Update: The signup bonus is now 75K for spending $3,000 in 3 months.
Originally posted on 9/26:
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Limited time signup bonus:
For a limited time only, you can earn 100K Marriott bonus points for opening this card and spending $5,000 in 3 months.
Comparison to previous signup bonus:
The previous signup bonus on this card was 75K points for spending $3,000 in 3 months.
There is a $95 annual fee, though the signup bonus and annual anniversary nights are worth well more than that.
Welcome bonus terms:
- You won’t get the welcome bonus on this card if:
- You got a bonus on a Chase Marriott consumer card in the past 24 months.
- You have or had an active Starwood AMEX/Marriott Bonvoy AMEX Consumer card in the past 30 days.
- You were approved for any Starwood AMEX/Marriott Bonvoy AMEX card in the past 90 days
- You received a signup bonus for a Starwood Luxury/Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant AMEX or the Starwood Business/Marriott Bonvoy Business AMEX card in the past 24 months.
All Chase cards appear to be subject to 5/24 restrictions, meaning that you are not likely to be approved if you have been approved for 5 or more consumer credit cards in the past 24 months. Note that the Chase system automatically counts cards like authorized user cards and store cards as cards that count towards 5/24, but if you explain to Chase that those cards are merely authorized user cards or store cards they can manually approve you for a new card.
You can check your credit report for free at the federally authorized annualcreditreport.com to check how many accounts are shows as being open in the past 24 months.
- 2 points per dollar everywhere
- 6 Marriott points per dollar at Marriott hotels.
- There are no foreign transaction fees.
- Purchase protection covers items purchased up to $500 against theft or damage for 120 days.
- Extended warranty protection adds an additional year on the manufacturer’s warranty.
- Car rental CDW insurance covers rentals in the US on a secondary basis and rentals outside of the US on a primary basis.
- Trip delay reimbursement covers $500/passenger for expenses due to delays of 12+ hours.
- Lost luggage reimbursement covers luggage lost or damaged, up to $3,000/passenger.
You’ll need to spend $5,000 on this card within 3 months.
You can pay your federal taxes for a 1.87% fee. If you overpay your taxes you can request a refund or apply it to your next year’s taxes.
My local natural gas company allows me to prepay up to $1,000 on a credit card for a $1.65 flat fee. That’s a great way to earn miles and help meet a spend threshold. My electricity supplier allows me to pay with a credit card for free as long as I am enrolled in autopay.
Airline transfer bonus:
You can transfer increments of 60K Marriott points into 25K airline miles or 27.5K miles with United.
Additionally, airlines often have their own bonuses for hotel point transfers. Currently American is offering a 25% bonus on hotel transfers. Aeroplan offers a bonus multiple times per year and United usually has an end of the year bonus as well.
Marriott has dozens of valuable airline transfer partners, such as Aegean, Alaska, American, Qantas, and dozens more! Alaska’s miles are extremely valuable and hard to get, making this a great transfer option.
Premium internet access:
Cardholders get free premium in-room internet at Marriott hotels.
This card offers Silver Elite status, which gives 10% bonus points, late checkout, and more.
If you spend $35K/year you will earn Gold elite status, which gives 25% bonus points, late checkout, room upgrades, a points amenity on paid and award stays, and more.
You will also get 15 elite night credits for having the card. You can only get 15 night credits per year, regardless of how many different Marriott cards that you have.
You will receive a free night upon every card anniversary valid at hotels that cost up to 35K points. Anniversary nights can be worth several times the annual fee on this card! Anniversary nights expire 12 months after they post to your account.
Sample hotels where you can use your anniversary or bonus night:
- Anchorage Marriott Downtown
- Atlanta Marriott Marquis
- W Atlanta – Downtown
- Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards
- Boca Raton Marriott at Boca Center
- Courtyard Boston Brookline
- Residence Inn Boston Downtown/Seaport
- Aloft New York Brooklyn
- New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge
- Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile
- Hotel Chicago Downtown, Autograph Collection
- JW Marriott Chicago
- W Chicago – Lakeshore
- Metropolitan at The 9, Autograph Collection, Cleveland
- The Ritz-Carlton, Cleveland
- W Dallas – Victory
- JW Marriott Denver Cherry Creek
- The Westin Southfield Detroit
- Courtyard Fort Lauderdale Beach
- The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort
- Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay, Hawaii
- Westin Hapuna Beach Resort, Hawaii
- The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa
- JW Marriott Houston Downtown
- SpringHill Suites Jackson Hole
- The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection, Kansas City
- Sheraton Kauai Resort
- Courtyard Key Largo
- JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa
- Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel
- The Westin Las Vegas Hotel & Spa
- AC Hotel Beverly Hills, Los Angeles
- Residence Inn Beverly Hills, Los Angeles
- Four Points by Sheraton Los Angeles Westside
- Los Angeles Airport Marriott
- Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel
- AC Hotel New York Times Square
- Fairfield Inn & Suites New York Manhattan/Central Park
- Courtyard New York Manhattan/Fifth Avenue
- Courtyard New York Manhattan/Times Square West
- New York LaGuardia Airport Marriott
- The Ritz-Carlton New York, Westchester
- Newark Liberty International Airport Marriott
- Aloft Miami Aventura
- Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay
- AC Hotel Miami Beach
- Courtyard Miami Beach South Beach
- Four Points by Sheraton Miami Beach
- Residence Inn Miami Beach South Beach
- Residence Inn Miami Beach Surfside
- Residence Inn Miami Sunny Isles Beach
- The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, Miami
- W New Orleans – French Quarter
- Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa
- Courtyard Oahu North Shore
- Grand Bohemian Hotel, Autograph Collection, Orlando
- Courtyard Palm Springs
- Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel
- Park City Marriott
- Le Méridien Philadelphia
- Pittsburgh Marriott City Center
- Courtyard Portland Downtown/Waterfront
- Courtyard San Diego Old Town
- W Scottsdale
- Courtyard Washington, DC/Foggy Bottom
- Marriott Marquis Washington, DC
- The Westin Georgetown, Washington D.C.
- Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino
- W Brisbane, Australia
- Melbourne Marriott Hotel, Australia
- The Westin Melbourne, Australia
- The Westin Perth, Australia
- Marriott Vacation Club at Surfers Paradise, Australia
- Pier One Sydney Harbour, Autograph Collection, Australia
- Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel at Circular Quay, Australia
- The Westin Sydney, Australia
- DO & CO Hotel Vienna, A Member Of Design Hotels, Austria
- Le Méridien Vienna, Austria
- Atlantis, Coral Towers, Autograph Collection, Bahamas
- Renaissance Sao Paulo Hotel, Brazil
- JW Marriott Hotel Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- Delta Hotels Banff Royal Canadian Lodge, Canada
- Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel, Canada
- Le Westin Montreal, Canada
- Residence Inn Mont Tremblant Manoir Labelle, Canada
- Courtyard Niagara Falls, Canada
- Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, Canada
- The Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto, Canada
- Delta Hotels Vancouver Downtown Suites, Canada
- W Santiago, Chile
- JW Marriott Hotel Beijing, China
- The Ritz-Carlton, Beijing, China
- The S. Regis Beijing, China
- The S. Regis Chengdu, China
- JW Marriott Hotel Shanghai at Tomorrow Square, China
- The Portman Ritz-Carlton, Shanghai, China
- The S. Regis Shanghai Jingan, China
- The Ritz-Carlton, Shenzhen, China
- The S. Regis Shenzhen, China
- Hotel Punta Islita, Autograph Collection, Costa Rica
- Four Points by Sheraton Havana, Cuba
- Renaissance Curacao Resort & Casino
- Boscolo Prague, Autograph Collection, Czech Republic
- Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay
- Sheraton Fiji Resort
- Le Méridien Nice, France
- Marriott Rive Gauche Hotel, Paris, France
- Athens Marriott Hotel, Greece
- Domes Miramare, a Luxury Collection Resort, Corfu, Greece
- Sheraton Laguna Guam Resort
- The Westin Resort Guam
- Hong Kong SkyCity Marriott Hotel
- Mira Moon Hong Kong, a Member of Design Hotels
- The S. Regis Mumbai, India
- Sheraton Lake Como Hotel, Italy
- AC Hotel Firenze, Florence, Italy
- Sheraton Diana Majestic, Milan, Italy
- Le Méridien Visconti Rome, Italy
- AC Hotel Venezia, Venice, Italy
- Publica Isrotel, Autograph Collection, Herzliya, Israel
- Courtyard Tokyo Ginza Hotel, Japan
- The Westin Miyako Kyoto, Japan
- Hotel Pacai, Vilnius, a Member of Design Hotels, Lithuania
- JW Marriott Hotel Macau
- The Andaman, a Luxury Collection Resort, Langkawi, Malaysia
- The Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa, Mauritius
- Marriott Cancun Resort, Mexico
- The Westin Resort & Spa, Cancun, Mexico
- The Westin Cozumel, Mexico
- W Mexico City
- Hacienda Puerta Campeche, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Mexico
- Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa, Mexico
- Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel, Netherlands
- Four Points by Sheraton Auckland, New Zealand
- W Panama
- Palacio del Inka, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Cusco, Peru
- JW Marriott El Convento Cusco
- JW Marriott Hotel Lima, Peru
- Lisbon Marriott Hotel, Portugal
- Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino
- S. Kitts Marriott Resort & The Royal Beach Casino
- Trump Turnberry, a Luxury Collection Resort, Scotland
- Le Meridien Singapore, Sentosa
- Sheraton Towers Singapore
- The Westin Cape Town, South Africa
- JW Marriott Hotel Seoul, South Korea
- Renaissance Lucerne Hotel, Switzerland
- Renaissance Zurich Tower Hotel, Switzerland
- Sheraton Zurich Hotel, Switzerland
- Hotel Proverbs Taipei, a Member of Design Hotels, Taiwan
- JW Marriott Hotel Bangkok, Thailand
- The S. Regis Bangkok, Thailand
- Le Méridien Chiang Mai, Thailand
- JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort & Spa, Thailand
- Le Méridien Koh Samui Resort & Spa, Thailand
- Renaissance Koh Samui Resort & Spa, Thailand
- Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa, Thailand
- Marriott’s Mai Khao Beach – Phuket, Thailand
- The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul, Turkey
- The Abu Dhabi EDITION, UAE
- The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal, UAE
- The S. Regis Abu Dhabi, UAE
- Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites, UAE
- JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai, UAE
- London Heathrow Marriott Hotel, UK
- Residence Inn London Kensington, UK
- Residence Inn by Marriott London Bridge, UK
- London Marriott Hotel Maida Vale, UK
- JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa, Vietnam
Will you signup for this limited time offer? Where do you use your anniversary nights?