Nice new Marriott Bonvoy offers: six-figure points and statement credits on top

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The offers on both the American Express Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant and Marriott Bonvoy Business credit cards increased today and now include both excellent bonuses and statement credits on top to sweeten the deal. If you had one of these cards in mind, these offers are strong with the statement credits included.

The Offers & Key Card Details

For more information and to find a link to apply, see our dedicated Frequent Miler card pages by clicking the card names below.

Card Offer and Details
Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card
125K points + up to $200 in statement credits
125K points after $5K spend in the first 3 months plus up to $200 in statement credits for US restaurant purchases in the first 6 months. Terms apply.
(Offer Expires 5/12/2021)

$450 Annual Fee

Recent better offer: None

FM Mini Review: Decent ultra-premium option for Marriott fans, but Hilton fans may prefer the ultra-premium Hilton Aspire card.


Card Type: Amex Credit Card

Base
Travel
Dine
Brand

Earning rate: 3X airfare charged by airline; 3X US restaurants, 6X Marriott; 2X on all other eligible purchases

Big spend bonus: Platinum Elite status with $75K calendar year spend

Noteworthy perks: ⚬ 50K Free Night Award each year upon renewal ⚬ $300 Marriott statement credit per membership year ⚬ Gold Elite status ⚬ 15 elite nights credit ⚬ Priority Pass Select with 2 free guests ⚬ Global Entry fee credit ⚬ Free premium internet at Marriott properties

See also: Marriott Bonvoy Complete Guide

Card Offer and Details
Marriott Bonvoy Business™ American Express® Card
100K Points + up to $150 in statement credits
100K points after $5K in eligible purchases in the first 3 months of card membership + up to $150 in statement credits for eligible purchases in the first 3 months. Terms apply. (Rates & Fees)
(Offer Expires 5/12/2021)

$125 Annual Fee


Card Type: Amex Credit Card

Base
Dine
Gas
Phone
Biz
Brand

Earning rate: 6x at Marriott Bonvoy properties ⚬ 4x U.S. restaurants, U.S. gas stations, wireless telephone services purchased from U.S. suppliers and on U.S. purchases for shipping ⚬ 2x on all other eligible purchases. Terms Apply. (Rates & Fees)

Big spend bonus: Marriott Gold elite status with $35K annual spend ⚬ Earn an additional free night (good for one night at a redemption level at or under 35K points, subject to resort fees) after you spend $60K on purchases in a calendar year

Noteworthy perks: 1 Free Night Award every year after your Card account anniversary for a one-niight redemption level at or under 35K points (subject to resort fees) ⚬ Complimentary premium Internet access at Marriott properties ⚬ Terms Apply (Rates & Fees)

See also: Marriott Bonvoy Complete Guide

Quick Thoughts

Given our Reasonable Redemption Value for Marriott Bonvoy points is 0.72c, these bonuses are easily worth $800-$1,000 or more. That’s a great return that is certainly amplified by the included statement credits.

Keep in mind though that Marriott has a complicated system for determining whether or not you are eligible for a credit card. According to our Marriott Bonvoy Complete Guide, here is a comparison of the card offerings from Chase and Amex and the relevant rules.

Marriott Bonvoy credit cards are issued by both Chase and American Express.  If you're interested in signing up for more than one Chase and/or Amex Marriott card, it's important to consider the complex rules they have put in place:

If you are indeed eligible and had the Amex Marriott cards on your mind, now could be a good time to make your move. As you’ll note based on the matrix above, having gotten the bonus on one of these cards will not preclude you from getting the bonus on the other, so the Amex cards are a sound path to getting a total of 30 Marriott elite nights per year (since you get 15 nights from having any Marriott business card and 15 nights from having any Marriott personal card — elite night credits from multiple personal cards do not stack).

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