Annual Fee Increasing on Marriott Bonvoy Business Amex in One Day

Mar 27, 2019

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The Marriott Bonvoy Business™ American Express® Card is one of two Marriott-branded Amex cards that remain open for applications, and it’s currently offering a limited-time welcome bonus of 100,000 points after you spend $5,000 in the first three months. That welcome bonus will be available until Apr. 24, but you may want to apply sooner than that, since the card’s annual fee will increase on Mar. 28.

If you apply for the Bonvoy Business Amex by Mar. 28, not only will you be eligible for the 100,000-point welcome bonus, but you’ll also lock in lower fees for the first two years: You’ll pay $0 for the first year, $95 the second year and then start paying $125 the following year (see rates & fees).

Applying after the Mar. 28 cutoff means you’ll pay the $125 annual fee from day one, so you can save $155 by applying before then (saving $125 the first year and $30 the second year).

The Bonvoy Business Amex offers complimentary Marriott Silver status, 15 elite night credits and a free night award for properties that cost up to 35,000 points. On Mar. 28, it will also add the ability to earn a second free night award — after you spend $60,000 on the card in a calendar year. You don’t need to apply after the 28th to be eligible for the second free night award, though.

There isn’t much time left before the card’s annual fee increases from $95 and a waived first year to $125 from the get-go, so keep the date of Mar. 28 in time as you’re plotting out your future card applications. And remember, the Bonvoy Business is offering a 100,000-point welcome bonus, and you can get more than $1,000 in value from those rewards.

For rates and fees of the Marriott Bonvoy Business Amex Card, please click here.

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