Marriott Rewards Premier Offering 70,000 Points and Free Night

by on July 14, 2013

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The Marriott Rewards Premier credit card from Chase is offering some of its customers an amped-up signup bonus: 70,000 Marriott Points when you spend $1,000 in the first 3 months, and a free Category 1-4 night on account approval. Altogether, that bonus is worth 77,750 – 115,000 points, depending on how you redeem your free night. And that’s up from the standard offer of 50,000 points and a free night. Keep in mind that this deal is NOT offered through NerdWallet (shh, don’t tell!) so please quadruple-check the terms and conditions upon applying.

Here’s the link to the offer:

Again, proceed with caution – as this isn’t offered through our website, we can’t say how long it’ll last or give any more details than are on Chase’s website.

About the Marriott 

The Marriott Rewards Premier is a pretty great credit card if you stay there . Even though we value Marriott Points at around 0.8 cents each, less than the standard 1 cent each, the card’s high rewards rate and now-even-better signup bonus make it an attractive offer. With that valuation, the new Marriott signup bonus is worth $622 to a whopping $920. For an $85 annual fee (waived the first year), you get:

  • An anniversary gift of one free night at a Category 1-5 hotel
  • 15 elite night credits every year upon your anniversary
  • 1 elite status credit for every $3,000 spent, with no limit
  •  5 points per $1 on Marriott and 2 per $1 on airlines, car rentals and dining; 1 per $1 elsewhere
  • No foreign transaction fees
  •  EMV chip and signature

Because of the anniversary bonus and elite status credit, we think the card’s worthwhile if you often stay at the Marriott hotel chain. If not, well, you’re not going to get all that much value out of the card. It’s your standard loyalty-flexibility tradeoff: Branded cards like this one tend to offer specific perks but are only useful if you patronize the eponymous hotel or airline; more general cards like the Chase Sapphire or Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card don’t have those elite status perks, but give you better earning power and more ways to redeem.

Buyer beware

Again, we want to emphasize that this offer is not coming through NerdWallet. We can’t give you any details on how long it’ll work, so it’s up to you to review the terms of the offer before applying. Our deal hunters are out there scouring the credit world for little-known deals, but we can only speak for the content that’s provided to our website from Chase and our other affiliates.

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