Great news for folks who are looking to stock up on Marriott, Ritz-Carlton, or Starwood points!
This is not a sign-up bonus like we are used to seeing. And I’ll explain why.
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Marriott 120,000 Point Sign-Up Bonus
Link: Chase Marriott Rewards Premier – 80,000 Point Offer
With the latest offer on the Chase Marriott card, you can earn up to 120,000 Marriott points within the first year of account opening.
For your first cardmember year, you’ll earn 10X Marriott points per $1 spent on all purchases. On up to $12,000 in purchases.
In addition to the maximum 120,000 Marriott points you can earn, you’ll also get:
- 5X points per $1 spent at participating Marriott & Starwood Hotels
- 2X points per $1 spent at car rental agencies, restaurants, and on tickets purchased directly with airlines
- 1X point per $1 spent on all other purchases
- A category 1-5 free night certificate each account anniversary
- 7,500 points when you add an authorized user and make a purchase within 3 months of account opening
- 15 elite night credits every year
- 1 elite night credit for every $3,000 of purchases
- $85 annual fee (waived the first year)
Just remember, this card IS effected by the Chase “5/24” rule. And it’s unlikely you’ll be approved for most of their cards if you’ve opened 5+ cards from any bank (NOT counting Chase business cards and these other business cards) in the past 24 months.
Is This a Good Deal?
This offer could be a fantastic deal for some! But it depends on your travel goals and how to plan to divide up your credit card spending.
Because the other current deal on the Chase Marriott card is for 80,000 Marriott points after spending $3,000 within the first 3 months. Which means you’re effectively earning ~26.7 Marriott points per $1 spent on your first $3,000 in spending (80,000 Marriott points / $3,000)!
You’d only earn 30,000 Marriott points for spending $3,000 on purchases (or 10 Marriott points per $1 spent) with the most recent offer on the Chase Marriott card. That comes with up to a 120,000 Marriott point sign-up bonus.
So, ask yourself if spending $9,000 MORE ($12,000 – $3,000) to earn an extra 40,000 Marriott points is worth it. Because $9,000 in spending could earn you a lot of other great sign-up bonuses!
That said, if don’t have a problem putting a lot of spending on your Chase Marriott card, then the latest deal is definitely better.
Ways to Use Marriott Points
Marriott points have become more valuable since the Marriott-Starwood merger. Because you can now transfer them to Starwood at a 3:1 ratio. So you have a lot of options when it comes to using the sign-up bonus from either offers on the Chase Marriott card!
120,000 Marriott points, for example, is worth 40,000 Starwood points. And because you’ll get a 5,000 mile bonus for every 20,000 Starwood points you transfer to an airline, you’d have enough miles for 2 round-trip tickets within the US on airlines like Delta or United Airlines!
120,000 Marriott point is also enough for:
- 3 nights at a Category 7 Marriott (35,000 Marriott points per night), like the Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa in Queensland, Australia
- 4 nights at a Category 5 Marriott (25,000 Marriott points per night), like the SpringHill Suites Huntington Beach Orange County in California
- Or splurge for a special occasion with 2 nights at a Tier 3 Ritz-Carlton (50,000 Ritz-Carlton or Marriott points per night) like the The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey
There are 2 different offers for the Chase Marriott card. And with the latest deal, you’ll earn 10X Marriott points per $1 on the first $12,000 in purchases made within the first year of account opening. For a maximum of 120,000 Marriott points.
This could be a great deal if you’re okay spending that much on a single card. If not, there is still the 80,000 Marriott point offer after spending $3,000 on purchases with the first 3 months of account opening. That would make sense for folks looking for a much smaller minimum spending requirement!
Do you plan on getting the Chase Marriott card? And if so, which offer are you going to go for? Let me know in the comments!