The Marriott Bonvoy Business card is well worth having and holding for Marriott aficionados for its annual elite night credits. Now there’s another reason to consider it: an increased welcome offer.
The Offer & Key Card Details
|Card Offer and Details|
125K Points after $8K spend in 6 months. Terms apply. (Rates & Fees)
(Offer Expires 11/1/2023)$125 Annual Fee
Recent better offer: 100K points after $4K spend in the first 3 months [Expired 11/2/22]
Earning rate: 6x at Marriott Bonvoy properties ⚬ 4x at restaurants worldwide, 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)
Card Type: Amex Credit Card
Big spend bonus: 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: Complimentary Marriott Gold elite status ⚬ 7% discount off the standard rate for a standard room at participating hotels when you book direct (Terms and Conditions apply) ⚬ 1 Free Night Award every year after your Card renewal month for a one-night 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
While this new offer isn’t as strong as some we have seen on the consumer Marriott cards, it is about as good as it typically gets on the Amex Marriott business card. The business card is appealing because since it comes with 15 elite night credits each year and those can stack with elite nights from having one (or more) Marriott consumer cards. For instance, I have both the Amex Marriott Bonvoy Business card and the Chase Ritz-Carlton consumer card, so I began the year with 30 elite night credits — just 20 nights short of Marriott Platinum status (otherwise known as “free breakfast” status…albeit a confusing benefit).
This 125k offer replaces the previous version of 3 free night certificates worth up to 50k each. While the ceiling on this one is technically lower, receiving flexible points that don’t expire in a year is probably a net win.