Tag Archive: Marriott Bonvoy

Marriott Bonvoy Boundless™ Credit Card Review (Formerly Chase Marriott Premier Plus) (2019.11 Update: 3FN or 75k Offer)

Marriott Bonvoy Boundless™ Credit Card (Formerly Chase Marriott Rewards Premier Plus Credit Card) Review [2019.11 Update] – The 100k offer is expired. The current offers are 3FN or 75k. Between these two, I recommend the 3FN offer. [2019.9 Update] – A new 100k offer after spending $5k in three months is now available. The $95 annual fee is not waived…
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AmEx Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant Credit Card Review (Formerly AmEx SPG Luxury) (2019.9 Update: 125k Targeted Upgrade Offer!)

Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant American Express Card (Formerly Starwood Preferred Guest American Express Luxury Card) Review 2019.9 Update: Some readers have received emails containing an upgrade offer for this card. Upgrading the AmEx Marriott Bonvoy card to this card and spending $5000 within 3 months, you will get 125k bonus points! This is already the best offer we’ve ever seen on this…
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AmEx Marriott Bonvoy Business Credit Card Review (Formerly AmEx SPG Business) (2019.10 Update: 75k Offer)

Marriott Bonvoy Business American Express Card (Formerly Starwood Preferred Guest Business Credit Card from American Express) Review 2019.10 Update: The offer is back to 75k now. 2019.9 Update: The 100k offer has returned! The minimum spend is $5000 within 3 months. This offer is set to expire on 10/23/19. Application Link AmEx Marriott Bonvoy Business Benefits 75k offer: earn 75,000 Marriott points after…
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Marriott Bonvoy Bold™ Credit Card Review (2019.10 Update: 30k Offer)

Marriott Bonvoy Bold™ Credit Card Review Application Link Chase Marriott Bonvoy Bold Benefits 30k offer: Earn 30,000 Marriott points by spending $1,000 in the first 3 months from account opening. The recent best offer is 50k. Marriott point is now the most flexible points (after the merger with SPG). We estimate that Marriott points are worth about 0.7 cents/point, see…
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AmEx Marriott Bonvoy Credit Card Review (Formerly AmEx SPG) (2019.8 Update: Still Available via Product Change)

Marriott Bonvoy American Express Card (Formerly The Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express) Review 2019.8 Update: This card is still available via product change. 2019.2 Update: AmEx SPG is rebranded as AmEx Marriott Bonvoy for current card holders (it does not accept new applications). Application Link This card is no longer available to apply, but you can get it by…
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Marriott Quietly Loosened Its “No Blackout Dates” Policy

After its merge with SPG program, Marriott incorporated a lot of legacy SPG policies, including the No Blackout Dates policy, stating that if a standard room is available for sale by any means, it should be redeemable using points. However, we recently found that Marriott has changed its no Blackout Dates policy without announcement. Here’s the new policy: 3.2.n.  The…
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Summary of Marriott & SPG Co-branded Credit Cards Bonus Limits

Starting from Aug 26, 2018, AmEx and Chase work together to limit the bonuses on their Marriott & SPG co-branded credit cards. Now AmEx SPG cards can affect the eligibility of Chase Marriott credit cards, and vice versa. Here’s a summary of the limits. Chase Co-branded Credit Cards Chase cards have their own limits: Chase 5/24 rule: Chase Marriott Premier…
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Chase Ritz-Carlton Credit Card Review (2019.8 Update: Still Available via Product Change)

Chase Ritz-Carlton Credit Card Review 2019.8 Update: This card is still available via product change. 2019.1 Update: This card stopped accepting new applications since 2018.7. But it is still available via product change. Note that you won’t get sign up bonus by product change. FIY, it seems since 2018.7, Chase has changed the material of the card to the same one…
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“Suite” Dreams Are Made of This: St. Regis Suites, The St. Regis Changsha

We now have an Instagram account: instagram.com/uscreditcardguide , follow us if you like our trip reports! Changsha is an “under-the-radar” city in central China. You may have never heard of it, but it is actually the powerhouse of China’s domestic TV entertainment industry. In recent years Changsha, like other cities in China, saw a rapid expansion of the tourism industry. China…
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Data speaks for itself: who scores a big win after Marriott’s August revamp?

(For better viewing experiences, a desktop browser is recommended.) Data exclusively provided by Yeek. Marriott has just revealed its revamped award charts for more than 6,000 hotels worldwide yesterday. Here we will walk you through some important analyses of the new chart. Overall distribution of Marriott hotel categories post-August  To our delight, most (~90%) of the hotels will be classified…
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Old Chase Marriott Premier Credit Card Review (Discontinued)

Chase Marriott Rewards Premier Credit Card Review 2019 Update: You can upgrade this card to the new Chase Marriott Bonvoy Boundless card. Here is the upgrade link. The best upgrade offer recently seen is 50k. Application Link This card no longer accepts new applications. If you are lucky to have this legacy credit card, you can still enjoy its original…
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Why I DON’T think Marriott is giving (virtually) everyone Platinum Status this year

Disclaimer: The following passage is the author’s sole interpretations of Marriott’s policy and may not reflect the opinions held by US Credit Card Guide or Marriott International and its affiliates.  The author bears no responsibility for the inaccuracies/inconsistencies of such interpretations and any consequences arising from such inaccuracies/inconsistencies. Everyone in the game of points-and-miles by now should have probably heard…
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[Rumor] SPG & Marriott merger update: no more free breakfast for Gold member?

Well this was developing FAST! A couple of days ago we shared the news that the SPG website will go down on August 1st. Back then we were wondering why Marriott and SPG had not made any official announcement, particularly given how close we were to the purported deadline. Now, two pieces of new information just emerged and may shed…
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A Beginner’s Guide to the Marriott Rewards Program (2018 Update)

1. Brief Introduction to Marriott Hotel Group Established in 1957, Marriott Hotel’s headquarters lies in Washington D.C, with over 4,000 hotels and resorts across the world. After they acquired the Starwood Hotels Group in November 2015, this number increased to over 6,000 hotels in 122 countries all over the world. This is the hotel breakdown: Marriott hotels (the top half)…
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