Amex Marriott Cards: Spend $7,500 & Earn 7,500 Bonus Points (No Registration Required)

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Marriott Amex cardholders have a new, non-targeted spending offer available on their cards giving 7,500 bonus points when spending $7,500 by mid-August. This offer won’t be appealing for everyone, but it could make sense to try hitting the spending threshold in some circumstances.

Amex Marriott Credit Cards Spend $7,500 Get 7,500 Bonus Points

The Deal

  • Spend $7,500 on Marriott American Express credit cards & earn 7,500 bonus points.
  • Direct link to offer.

Key Terms

  • Starting June 15, 2022 through August 15, 2022 (“Purchase Period”), you will earn 7,500 bonus Marriott Bonvoy points after you spend $7,500 in combined eligible purchases (“Purchase Threshold”) on your Marriott Bonvoy American Express Card, Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant American Express Card or Marriott Bonvoy Business American Express Card during the Purchase Period, one time up to a maximum of 7,500 bonus Marriott Bonvoy points.
  • Points received from your Card will be posted to your Marriott Bonvoy member account up to 12 weeks after the end of each month. To be eligible to receive Points, Card Member’s account must not be cancelled or in default at the time of bonus fulfillment. Points may appear on your account in more than one deposit. Points may be reversed if the eligible purchase is returned.

Quick Thoughts

This spending offer appears to be open to all Marriott Amex cardholders, but not Marriott cards issued by Chase. There’s no registration required either – just start putting the spend on your card(s) if you want to participate in the offer.

Spending $7,500 in less than two months will be tricky for some people. Even if you have no concerns about your ability to generate that much spend, it still might not make sense to put it on a Marriott card.

There are some circumstances where the prospect of doing that will be a little more appealing. For example, if you’ll be spending a lot on Marriott stays in the next couple of months, paying for them with a Marriott Amex card is a good option, especially if you have a Marriott Amex Offer loaded to it.

The Marriott Business card has some 4x categories – U.S. restaurants, gas and wireless telephone services – so if all $7,500 of the required spend was done in those categories, you’d be earning an effective 5x Marriott points. While there are other cards that can offer more generous returns, it depends on whether you have any of those and how easy it is for you to otherwise generate Marriott Bonvoy points.

The Marriott Business card also offers a free 35k free night certificate after spending $60,000 in a calendar year. If you’ve been working towards that spending threshold, the average of $5,000 per month required for that spending threshold would be enough to also meet the additional $7,500 of spending needed for this new promotion.

All three Marriott cards offer a minimum 2x points on all spend. If spending exactly $7,500, you’d be earning at least 3x Marriott points on all spend. Based on our Reasonable Redemption Value of 0.75cpp, you’d be getting a 2.25% return on all your spend which isn’t a bad option if you don’t have any better everyday spend cards.

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Jon

Any thoughts on if you can combine total spend between all cards linked to one account (primary and authorized user card(s)? I don’t see mention of authorized users in the T&Cs.

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A C

too bad this doesnt work on chase marriott card. putting 7500 spend there would also give you 2 elite night credits too

Jerry

I’m turned off more and more with cobranded cards in general. Starting with Delta then Marriott right on down. Hyatt still makes sense, and I like to cherry pick my Hilton awards so it makes sense there also if you can do that. Otherwise no thanks.

Babblespeak

I can only think AMEX is trying to figure out what the absolute bare minimum is that will make people use their Marriott cards for daily spend. My guess is this isn’t it.

Billy Bob

What a ridiculous offer.

Mary Jane

i agree