Marriott Is Sending Anniversary Bonuses to Bonvoy Brilliant Cardholders

Aug 30, 2019

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If you’re a Marriott Bonvoy credit card holder, you may want to check your email as several people in the TPG office — including TPG himself — have been targeted for a new $25 anniversary credit.

Here’s how it works.

If targeted, you’ll receive an email with instructions on how to register your card for the promotion, which you’ll need to do before Oct. 15. After spending $25 or more on eligible Marriott Bonvoy purchases before November 30, you’ll receive a $25 statement credit.

We saw the offer on the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card.

Make sure you look for emails from both Marriott and American Express. For instance, TPG’s Josh Leibner received two separate emails about the same promotion.

To ensure that you don’t miss other targeted offers, you might want to consider adding the Bonvoy Brilliant to your collection. While it does carry a hefty $450 annual fee, it comes with an annual $300 credit for purchases made at Marriott properties. It currently offers a welcome bonus of 75,000 points after spending $3,000 in the first 3 months. TPG values Marriott points at 0.8 cents each, making this bonus worth $600.

You’ll get Marriott points on every purchase you make, earning 6x points at participating Marriott hotels, 3x at US restaurants and on flights booked directly with airlines, and 2x on all other spending.

You’ll also receive complimentary Marriott Gold status (worth $845 if maximized), a free award night (for properties costing 50,000 points or less) after your account anniversary each year and more. You can read our review of the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card by clicking here.

If the annual fee seems a little too high, you may also want to consider the Marriott Bonvoy Business™ American Express® Card or other Marriott credit cards. The card comes with loads of perks including:

  • Earn 75,000 bonus Marriott Bonvoy points after you use your new Card to make $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months.
  • 6X points at participating Marriott Bonvoy hotels.
  • 4X points at U.S. restaurants, at U.S. gas stations, on wireless telephone services purchased directly from U.S. service providers and on U.S. purchases for shipping; 2X points on all other eligible purchases.

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