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I’ve written in the past about the increased sign-up bonus on Marriott’s co-branded Chase Visa Card.
For a limited time Chase is offering 70,000 Marriott Rewards points after spending $2,000 in the first three months, plus one free night stay at a Category 1-4 property after account approval. A free night at a Category 4 property goes for 20,000 points, so the sign-up bonus can be worth up to 90,000 points.
The $85 annual fee is even waived the first year.
Anyway, I have reason to believe that this offer will be changing very soon, so if you’d like to take advantage of it, I’d highly recommend applying today.
Marriott Rewards isn’t my favorite loyalty program, though they have a huge portfolio of properties, so their points can be practical to redeem and valuable.
This is also one of those cards that meets the two things I look for in a credit card. Not only does it have a great sign-up bonus, but you also get an annual free night certificate valid at a Category 1-5 property upon your account anniversary each year. A Category 5 property would go for 25,000 points per night, so that’s quite a bit of value just for paying the $85 annual fee, in my opinion.
Marriott free nights for Category 1-9 properties range from 7,500 to 45,000 points per night. So your sign-up bonus can potentially get you up to ten free nights including the Category 1-4 free night certificate.
I plan to apply for this card today, since it doesn’t only have a great sign-up bonus, but also is worth keeping long term.