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.

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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.

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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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