Refer Your Friends for the New Marriott Card Offer for Up to 100,000 Points a Year

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The Marriott Rewards® Premier Credit Card has a new, better signup offer: 75,000 points after spending $3,000 on purchases in your first 3 months from account opening — with the key improvement being a $0 annual fee the first year ($85 thereafter).

The card is eligible for ‘Chase Offers’ similar to Amex Offers, rebates on spend with various merchants. It gives you 15 elite night credits every year just for having the card and an additional elite night for every $3000 in spend. Every year cardholders receive a free night at a Marriott property up to category 5 (which encompasses about 3/4ths of Marriott properties). And of course points transfer to Starwood.

If you’re a cardmember you can now refer friends, referrals have been updated to this new 75,000 point offer. You receive 20,000 points per person you refer who applies and is approved for the card, up to 100,000 points per year.

You can get the card and then refer your friends.

Marriott Rewards® Premier Credit Card

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  1. Speaking of Marriott, it appears new bookings require points in your account now or you are forced to purchase. Anyone else seeing this?

  2. What have your experiences been with the time involved to receive a referral bonus with the Marriot card?

  3. @Steve- I made a booking a few days ago and was given a choice to purchase points or order the certificate after I have the points.I did the latter.

  4. @traveler Certainly doesn’t seem to be the case today. Given the option to purchase or do a paid rate. You aware of anything Gary?

    You need an additional 33,036 points for your stay

    Select the reward you want to use

    Purchase 34,000 points for 425.00 to redeem 35,000 points for 1 night(s)

    Or, view other rates for this hotel.

  5. @steve
    I just tried a sample booking and got the following for a November stay: How far out is your booking?
    Select the reward you want to use

    Purchase 39,000 points for 487.50 USD to redeem 40,000 points for 1 night(s)
    Points Advance: wait until you earn the points you need

  6. @traveler – Thanks! I did 3 weeks out and still needed to purchase. Did a month and could wait til points in account. I never knew you couldn’t do a date so close (although I don’t consider 3 weeks close)

  7. @steve
    We are all on a learning curve. I am wandering if you could book it farther out and then change the date?

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