Awesome New Amex Offers For Marriott Stays (Save Up To $160!)

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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.

At the moment there are four new targeted Amex Offers, each offering $40 back when you spend $200+ at select brands. Specifically, I see these offers for Fairfield by Marriott, Courtyard by Marriott, Four Points by Sheraton, and SpringHill Suites by Marriott. The offer is valid for stays at US properties through January 31, 2019.

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.

Again, each offer is only valid for stays at a specific brand, and only for hotels in the US. This isn’t valid for any Marriott or SPG family brands other than the ones listed above.

According to the terms you need to book directly with Marriott to take advantage of this, and what matters is that you’re billed during the promotion period. Ultimately eligibility for this should be based on whether you have a qualifying purchase during the promotion period, so as long as you’re charged for an eligible stay during a promotion period, you should be fine.

Also keep in mind that this promotion is targeted, though it at least seems to be pretty widely targeted. For example, I see the bonus on The Platinum Card® from American ExpressThe Business Platinum® Card from American Express, and The Blue Business℠ Plus Credit Card from American Express.

Was your account targeted for any of these Amex Offers, and do you plan on taking advantage of them?

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  1. Once again I wasn’t targeted for any of these offers on my four Amex cards.

    I did get an offer for 5 bucks off a $25 purchase at Boston Market…

    Their offers are becoming increasingly worthless.

  2. Interestingly I was targeted for all but SpringHill, and I have a reservation booked at a SpringHill since last week. I wonder if they know that. I’ll probably switch it to one of these brands.

    I wonder if they can do a split payment for larger bills. Hotels are pretty flexible so I’m guessing yes.

  3. Me neither. I haven’t gotten targeted for a single relevant offer since getting this card. The Amex Platinum really kinda sucks.

  4. I get these offers all the time and generally find them very useful – the issue is that the Marriott offers tend to require a US stay. I forgot this and didn’t get any bonus when I booked a Marriott in Canada recently. Amex needs to improve this.

  5. I was targeted for everything but Courtyard… which of course is the one I stay at regularly and have a couple reservations. Platinum mostly. Points > rebate.. especially for business spending. Only saw rebate.

  6. Perhaps not surprisingly, I wasn’t targeted for any of these on my SPG Amex, probably because they figure that anyone with this card is more likely to actually use it.

  7. I only got the courtyard offer, which works out well becasue I am staying at a courtyard this coming weekend

  8. Yea, I hate not getting this on my SPG Business Amex card. I did get targeted for all except Courtyard on my personal Platinum. Also got them all on my wife’s personal Gold. Don’t know what you guys are saying about worthless. Maybe platinum card isn’t for you then? I get a TON of offers that I can use for both personal and business related spend. The more you use the card, the more offers you get. In 2018 alone I’ve almost doubled my annual fee in Amex offers back of just $, not even counting points ones. Then add in airline reimbursement, lounge access, uber credits, it’s a no brainer card if you travel often.

  9. Did not get this on my SPG AMEX

    I got a 10% off Marriott offer on my B of A Premium rewards, so you could check some cards like Chase that use the same back end system for these offers:

    Whether your trip is a romantic getaway or a family vacation, get our lowest rates on Marriott.com, all the time.

    Visit Marriott.com to learn more and book your stay now.

    Earn 10% cash back when you spend between $100 and $400, with a $40.00 cash back maximum. Offer only valid at Ritz-Carlton, St Regis, JW Marriott, The Luxury Collection, W, EDITION, Marriott, Marriott Vacation Club, Delta, Le Meridien, Westin, Autograph Collection, Design, Renaissance, Tribute Portfolio, Gaylord, Protea, AC Hotels, Aloft, MOXY, Marriott Executive Apartments, & Element. Offer not valid at Courtyard, Fairfield Inn, SpringHill Suites, Four Points, Sheraton, TownePlace Suites, Residence Inn or on third-party purchases. Offer expires 12/23/2018. Payment for your completed stay must be made by 12/23/2018. Offer valid one time only.

  10. Uber credits – who cares? They’re doled out in the most useless way possible ($15/month). In order to get value from this you need to take small Uber trips with enough frequency to maximize the benefit when they’re cheaper than Lyft.

    Amex Offers – Great if you get targeted, but most of mine have been for crap I don’t want or use. Hell I’ve yet to see one of the Delta bonuses.

    Lounges – Capacity controls when you need them most. Plus a stingy standby admission policy (no entry without seat assignment) is doubly frustrating.

    Points – None of the travel protection the CSR offers. If I’m buying $3k in airfare ok, but for smaller/medium flights it’s a bad value proposition.

  11. I’m pretty much with you Alpha. I have hesitated to get the AmEx Platinum because all the features come with big caveats. Either you give something else up (travel protection for airline tickets) to get a few extra points, or you have to jump through hoops for the others (Uber, Saks).

    And oddly enough even though I travel heavily I hardly ever see a Centurion Lounge. I guess that’s pretty useful if there’s one in your gateway city though. Business Gold seems like a pretty decent card though.

  12. IMO, for me, the value of the AMEX plat is the 100,000 point offer that I’ll cash out via the Schwab card in a year or two. Getting gold on Hilton and Marriott is nice, though, and the travel credit is sweet. I can use the Saks credit on a nice outfit for the kids every six months, and I use uber enough that it is valuable. The lounge benefit could be great for someone in a Delta market who flies pretty often.

    My issue with the plat is that the earnings are just bad relative to other cards. The perks maybe fund the fee if you use them right, but why do I want 1 MR when the gold bonuses some awesome categories? 5x on flights and hotels would have a lot more value if it were ALL flights/hotels, including those I book through my work travel portal. And they don’t bonus other travel like rental cars, airport parking, etc. like Chase does.

    I will give up my platinum after the first year. I don’t find the value prop terribly compelling.

  13. I didn’t get any of them, but then again with a Hilton AMEX I was pretty sure I would not receive. It’s ironic because I have 95 nights with SPG…er Marriott this year and 3 Hilton nights.

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