Earlier this week, I wrote about two really attractive new offers on co-branded Hilton credit cards by American Express. similarly, Amex is also offering elevated welcome bonuses on their co-branded credit cards with Marriott. These offers end tonight, so now would be a gereat time to sign up if you have Marriott hotels stays coming up soon.
Limited time Offers
With these offers, you can earn up to 125,000 Marriott Bonvoy points or 2 free night certificates.
Marriott Bonvoy Bevy American Express Card
With this offer, you’ll earn a welcome bonus of 125,000 Marriott Bonvoy points after you spend $5,000 in the first 6 months of card membership.
Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant American Express Card
With this offer, you’ll earn a welcome bonus of two free night awards after you spend $6,000 in the first 6 months of card membership. Remember, these free night certificates are usually valid for one year post issuance. If you plan to stay in the next year and have some premium properties on the radar, then this offer may be more suitable to you compared to the Bevy card.
Bear in mind that these certificates can be redeemed with properties offering up to 85,000 points per night. Also, Marriott lets you top up free night certificates with points. You can top up a maximum of 15,000 points. Effectively, you can use this bonus to stay at properties that charge 100,000 points (85,000 + 15,000) per night.
Marriott Bonvoy Business Card
If you’re looking for Marriott points but are worried about keeping your Chase 5/24 tally in check, then you can opt for the Business card instead. With this offer, you’ll earn a welcome bonus of 125,000 Marriott Bonvoy points after you spend $8,000 in the first 6 months of card membership.
The Pundit’s Mantra
Overall, I’d opt for the free night certificate offer on the Brilliant card if my goal is to stay at high end properties. Conversely, I’d go for the Business card or the Bevy card if my goal is to earn points and use for future stays.
You’ll also earn a 5th night free while booking with points. If your goal is to book longer stays, then the points offers may offer more value.
Which is your favorite co-branded hotel credit card? Tell us in the comments section.
100,000 Ultimate Rewards points!
With these limited time offers, you can earn up to 100,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points. The Ink Business Preferred card is offering a welcome bonus of 100,000 points. The no annual fee Chase business credit cards are also offering welcome bonuses of 90,000 Ultimate Rewards points.