10,000 Point Bonus Offer For Existing Marriott Co-Brand Cardmembers

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Marriott and its credit card partners have a summer offer to encourage co-brand spend by existing customers.

  • Earn 10,000 bonus points after $7,000 spend on purchases by September 30, 2023
  • Registration required by August 10, 2023.
  • You can separately register and earn this bonus on each Chase and American Express Marriott card you have, if you have more than one. All U.S.-issued Marriott co-brands are eligible.

I value a Marriott point at around 60 basis points ($0.006) apiece. Their co-brands earn 2 points per dollar outside of accelerator categories. That’s a meager rebate, which is why it rarely makes sense to spend on Marriott cards. Even for Marriott stays bank proprietary cards that award transferable currency and bonus travel are frequently more rewarding than paying with a Marriott card.

This summer bonus helps change that calculation, but only for spending exactly $7,000. And you only have about two months to do that $7,000 in spend.

  • Assume $7,000 spend in unbonused categories
  • You’d normally earn 14,000 points
  • But with this offer you’d earn 24,000 points
  • That’s 3.43 points per dollar instead of 2, and a rebate of roughly 2% on your spend.

If you just miss or go over $7,000 in spend during the promotion period you do not do as well. 10,000 Marriott points don’t go very far on their own, so this isn’t something to stretch for. But if you have a Marriott card, or more than one (I have two, generating 40 elite nights per year), you might as well register. And if you spend money on these cards more points are far better than fewer points.

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Comments

  1. This is not enough incentive to divert spend from my primary cards, the Amex Honors Surpass (where $15k gets you a free night worth up to $500 or so) and the BA Chase Visa (where $30k gets you a Travel Together voucher worth up to thousands of dollars). 10k Marriott points are worth perhaps $60 in the context of a midrange redemption. I guess my Bonvoy card stays in the sock drawer.

  2. Wow your up early reporting on the offer lol
    You always beat me to it 🙂
    Pretty much a big yawn its really only 3,333 points in Starpoints x 3 because of the inflated Marriott scheme

  3. Not a big loss because it’s probably not going to change any of my spending patterns, but annoying because like many Chase offer my Ritz Card is giving the error message:
    “The offer you are attempting to access is not available for the card account you entered. If you have another account, please try signing in using that card’s information.”
    even though the terms say it is open to ALL Bonvoy members.

    I think I’m in Chase’s version of the Amex popup jail because I get this error message frequently. FWIW I did clear cache/cookies.

  4. Useful in conjunction with spend on the Right card towards those last few elite night credits needed to level up.

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