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Most travel credit cards are giving you more ways to earn bonus points while we stay home. One of the latest bonus offers comes from American Express. American Express is giving you three ways to earn up to 10x Marriott Bonvoy bonus points on select purchases. Anyone with a personal or business American Express Marriott branded card qualifies for this limited-time offer that expires October 31, 2020.

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Who is Eligible For the American Express Marriott Bonvoy Bonus?

American Express states this limited-time promotion is for eligible cardholders with these cards:

  • Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card
  • The Marriott Bonvoy American Express Card
  • Marriott Bonvoy Business™ American Express® Card

Qualifying members will receive an email stating the offer details. You can also activate these promotions in the Amex Offers dashboard on the American Express website or mobile app.

Related: Best Marriott Credit Cards

What Earns 10x Marriott Bonvoy Points?

It’s possible to earn up to 10 Bonvoy points per $1 on these purchases:

  • U.S. gas stations
  • U.S. restaurants
  • Marriott Bonvoy hotels (on eligible purchases at participating hotels)

You earn 10x points on the first $7,500 in spending for each category between August 3, 2020, and October 31, 2020. It’s possible to earn 225,000 Bonvoy points if you maximize each category. All excess spending above $7,500 per category earns the standard award rate.

It can be easier to earn bonus points than you think during your daily routine. For instance, you can pay with your American Express Bonvoy card for gas and food on your next road trip. And if you happen to stay overnight, you can pay cash for your hotel nights or on-site purchases if you don’t have enough points.

Of course, you will continue to earn bonus points on your standard Bonvoy credit card purchase categories.

You may remember that American Express has other limited-time bonuses for its many travel credit cards. It’s possible to earn bonus points on food delivery, groceries, and streaming services. Premium credit cards, including the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant American Express Card, apply the $300 Marriott travel credit to U.S. restaurant purchases during June, July, and August 2020.

Related: Best Hotel Credit Cards

Final Thoughts

This limited-time Marriott Bonvoy bonus is an easy way to keep earning hotel points whether you stay home or plan a summer road trip. You have more points to redeem for award nights once you travel again with one of the world’s largest hotel loyalty programs.

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