Want to earn a ton of Marriott points on everyday shopping items?
Thanks to a HUGE bonus offer opportunity, now you can!
The Marriott Rewards® Premier Credit Card is now offering you the opportunity to earn up to 150,000 bonus points.
How can you earn all these points? And is there a catch?
The HUGE Bonus Offer
For new cardmembers, you will earn 5 points per $1 spent on ALL spending, up to your first $30,000 of spending.
For big spenders, this can be a bonanza. A bonanza worth up to 150,000 points. (The equivalent of 5 nights at a Category 6 hotel ... which will also enable you to get one additional free night ... so 6 nights in total.)
For us regular folks, we may want to stick with the regular welcome offer of 80,000 pointsafter spending $3,000 in the first 3 months.
Update (March 13, 2017):
Thanks to our reader on Facebook who pointed out that you can get more points by taking advantage of the Marriott-Starwood merger not being complete yet.
For a limited time, you can combine your Starwood and Marriott points, with each SPG point being worth 3 Marriott points. For a limited time both programs still offer new card-memeber welcome offers. And those offers can be combined to one program before you redeem the points.
So, by spending $3,000 on each new card (or a total of $6,000), you will be able to accrue a minimum of 167,000 Marriott points. (This assumes you only earn 1 point for each $1 of spending, plus the two bonus offers.)
Obviously, this is a much better return on your investment.
What You Also Get
With the Marriott Rewards® Premier Credit Card, you not only get the bonus offer, you get:
- $0 introductory annual fee, then $85 per year
- 1 free night stay at a Category 1 -5 hotel after each account anniversary
- No foreign transaction fees - which comes in handy when staying abroad.
And, of course, you get regular rewards of:
- 5x points per $1 spent at over 5,700 participating Marriott Rewards® and SPG® hotels when you use your Marriott Rewards Premier credit card
- 2x points per $1 spent on airline tickets purchased directly with the airline, and at car rental agencies and restaurants
- 1x point per $1 spent on purchases everywhere else
To qualify, you will need two things:
First, you will need excellent credit.
Second, you cannot have had this card and have not received a new cardmember bonus for this card in the past 24 months. So travel card hackers may find it hard to qualify for this one.
If you want more information about the Marriott Rewards® Premier Credit Card, or the rewards program (including information on the different hotel categories), check out this review.