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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.