiple transactions that add up to the qualifying amount. If you are not satisfied with the plan, please call the number on the back of your Card and mention “Plan It” to request a cancellation. If you cancel the plan you will not be able to redeem the offer again, and the Charges will be processed in accordance with your Card Member Agreement. Based on your creditworthiness and other factors, we reserve the right to extend the duration of your 6 month plan for this offer to 24 months at our discretion. We’ll notify you if we do so, and we’ll automatically adjust your Minimum Payment Due to reflect a 24-month plan. By adding this offer to your Card, you agree to receive communications from American Express about the offer. POID: GD02:0001 Learn more about Plan It:

  3. @ Alex — Yeah, that seems to be an offer on the Marriott Cards, while the non-Marriott Cards have this Amex Offer.

  4. @ Golfingboy — Agree it would be nice if it were valid globally, but I imagine they’re trying to limit their exposure. Ultimately Amex Offers is a lot more widespread than Chase Offers, so personally can’t complain too much.

  5. I’m loaded with offers, I have cash back offers from Hilton (US and Mexico), Kimpton, Bonvoy, MGM, Waldorf Astoria/Conrad, and Hilton Garden Inn, and Homewood Suites, on all 4 of my cards. I feel like they accidentally checked “apply all” before they targeted me, because this is kind of ridiculous.

    I also have a sweet Silvercar offer spend 350 get 100 back. And 12,500 points for 500 in spend at Tourneau, anyone in the market for a new watch? Sometimes the offers I get are comical.

  6. I don’t think you can double DuPont Amex offers? At least it didn’t work for me when I tried: I recently had 2 offers, one for membership reward points and one for money back on Sams Club purchases. I made a purchase that fulfilled both of the offer’s prerequisite, but only the first offer added, in this case, the points, triggered on the system. Any have a different experience?

  7. I just want to add that in a previous version of this offer (Canadian SPG Amex spend $200 get $40) I triggered it on restaurant spend without a stay.

  8. @Lucky- That bad offer is on a non-Marriott card, it was on my Morgan Stanley Amex Platinum card.

  9. @Alex scroll down. i had the No Fee Plan It® Offer as well and found the offer Lucky mentioned father down the page. Also seems Hilton is offering a bunch of cash back offers too on various properties.

  10. Staying at a Marriott tonight. Wouldn’t have noticed before my stay if you hadn’t flagged it. Thanks @lucky.


  11. If anyone is still reading comments here: When I saw this post, I checked the offers on my Marriott/SPG/Bonvoy AmEx, and it wasn’t there, but I kept checking and today (3 days later) it showed up – which is great bc I have a stay this weekend.

  12. My room per night is $199. But with taxes & fees $29.86, the total comes to $228.86. Will I need to charge something to the room for at least $1 to cover the $200 min or will the total of $228.86 suffice?

  13. I never received the offer credit for a stay at the Residence Inn at Memphis, which is a Marriott property.

    The offer terms do not exclude the property yet I didn’t get the credit. I spoke to Amex and they say that this hotel is ineligible and that my charge is not a valid charge. The issue was escalated and I never received a response despite being told I would. I contacted Amex again and they told me that the escalation reached the same conclusion.

    This charge says Residence Inn Memphis. In my previous experience at Marriott hotels they would usually say something like Courtyard at Marriott and would include Marriott in the description. This could be the issue, but regardless the terms do not exclude this hotel.

    I’ve been happy with Amex and their customer service but Amex not honoring the offer is very disappointing.

  14. Just a follow up to my previous post.

    After multiple inquiries, Amex corrected their system and honored the offer.

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