Marriott “Luxury” Brands Amex Offer: $100 off of $500+ in purchases. (enrollment required)

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There’s a new Amex Offer out for Marriott Bonvoy that offers a $100 statement credit on $500+ spend at Ritz-Carlton, St. Regis, EDITION, The Luxury Collection, W Hotels & JW Marriott.

Although the offer is titled, “International Luxury Brands,” don’t be fooled: it’s only valid in the US, the Caribbean, Canada and Mexico.

Tricky, tricky, Bonvoy.

JW Marriott Los Cabos Beach Resort & Spa, Mexico

The Deal

  • Widely-targeted Amex Offer that gives $100 back after spending $500 or more in one purchase at Marriott “International Luxury” hotels from 9/23/2022 to 12/31/2022.  Includes Ritz-Carlton, St. Regis, EDITION, The Luxury Collection, W Hotels and JW Marriott. (enrollment required)

 

Key Terms and Conditions

  • Must first add offer to Card and then use same Card to redeem.
  • Only U.S.-issued American Express® Cards are eligible.
  • Limit 1 enrolled Card per Card Member across all American Express offer channels.
  • Your enrollment of an eligible American Express Card for this offer extends only to that Card.
  • Offer valid only on room rate and room charges at the following Marriott Bonvoy® participating hotels in the U.S. and U.S. Territories, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean: The Ritz-Carlton®, St. Regis®, EDITION®, The Luxury Collection®, W Hotels® & JW Marriott®.
  •  Excludes all other Marriott brands: Marriott Hotels®, Sheraton® Hotels & Resorts, Marriott Vacation Club®, Delta Hotels by Marriott®, Le Méridien® Hotels & Resorts, Westin® Hotels & Resorts, Autograph Collection® Hotels, Design Hotels™, Renaissance® Hotels, Tribute Portfolio®, Gaylord Hotels®, Courtyard by Marriott®, Four Points® by Sheraton, SpringHill Suites by Marriott®, Protea Hotels by Marriott®, Fairfield by Marriott®, AC Hotels by Marriott®, Aloft® Hotels, Moxy® Hotels, Marriott Executive Apartments®, Residence Inn by Marriott®, TownePlace Suites® by Marriott, Element by Westin®, Homes & Villas by Marriott International®, and Vistana™. Excludes gift card purchases.

Quick Thoughts

It’s important to note that this offer is valid only at properties in the US and US territories, along with Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. It also excludes Marriott Homes and Villas. The Protea exclusion is redundant since those are outside the US anyway.

I always find this $100/$500 offer a bit disingenuous in that they specifically name it as being usable towards “international luxury brands,” but then exclude most international properties in the t&c. Those exclusions are common for Amex, but using the term “international” makes it confusing (and indeed, I’ve seen some confusion surrounding it).

Historically, these Marriott Amex offers have been triggered by a gift card purchase at the front desk even though the terms exclude gift cards purchases. It has always been a crap shoot as to whether properties sell gift cards at all…and if they do, whether or not they’ll actually have them in stock (and then whether or not they know how to load them). It’s probably worth calling to see if a location has them before you make a trip to the hotel. If you can find one, this can be an easy way of effectively using these offers towards international and/or excluded properties (by buying GC and then using the GC to pay for the hotels).

As always, we have added this to our Current Amex Offers database.

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Oliver

This offer won’t even work in Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean (except a handful Caribbean countries that use USD as their official currency). The term specifically says “Valid only on purchases made in US dollars.” Hotels always charge in their local currencies.

Jumbo

Great point Oliver! Bonvoy at its best!

You can’t use this offer in Canada, Mexico, and most of the Caribbean unless you go out of your way to have the hotel process it in dollars – in which case, you get screwed by their exchange rate.

Thank you for that detail Tim. You should acknowledge Bonvoy’s shadiness in this respect.

Lee

All Amex cards are getting this offer AND other offers include Hilton luxury brands Fairmont, Preferred Hotels, Relais, MGM, Caesars, etc

ENOTTY

Good luck finding a Marriott that will sell a gift card. I’ve tried nearly every Marriott in the DC area