Limited Time Offer: 100,000 Point Bonus On The Marriott Bonvoy Business American Express Card, Plus Where You Can Use Anniversary Nights!

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Limited Time Offer: 100,000 Points Welcome Bonus On The Marriott Bonvoy Business™ American Express® Card.

Terms and restrictions apply, see rates and fees here.

Signup by 3/27 for the best possible offer with the annual fee waived for the first year!

Welcome bonus:

Until 4/24 only, you can earn 100K Marriott bonus points for opening this card and spending $5,000 in 3 months.

The previous signup bonus on this card when it was the Starwood Business Card was 75K points.

Annual fee: 

If you signup by 3/27 only, the $95 annual fee is waived for the first year. In 2020 your annual fee will be $95 and in subsequent years it will be $125.

If you signup on 3/28 or later the first year annual fee waiver will end and you will immediately pay a $125 annual fee starting in 2019 and for subsequent years.

Welcome bonus terms: 

You won’t get the welcome bonus on this card now or after the rebranding if you have ever had a Starwood Business AMEX, or if you have or had an active Chase Marriott Business card in the past 30 days, or if you signed up for a Chase Marriott consumer card in the past 90 days, or if you received a signup bonus on a Chase Marriott consumer card in the past 24 months.

Card earnings: 

  • 2 points per dollar everywhere
  • 4 points per dollar at U.S. restaurants, at U.S. gas stations, on wireless telephone services purchased directly from U.S. service providers, and on U.S. purchases for shipping
  • 6 Marriott points per dollar at Marriott hotels.
  • There are no foreign transaction fees.

Spend Threshold

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.

Marriott has dozens of valuable airline transfer partners, such as Aegean, Alaska, American, Lufthansa Qantas, and dozens more.

AMEX Offers:

Earn statement credits at stores that you register for in yoour AMEX account.

AMEX protections: 

  • If you need to return an item up to $300 and a store won’t take it back due to a time limited or final sale policy, AMEX will gladly refund you thanks to return protection. The vast majority of the time you’ll even be able to keep the item, but if you do need to send it back the return shipping will be free. That’s a far more generous policy than any other bank offers. This benefit is valid for $1,000 of returns per card per calendar year.
  • If a store charged a restocking fee to return an item then AMEX will cover it, up to $300/item, as part of their return protection coverage.
  • You get up to 2 additional years of warranty coverage, double the original manufacturers warranty, and if you have any issue in the extended warranty year they’ll pay to have it fixed or refund your entire purchase price without a hassle. This benefit is far more valuable than warranty benefits offered by other banks.
    If you need to dispute a charge there’s nobody who makes it easier or as pain-free as American Express does. It’s the easiest dispute resolution process in the industry by leaps and bounds and you can do it all online.
  • If your item is stolen or broken within 90 days you’ll be covered.
  • See this post to see just how amazing AMEX benefits can be.

Premium Internet Access:

Cardholders get free premium in-room internet at Marriott hotels.

Unlimited worldwide Boingo WiFi:

With either Starwood card you now get free unlimited Boingo Wi-Fi worldwide, perfect for avoiding confiscatory rates at airports when traveling.  Search from over 1 million hot-spots here.

Enroll for free Boingo access here.

Elite status: 

This card offers Silver Elite status.

If you spend $35K/year you will earn Gold elite status.

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.

Anniversary night:

You will receive a free night upon every card anniversary valid at hotels that cost up to 35K points. Anniversary nights expire 12 months after they post to your account.

Bonus night:

Starting on 3/28, if you spend $60,000 in a calendar year you will receive an additional free night within 8-12 weeks of completing the spend requirement. The free night is also valid at hotels that cost up to 35K points. Bonus nights expire 12 months after they post to your account.

Business vs Consumer card:

This business card offers several 4 point per dollar spending categories, something that is not offered on Marriott consumer cards.

While general spending is now longer as lucrative as it was with the old Starwood AMEX that earned 3 Marriott points per dollar, you can earn more than you were able to with the old Starwood card in U.S. restaurants, at U.S. gas stations, on wireless telephone services purchased directly from U.S. service providers, and on U.S. purchases for shipping.

AMEX business cards don’t appear on your credit report. That’s good for several reasons.

First of all they won’t count against your 5/24 count for opening new Chase cards. Only cards on your report that have been opened within the past 24 months count for that.

Second, when you spend money on personal cards your credit score will be hurt even if you pay your bill on time. A whopping 30% of your credit score is based on credit utilization. You can pay off your card bill before your statement is generated to avoid that, but that takes effort and laying out money well before you have to. Additionally it’s good to have the statement close with a couple dollars to show the card is active and being paid every month. On an AMEX business card it’s just not reported, so you can wait until the money is due without it having a negative effect on your score.

Third, if you close a business card it won’t ever have an effect on your score.

