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Here are two current bonus category offers to be aware of, one on all Marriott Bonvoy credit cards from Chase (Amex cards are NOT included) and one from Capital One on Venture and Savor cards.
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10X Marriott Bonvoy Points on Gas and Dining – Chase Bonvoy Credit Cards
From July 15th until September 15th, 2020, those with Chase Marriott Bonvoy credit cards with an annual fee (the Marriott Bonvoy Bold is excluded) can register to earn 10X Marriott Bonvoy points on spend at gas stations and restaurants.
You’ll need to register here first.
NOTE: Chase is having technical difficulties and even I cannot actually register for this promotion without receiving an error message. This initially led me to believe that I was not targeted, but Marriott Bonvoy confirmed to me that this isn’t the case and everyone is eligible.
We are aware that some cardholders have experienced some issues with opting in for the 10x promotion. We are currently troubleshooting this and appreciate your patience. Please try back after July 15. Also, please note that cardholders of the eligible cards may enroll at any time up to Sept. 15 and the 10x points promotion is retroactive on spend at restaurants and gas stations from July 15 on.
The Marriott Bonvoy Boundless card normally earns 2X Marriott Bonvoy points on dining and gas but will earn 10X until September 15th if you register.
The legacy Marriott Bonvoy Premier Plus Business credit card, the Ritz Carlton credit card (available via product change, but not new applications), the legacy Marriott Bonvoy Credit card, the legacy Marriott Bonvoy Premier credit card and the legacy Marriott Bonvoy Business Credit card are all also eligible for the 10X.
I value Marriott Bonvoy points at 0.6 cents a piece, so I see this bonus as a 6% yield on dining and gas.
You can earn 10X on up to $3,500 total during the promotion period.
Comparably, here are the:
5X Capital One points on UberEATS – through January 31st, 2021
This is for spend starting tomorrow, on July 14, 2020, through Jan. 31, 2021. No registration is required (sure wish Chase would do that!).
I value Capital One miles (earned on the Venture) at 1.2 cents per Capital One mile, since you can transfer them to airlines, making this a 6% yield on UberEATS spend but the Savor cards earn cash so this is a flat 5% there.
This is significantly less exciting to me than most category bonuses that have come on the market this year. It’s limited exclusively to UberEATS and we already have a range of Best Credit Cards for Dining / Food Delivery that earn 5% + all the time.
However, if you are already putting your dining on a Capital One Savor (normally 4X on dining) or SavorOne card (normally 3X on dining), then this is definitely a boost worth knowing about.
Will you be shifting spend to these cards for the bonus categories?
You can find credit cards that best match your spending habits and bonus categories at Your Best Credit Cards.
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