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Churning Marriott Credit Card Immediately after paying AF?
Hello. I’ve had the Marriott Rewards Premier card for 7 years and my anniversary is 12/28. Two questions if you can help — 1) If I cancel, how long do I have to wait to be eligible for the new cardmember bonus? The way I read their post is that if I haven’t received a bonus in 2 years and don’t currently have the card, I will be good for the new bonus which would fit my case. Probably cancel and wait a couple weeks to reapply? 2) I will get 15 elite nights on my anniversary as well as one free night in a cat 1-5 in exchange for the $85 annual fee. Those are worth $85 to me as I used the category 5 free night for a $200+ hotel last year. My question is, will they take back the 15 elite nights and free cat 1-5 when I cancel? Does anyone have experience with this vs conjecture? I am guessing they won’t since it will be transferred to my account but would appreciate any insight into anyone’s experience doing this. Thanks!
In general once the nights have been credited to your account you should be all set, especially if you have paid your AF. Unless there is some other fraud related concern I wouldn’t expect Chase to try to claw back those nights. Just be aware that the MR card is subject to 5/24 so make sure that you are clear on that front before closing it otherwise you may not be able to get it back.