Chase Sapphire Reserve adds Marriott Gold fast track

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Marriott Gold is the second lowest of Marriott’s elite tiers and offers a modest set of benefits including 2pm late check-out, 25% bonus points on stays, free premium wifi and upgrades to non-suite rooms.

Complimentary Marriott Gold status is already a benefit of the American Express Platinum card and the American Express Business Platinum but now Chase is offering its Sapphire Reserve cardholders complimentary Marriott Gold status for three months with the opportunity to extend it through February 2024 with 3 stays.

The Deal

  • Chase Sapphire Reserve cardholders have access to three months of complimentary Marriott Gold status with the option to extend through February 2024.

Direct link to offer (existing members can log into their account and go to the benefits tab)

Terms and Conditions

  • Register between July 1 and September 30, 2022.
  • Once registered, you’ll receive Marriott Bonvoy Gold status for a period of three months
  • Stay three paid nights that are booked directly with Marriott during the three month period and receive Gold status through February 2024

Quick Thoughts

Marriott Gold isn’t the most inspirational of elite statuses, things don’t really start getting good until reaching Platinum, which is the next status up. Unfortunately, this offer doesn’t seem to give you any sort of fast track past Gold, so you’re still starting from square one to get to the 50 required elite nights for Platinum.

That said, if if you have Marriott stays coming up, you might as well register for the offer,  as it’s better than nothing. But, I certainly wouldn’t go out of my way to arrange stays in order to fulfill it.

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Andy

FM: “Better than nothing.”

Marriott: “Challenge accepted.”

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Courtney

When everyone has status, no one has status.

Lrdx

With Marriott, it seems more like no one has status, unconditionally.

Rjb

Marriott properties no longer provide any benefits to plats or golds. Why bother?

WR2

Talk about being on the fast track to nowhere.

Reno Joe

Where does one NOT sign up?

DiscoPapa

I’m an authorized user on the card and I was successful in getting the Gold status. Marriott is a distant third for me in terms of hotel programs, but yeah… I’ll take it for my upcoming 3 night stay. Requested on Saturday, account updated today.