New Canadian Marriott Rewards Premier Visa Card

by on August 21, 2012 · 14 comments

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Chase recently launched a Marriott Rewards Premier Visa Card for Canadian residents and while it’s not the most earth-shattering deal (especially compared to their US offers) it does have a bunch of benefits that might make a lot of sense for Canadians. It does not have foreign transaction fees, which is a relatively unique feature in the Canadian card market and while the $120 annual fee is a little steep, you get a free night at up to a category 5 hotel every year, which could easily outweigh the annual fee. In addition, the card gives 15 elite credit nights per year and 5 points per dollar spent at Marriott

Here are the key perks of this card:

  • 30,000 Bonus Points after your first purchase
  • 1 Free Night Stay at a Category 1-4 location after account approval
  • Together, that’s enough for up to 5 Free Nights at a Category 1 Hotel (or 4 free nights at a Category 2 hotel)
  • No Foreign Currency Transaction Charges on international purchases in addition to the exchange rate
  • 5 points per $1 spent at over 3,500 participating Marriott locations
  • 2 points for every $1 spent on airline tickets purchased directly with the airline, and at car rental agencies & restaurants
  • 1 point per $1 spent on purchases elsewhere
  • Achieve the next Elite membership level faster with 15 Nights Credit every year
  • Receive one anniversary bonus free night stay at a Category 1-5 hotel every year just for having the card
  • No charge for additional cards
  • Plus, the Annual Fee is waived for the first year, then $120 thereafter

So while this card is not a life-changing product, I did want to share it because I always feel bad for our fellow Canadian mile and point hounds since their credit card bonuses are much less lucrative overall than in the US (though I am kind of jealous of the constant RBC Avion transfer bonuses!).

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  • RS

    As a Canadian who is living in US, I love following your blog specially when you post good Canadian deals as well. I wonder if I can apply to both the Canadian and US version of Chase Marriott Visa pointing to the same Marriott membership number. Hence getting 2 anniversary nights, 30(15 x 2) nights credit towards elite etc.

  • Silvia

    Is there any way for US citizens to apply for foreign credit cards?

  • John-Paul Cross

    no foreign fees is huge! have been waiting to see this in canada for years

  • Lily

    thanks for posting that! definitely loving the no foreign fees feature. quick question – some rumours on flyertalk forum that there is an email out there with a promo code for 50,000 point bonus…do you have any info on that or ideas on how to get it?

  • Stephan

    Is it available for upgrade from their current silver Marriott rewards card?

  • michael

    Thanks again for thinking about us in Canada.
    I will introduce myself to you at the “ORD Seminar” in OCT.
    yulmichael on FT

  • BeckleL

    Any updates? Or are us Canadians out of luck?

  • Lily

    No updates as of yet….I may have to just settle for the 30,000 points!

  • Guest

    Promo code is X2FK

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  • Dan Rydell

    For any card, there are 3 key reasons (for me) to choose: Startup bonus, Points per dollar spent, and foreign transaction fees. The Marriott Rewards Visa is awesome on 2 of these 3: the startup bonus was enough to get me 3 free nights. And NO foreign transaction fees means I save about 3% on US purchases. Fantastic! Yeah, the ongoing points-per-dollar is meh, but the other factors make this a must-get card.

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  • Hyacinthe

    When booking air tickets on Orbitz, there are is usually two charges… One for Orbitz fee, one for the airline’s ticket price.
    The ticket price is usually a charge with the Airline’s name.

    Does this mean that those charges would qualify for “2 points for every $1 spent on airline tickets purchased directly with the airline”?

  • Frank

    Is this card made of metal like the USA?

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