Open the #1 Travel Credit Card
NOTE: the offer discussed below no longer exists. This article was written to discuss when an old Marriott card switched from an award night bonus back to a points-based bonus. However, that old Marriott card has since been replaced with the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless credit card.
Chase just changed the bonus on the Marriott Premier card, and we think it’s a good change! A few months ago they switched the bonus to award certificates rather than points. This wasn’t as lucrative, because the certificates could only be redeemed for lower-ranking properties. Now, the bonus is back to 75,000 points.
This means that with good planning…and use of this bonus, families can once again earn significant Marriott points without having to use Chase UR. This is great news if you have a high-end Marriott property in mind for future travel, including most families going to Disney for free on our plan and staying at the Swan or Dolphin.
There are two important considerations for this card:
- Marriott cards are subject to Chase’s 5/24 rule.
- It appears that under new rules, you can’t open a Marriott card if you have an SPG personal card or have had one in the last 30 days.
Below is a quick recap of the current offer.
Marriott Rewards® Premier Plus Credit Card
The current offer is 75,000 bonus points when you spend $3,000 on each card within the first three months each account is open. You’ll also get a free night worth up to 35,000 points on your cardholder anniversary. Annual fee of $95 applies.