AmEx Marriott Cards Boost Welcome Offers to Big Heights (Limited Time)

Erin HurdMar 18, 2021
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The offer described in this article has expired. See our details page on the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card and Marriott Bonvoy Business™ American Express® Card for the current offer.

For a limited time, two Marriott co-branded American Express credit cards are offering six-digit welcome bonuses, plus extra statement credits.

The following offers are available if you apply and are approved by May 12, 2021:

Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant American Express Card
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  • Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card Welcome bonus: Earn 125,000 Marriott Bonvoy points when you make $5,000 in purchases within the first three months. Plus, earn up to $200 in statement credits for eligible purchases made on your new card at U.S. restaurants within the first six months. That’s a 66% boost over the previous offer. Terms apply (see rates and fees).

Marriott Bonvoy Business™ American Express® Card
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  • Marriott Bonvoy Business™ American Express® Card Welcome bonus: Earn 100,000 points when you make $5,000 in purchases within the first three months. Plus, earn up to $150 back in statement credits on eligible purchases made on your new card within the first three months. That’s a 33% increase in bonus points from the previous offer. Terms apply (see rates and fees).

How much are these offers worth?

NerdWallet values Marriott Bonvoy points at 0.7 cent each. This is a baseline value, drawn from real-world data, not a maximized value.

Based on that valuation, the 125,000-point welcome bonus for the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card is worth roughly $1,125 toward stays at more than 7,000 Marriott hotels around the world. Terms apply.

The Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card comes with a hefty $450 annual fee, but it also packs some rewarding perks. Cardholders get a $300 annual statement credit for Marriott hotel purchases, plus a Free Night Award certificate worth up to 50,000 points. Terms apply.

New cardholders will also earn $200 in statement credits for dining purchases made on the card. If you’re planning a future Marriott stay and will spend $200 in dining purchases in the next six months, this card could be a rewarding choice. Terms apply.

The 100,000 bonus points earned from the Marriott Bonvoy Business™ American Express® Card are worth roughly $900, plus the $150 dining statement credit in the first three months. The card has a $125 annual fee and comes with an annual Free Night Award certificate good up to 35,000 Bonvoy points. Terms apply.


To view rates and fees of the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card, see this page.

To view rates and fees of the Marriott Bonvoy Business™ American Express® Card, see this page.

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