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For those of you not familiar with Amex Offers, it’s a program available through most Amex cards, where different cards are eligible for different savings and bonus offers. In many cases the offers can be huge, and more than offset the annual fee on a card.
To view Amex Offers, go to the bottom of the account summary page of any American Express card, where you’ll see all the offers you’re eligible for. These offers come in different forms, including discounts and even in some cases bonus points.
At the moment there’s a targeted Amex Offer for 3,000 bonus Membership Rewards points when you spend $200+ at a Marriott hotel. The offer is valid for stays at participating Marriott properties through February 28, 2017. The promotion is for US stays at Marriott, AC Hotels by Marriott, Courtyard by Marriott, Fairfield Inn, Residence Inn, SpringHill Suites, TownePlace Suites, EDITION Hotels, JW Marriott, Autograph Collection, Renaissance, Delta, Gaylord Hotels, and Moxy. So it’s great how many brands are included.
Furthermore, you can take advantage of this offer twice, to earn up to 6,000 Membership Rewards points. That means you need to spend at least $200 per transaction to trigger the bonus each time.
As is the case with most Amex Offers, this promotion is targeted, though it seems to be pretty widely targeted. For my own account, The Amex EveryDay® Preferred Credit Card from American Express, Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express, The Platinum Card® from American Express, and The Enhanced Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN seem to be targeted for this offer.
I value Membership Rewards points at ~1.7 cents each, so to me this is the equivalent of a 17% return on spend in increments of $200 at Marriott properties. That’s a very nice offer, especially since it’s in addition to the points you’d usually earn for your stays.
Do you plan on using the Marriott Amex Offer?