Tag Archive: Marriott Bonvoy

Marriott Bonvoy Boundless™ Credit Card Review (2022.10 Update: 3FN Offer)

Marriott Bonvoy Boundless™ Credit Card (Formerly Chase Marriott Rewards Premier Plus Credit Card) Review 2022.10 Update: All previous welcome offers are expired. There’s only the usual 3FN (up to 50k) offer now. 2022.10 Update: There is a new 75k+$300 offer. It’s better than the regular 100k offer but still far lower than the previous 5FN offer. 2022.9 Update: The previous…
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One Table To Help You Understand Marriott Bonvoy Co-branded Cards Welcome Offer Eligibility

Explanations on the marks: you can’t get approved if: Now: you have this card now. Now/30: you have this card now or have had it in the past 30 days. 90: you have acquired this card in the past 90 days. “Acquired” includes card application and card conversion. 24: you have obtained a welcome offer or upgrade offer on this…
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AmEx Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant Credit Card Review (2022.9 Update: Huge Revamp! 150k Offer)

Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant American Express Card (Formerly Starwood Preferred Guest American Express Luxury Card) Review 2022.9 Update: Starting from 2022.9.22, this card has the following changes: Complementary Marriott Platinum membership as long as you hold the card. The Free Night (FN) you get every year is now with a redemption level up to 85k Marriott points. The annual $300 Marriott credit is replaced with…
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Chase Ritz-Carlton Credit Card Review (2022.9 Update: Now Gives You 85k FN Without Annual Fee Increasing!)

Chase Ritz-Carlton Credit Card Review 2022.9 Update: The Free Night (FN) you get every year is now with a redemption level up to 85k Marriott points! Previously it was 50k. The annual fee is NOT increased! This change makes this already fantastic card even better. 2019.8 Update: This card is still available via product change. Application Link This card is no longer…
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Marriott Bonvoy Bountiful™ Credit Card Review (New Card, 125k Offer)

Marriott Bonvoy Bountiful™ Credit Card Review Application Link Chase Marriott Bonvoy Bountiful Benefits 125k offer: Earn 125,000 Marriott points by spending $4,000 in the first 3 months. We estimate the value of a Marriott point at 0.7 cents/point, so the 125k sign-up bonus is worth about $875. Earn 6x Marriott points at Marriott hotels (including Marriott, Ritz-Carlton and SPG brands)….
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AmEx Marriott Bonvoy Credit Card Review (New Card, 125k Offer)

AmEx Marriott Bonvoy Credit Card Review Application Link AmEx Marriott Bonvoy Bevy Benefits 125k offer: Earn 125,000 Marriott points by spending $4,000 in the first 3 months. We estimate the value of a Marriott point at 0.7 cents/point, so the 125k sign-up bonus is worth about $875. Earn 6x Marriott points at Marriott hotels (including Marriott, Ritz-Carlton and SPG brands)….
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AmEx Marriott Bonvoy Business Credit Card Review (2022.9 Update: 100k Offer)

Marriott Bonvoy Business American Express Card (Formerly Starwood Preferred Guest Business Credit Card from American Express) Review 2022.9 Update: The 125k offer is expired. The current offer is only 100k. 2022.7 Update: The new offer is 125k. Offer ends on 8/31. There are also a few improvement on this card: Previously you only get Marriott Silver status when you hold this…
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Marriott Bonvoy Bold™ Credit Card Review (2022.10 Update: 30k Offer)

Marriott Bonvoy Bold™ Credit Card Review 2022.10 Update: The 60k offer is expired. The current offers are 30k. 2022.9 Update: The 60k offer is back. However, I need to emphasize this again: don’t apply for this card! Because it makes you ineligible for Chase Marriott Bonvoy Boundless which has a higher sign-up bonus. 2022.7 Update: The 60k offer is expired. The current offers…
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Are dynamic Marriott points more valuable now? Yes, but with a big caveat …

The Points Guy recently published a quantitative analysis arguing that the Marriott points, even after the implementation of dynamic awards, retain its purported value of ~0.8 cent/pt. To get that conclusion, they pulled data from 50+ hotels over ~150 days. In fact, the average redemption value after the dynamic award is in place is 0.84 c/pt. They thus concluded that…
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Wings of the Points — UR/MR/TYP/C1/Marriott Points to Miles Transfer Chart (2021.10 Update: Capital One Improved Transfer Ratios to be 1:1 for Most Partners!)

2021.10 Update: Capital One improved the transfer ratios to be 1:1 for most partners now! Also note that starting from 10.24 Capital One will lose partner JetBlue. 2021.8 Update: Chase UR points can be transferred to Air Canada (AC) Aeroplan now! The ratio is 1:1. 2021.5 Update: El Al (LY) Matmid is no longer a transfer partner of MR points….
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ACT FAST: Le Méridien Maldives Bookable with Bonvoy Points in Peak Season (40k/Night Top)

Recently we became aware of the opening of Le Méridien in Maldives, marking the 6th Marriott property in this island nation. What sets Le Méridien apart though is that it is a Category 5 hotel. A standard award would cost you 35k Bonvoy points and even the peak-season pricing means 40k points, a true bargain considering how expensive everything is…
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Marriott gutting Bonvoy Events as elite qualification shortcut (2019.12 Update: The 10 Elite Night Credit Is Officially Gone)

[2019.12 Update] Today Marriott changed its official terms and conditions, and the 10 elite night credit for Marriott Bonvoy Events will officially end on Dec 31, 2019. A strong rumor recently surfaced among the Points & Miles community (1, 2) regarding Marriott’s intent to get rid of the ability to earn 10 Elite Qualifying Nights from your first Marriott Bonvoy Events…
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Summary of Points Transfer Time: Chase UR, AmEx MR, Citi TYP, Capital One Miles, Marriott Bonvoy

One of the primary aspects to the credit card rewards game involves the following transferable point currencies: Chase Ultimate Rewards (UR), AmEx Membership Rewards (MR), Citi ThankYou Points (TYP), and Marriott Bonvoy (MB). The best value for these rewards are often found in transferring to airlines.  The relationship of each currency to various airlines is summarized in Wings of the…
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AmEx Marriott Bonvoy Credit Card Review (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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