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Chase just launched a new offer for the Marriott Rewards® Premier Credit Card and it’s more valuable than before.
There was a time when 20,000 points was notable and indeed 50,000 points used to be best.
Recently they were offering to let you earn 80,000 points with this $85 annual fee card. Now the signup bonus is 75,000 points after spending $3,000 on purchases in your first 3 months from account opening — and a $0 annual fee the first year ($85 thereafter). Even though the old offer let you earn 80,000 points this is a better offer because the annual fee the first year is now $0.
I value Marriott points at $0.008 apiece, this means the value of the signup bonus net of first year annual fee goes up from $555 to $600.
Marriott’s Al Wadi Resort
On an ongoing basis spend with this card will earn 5 points for every $1 spent at over 5,700 participating Marriott Rewards and SPG hotels, 2 points for every $1 spent on airline tickets purchased directly with the airlines, at car rental agencies & restaurants and 1 point everywhere else.
The card gives you a Category 1-5 hotel free night stay every year after your account anniversary date, and 15 elite night credits just for having the product.
Since we’re going to get new co-brand credit card products next year, it’s unclear what the offers will look like or even the cards, so I do not know how long this better offer will last.