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Targeted Offer: New AmEx Offer Gives $60 Cash Back on Marriott Stay

Aug. 27, 2018
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American Express is offering select credit cardholders a new promotion through AmEx offers, a program that offers a chance to earn perks and rewards when making purchases with enrolled cards. If your AmEx credit card is eligible for a targeted Marriott hotel offer, you can get a $60 statement credit if you charge at least $300 on reservation and room charges to your card on certain dates.

Here’s what the offer looks like:

Here’s what you need to know to take advantage of this targeted offer:

Confirm that your card is eligible for the offer: You’ll want to regularly check AmEx Offers for deals, so here’s how to find them. After you log in to your account, go to the bottom of your account summary page to see which offers are available and select the one you want. The rewards can be in the form of cash bonuses or additional rewards points.

You have to add the offer to your card and fulfill the minimum spending requirement: You have to add the offer to an eligible card before using it to book at a participating Marriott hotel and spending a minimum of $300 on reservation and room charges. After all, you don’t want to lose $60 just because you didn’t click the “Add to Offer” sign-up button before making your booking.

Check the eligible dates to charge your card: The promotion can be used only if your reservation and room costs are charged to your credit card between Aug. 27 and Oct. 25, 2018. So it’s likely that you might be able to take advantage for a reservation for a stay after Oct. 25 as long as you can prepay for the booking by that deadline. Check with Marriott for more information. Reserving a room with your card but not fully paying the required amount until checkout on or after Oct. 26 will void the deal.

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Make sure your booking is for a qualified domestic hotel: Only certain Marriott properties in the United States and U.S. territories qualify for the offer. The participating brands are JW Marriott, Autograph Collection, Renaissance Hotels, Marriott Hotels, Delta Hotels, Gaylord Hotels, AC Hotels by Marriott, Courtyard by Marriott, Residence Inn, SpringHill Suites, Fairfield Inn by Marriott, TownePlace Suites and Moxy Hotels.

Read the fine print: This offer is good only if you book online through the Marriott website, via the company’s mobile app or by calling its reservations department at 888-236-2427. Certain purchases, such as gift certificates, travel packages and international bookings, are not eligible for this offer.

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