Marriott Bonvoy Business Amex 100K Offer: Last Chance

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Update: This offer for Marriott Bonvoy Business Card From American Express has expired. Learn more about the current offers here.


In mid-February Marriott’s new Bonvoy loyalty program launched. As part of that we’ve seen a refresh of Marriott’s credit card portfolio, from both American Express and Chase.

Since mid-February, The Marriott Bonvoy BusinessTM American Express® Card has had a big new limited time welcome bonus. Note that this is set to expire on April 24, so if you’ve been considering this card but haven’t yet applied, today is your last full day to apply.

Let’s take a look at the details:

Marriott Bonvoy Business welcome bonus

The Marriott Bonvoy Business Card is offering a welcome bonus of 100,000 Marriott points after spending $5,000 on purchases within the first three months. Once again, this limited time welcome bonus is only available through April 24, 2019.

Marriott Bonvoy Business annual fee

The Marriott Bonvoy Business Card has a $125 annual fee (Rates & Fees), which isn’t waived for the first year.

Marriott Bonvoy Business return on spend

The Marriott Bonvoy Business Card has the following rewards structure:

  • 6x points per dollar spent at participating Marriott Bonvoy hotels
  • 4x points per dollar spent at U.S. restaurants, U.S. gas stations, on wireless telephone services purchased directly from U.S. service providers, and on U.S. purchases for shipping
  • 2x points on all other eligible purchases


You can earn 6x points for stays at Marriott hotels

Marriott Bonvoy Business perks

The Marriott Bonvoy Business Card comes with a variety of potentially useful benefits, including:

  • A free night award on your account anniversary every year, valid at a property retailing for up to 35,000 points per night
  • Complimentary Silver Elite status for as long as you have the card
  • Gold Elite status when you spend $35,000 on eligible purchases on the card in a calendar year
  • 15 elite qualifying nights towards status annually just for having the card (note that if you have multiple cards offering this benefit, it can’t be stacked)
  • Premium internet at Marriott hotels
  • No foreign transaction fees

To me, the annual free night award more than justifies the annual fee on the card, and is a reason I have this card as well. The additional benefits have the potential to be really valuable as well, including the 15 elite nights towards status annually, and more.

You can use your annual free night at the Marriott Kigali

Marriott Bonvoy Business eligibility

Note that nowadays Marriott co-brand credit cards have rather complicated rules when it comes to eligibility.

First, the welcome bonus on this card is not available to those who have or have had this product or The Starwood Preferred Guest Business Credit Card from American Express.

On top of that, the welcome bonus isn’t available to applicants who have or have had the following cards in the last 30 days:

  • The Marriott Bonvoy Premier Business from Chase
  • The Marriott Rewards Premier Plus Business Credit Card from Chase
  • The Marriott Bonvoy Business from Chase
  • The Marriott Rewards Business Credit Card from Chase

It’s also not available to applicants to have or have had the following cards in the last 90 days:

  • The Marriott Bonvoy Boundless from Chase, the Marriott Rewards Premier Plus Credit Card from Chase
  • The Marriott Bonvoy Premier from Chase
  • The Marriott Rewards Premier Credit Card from Chase in the last 90 days

Lastly, it’s not available to those who have received a welcome bonus on the following cards in the past 24 months:

  • The Marriott Bonvoy Boundless from Chase
  • The Marriott Rewards Premier Plus Credit Card from Chase
  • The Marriott Bonvoy Premier Plus from Chase
  • The Marriott Rewards Premier Credit Card from Chase

Bottom line

This 100K welcome bonus on the Marriott Bonvoy Business Card is much better than the previous 75K offer that we saw. If you’ve been considering getting this card, this is your last chance.

Anecdotally I find Amex business cards to be fairly easy to be approved for, though be aware of the eligibility restrictions related to having other Marriott cards.

The following links will direct you to the rates and fees for mentioned American Express Cards. These include: Marriott Bonvoy Business Card From American Express (Rates & Fees).

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Comments
  1. It’s so damn tough to qualify for the bonus…I like the free night but no rush to get the card since the qualification for the bonus is basically “ever had a Marriott Amex or currently have a Marriott Chase card? Welp, too bad…”

  2. Hi Ben — in the spirit of your solicitation of comments and your ethics policy just a small note from a happy reader about these posts. The “last chance” stuff kind of makes me bristle just a little. It seems like there are probably more accurate way of saying it. How many card holders were burned by all the southwest chase “last chance” hysteria on TPG etc. only to face the situation where an offer that was actually better for some came out months later?

    This is a little thing and I actually don’t care much. But given some of your recent exploration of the issues concerning credit card business and travel blogs and questions about transparency, I thought it worth a comment. Of course, if you actually have info that this is indeed a last chance, like the CSR 100,000 points bonus apparently was (at least for several years), then . . . . well, carry on!

  3. When I attempted to apply I was only able to complete the application if my annual business revenue was $1,000 or greater. Is this something new for all Amex business cards or does this only apply to the Marriott card?

  4. Keep in mind that the traditional “every day bonus” from SPG was 30,000 Starpoints. At Marriott’s own 3-1 ratio, that’s 90,000 “Bonvoys” before factoring in for points devaluation.

    These bonus numbers may sound gigantic but Lucky and team, you know they’re no big deal as a value proposition goes. It’s all smoke and mirrors and certainly not a “snooze you lose” call to action.

  5. @Kevin, sorry but it does not sound like you have a business. $1,000.00 would not cover our electric bill, but just show them your articles of incorporation or DBA registration. I’m sure that Amex would come around.

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