Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card

Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card

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Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card

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Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card

Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card

on American Express's website

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Card details

  • Earn 75,000 Marriott Bonvoy bonus points after you use your new Card to make $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months. Plus, earn up to $200 in Statement Credits for eligible purchases at U.S. Restaurants within the first 6 months of Card Membership.

  • Enjoy up to $300 in statement credits each year of Card Membership for eligible purchases at hotels participating in the Marriott Bonvoy™ program.

  • Earn 6 Marriott Bonvoy points for each dollar of eligible purchases at hotels participating in the Marriott Bonvoy™ program. 3 points at U.S. restaurants and on flights booked directly with airlines. 2 points on all other eligible purchases.

  • Receive 1 free Night Award every year after your Card account anniversary. Award can be used for one night (redemption level at or under 50,000 Marriott Bonvoy Points) at a participating hotel. Certain hotels have resort fees.

  • Enjoy unlimited airport lounge visits when you enroll in Priority Pass™ Select membership.

  • No Foreign Transaction Fees.

  • $450 Annual Fee.

  • Terms Apply.

Rates, fees & offers

  • Annual fee

    $450

  • Rewards rate

    2x-6x

  • Bonus offer

    Earn 75,000 Marriott Bonvoy bonus points after you use your new Card to make $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months. Plus, earn up to $200 in Statement Credits for eligible purchases at U.S. Restaurants within the first 6 months of Card Membership. Terms Apply.

  • Intro APR

    N/A

  • Ongoing APR

    APR: 15.74% - 24.74% Variable APR

    Cash Advance APR: 25.24%, Variable

    Penalty APR: 29.99%, Variable

  • Foreign transaction fee

    None

Recommended credit score

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Annual Fee

$450

Annual Fee

$95

Annual Fee

$0 intro for the first year, then $95

Regular APR

15.74% - 24.74% Variable APR

Rates & Fees

Regular APR

15.99% - 22.99% Variable APR

Regular APR

13.99% - 23.99% Variable APR

Rates & Fees

Intro APR

N/A

Intro APR

N/A

Intro APR

0% intro APR on Purchases for 12 months

Recommended Credit Score
Recommended Credit Score
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NerdWallet review

By Sara Rathner

Rating details

5

Editor's overall rating

Pros and cons

Pros
  • Rich rewards

  • Lavish travel credits and perks

  • Automatic elite status

Cons
  • High annual fee

As the most high-end member of the Marriott Bonvoy credit card family, the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card offers Bonvoy devotees, frequent travelers and big spenders a selection of luxurious benefits. How this card compares with more down-to-earth options depends on how likely you’d be to take advantage of all the extras it provides.

The $450 annual fee can be tough to budget for, but if you have the habit of extracting every last drop of value out of a premium travel rewards credit card, you’ll find ways to whittle that annual fee down. Terms apply.

For more information, see our full review of this card.