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

  • Limited Time Offer: Earn 150,000 Marriott Bonvoy bonus points and a bonus Free Night Award after you use your new Card to make $5,000 in eligible purchases within the first 3 months of Card Membership. Resort fees may apply. Terms apply. Offer expires 11/3/2021.

  • 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 hotels participating in the Marriott Bonvoy™ program. 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 150,000 Marriott Bonvoy bonus points and a bonus Free Night Award after you use your new Card to make $5,000 in eligible purchases within the first 3 months of Card Membership. Resort fees may apply. Terms apply. Offer expires 11/3/2021.

  • 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
  • Anniversary perk

  • High rewards rate

  • Automatic elite status

  • Luxury perks

Cons
  • High annual fee

  • Rewards have limited flexibility

  • Lower acceptance abroad

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.