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Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card

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Current Offer

150,000

Marriott Bonvoy® bonus points

after you use your new Card to make $5,000 in purchases on the Card within the first 3 months.

Annual Fee: $650

Terms Apply. | Rates & Fees.

No Foreign Transaction Fees

How to Earn Rewards

6x

Points for every $1 spent at Marriott Bonvoy hotels

3x

Points for every $1 spent at U.S. Restaurants and flights booked directly with airlines

2x

Points for every $1 spent on all other purchases


Benefits

Each calendar year you can receive 25 Elite Night Credits toward the next level of Marriott Bonvoy Elite status. Limitations apply per Marriott Bonvoy member account. Benefit is not exclusive to Cards offered by American Express. Terms apply.

Receive 1 Free Night Award every year after your Card renewal month. Award can be used for one night (redemption level at or under 85,000 Marriott Bonvoy points) at hotels participating in Marriott Bonvoy®. Certain hotels have resort fees.

Each calendar year after spending $60,000 on eligible purchases, Card Members are eligible to select an Earned Choice Award benefit. Benefit options include: Five (5) Suite Night Awards, 85K Free Night Award, and mattress and box spring $750 discount from Marriott Bonvoy Boutiques.

Each Card renewal year, get up to $300 in statement credits per calendar year (up to $25 per month) for eligible purchases at restaurants worldwide.

Receive either a statement credit every 4 years after you apply for Global Entry ($100) or a statement credit every 4.5 years after you apply for a five-year membership through any Authorized Enrollment Provider for TSA PreCheck® (up to $85) when you pay the application fee with an eligible Card. If approved for Global Entry, at no additional charge, you will receive access to TSA PreCheck.

Enjoy unlimited airport lounge visits when you enroll in Priority Pass(TM) Select membership.

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Enjoy your stay. Receive up to a $100 property credit for qualifying charges at The Ritz-Carlton® or St. Regis® when you book direct using a special rate for a two-night minimum stay using your Card.

Terms apply. Enrollment may be required.

You can be reimbursed for your costs to repair or replace your damaged or Stolen cell phone up to $800, subject to a $50 deductible, for 2 approved claims per 12-month period when your prior month's wireless bill was paid utilizing an Eligible Card Account. Terms and conditions apply. Coverage is provided by New Hampshire Insurance Company, an AIG Company.


Our Take

This is still the best premium card option for loyal Marriott guests looking for card perks and a decent bonus, and included Platinum Elite status.

These points can be used to book Marriott stays or transferred to 20+ airlines at a rate of 3:1, with a 5,000 point bonus for every 60,000 miles transferred.

This card comes with a hefty annual fee but also a ton of perks. The biggest perk being the $300 in statement credits per calendar year (up to $25 per month) for eligible purchases at restaurants worldwide. This credit should work on just about restaurant expense, so it would be difficult not to take full advantage of it each year.

The Bonvoy Brilliant card also comes with an annual free night award after your cardmember anniversary, good for a free night up to 85,000 points per night. This covers many Marriott properties that you might like to visit.

Finally, this card comes with an up to $100 Global Entry/$85 TSA PreCheck Credit that is similar to what is offered by many other premium credit cards on the market.

Note that you are not eligible to receive this card if you have received an upgrade or welcome offer on the Chase Marriott personal or business credit card in the past 24 months.

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