Marriott 80,000 Point Offer!

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Marriott just announced a limited time offer for their co-branded credit card. This is the best offer you’ll find and definitely not one to be missed if it has been on your radar.

  • Marriott Rewards® Premier Credit Card – Earn 80,000 Bonus Points after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. Plus, earn 7,500 bonus points when you add the first authorized user and make a purchase in the first 3 months from account opening. $85 annual fee.To apply for this card, click here and then select the “Limited Time Credit Card Offers” option.

While 80,000 points is the highest offer we’ve seen for this card, I do want to point out that the annual fee is NOT waived for the first year, although I personally think the perks outweigh the annual fee.

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My Favorite Card Benefits

With the Premier card, you’ll get a free night annually that can be used at any category 1-5 hotel. This is one of the best perks of the card in my opinion. The certificate is good for 12 months from your card renewal date. I typically use my free night at a hotel that would cost me $150-$200/night. This covers the $85 annual fee plus more.

Additionally, the card comes with 15 nights a year towards status. This will guarantee you silver status, but can also help you earn Gold or Platinum. These 15 nights get added to your account when you apply for the card and then every 12 months thereafter. You can also earn 1 night towards status for every $3,000 spend on the card. If you are interested in credit cards that will help you towards status, make sure to check out this post.

The card (along with many other Chase cards) also come with travel insurance/reimbursement. I personally ONLY use a Chase credit card when booking my flights due to these benefits.

  • Trip cancellation insurance — Reimbursement of non-refundable passenger fare due to covered cancellations and emergencies when tickets are purchased with your card (for both silver and premier card)
  • Trip delay reimbursement — If your trip is delayed by more than 12 hours due to a covered event, you can be reimbursed for reasonable expenses, like meals and lodging (for both silver and premier card

My Take on the Marriott Premier Credit Card

I personally have had the premier version of for the past 10 years. It is actually the first points earning credit card I ever applied for! At that time I was staying at Marriott hotels 100+ nights a year and it was a great card to use to get 5 points per dollar spent on all my stays. Even though I do not use the Marriott card often anymore (my travel habits have also changed), it is still one that I keep in my wallet as I feel as though I get more out of this card than the $85 annual fee (for the personal version). You can read more about hotel credit cards where the benefits outweigh the annual fee here.

Key Links:

  • Marriott Rewards® Premier Credit Card – Earn 80,000 Bonus Points after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. $85 annual fee. To apply for this card, click here and then select the “Limited Time Credit Card Offers” option.

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Comments

  1. Hi can I still apply for this cars if I have the Ritz card?
    I need more points for the air &a hotel package. Maybe cancel Ritz then apply for this? I guess I will still be able to hold on to the points I accumulated from the Ritz.

    • @Mumum – Yes you can! You can keep the Ritz card and apply for the Marriott card. They are treated as two separate accounts/cards. Also, IF you decide to cancel your Ritz card, you will NOT lose your points as they are already in your Marriott/Ritz account.

  2. Thinking aloud from the perspective of an SPG member and card holder, do you personally think this might be a good deal to earn Marriott/SPG points (after the merger between Marriott and SPG completes)?

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