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Last week Marriott came out with a new offer where you could get 70,000 points after meeting the minimum spend requirements. While this is a great offer in my opinion, there actually has always been an existing offer out there with the exact same sign up bonus! Now, there are two different links for two very similar offers. So which one is better and which one should you apply for if you are in the market for the Marriott credit card?
- Offer #1: Earn 70,000 points after spending $2,000 on the card within the fist three months. As long as you aren’t an existing card member and haven’t received a similar sign up offer in the past 24 months you are eligible for this offer. So if you got a 50,000 point sign up offer 3 years ago, for example, per the terms of this offer you are eligible to receive the sign up offer again. Application link.
- Offer #2: Earn 70,000 points after spending $1,000 on the card within the fist three months. The terms state that if you’ve ever received a similar offer in the past, regardless of when that was, you are NOT eligible for this offer. So even if you applied for this card four years, received a lucrative offer, cancelled the card three years ago, the terms suggest that you will NOT be able to earn the sign up bonus. Application link.
So the two main differences are the minimum spend requirements and who is eligible for the sign up offer. Both offers include the same benefits:
- Earn 1 Free Night Stay at a Category 1-4 location after account approval
- Receive 1 additional free night stay at a Category 1-5 location every year after your account anniversary date!
- Introductory Annual Fee of $0 the first year, then $85
- For every $1 spent, earn 5 points at 3,600 Marriott locations, 2 points on airline ticket purchases directly with airlines, at car rental agencies & restaurants and 1 point elsewhere
- Achieve Elite Status Faster with Annual Credit & Everyday Purchases – 15 Elite Credits after account approval and every year after your account anniversary
- Unlimited Point Accumulation
- No Foreign Transaction Fees and global Chip and Signature technology
Also, the initial category 1-4 free night and annual category 1-5 free night expire 6 months after it is earned.
Stay tuned for a post this week on the value of the category 1-5 annual free night certificate and if the Marriott credit card is worthwhile for that benefit alone.
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