Biggest Ever Signup Bonus for Marriott Visa — Now 100,000 Points (and more)!!

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Marriott Rewards® Premier Credit Card

A year ago this card started offering 80,000 points as part of the biggest signup bonus it ever had. And now Chase has just upped the ante on the Marriott Rewards® Premier Credit Card to a huge 100,000 Points after spending $5,000 on purchases in your first 3 months as a cardmember.

And on top of earning 100,000 points it also provides 7,500 bonus points when you add the first authorized user to your account and make a purchase in that same first 3 months from account opening.

I’ve just completed a stay at Al Wadi Desert Resort

Since Marriott successfully acquired Starwood, the biggest news and action in hotel loyalty has been Marriott Rewards and figuring out the direction the program will go. They’ve added benefits like 4pm checkout and experiential redemptions that Starwood offered. And they’ve rolled out the ability to status match and move points back and forth between the two programs.

And it means paying a lot more attention to the opportunities provided by Marriott points, and through arbitraging the Starwood program now that they’re linked.

The card earns 5 points per dollar at (over 5,700) Marriott Rewards and Starwood hotels, 2 points per dollar on airline tickets purchased directly with the airlines, at car rental agencies and restaurants, and 1 point everywhere else.

Every year after your account anniversary date you’ll receive a 1 Free Night Stay at a Category 1 through 5 location (which includes about three quarters of Marriott properties).

Ritz-Carlton Partner Al Wadi Desert Resort is 40,000 Points Per Night

And it helps you earn status faster with 15 Elite Credits each year and an additional Elite Credit for every $3,000 spent on purchases on the card.

In general Chase appears to only approve new cardmembers who have had fewer than 5 new card products in the past 24 months. So it’s a good idea to get this one early.

Marriott Rewards® Premier Credit Card

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  1. I recently canceled this card. I hit Lifetime Platinum in 4 years. Now I put all my spend on the CSR so I can have transferable points.

  2. Thanks Points tutor. But are you sure the business card is not subject to 5/24? I thought I’d read otherwise.

  3. Tangential to the topic, but if one has had both this Marriott card and the SPG Amex since before the merger, what would be your advice regarding keeping both or cancelling one or the other?

  4. @Larry I wouldn’t get rid of a Chase card, I’d product change to a no annual fee card (so I could product change later without needing an application). Which one to keep depends on whether you need to spend towards nights for status

  5. Why do people care if the 5/24 applies to the business version of this card? The 100k bonus is only applicable for the personal version.

  6. With 107,500 Marriott points being virtually equal to the 35k bonus currently offered with the SPG Amex, based on the 3:1 exchange ratio, which of these two would you recommend?

  7. @Chad- SPG appears to waive the first year’s AF while Marriott doesn’t, so if the points and benefits are the same, that’d be the prime value consideration for me. LMK if you need an SPG link.

  8. Will pass this on to my dad. I don’t spend anywhere near $5,000 a month on credit cards but my parents may, and this is definitely a deal worth taking advantage of. Doesn’t seem to be an expiration date either?

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