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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.