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In case you haven’t heard, the Marriott and Starwood Preferred Guest credit cards have been updated and rebranded. These new (and maybe even improved, depending on your spending habits) credit cards come with several new perks while still offering some of the value that they previously held.
Terms apply to American Express benefits and offers. Visit americanexpress.com to learn more.
To complete the Marriott and Starwood Preferred Guest merger, these two hotel giants have launched these cards. Marriott had a strong partnership with Chase while Starwood had a solid deal going with American Express, which is why the two still co-exist (albeit under different names). American Express will continue to handle the Marriott premium and business cards while Chase will carry the torch for personal and no-fee Marriott cards.
Here are some of the Chase and AMEX Marriott Bonvoy credit cards.
Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Credit Card
Marriott and Chase launched the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless® Credit Card. The Marriott Bonvoy Boundless® Credit Card replaced the premium Marriott Rewards Premier Plus Credit Card.
Cardholders can earn up to 17x total Bonvoy points per $1 spent at over 7,000 hotels participating in Marriott Bonvoy® with the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless® Card.
You can also earn 3x Bonvoy points per $1 on the first $6,000 spent in combined purchases each year on grocery stores, gas stations, and dining.
Silver Elite benefits mean you can enjoy free in-room premium Wi-Fi at Marriott Bonvoy properties. You also get 10% bonus points on stays, priority late checkout, and no blackout dates on free night awards. You also have access to exclusive experiences.
Additionally, Chase is giving cardholders the opportunity to save money through Chase shopping partner discounts. Inside the Chase mobile app, you can link shopping offers to your card to help you save money. You can also lock or unlock your card from inside the app. The card itself is also contactless.
The Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Credit Card also shares its name with the Marriott Bonvoy loyalty program. The streamlined loyalty program replaces the existing Marriott Rewards, Ritz-Carlton Rewards, and Starwood Preferred Guest rewards programs.
Additionally, earn 1 Elite Night Credit towards Elite Status for every $5,000 you spend.
Plus, receive 15 Elite Night Credits annually, automatic Silver Elite Status each account anniversary year, and path to Gold Status when you spend $35,000 on purchases each calendar year.
There are no foreign transaction fees.
New Marriott Bonvoy Boundless® Credit Card cardholders can earn 3 Free Night Awards (each night valued up to 50,000 points) after spending $3,000 on purchases in your first 3 months from account opening.
The Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant American Express Card
The premium Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant® American Express® Card is one of the best Marriott credit cards.
Each card renewal year, get up to $300 in statement credits per calendar year (up to $25 per month) for eligible purchases at restaurants worldwide.
Other featured benefits include 1 Free Night Award (redemption level at or under 85,000 points) annually after your card renewal month at participating Marriott Bonvoy properties (some hotels have resort fees), up to $100 property credit for qualifying charges at The Ritz-Carlton® or St. Regis® when you book direct using a special rate for a two-night minimum stay using your Card, and complimentary Priority Pass Select airport lounge access.
Additionally, cardholders can enjoy a fee credit for TSA PreCheck or Global Entry, up to $800 in cellphone protection, and 25 Elite Night Credits toward the next level of Marriott Bonvoy Elite status (terms apply).
- 6x points for each dollar of eligible purchases at hotels participating in the Marriott Bonvoy program
- 3x points at restaurants worldwide
- 3x points on flights booked directly with airlines
- 2x points on all other eligible purchases
Marriott Bonvoy Platinum Elite members earn 50% more points on eligible purchases at participating hotels for each U.S. dollar (or the currency equivalent) that is incurred and paid for by the member.
Each calendar year after spending $60,000 on eligible purchases, Card Members are eligible to select an Earned Choice Award benefit. Benefit options include Five (5) Suite Night Awards, an 85K Free Night Award, and a mattress and box spring $1,000 discount from Marriott Bonvoy Boutiques. Certain hotels have resort fees.
New Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant® American Express® Card cardholders can earn 95,000 Marriott Bonvoy bonus points after using their new Card to make $5,000 in purchases on the Card within the first 3 months.
Although this card has a $650 annual fee and no foreign transaction fees (See Rates & Fees), it has plenty of benefits that are worth a lot more.
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Marriott Bonvoy Business American Express Card
The Marriott Bonvoy Business® American Express® Card has its own set of benefits. You can also redeem Marriott Bonvoy points for flights or car rentals with Air+Car across hundreds of travel partners around the world.
Further details of the Marriott Bonvoy Business American Express Card, one of the best Marriott credit cards, include:
- 6x points at hotels participating in the Marriott Bonvoy® program
- 4x points at restaurants worldwide, at U.S. gas stations, on wireless telephone services purchased directly from U.S. service providers, and on U.S. purchases for shipping
- 2x points on all other eligible purchases
- Terms apply
Plus, receive a 7% discount off standard rates for reservations of standard guest rooms at hotels that participate in the Marriott Bonvoy program when booking directly. Terms and Conditions Apply.
New Marriott Bonvoy Business® American Express® Card cardholders can earn 75,000 Bonus Points after spending $3,000 in purchases on their new Card within their first 3 months of Card Membership.
Marriott Bonvoy Business® American Express® Card cardholders can receive 1 Free Night Award annually after their Card renewal month. Plus, they can earn an additional Free Night Award after spending $60k in purchases on their Card in a calendar year. Awards can be used for one night (redemption level at or under 35,000 Marriott Bonvoy® points) at hotels participating in Marriott Bonvoy®. Certain hotels have resort fees.
Cardholders also enjoy complimentary Marriott Bonvoy Gold Elite status.
The annual fee is $125 (See Rates & Fees), which can easily be offset with the free annual night certificate.
This rebrand is one of the last steps in the Marriott and Starwood Preferred Guest merger. With Bonvoy, you can earn and redeem points at Marriott, Ritz-Carlton, and Starwood Preferred Guest properties. With over 6,700 properties to choose from and all the free night award possibilities, there are plenty of opportunities to plan a long getaway with the new Chase and AMEX Marriott Bonvoy credit cards.
For rates and fees of the Marriott Bonvoy Business® American Express® Card, please click here.
For rates and fees of the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant® American Express® Card, please click here.
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