Update: Thanks to reader Tom for pointing out the 2nd offer for the Chase Marriott card is no longer available. I’ve removed it from the post.
And another 7,500 bonus Marriott points when you add an authorized user who makes a purchase within the 1st 3 months of opening your account.
Let’s see where you can go with this card!
What’s the Deal?
Link: Marriott Award Chart
When you sign-up for the Chase Marriott Premier Rewards card and spend $3,000 on purchases within the 1st 3 months of opening your account, you’ll earn 80,000 Marriott points.
Plus, you’ll earn an additional 7,500 bonus Marriott points when you add an authorized user who makes a purchase within the 1st 3 months of opening your account. That’s enough for a night at a Category 1 Marriott hotel, which could off-set the annual fee!
Other perks that come with this card include:
- 1 free night in a Marriott Category 1 to 5 location on your card anniversary
- 5X Marriott points per $1 spent at Marriott locations
- 2X Marriott points per $1 at restaurants, on car rentals, and airline tickets purchased directly from the airline
- 1X Marriott point per $1 spent on all other purchases
- NO foreign transaction fees
- 15 nights credit towards elite status (so you get Marriott Silver status)
- Because it’s a Visa Signature card, you’ll be eligible for Visa discounts and a 6-month membership to CLEAR.
The $85 annual fee is NOT waived for the 1st year.
Marriott hotels include:
- AC Hotels by Marriott
- Autograph Collection Hotels
- Bulgari Hotels
- Courtyard by Marriott
- Delta Hotels
- Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott
- Gaylord Hotels
- JW Marriott
- Marriott Executive Apartments
- Marriott Hotels
- Marriott Vacation Club
- Moxy Hotels
- Protea Hotels
- Renaissance Hotels
- Residence Inn by Marriott
- Springhill Suites by Marriott
- TownePlace Suites by Marriott
So 80,000 + 7,500 Marriott points is enough for 11 nights at Marriott Category 1 hotels like the TownePlace Suites Charlotte University Research Park.
You can also use Marriott points to stay at Ritz-Carlton hotels. So you could treat yourself to luxurious getaway at the top-tier Ritz-Carlton Tokyo.
Note: There are rumors that starting April 2016, Chase will make it tougher to be approved for ANY of their cards (including airline & hotel cards) if you’ve opened ~5+ credit card accounts with any bank within the past 24 months.
So I recommend folks 1st sign-up for the Chase Sapphire Preferred. Here’s why. But if you already have the Chase Sapphire Preferred or don’t want it, consider this offer for the Chase Marriott Premier. Or the other Chase cards in Hot Deals.
Note: If you’ve already held this card, the terms and conditions say you can earn the bonus again as long as you have not received the bonus in the past 24 months.
Once you complete the minimum spending on your new card, the bonus points should post your account after your statement closes. Unless you finish the required spending in the last ~7 to 10 days of the statement period, then you’ll have to wait until the following statement closes.
Need More Marriott Points?
Folks with a small business are eligible for the Chase Marriott Rewards Business card.
Hyatt award nights usually cost less than Marriott for a similar class of hotel. And because Chase Ultimate Rewards points transfer 1:1 to both hotel chains, I find Hyatt to be a better deal for the hotels I like.
You can earn 80,000 Marriott points when you sign-up for the Chase Marriott Premier Rewards card and complete the minimum spending. That’s enough for a 2 night stay at Category 8 Marriott hotels or a night top-tier Ritz-Carlton hotels.
Plus, you’ll earn 7,500 bonus Marriott points (worth 1 night at a Marriott Category 1 hotel) when you add an authorized user who makes a purchase within the 1st 3 months of opening your account.
You’ll also get 1 night at a Marriott Category 1 to 5 hotel each year on your card anniversary. The annual fee is NOT waived the 1st year.
Where would you spend 80,000 Marriott points?