You may already have a business that needs a card to keep track of expenses. For example if your name is Joe Smith and you sell items online, or if you have any other side business and want a credit card to better keep track of business expenditures you can open a business credit card for “Joe Smith” as the business. You don’t need to file any messy government paperwork to be allowed to do that.
Just be sure to select “Sole Proprietorship” as the business type and just use your social security number in the Tax Identification Number field

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
  • Courtyard Boston Copley Square
  • 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
  • Courtyard Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, Oahu
  • 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
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites Key West
  • Sheraton Suites Key West
  • JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa
  • Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel
  • SLS Las Vegas, a Tribute Portfolio Resort
  • 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
  • Courtyard New York Manhattan/Central Park
  • 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 Sunny Isles Beach
  • Turnberry Isle Miami, Autograph Collection
  • The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, Miami
  • W Miami
  • W New Orleans – French Quarter
  • JW Marriott New Orleans
  • Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa
  • Courtyard Oahu North Shore
  • 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
  • Delta Hotels Whistler Village 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 St. 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
  • Le Dokhan’s, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Paris, France
  • Renaissance Paris Republique Hotel, 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
  • The Westin Palace, Milan, Italy
  • Le Méridien Visconti Rome, Italy
  • AC Hotel Venezia, Venice, Italy
  • Publica Isrotel, Autograph Collection, Herzliya, Israel
  • Renaissance Tel Aviv Hotel, Israel (This hotel will no longer be bookable with 35K certificates as of 3/5)
  • 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 Hotel Lima, Peru
  • Sheraton Lisbon Hotel & Spa, Portugal
  • La Concha Renaissance San Juan Resort, Puerto Rico
  • 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
  • The Bangkok EDITION, 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
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul, Turkey
  • The S. Regis 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
  • London Marriott Hotel Kensington, UK
  • Residence Inn by Marriott London Bridge, UK
  • JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa, Vietnam

Limited Time Offer: 100,000 Points Welcome Bonus On The Marriott Bonvoy Business™ American Express® Card.

Will you signup for this limited time offer? Where will you use your anniversary nights?

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Randy

Is this a better card to use for business than AMEX Starwood SPG?

dave

You won’t get the welcome bonus on this card now or after the rebranding if you have ever had a Starwood Business AMEX, or if you have or had an active Chase Marriott Business card in the past 30 days, or if you signed up for a Chase Marriott consumer card in the past 90 days, or if you received a signup bonus on a Chase Marriott consumer card in the past 24 months.

Can we call to see if we eligible for bonus?
if we are not eligible for bonus would we still be approved fro card?

Jeff B

Is there a cap on the bonus categories? I spend a decent amount on shipping and wondering if it’s worth moving to this card.

Smarty

For shipping the beat card to use is the chase INK preferred you get 3 UR points per dollar. I spend a ton on shipping i have 5 of ink preferred cards to maximize the 3x per dollar.

MeirS

Is this the only Marriott business card available now?
If I sign up for this, do I lose an opportunity to sign up for any other cards?

Thanks

Peter

Hi Dan, I’m assuming most of us here have had the Amex Spg Business card in the past, which makes us ineligible, according to your post. I tried reading through the T&C’s of the welcome bonus and don’t see any language on this. Can you chime in or point me to such restrictions? Thank you!!

HE

Dan, PLEASE ANSWER, I upgraded my Marriott consumer Credit card to the Marriott Premier Plus and got a bonus of 50K a few month ago. Can I still receive the sign up bonus on the Marriott Bonvoy Business American Express Card? THANKS

john

Dan are you getting this card or you can not because you have had Starwood Amex Business card in the past???

Sari

Dan please weigh in on questions re current holders of the SPG card. Additionally, can I get the bonus if I sign up under a different business name (ie sole proprietor) even if I have the business card under my true business EIN?

Itchakadoozie

Always curious whether it makes more sense to get a hotel card because you get free nights and easier opportunities to collect points or an airline card where you can potentially, but less often, get free flights and just swallow the cost of a hotel at your desired location. I’m not a big spender, but want to utilize the system the bets possible way. TIA for any info.

pau

dan does your mishpacha buy gas gift cards at a discount or do they pay for gas outright on a good credit card earning points? and if yes at how much discounted/

Gb1234

Hi Dan,
If I have the Marriott consumer card but didn’t receive the signup bonus due to insufficient spending, am I eligible for this bonus? I got my card a little less than a year ago.
Thanks!

ramen

Any big differences between AMEX and Chase Marriott? I haven’t had any AMEX cards before but had a bunch of Chase credit cards.

Joe

Dan, you have a Tesla why do you prepay 1k of gas? Lol

IGBES

Gas for his home, oven, dryer…

Elinyc77

Is it possible that he has second car/driver at the house hold?

dave

what happened to Dan he usually responds to thee questions with rapid fire

Pad18

Maybe he has a life as well !?

Jeff B

His Tesla ran out of battery and his prepaid gas is of no help

MD

Can you apply if you don’t have business?

