Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant American Express Card

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Current Offer

75,000

Bonus Marriott Bonvoy Points

after $3,000 spend in the first 3 months.

Annual Fee: $450
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

Receive 15 Elite Night Credits each calendar year towards the next level of Marriott Bonvoy Elite status.

Receive 1 Free Night Award every year after your Card account anniversary (redemption level at or under 50,000 Marriott Bonvoy points).

Receive up to $300 in statement credits each year of Card Membership for eligible purchases at participating Marriott Bonvoy® hotels.

$100 TSA Pre/Global Entry Credit

Receive free in-room, premium Internet access.

Card is made of metal

Book direct using a special rate for a 2 night minimum stay at The Ritz-Carlton® or St. Regis® and get up to $100 in credit for qualifying charges.


Our Take

This is still the best premium card option for loyal Marriott guests looking for card perks and a decent bonus.

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 is effectively the same as the old SPG > Airline transfer rate.

This card comes with a hefty annual fee but also a ton of perks. The biggest perk being the $300 annual credit at participating Marriott and SPG properties. This credit should work on just about any expense (room rate, on site expenses, etc.) 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 50,000 points per night. Which covers just about any Marriott property you would like to visit.

Finally, this card comes with a $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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