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Bonvoy Brilliant Bonus Offer: 100,000 Points + 85k Free Night Certificate

There’s a nice new offer out on the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card.

Earn 100,000 bonus Marriott Bonvoy points plus a free night valued up to 85,000 Bonvoy points when you spend $5,000 in your first three months. Terms apply. (Rates and Fees)

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Using the 85k certificate wisely, this equates to a 185,000 point value on the bonus or about a $1,100 value based on my 0.6c valuation of a Bonvoy point. 

There’s a $450 annual fee offset by a $300 annual credit at Marriott Bonvoy properties. You are also able to downgrade to the $95 Bonvoy Amex after a year if you want (you cannot apply for that card directly.)

Card Benefits

  • $450 annual fee – offset by….
  • $300 annual credit to spend at Marriott hotels and resorts, good for the room rate and/or incidental charges on-property.
  • Earn 6x Marriott Bonvoy points at Marriott hotels and resorts.
  • Earn 3x Marriott Bonvoy points at U.S. restaurants and on flights booked directly with airlines.
  • Earn 2x Marriott Bonvoy points everywhere else.
  • Each year at renewal, you’ll receive a certificate for a free night, up to 50,000 Marriott Bonvoy Points in value.
  • You will also earn 15 elite night credits towards status as well as complimentary Marriott Gold status every year. In addition, if you also have a business Bonvoy credit card, you can earn 15 elite nights annually on each card – for a total of 30 per year. That would mean you would need just 20 more for Platinum status, which includes free breakfast and upgrades that include available standard suites at check-in.As well, Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant American Express Card Members can get up to $100 in property credit per stay when they use their Card and a special rate code to book stays of two or more nights at The Ritz-Carlton® or St. Regis® properties.

How to Apply

Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card

Restrictions on the Bonus

Welcome offer not available to applicants who have or have had this product or the Starwood Preferred Guest®American Express Luxury Card. We may also consider the number of American Express Cards you have opened and closed as well as other factors in making a decision on your welcome offer eligibility.

Welcome offer not available to applicants who (i) have or have had The Ritz-Carlton Credit Card from JPMorgan or the J.P. Morgan Ritz-Carlton Rewards® Credit Card in the last 30 days, (ii) have acquired the Marriott Bonvoy BoundlessCredit Card from Chase, the Marriott Rewards® Premier Plus Credit Card from Chase, the Marriott Bonvoy Premier Credit Card from Chase, the Marriott Rewards® Premier Credit Card from Chase, the Marriott Bonvoy Bold Credit Card from Chase, the Marriott Bonvoy Premier Plus Business Credit Card from Chase or the Marriott Rewards® Premier Plus Business Credit Card from Chase in the last 90 days, or (iii) received a new Card Member bonus or upgrade offer for the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Credit Card from Chase, Marriott Rewards® Premier Plus Credit Card from Chase, the Marriott Bonvoy Premier Credit Card from Chase, the Marriott Rewards® Premier Credit Card from Chase, the Marriott Bonvoy Bold Credit Card from Chase, the Marriott Bonvoy Premier Plus Business Credit Card from Chase or the Marriott Rewards® Premier Plus Business Credit Card from Chase in the last 24 months.

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I got "in the game" in 2003 and since then I've collected literally millions and millions of frequent flyer miles and hotel points. I've flown around the world in first class seats that would cost $29,000 using frequent flyer miles and a few bucks in tax. And I've stayed in some of the finest hotels - all for free! A few years ago I realized many of my friends actually thought I was paying for these!! So I started sharing my tips. It's long been a passion, but when I hosted a session on Miles and Points at this year's South by Southwest festival, my love of the game intensified and this blog was born.

4 COMMENTS

  1. If I’m an authorized user on a Ritz Carlton card, does that count as having the card and therefore exempt me from this card?

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