Better Offer: Earn 80,000 Points With the Chase Marriott Small Business Card
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Saving up your Marriott points for a dream vacation, or perhaps a Hotel + Air package?
And now you can earn 80,000 Marriott points with the Chase Marriott Rewards Premier Business credit card, too!That’s enough Marriott points for 2 nights at Marriott Category 8 hotels like the Tokyo Marriott Hotel or JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa!
Previously, the bonus on this card was 70,000 Marriott points after meeting minimum spending requirements. I’ll share the details of this new offer!
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What’s the Deal?
Link: Marriott Award Chart
When you sign-up for the Chase Marriott Rewards Premier small business card and spend $3,000 on purchases within the 1st 3 months of opening your account, you’ll earn 80,000 Marriott points.
You’ll also get:
- 1 free night at a Marriott Category 1 to 5 hotel on your card anniversary
- 5X Marriott points per $1 spent at Marriott hotels
- 2X Marriott points per $1 at restaurants, on car rentals, and airline tickets purchased directly from the airline
- 2X Marriott points per $1 spent at office supply stores, and for internet, cable and phone service purchases
- 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)
- 1 Marriott elite status credit for every $3,000 spent on purchases
- Because it’s a Visa Signature card, you’ll be eligible for Visa discounts and a 6-month membership to CLEAR.
The $99 annual fee is NOT waived for the 1st year.Note: With the previous 70,000 Marriott point offer, the annual fee was waived for the 1st year. So while you’ll earn 10,000 extra Marriott points with this deal, you’ll also pay an extra $99!
Here’s how you might qualify for a small business credit card. You don’t need a multi-million dollar business!
80,000 Marriott points is enough for 9 nights at Marriott Category 2 hotels like the Courtyard St. Petersburg Clearwater. Remember, you’ll also get the 5th night free on award bookings of 5+ consecutive nights.
Here are my favorite Marriott hotels in the US, Europe, and the Caribbean & Mexico. And here are some more ideas on how to redeem 80,000 Marriott points.
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
Keep in mind ~800 Marriott hotels are changing prices in March 2016 (most of the hotels increasing in price are in the US).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. 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 who want to earn a lot of Marriott points quickly could consider applying for both the Chase Marriott Rewards Premier small business and personal cards to earn a total of 160,000 Marriott points after completing the minimum spending.
When you open the Chase Marriott Rewards Premier (personal) card, you’ll earn 80,000 Marriott points after spending $3,000 on purchases in the 1st 3 months of account opening.
And, you can earn 7,500 bonus points when you add an authorized user who makes a purchase within the 1st 3 months.
The $85 annual fee is NOT waived the 1st year.
Although Marriott is NOT my favorite transfer partner, it’s useful if you’re just short of the award stay you want.
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’ll earn 80,000 Marriott points when you sign-up for the Chase Marriott Rewards Premier small business 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!
You’ll also get 1 night at a Marriott Category 1 to 5 hotel each year on your card anniversary. The $99 annual fee is NOT waived the 1st year.
Keep in mind the new Chase application rules will likely go into effect in April 2016. And Marriott is adjusting award prices at ~800 hotels starting next month.
That said, this is a great way to earn extra Marriott points toward a nice vacation. Or to combine with other Marriott points for a Hotel + Air package.
Emily and I don’t earn a commission on the Chase Marriott Rewards Premier small business card, but you can count on us to let you know about the best offers!
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