Earn 5 Free Nights Worth Up To 250K Points with Marriott Bonvoy Business Amex Card [Limited Time]

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Marriott Bonvoy Business® American Express® Card [See rates and fees.]

American Express has a great new limited-time offer for the Marriott Bonvoy Business® American Express® Card: Earn 5 Free Night Awards, valued at up to 50K points each for eligible stays, after $8,000 in purchases within the first six months of cardmembership. Offer ends 7/10. (As with all Marriott redemptions, resort or destination fees may apply.)

This could be used as the equivalent of 250,000 Marriott points, which I’d estimate at worth $1,500. They’re quite flexible, as Marriott allows you to top off free night awards with up to 15,000 additional points per night in order to redeem for the hotel you want.

We’ve seen similar offers on the Chase-issued consumer card, but I only recall it one time before on this card, and it’s an improvement over the recent offer of three free nights rather than five.

And of course the business card offers 15 elite qualifying nights each year and those are stackable with elite nights earned from a consumer card. Furthermore, American Express small business cards generally do not add to your 5/24 total.

I do not view it as a go-to for ongoing spend however, earning 6x Marriott Bonvoy points on each dollar of eligible purchases at hotels participating in the Marriott Bonvoy® program.; 4x points for purchases made at restaurants worldwide, at U.S. gas stations, on wireless telephone services purchased directly from U.S. service providers and on U.S. purchases for shipping; and 2x points on all other eligible purchases.

Nonetheless it’s a keeper for the annual elite nights and 1 Free Night Award every year after your Card renewal month. (You earn an additional Free Night Award after you spend $60K in purchases on your Card in a calendar year, spending exactly that amount could be worth it – but I have the card and do not do this myself.) These free nights are valid on redemptions up to 35,000 Marriott Bonvoy points for the night.

Finally, the card comes with eligibility for a 7% discount rate that may be available on certain direct bookings. I believe I’ve only made this rate work as the best available I was eligible for one time. This is a $125 annual fee card.

For rates and fees of the Marriott Bonvoy Business® American Express® Card, click here.

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  1. This is very misleading in one respect: the 50k can only be for a standard room. There was a room at a Ritz in Asia for 45k points per night and I could it use these certificates. For hotels that play games with what constitutes a “standard” room (so a corner room or a different view is an “upgrade”) the certs can’t be used at all.

  2. I should clarify, it was a “deluxe” (or something ) king room at the Ritz in my prior comment. Since it wasn’t the base room, my cert couldn’t be used even though the room was less than 50k.

  3. Ahhh…another jump through the hoops promotion. At some point people have to realize these are not worth their money and their time.

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