Jeff B

Dan answers this in his post

Abe

Do I need to have a business name for this card?

Deal Guy

Dan, I think if you write NATURAL gas, you will avoid the above questions.
Lol

Yoily

Hi Dan and all!

‘Chase Sapphire Preferred’ is my main credit card now for a few years. What other credit card is my next best move to have along with this, to build credit line?

Also, can I own the Chase SP AND the ‘Chase S. Reserved’ at the same time? Should that be my next CC?

(PS, I also have a Amex business delta card)

Thanks!!!

Yoily

Menachem

“Until 4/24 only, you can earn 100K Marriott bonus points for opening this card and spending $5,000 in 3 months.
The previous signup bonus on this card when it was the Starwood Business Card was 75K points.”

Aren’t these marriot points worth less because those SPG converted 1:3. So technically this sign up bonus is only 33.3 points equal to the old SPG value?

Murphy

Are the points on this card worth anything besides Hotel nights? I rarey go to hotels just wanted to know if this could be changed in for cash or credit on the credit card since I am pretty clueless about all this points in Miles stuff that is usually what I do

Moshe

Have the same question

dave

Dan a key question for many of us is how can we be certain we are eligible for the bonus? many of us don’t keep meticulous records and the conditions are numerous and complex can we call amex and they will let us know? if we don’t get the popup then we will get the bonus?

Aj

Hi Dan – long time reader and fan. Have business opp to put $100K+ charge on a cc. Am I better off using my Amex Business Platinum Card (1.5 pts) or my Chase Sapphire Reserve card in terms of the points I will earn? Any advice you could give would be amazing!!!

ag

Dan – Can we get the bonus if we sign up with a different business name ans ss# instead of business tax ID?

jp

Dan
I currently have an SPG personal card which the points converted with the merge.
Will these new Marriot points be added to by current account?

jp

Dan – please reply to all

TRS

How many Amex cards / Biz cards can you have and still get approved for this offer?

Dave

I just got an offer on my Bonvoy Amex (the old consumer $95/per year SPG card) to upgrade to the Bonvoy Brilliant consumer card. Receive 100k points with $5k spend. This is very tempting, but the $450 fee is tough and I believe once I give up the $95 per year card I cannot get that back as it is discontinued. I am not sure I will get the $300 Bonvoy benefit every year as I don’t always have enough paid stays. I get that the free night is a little more valuable with the Brilliant. Would you take this offer in this case? Thanks!

Paron

Just got an upgrade offer from the regular Marriott Bonvoy card to the Bonvoy Brilliant card with a 100k bonus. Spoke to representative and by upgrading you can get the $300 Marriott credit twice with only paying one annual fee if the account anniversary is before the year is up.

Menachem

If i had to choose between the regular amex SPG and this. which would be better?
(I already have the amex SPG and I am considering switching)
Thanks Dan ans thank you so much for taking the time and your patience for answering all of us. Your the best!

David

Do you need a separate amex login for business cards? Or will it be combined with your consumer card account?

b

hi dan I have the spg card and the spg business card is it worth it to keep both of them for the free night ?

100/24

Dan or anyone

Has anyone seen or received from Amex the SPG (I guess not Bonvoy) personal card promo for existing cardholders that Dan referenced a few weeks ago (extra point for $25,000 spend increments up to $100,000). I haven’t seen anything anywhere since the post. If this isn’t happening I’ll upgrade to the luxury card to help with 5/24 but if this is happening I’ll keep the card and apply separately for the luxury card. Does anyone know what’s going on with this?

David

Dan, do you know if the $300 annual credit on the Bonvoy Brilliant Card could be used on Marriott gift cards in the event one will not be able to redeem in a particular year? If not from Marriott website, perhaps at an actual hotel if they sell. Any data points yet on this? Thanks

sam

I don’t understand why this is so good a Sheraton points are only 1/3 of starwood points .This should be equal to a SW offer of 33,000 points. I would think the CHASE cards with 80,000 UR which can be used for HYATT at a lot better value plus have the built in option of airlines or cash, should be better deal. Please let me know if i am missing something, r in other words isn’t 80,000 HYATT alot better than 100,000 MARRIOT (w/o getting into all other advantages of the chase cards).
Thanks to anyone who can help me on this one

Daivd

I just got my card in the mail that I applied for from the above link and its an SPG bus card. Does that make sense?

Daniel Gottfried

Does anyone know the weight of the card compared to other ones such as amex platinum

ELI

Is this card worth it if I am trying to use it for airline miles? Or is it really best for hotels only?

Ari

How much is one point worth on this card?

Tom

I had read that when applying for the Amex Brilliant Business Card online, prior to submitting the application, there is a pop-up informing you of your eligibility of receiving the 100,000 points. I had provided my business and personal information, but did not receive a pop-up. Am I doing something wrong? I am a current Marriott Rewards consumer card owner. Any help is appreciated.

Thanks,

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