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70,000 Points Marriott Premier Credit Card + 1 Free Night [Expired]

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View from the Wing wrote about a new offer on the Chase Marriott Premier credit card which promises 70,000 bonus points + 1 free night!  This is great news, because it is better than the current offer of 50,000 points + 1 free night.

You get the 70,000 bonus points and 1 free night valid at a category 1-4 Marriott after your 1st purchase.  The 1st year fee of $85 is waived for the 1st year, and there are no foreign transaction fees.

Every anniversary you also get 1 free night valid at a category 1-5 Marriott and 15 nights credit towards elite status (which gets you Silver elite status).

There is also another offer of 50,000 points + a credit of $75 + 1 free night  after using the card for the 1st time.  Personally, I prefer the 70,000 point offer because I value the extra 20,000 Marriott points (70,000 – 50,000) more than the $75 statement credit.

I also updated the regular (i.e. the non-premier version) of the Chase Marriott Rewards credit card offer to reflect a better offer of 30,000 points + 2 free nights + a $75 statement credit.  Offers elsewhere may not have the $75 statement credit!

There is also a Marriott business card offering 22,500 points + 2 free business nights, but I wouldn’t recommend applying for that because 22,500 points is a really low bonus in the current environment where many cards are offering at least 50,000 points.

I won’t be applying for the 70,000 point Marriott Premier card because I’m maxed out of Chase applications and I want to limit myself to only 3 to 4 Chase applications a year.  I’d rather apply for the Southwest Rapid Rewards Plus business card and have a shot at the companion pass instead.

If you have applied for the Marriott Premier credit card in the last 60 to 90 days, you should send a secure message (after logging in to the Chase website) to Chase asking them if they would match the current 70,000 bonus to your account.

I would keep the note short and to the point.  Here’s what I would say:

Dear Customer Service Representative,

I recently applied (October 2, 2011) for the Chase Marriott Premier credit card with a 50,000 bonus.  I’ve been using it as my primary card since then and love earning extra Marriott reward points on it.

However, I noticed that there is a current offer for 70,000 bonus points on the Chase Marriott Premier credit card.  I’d be very grateful if you could match my account to the current promotion!

Why does Chase have to have all the good credit card offers!

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Darius,

Any new info on an updated Marriott card? I have an end of September stay where I will be spending $3,000 on rooms and it only makes sense to get in on a Marriott card with that amount of spend.

Thanks!

Wow, the United award chart is amazingly user-friendly. Thank you for linking to it.

One follow-up question: is there a best or worse time to transfer my Marriott points to United miles? For example, do you think there will ever be a bonus promo on transfers or oppositely an unannounced/unexpected Marriott points or United miles devaluation?

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@T.R.W – I’ve linked to most airlines award charts in the “Mile & Points Resources” tab at the top of the blog. I wouldn’t transfer points unless you had a specific use for them or if you knew you’d never use Marriott points. United miles will almost certainly get devalued in the future.

I only now became aware of the Marriott points to mile transfers thanks to the current 50% US Airways promo. Since hotel redemptions don’t appeal to me, I’d like to transfer to miles for a trip to Asia (anywhere for the least amount of miles). I have lots of strangling accounts that could use some topping off….

Here are my account balances for Marriott transfer partners:

MARRIOTT: 70K

British Airways: 53K

Alaskan Airlines: 40K

US Airways: 105K

Delta: 27K

United: 66K

The current transfer rate for these airlines is 25,000 miles or avios for 70,000 Marriott points.

Here are my two questions:

1) Given my account balances, what would be my best 70K Marriott point transfer option to maximize several round-trip economy flights from the United States to Asia?

2) Have there been or will there be any other transfer bonus promos from Marriott points to miles with any other airlines (not US Airways)?

Thanks a thousand in advance! Can’t wait visit Asia.

-T

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@T.R.W. – I’d skip transferring to BA if you’re looking for travel to Asia in coach because BA charges fuel surcharges. It varies from 60K to 80K depending where in Asia you want to go, using United, miles so you could top off those awards. I suggest looking at the award charts to the destinations you want to go and then transferring to those programs. Delta miles, are hard to use though and don’t allow one way awards.

New data point guys. Its kinda minor but wanted to let everyone know. I recently applied for this Marriott card using my wife’s info but actually put my MR acct number in the Chase application since I coordinate most of the travel in the family. Apparently, Chase was able to replace the MR number I filled in and “fished” out my wife’s MR number from a previous app. looks like chase is either using fresh eyes on these apps or they have some new comp program doing the data mining.

Anthony DiBernardo

I read the terms and conditions, and it said that only new Chase customers get the full bonus. I had a Marriott chase card last year with the 30,000 bonus, and from the way I read this, I would only be eligible for 40K.

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@Anthony DiBernardo – I’ve read reports of folks being able to get the card and bonus (not the free night) again, but I’ve also read reports that they weren’t.

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