Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant® American Express® Card

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Current Offer

Earn 185,000

Marriott Bonvoy bonus points

after you use your new Card to make $6,000 in purchases within the first 6 months of Card Membership.

Annual Fee: $650

Terms Apply. | Rates & Fees.

No Foreign Transaction Fees

How to Earn Rewards


Points for eligible purchases at hotels participating in Marriott Bonvoy® program


Points at restaurants worldwide and on flights booked directly with airlines


Points for every $1 spent on all other eligible purchases


Each calendar year with your Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant® American Express® Card 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.

Free Night Award: 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 on your Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant® American Express® Card, you will be eligible to select a Brilliant Earned Choice Award benefit. You can only earn one Earned Choice Award per calendar year. See for Award options.

With Marriott Bonvoy Platinum Elite status, you can receive room upgrades, including enhanced views or suites, when available at select properties and booked with a Qualifying Rate.

$300 Brilliant Dining Credit: Each calendar year, get up to $300 (up to $25 per month) in statement credits for eligible purchases made on the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant® American Express® Card at restaurants worldwide.

Fee Credit for Global Entry or TSA PreCheck®: 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 for TSA PreCheck® (up to $85 through a TSA PreCheck official enrollment provider) and pay the application fee with your Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant® American Express® Card. If approved for Global Entry, at no additional charge, you will receive access to TSA PreCheck.

Enroll in Priority Pass™ Select, which offers unlimited airport lounge vistis to over 1,200 lounges in over 130 countries, regardless of which carrier or class you are flying. This allows you to relax before or between flights. You can enjoy snacks, drinks, and internet access in a quiet, comfortable location.

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$100 Marriott Bonvoy Property Credit: 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.

With Cell Phone Protection, you can be reimbursed, the lesser of, your repair or replacement costs following damage, such as a cracked screen, or theft for a maximum of $800 per claim when your cell phone line is listed on a wireless bill and the prior month's wireless bill was paid by an Eligible Card Account. A $50 deductible will apply to each approved claim with a limit of 2 approved claims per 12-month period. Additional 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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