Posted by William Charles on October 30, 2018
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Published on October 30th, 2018 | by William Charles

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Chase Is Matching The 50,000 Marriott Premier Plus Upgrade Offer

When Chase first started offering upgrades to the Marriott Premier Plus, a lot of people were offered less than the maximum of 50,000 points. This recently changed and most users are now seeing that 50,000 point offer. Interestingly it seems that Chase is now willingly matching some people who signed up for less than 50,000 points to the 50,000 point option. Reddit user takeshilevkovacs took a 10,000 point offer in June and got matched recently, their partner also took a 10,000 point offer in September and also got matched. It seems all you need to do is send a secured message asking for the match and hope for the best. Other readers have also successfully matched recently, although there are now a number of comments from readers that weren’t matched. In any case it’s worth writing a quick note asking for a match to the higher 50,000 point offer.

 



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Cliftonmcdnl

Unfortunately I tried this earlier today and they said my account is not eligible for the upgraded bonus. I accepted the 20k offer when upgrades first became available.

Amy
Amy

Did you call or send a secure message? I just sent secure messages for two accounts myself. Keeping fingers crossed. It does not seem fair to those of us who accepted a lessor offer earlier. I will report back.

Simon
Simon

I had As Of May 23 + Bonus on Premier Plus Upgrade 10,000

send a secured message?

Cliftonmcdnl

Secure message.

jrc87
jrc87

Sorry for the noob question, but why would you want to upgrade for 20k points? I might be missing something out here but the new card comes with higher annual fee with less benefits and only 1x point extra at marriott/spg purchases? (I am new at this so please enlighten me)

Sam
Sam

Some people don’t want to waste a 5/24 on Marriott card

Cliftonmcdnl

I liked the higher category of the free night. Last year, I felt really limited in my selections for category 4 and lower. So for a slightly higher annual fee, there are far more hotels I can redeem this night at. I’m still undecided if I want to hold this card long-term, so this was a better offer than just cancelling. I don’t plan on upgrading my Hyatt card to the new one unless they have a rather significant upgrade offer, because in that case the older card is a lot better if I’m just holding it for the free night.

Tim
Tim

Upgraded card gets a 35K night instead of 25K night (which is worth a lot more than the $10 increased fee). Also for first year Premier holders chase was giving $95 credit to offset the AF, so for those people the upgrade was a $95 profit on top of the points bonus.

JamaicanTraveller
JamaicanTraveller

Oh.. didn’t know that.. any link to that info? I am on the fence about upgrading, already got my 15 nights and annual cert @25k

Mike
Mike

Ditto.

Jed
Jed

I got 20,000 points in June. Based on this post, I just send Chase a secure message to see if they will match me. I’ll report back on how it goes.

jed
jed

Update: Denied via snail mail.

Jack C
Jack C

I accepted 20k in September and I was denied when I tried earlier today. Here is the response I received:

We received your inquiry about the new offer you received
for your Marriott Premier Plus® account ending in xxxx,
and we’re here to review this for you.

Jack, upon careful consideration, due to the length
of time that your account has been upgraded, your account
is no longer eligible for the 50,000 bonus offer you
requested.

The 20,000 original offer you applied for will remain on
your account. These points are already posted on your
September 13, 2018 statement.

We understand this is important to you, and thank you for
your understanding. We value your relationship with us.

Thank you for choosing Chase.

DZ
DZ

I also jumped on the 20K offer in June! I just sent Chase a secured email requesting they credit me the difference as it would have better for me to wait vs taking the offer. Hope it works!

Caroline Lupini

I had a 20K offer that I didn’t take and now I have no offer available.

Mehertz
Mehertz

FYI, just received the following response from Chase on this:

“I regret to inform that your account is not
eligible for the new higher upgrade offer due to the
length of time since card was upgraded. The original
upgrade offer you received remains on your account. I
apologize for inconvenience caused due to this.”

I took the first upgrade offer of 10K in May.

Davy
Davy

“Dear Chase – Now I must regrettably inform you that you are no longer eligible for my wallet. Thank you for your continued support of subsidizing my $250/night hotel stay for $95. Other than that night, you’re dead to me; I apologize for any inconvenience.

Davy

PS – the New Marriott seems like your perfect mistress”

Doug
Doug

Thanks for the heads-up. I was originally offered 20k but now I’m seeing an upgrade to 50k. Glad I held out!

Isavethings
Isavethings

I upgraded in September for 10k. Sent a secure message last week and was denied the match. Tried again early this morning and was granted the upgrade to 50k

cy1111
cy1111

I have exactly same situation with you. Got denied previously; I tried today and just received a successful match from Chase.

nicholas
nicholas

I have the same situation. denied on Oct 23, but got matched just now.

Mike
Mike

Did you continue the thread or start a new message? Was denied today myself, would like to know what you did to see if I can have the same success.

Isavethings
Isavethings

I sent a new message

N
N

Just did this and Chase obliged me with another 40k after I originally received 10k back in June

Willie Brandt
Willie Brandt

Denied

I am happy to assist you with the 50,000 bonus points for upgrading to a Marriott Rewards® Premier Plus Credit Card account.

Willie, I see your account ending in 1234 is not eligible for the 50,000 bonus points, you requested. The original offer of earning 20,000 points will remain on your account. We’re sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you. Our credit card offers vary and change, and new ones become available on a regular basis.

Willy Brandt
Willy Brandt

The irony.

Player #2 has the same cards as me, and I manage his account. I sent the same text (copy/paste) requesting 30k from each of our accounts. His was approved, mine denied.

Rahul
Rahul

Is this available for Marriott Business card too?

sdsearch
sdsearch

No. The Marriott Business cards were already AUTOMATICALLY upgraded (several months ago) because there was no change in AF. The reason the personal card must be a USER-CHOSEN upgrade is because there is a change in AF.

Joe
Joe

For those of you that have upgraded- did your anniversary date change? I’m 2 months from a free night and holding a 50k offer but it sounds like I’ll miss my 2018 free night if I accept the upgrade.

Richard
Richard

The free night anniversary date will stay the same. If you still have an unused certificate for a free night, it will still be in your account to use, the next certificate will arrive on the date your old one would arrive. I upgraded and received a new card with all the same digits and was given a refund of the last $85 fee that was charged to me in early 2018, my anniversary date.

Richard
Richard

I think the only way you get to keep the free night you have coming is to wait until it posts to your account. After that you can upgrade the card and you will receive the next free night (which will give you a night worth up to 35,000 points) 12 months later. If you upgrade early, I would think they would refund you the annual fee in lieu of the free night. From what I have read from a lot of cardholders, is the free night anniversary date does not change, even though the terms and conditions say it may change.

Grant

No luck for me either 🙁

This was the message I sent:

Good evening. My friend recently upgraded from the Chase Marriott Rewards credit card to the Chase Marriott Rewards Plus credit card and received 50,000 Marriott Rewards points for upgrading. I upgraded a few months ago but only got 20,000 Marriott Rewards points. Would you be able to match me to the higher upgrade offer of 50,000 Marriott Rewards points? I would really appreciate that. Thank you and have a great day.

This is the response I received:

Hello Grant,

We appreciate you contacting Chase about the upgrade on your Marriott Rewards® Credit Card account and I will be glad to assist you.

Grant, we reviewed the upgrade offer you inquired about and determined your account doesn’t qualify for the offer.

We appreciate your business and thank you for being a Chase customer.

Misosoupy
Misosoupy

Try again and specify 30k.

g
g

Also successfully did this today. Chase replied saying they would add 40k in 2-3 billing cycles. Upgraded in May for 10k.

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