The Marriott Rewards Premier credit card is currently offering 80,000 Marriott Reward bonus points when you spend $3,000 in the first three months of account opening. You will also get 7,500 points if you add an authorized user to your account and they make a purchase in the first three months. With the sign up bonus, authorized user bonus and spend you are looking at 90,500 Marriott Reward points. These points can be used at any Marriott property including The Ritz Carlton, Autograph Collection, Renaissance, Courtyard and Residence Inn. That’s enough points for 6 nights at a category 3 property such as The Residence Inn Orlando Downtown or 2 nights at a category 9 property such as Marriott’s Mountainside Resort in Park City Utah. The Ritz Carlton properties are ranked based on tier with award nights ranging from 30,000 – 70,000 Marriott Reward points per night. Check out the award chart here . Don’t miss out on this offer for free nights at any Marriott hotel, sign up here.
Additional benefits of this card include:
• 5 points per $1 spent at any Marriott location
• 2 points per $1 spent on airline tickets purchased directly with the airline, and at car rental agencies and restaurants
• 1 point per $1 spend on all other purchases
• No foreign transaction fees
• Free night stay in a Category 1-5 hotel each year after your account anniversary
• Marriott Silver Elite status
• Travel Insurance including Trip Cancellation and Baggage Delay Insurance
• Visa Signature Concierge services
• $85 annual fee
There is also a Marriott Rewards Business Visa available with the same sign up bonus. It also includes 2 points per $1 spent on office supply stores as well as internet, cable and phone services. You can add employee cards for free but there is no authorized user point bonus. The business version of this card is not subject to Chase’s 5/24 rule. The annual fee is $99 and you can sign up here.
Marriott has recently merged with Starwood Hotels making them the largest hotel company in the world. As of right now you are not able to book Starwood hotels with Marriott points but it will be coming in the future adding even more possibilities for award stays. In the meantime, you can link your Marriott and Starwood accounts, transfer points between them at a 3:1 ratio and match status benefits.