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Marriott Bonvoy credit cards are getting more rewarding for those who put them at the top of their wallet. Beginning July 27, 2023, Marriott Bonvoy cardholders have the opportunity to snag an extra 10,000 points after spending $7,000 in eligible purchases on the card by Sept. 30, 2023. Qualifying transactions can span all spending categories, not just Marriott hotel purchases.
Existing cardholders need to enroll by Aug. 10, 2023. If you're a Marriott super fan and hold multiple Bonvoy credit cards, you can enroll each card and earn multiple bonuses if you meet the spending requirements on each card.
NerdWallet values Bonvoy points at 0.8 cent each, making 10,000 points worth about $70. That could help you earn a free night at a Marriott property. But if your goal is to rack up as many points as possible, this limited-time offer might not be worth the trouble.
Which cards are eligible?
Marriott offers several credit card options across two issuers. All U.S. Marriott Bonvoy credit cards are eligible for this promotion, including:
Though this offer is available on Marriott Bonvoy cards issued by Chase and American Express, the two issuers have slightly different promotion rules. Chase, for example, allows you to retroactively count any spending made in the promotional period once you enroll in the offer, while AmEx will only count purchases made after you enroll.
You must have been a Chase cardholder by June 21, 2023, to be eligible, while AmEx is allowing anyone who is approved for a new Marriott card and enrolls by Aug. 10 to participate in the promotion. Terms apply. For complete details, make sure you read the terms and conditions when you enroll.
Is it a good deal?
If you're already planning to spend $7,000 on your Marriott Bonvoy card in the next two months, an extra $70 in rewards is a nice perk. But you could snag a more rewarding bonus if you're willing to open a new credit card.
As of this writing, the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card is offering this bonus: Earn 60,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $750 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®. Meanwhile, the American Express® Gold Card has this offer: Earn 60,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $6,000 on eligible purchases with your new Card within the first 6 months of Card Membership. Terms Apply.
Both cards offer higher bonuses with lower spending requirements and more time to earn them. Plus, AmEx and Chase allow you to transfer your reward points to Marriott (though doing so may not yield the highest value for your points). But if you're specifically hoping to rack up Bonvoy points, transferring either of these bonuses will still net you significantly more rewards than this limited-time offer.
If you're not interested in opening a new card, this offer can help you snag some extra points on your existing card that you wouldn't otherwise earn. But if you want to maximize your earnings, you could do better by earning a bonus on a new card instead.
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