Get 10X AAdvantage Miles Plus $40 Cashback at Marriott Hotels

Jan 14, 2019

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One of the foundational elements of the points and miles hobby is that you should maximize every online purchases by going through a shopping portal. This doesn’t just apply when buying items online; you also can score bonus points, miles or cashback on travel purchases by using shopping portals.

And today a new offer popped up that makes it especially valuable to book through a portal. Instead of the standard 2x miles you’d normally get from Marriott purchase, you can get 5x the standard rate: 10x miles per dollar spent.

There aren’t many terms and conditions for this offer, but they’re important to keep in mind:

Not eligible on purchases made with coupon or discount codes that are not found on this site. Not eligible on gift cards, gift certificates or any other similar cash equivalents.

At current TPG valuations, AAdvantage miles are valued at 1.4 cents each. At a 10x rate, you’re getting around a 14% return on your spending — in addition to what you’d earn otherwise from the stay.

While AAdvantage is certainly the most valuable option, there’s other elevated shopping portal bonus payouts for Marriott purchases:

  • United (credit cardholders): 5x — typically 2x
  • Delta: 4x — typically 1x
  • United (non-cardholders): 3x — typically 1x

Or, if you’re just looking to maximize your cashback, you can get 6% cashback through the Citi Bonus Cash Center:

None of these portal bonuses have a stated end date, meaning that these offers can change at anytime. So, if you’re looking to book (or re-book) a Marriott stay at these elevated rates, don’t delay.

When you do, make sure that you’re putting the purchase on the right credit card to further maximize your earnings. Your best option is to combine this shopping portal bonus with one of the current American Express Amex Offers for Marriott brands:

  • Courtyard by Marriott: Spend $200 or more, get $40 back
  • SpringHill Suites by Marriott: Spend $200 or more, get $40 back
  • Four Points by Sheraton: Spend $200 or more, get $40 back
  • Fairfield by Marriott: Spend $200 or more, get $40 back

If you’re not planning to stay at one of these brands, be sure to put the purchase on a card that maximizes your hotel spending. Here’s the top-earning cards for Marriott purchases:

H/T: Running With Miles

Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

WELCOME OFFER: 80,000 Points

TPG'S BONUS VALUATION*: $1,650

CARD HIGHLIGHTS: 2X points on all travel and dining, points transferrable to over a dozen travel partners

*Bonus value is an estimated value calculated by TPG and not the card issuer. View our latest valuations here.

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More Things to Know
  • Earn 80,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $1,000 when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®. Plus earn up to $50 in statement credits towards grocery store purchases within your first year of account opening.
  • Earn 2X points on dining including eligible delivery services, takeout and dining out and travel. Plus, earn 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
  • Get 25% more value when you redeem for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises through Chase Ultimate Rewards®. For example, 80,000 points are worth $1,000 toward travel.
  • With Pay Yourself Back℠, your points are worth 25% more during the current offer when you redeem them for statement credits against existing purchases in select, rotating categories.
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