Marriott Credit Card Promo: Earn Up To 10x Points

Marriott Credit Card Promo: Earn Up To 10x Points

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The world has changed a lot in the past several months, and credit card issuers have had to adapt. The valuable travel perks that people used to seek out in credit cards are now significantly less worthwhile to many, so we’ve seen card issuers add temporary benefits to keep cardmembers engaged.

Along those lines, both American Express and Chase issue co-branded Marriott credit cards. At the moment we’re seeing limited time spending bonuses with both issuers for popular categories, which may interest some.

Let’s take a look at everything you need to know about these bonuses.

Bonvoy Brilliant: earn up to 8x points bonus

The Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card (review) is offering 8x Bonvoy points for spending at Amazon, Target, and Walmart:

  • This is valid for purchases between November 2 and December 27, 2020
  • You can earn bonus points for up to $3,500 of spending across retailers
  • Registration is required through Amex Offers, but this promotion isn’t targeted otherwise
  • You’re really earning 6x bonus points per dollar spent, since the 8x points includes the 2x points that you usually earn

Personally I value Bonvoy points at ~0.7 cents each, so to me that’s like earning a 5.6% return on spending in the above categories. That’s very good.

Don’t forget that this card is also offering a phenomenal bonus right now for new cardmembers, that’s seriously worth considering. Personally I’ve received a ton of value with this card.

Bonvoy Boundless & Bold: earn up to 10x points

The Marriott Bonvoy Bold Credit Card (review) and Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Credit Card (review) are offering 10x Bonvoy points for spending at Marriott properties:

  • This is valid for purchases between November 1 and December 31, 2020
  • You can earn bonus points for up to $3,500 of spending, including purchases at Marriott properties, purchases of Marriott gift cards, and purchases with the online Marriott boutique
  • Registration is required through this link
  • You’re really earning 4-7x bonus points per dollar spent, since the 10x points includes the 3-6x points that you usually earn

Based on my valuation of Bonvoy points, that’s like a 7% return on Marriott spending, which is quite good.

Lastly the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Credit Card is offering 5x Bonvoy points for spending at Amazon and grocery stores:

  • This is valid for purchases between November 1 and December 31, 2020
  • You can earn bonus points for up to $1,500 of combined spending per month
  • Registration is required through this link
  • You’re really earning 3x bonus points per dollar spent, since the 5x points includes the 2x points that you usually earn

Bottom line

Marriott has co-branded credit cards issued by both American Express and Chase, and both issuers currently have bonuses for spending in select categories:

  • Both issuers are offering bonus points with Amazon
  • Amex is offering bonus points with Target and Walmart, while Chase is offering bonus points for groceries and hotel stays

These are some robust bonus categories that many could benefit from. Given that there are few “efficient” ways to earn Bonvoy points short of making hotel stays or buying points, this is a great opportunity to consider.

Do you plan on taking advantage of any of these Marriott credit card bonus categories?

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  1. Marlon b.

    Dominic, everything you are saying sounds amazing in theory (and reality) but also, in reality, putting up with the "churn" and "burn" until 48 years old in order to reap those rewards is not living life in the LEAST. It is quite sad to rationalize the concept of burning yourself out all of your youth and adult life just so that you can enjoy some perks in your later years. Entrepreneurs probably have it way...

    Dominic, everything you are saying sounds amazing in theory (and reality) but also, in reality, putting up with the "churn" and "burn" until 48 years old in order to reap those rewards is not living life in the LEAST. It is quite sad to rationalize the concept of burning yourself out all of your youth and adult life just so that you can enjoy some perks in your later years. Entrepreneurs probably have it way better. Health is the only wealth. Working for corporations that work you to death and rob you of your youth and health can not be justified by any benefit or perk in the world.

  2. iamhere

    If you have the amazon credit card then the return is 5% cash, which is better that 5% in the value of points.

  3. Mike

    Call AMEX they will sign you up.I was NOT Targeted, But calling them solved the issue.
    Now the $$$$ 6 million Dollar question is : Should I charge on Hyatt Card or Amex 5 Points Hyatt vs 8 Points Marriott. Hmmmm!

  4. Pam

    I will use my RC card for 10x at Marriott hotels and 5x on up to $1,500 in combined purchases each month at Amazon.com and grocery stores from 11/01/2020 - 12/31/2020.

  5. Craig

    Nice little perk for me - I have booked parking at the LAX Marriott over Thanksgiving, so now I should get 10X on that spend.
    Better than a sharp stick in the eye! LOL

  6. Dominic

    Warning: Humble-brag follows:

    The best part of working for Marriott corporate for 20 years is not having to care about Bonvoy. I have Gold status via my Amex Platinum, which is fine for me, and I get my substantial discount all over the world with a little diligence (e.g. I never pay with points) and get crazy good value from that (usually around $40-$150 per night depending on class of hotel).

    I used to earn...

    Warning: Humble-brag follows:

    The best part of working for Marriott corporate for 20 years is not having to care about Bonvoy. I have Gold status via my Amex Platinum, which is fine for me, and I get my substantial discount all over the world with a little diligence (e.g. I never pay with points) and get crazy good value from that (usually around $40-$150 per night depending on class of hotel).

    I used to earn points at Starwood, so I had options, and then the merger... Now I have 500k bonvoy points I plan to move to airline credits.

    Membership has its privileges. :)

    Bonus: Look up the Marriott quarter-century club. Free hotels for the rest of my life. And I'll be 48 at the time, and have 6 weeks off per year. I know they get a lot of flak, but it's a good company to work for if you can survive the churn.

  7. NK3

    I have the Bonvoy Brilliant card but do not have an Amex offer for Amazon/Target/Walmart. It maybe widely targeted but not everyone is getting it. I only have 4 Amex offers to add (so it's not an issue of too many offers).

  8. PJ Yoo

    Can you have get the Brilliant card if you have multiple other Marriott cards?

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Marlon b.

Dominic, everything you are saying sounds amazing in theory (and reality) but also, in reality, putting up with the "churn" and "burn" until 48 years old in order to reap those rewards is not living life in the LEAST. It is quite sad to rationalize the concept of burning yourself out all of your youth and adult life just so that you can enjoy some perks in your later years. Entrepreneurs probably have it way better. Health is the only wealth. Working for corporations that work you to death and rob you of your youth and health can not be justified by any benefit or perk in the world.

iamhere

If you have the amazon credit card then the return is 5% cash, which is better that 5% in the value of points.

Mike

Call AMEX they will sign you up.I was NOT Targeted, But calling them solved the issue. Now the $$$$ 6 million Dollar question is : Should I charge on Hyatt Card or Amex 5 Points Hyatt vs 8 Points Marriott. Hmmmm!

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