The Chase Marriott Rewards Premier Plus Credit Card that was announced during the Marriott-SPG merger is now live. The card was released yesterday with a 100,000 points bonus. Now there’s an alternative bonus, that will instead give you two free nights capped at 35,000 points each and a statement credit. On top of that the annual fee is waived as well.
Offer & Requirements
- EARN A $200 STATEMENT CREDIT After first purchase within 3 months from account opening
- EARN 2 FREE NIGHT AWARDS (each valued up to 35,000 points) After you spend $3,000 on purchases in your first three months from account opening.
$0 intro annual fee for the first year, then $95
- 6X for every $1 spent at over 6,500 participating Marriott Rewards® and SPG® hotels
- 2X per $1 spent on all other purchases
- Free Night Award every year after your account anniversary, valid for a one night hotel stay at a property with a redemption level up to 35,000 points.
- Enjoy Marriott Rewards Gold Elite Benefits when you spend $35,000 on purchases each account year.
- Automatic Silver Elite Status.
- Free in-room internet (coming August 2018)
- Receive 15 Elite Night Credits each calendar year. (coming in 2019)
The product is not available to either (i) current cardmembers of the Marriott Rewards Premier or Marriott Rewards Premier Plus credit card, or (ii) previous cardmembers of the Marriott Rewards Premier or Marriott Rewards Premier Plus credit card who received a new cardmember bonus within the last 24 months.
The 100K bonus comes with a $95 annual fee which is not waived the first year and a $5,000 spending requirement.
This bonus gives you two free nights maxed at 35,000 each, plus a $200 statement credit and a waived annual fee for the first year. That’s a total of 70,000 points plus $295 and the spending requirement is lower, only $3,000.
To decide which bonus is better, you have to figure out how you would use each offer. If you’re looking to stay at a Category 5 hotel that is 35,000 a night under the new rewards program, then this 2 Free Night offer should be the better deal. If you’re looking to stay at cheaper or more expensive properties, then you should probably go for the 100,000 bonus that gives you flexibility.
Going forward we do not really know which hotels will be included in Category 5, so that might make it a bit more difficult to decide. But for now you can book current Category 7 hotels which are priced at 35,000 a night. It’s really up to you to decide which offer is better, but I believe many people will favor this one.
Which bonus do you prefer?