Great New Amex Offer: Save $30 On A $150+ Marriott Stay

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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.

Today a new targeted Amex Offer came out for $30 back when you spend $150+ at a Marriott Hotel. The offer is valid for stays at participating properties through October 31, 2017. The promotion is only valid for stays at U.S. properties, and isn’t valid at any of Marriott’s other hotel brands. To be eligible, reservations must be made directly with Marriott, and this is only valid for charges made to your room. A pre-paid or flexible rate should qualify, as long as the room amount is charged to a registered card during the promotion period.

While this is a targeted Amex Offer, almost every one of my Amex cards is targeted for it. This includes The Platinum Card® from American ExpressStarwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American ExpressStarwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American Express, etc. The only card I have that didn’t have the offer is the Hilton Honors™ Surpass® Card from American Express, which makes sense, since typically they won’t put one of these offers on the cards of a competitor.


Use this offer to save at the New York Marriott Marquis

The ideal situation here is to use either the SPG Personal Amex or SPG Business Amex, as they offers double Starpoints on Marriott stays. Starpoints can be converted into Marriott points at a 1:3 ratio, so that way you can earn six Marriott Rewards points per dollar spent, plus be eligible for the offer.

Keep in mind that if you book a stay costing significantly more than $150, you can always ask them to charge multiple credit cards at check-out.

Was your account targeted for the Marriott Amex Offer, and do you plan on taking advantage of it?

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Comments

  1. This is a bummer:Excludes JW Marriott®, The Ritz-Carlton®, AC Hotels by Marriott®, Fairfield Inn®, Residence Inn®, SpringHill Suites®, TownePlace Suites®, Bulgari®, EDITION Hotels®, Courtyard® by Marriott, Autograph Collection®, Renaissance®, Delta®, Marriott Executive Apartments®, Marriott Vacation Club®, Gaylord Hotels®, Protea®, Moxy®, and Starwood® Hotel and Resorts properties. Excludes gift cards and ShopMarriott purchases. Offer only valid on room rate and room charges.

  2. I have the Delta AMEX Gold card and the SPG Personal AMEX. I believe this (and other) offer initially showed for both accounts, but when I added all the offers to my SPG personal card all of the offers that initially showed for the Delta AMEX went away. I haven’t seen this before and have recently doubled up on some offers due to having 2 cards – is this a new “feature” AMEX is rolling out? Anyone else experience this?

  3. @Chris – This has been happening a lot to me lately. Once you add the offer it disappears on my other cards. Literally just happened to me now on this offer, and on the AirBerlin offer as well.

    To make things more interesting in the fine print it reads “Limit 1 statement credit(s) per American Express® Card across all American Express offer channels.” which would imply that you are allowed to add to more than one card, which has been the norm in the past.

    I think they may be quietly trying to limit this however.

  4. @GuruJanitor I wonder what happens if you manage to get it loaded on multiple cards? I have it targeted on almost all of my Amex cards and I was thinking I would try the double browser trick to add it to multiple cards. However, if it is only good for Marriott proper, I don’t know that it will be that useful for me. Besides, I may not have any hotel stays until November since all the football road games I am going on with overnight stays won’t be until after the offer expires. I will load it to my primary Amex card at a minimum in case I wind up being able to use it.

  5. @DebrianTravels.com (Derek) – Ben mentions in the article that you can ask the hotel to charge multiple credit cards at check out, so you could try that. I’ve just had no luck lately getting the offers to apply to multiple cards like I used to.

    Just reading into Ben’s comment I’m assuming some people can get it to work, but I’ve been noticing more and more people say it doesn’t in the comments section lately. Very strange all around.

  6. Anyone know if the resort fee eligible? I am going to stay 3 nights at Wailea Beach Resort – Marriott, Maui. I had used points to redeem free night but still I have to pay for resort fee ($30 per night) and parking fee ($25 per day). In this case I will have to pay at least $165 at check out.

  7. I don’t quite get it. How would Amex know if you booked directly on Marriott.com? Most of my Marriott stays are for business trips and we have to book through the company travel site ATG.

  8. @Chris I thought that was the norm for Amex offers, hence why people use the multiple tab method. Open up a new Amex homepage for every card, open up to all offers for each card, and add each offer you want to each card.

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