Tag Archive: Marriott Bonvoy

AmEx Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant Credit Card Review (Formerly AmEx SPG Luxury) (2020.10 Update: 125k Offer + Platinum Elite Status For One Year!)

Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant American Express Card (Formerly Starwood Preferred Guest American Express Luxury Card) Review 2020.10 Update: The new offer is 100k + 25k + Marriott Platinum elite status for one year! 2020.4 Update: The 100k offer is expired, and the offer is now back to 75k. 2020.3 Update: The 100k offer is back. Offer ends on 2020.04.08. Application Link AmEx…
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AmEx Marriott Bonvoy Business Credit Card Review (Formerly AmEx SPG Business) (2020.10 Update: 100k Offer + Platinum Elite Status For One Year!)

Marriott Bonvoy Business American Express Card (Formerly Starwood Preferred Guest Business Credit Card from American Express) Review 2020.10 Update: The new offer is 100k + Marriott Platinum elite status for one year! 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…
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Marriott Bonvoy Boundless™ Credit Card Review (Formerly Chase Marriott Premier Plus) (2020.10 Update: 5 FN (up to 50k) Offer Is Expired)

Marriott Bonvoy Boundless™ Credit Card (Formerly Chase Marriott Rewards Premier Plus Credit Card) Review 2020.10 Update2: The 5 FN (up to 50k) offer is expired. The current offer is only 3 FN (up to 35k) or 75k points. 2020.10 Update: The new offer is 5 FN (up to 50k)! If you have travel plans in the next year then the…
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Chase Ritz-Carlton Credit Card Review (2020.1 Update: Visa Infinite $100 Air Discount Is Removed)

Chase Ritz-Carlton Credit Card Review 2020.1 Update: The Visa Infinite $100 air discount benefit is moved by Visa on 2020.1.1 without notice (Now this benefit is gone for all the US Visa Infinite cards). HT: reader moyi. Today the webpage to use this benefit shows this message: Effective 1/15/20, your Ritz Carlton Visa Infinite card no longer offers the Visa Discount…
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Marriott Bonvoy Bold™ Credit Card Review (2020.10 Update: 30k Offer)

Marriott Bonvoy Bold™ Credit Card Review 2020.10 Update: The 50k offer is expired. The current offers are 30k. 2020.7 Update: The 50k offer is back, and the spending requirement is lower this time. 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…
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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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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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“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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