Marriott Rewards 30,000 and 50,000 Bonus Point Chase Visa Credit Cards

[Edited: These offers are no longer valid, but I’m leaving the post up for reference. I’ve removed the links to each offer.]

I’ve added the current Marriott Rewards credit card offers from Chase to my Mile & Point Earning Credit Card page. There are two standard offers out there right now. The Marriott Rewards Visa Credit Card offers 30,000 bonus points and the Marriott Rewards Premier Visa Credit Card offers 50,000 bonus points. Each card also bestows free night certificates (and other perks), as shown below.

Marriott Rewards Credit Card – 30,000 Bonus Points

  • Earn 30,000 Bonus Points after your first purchase, redeemable for up to 4 free nights
  • Receive 2 free night stay e-certificates upon account approval (category 1-4 hotels)
  • $0 Introductory Annual Fee the first year, then $45 annually
  • Earn 3 points for every $1 spent at Marriott locations
  • Earn 1 point for every $1 spent elsewhere
  • Instant Silver Elite status with a credit of 10 Nights applied to your account every year
  • Earn 1 Elite Night credit for every $3,000 spent
  • Purchase APR is 14.24% Variable
  • Application link for the Marriott Rewards Credit Card

Marriott Rewards Premier Credit Card – 50,000 Bonus Points

  • Earn 50,000 Bonus Points after your first purchase, redeemable for up to 6 free nights
  • Receive 1 free night stay e-certificate upon account approval (category 1-4 hotels)
  • Receive 1 free night stay e-certificate each year on your anniversary (category 1-5 hotels)
  • $0 Introductory Annual Fee the first year, then $85 annually
  • Earn 5 points for every $1 spent at Marriott locations
  • Earn 2 points for every $1 spent directly with airlines, car rental agencies and restaurants
  • Earn 1 point for every $1 spent elsewhere
  • Instant Silver Elite status with a credit of 15 Nights applied to your account every year
  • Earn 1 Elite Night credit for every $3,000 spent
  • Purchase APR is 15.24% Variable
  • Application link for the Marriott Rewards Premier Credit Card

So which card is better? I’d definitely go for the 50,000 Premier card before considering the lower bonus offer. A $40 premium for the annual fee beginning the second year of membership is a small price to pay for the extra points that would equate into 2 additional free nights at category 1-4 hotels. And the annual free night certificate for category 1-5 hotels is an added bonus.

Silver elite status in Marriott Rewards earns a 20% bonus on base points for hotel stays, free Wi-Fi in select countries outside of the U.S., a 10% discount on weekend rates at Courtyard and Springhill Suites, late checkout privileges and more.

Application link: Marriott Rewards Credit Card 30,000 offer

Application link: Marriott Rewards Credit Card 50,000 offer

One final note: the free night certificates earned after account opening are valid only at category 1-4 properties. There are very few category 1 hotels out there and the majority of category 4 hotels are the likes of Courtyard, SpringHill Suites, Fairfield Inn and Residence Inn. Don’t think you’ll get a stay at a major Marriott flagship resort with those certs.

For more hotel and airline-branded credit cards, visit my Mile & Point Earning Credit Card page.

 

I receive a referral credit if you use the links on this page and successfully apply for a card. I remain grateful to any who use my links as blogging is my full-time job. The decision to apply for credit is yours and includes the responsibility to read and understand all terms and conditions.

Comments

    • @G-flyer: I honestly don’t know the answer, but I have heard of people who apply for multiple cards at the same time for other branded cards.
      @mike: I didn’t know about the $75 statement offer as I’m no where near to the expert level of other bloggers on credit cards, admittedly. Thanks for the link!

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