AmEx Marriott Cards Get Higher Welcome Bonuses (Limited Time)

Gregory KarpOct 15, 2020

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For a limited time, two Marriott Bonvoy credit cards are offering sky-high welcome bonuses and higher elite status to new cardholders who meet minimum spending requirements. The value of each bonus could reach into the four figures.


American Express announced the following offers for those who apply and are approved between Oct. 15, 2020, and Jan. 13, 2021:

That’s far more points than the typical welcome offer of 75,000 points after spending $3,000 in the first three months. Terms apply.



Bonvoy points at 0.9 cent each at the time this article was written.

That makes the point bonuses worth $1,125 and $900, respectively, on the cards. » MORE:

Both cards come with automatic higher elite status. Normally, you get Gold Elite status with the  and Silver Elite status with the .

But the limited-time offer includes the higher Platinum Elite status, which gets you such perks as:

AmEx notes that elite benefits are based on availability, and vary by brand and location.

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