Chase has just announced their highest ever bonus on their co-branded Marriott Rewards Premier credit card! For the last several months the bonus has been at only 60,000 points, which was a decent enough deal in and of itself – but this new offer is the highest we have ever seen.
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The signup on the Chase Marriott Rewards Premier card is usually anywhere from 60,000-70,000 points. Chase is now offering a signup bonus totaling 87,500 points on their co-branded Marriott Rewards Premier card!
While we have seen an 80,000 point offer from Chase last summer, that offer did not include the new option to earn an additional 7,500 points when you add an authorized user to the account and make a purchase in the first 3 months of opening the account. To earn the 80,000 point signup bonus, you must spend $3,000 within the first 3 months of opening the account.
The Chase Marriott Rewards Premier card comes with a bunch of great perks like an annual free night certificate (good for any category 1-5 hotel), Marriott Silver Elite status for as long as you are a cardmember, the ability to earn additional credits towards elite status and no foreign transaction fees.
You will also earn 5 points per $1 spent on your Marriott purchases, 2 points per $1 spent on airline tickets, rental cars and restaurants and 1 point per $1 spent on all other purchases. The card has an $85 annual fee which is not waived for the first year.
There are a couple of reasons why this card actually offers some great value. The first is that you will receive a free night certificate every year on your anniversary date to use at any category 1-5 Marriott property. That means that your $85 annual fee (assuming you cannot get it waived as I discussed in my post on credit card retention offers) can equate to $200-300 in value if you redeem your annual free night during a peak time. That makes this card one of the very few that I would recommend actually paying the annual fee on even if your retention call does not get you anywhere.
The second is that you will earn Silver Elite status just for being a cardmember. Although Silver Elite status with Marriott is not extremely valuable, you will earn a 20% on base points during your Marriott stays along with a priority late checkout.
Considering that Chase will be implementing their 5/24 Rule to all co-branded credit cards coming up in April (as I wrote about in greater detail here), I will definitely be jumping on this card (and a few others) right away.
This is a great offer and the highest we have ever seen on this card! While I do not stay at too many Marriott properties, the annual free night certificate and Silver Elite status are enough to make me keep this card and even pay the $85 annual fee.
Will any of you be picking up this card with the increased signup bonus?
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