Posted by Chuck on December 15, 2017

Published on December 15th, 2017 | by Chuck


[Expired] Marriott: Get 4,000 Membership Rewards Points with $300+ in Charges

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The Offer

Check your Membership Reward Amex cards for the following deal:

  • Get 4,000 additional Membership Rewards points one-time by using your enrolled Card to spend $300+ on room rate and room charges, when you pay for your stay at Marriott 

The Fine Print

  • Valid 12/15/17 – 2/28/18.
  • Not clear in the terms whether multiple smaller transactions combine to meet the $300 threshold.
  • Offer valid only at participating Marriott® brands in the U.S and U.S. territories, including: JW Marriott®, Autograph Collection®, Renaissance® Hotels, Marriott Hotels®, Delta Hotels®, Gaylord Hotels®, AC Hotels by Marriott®, Courtyard®, Residence Inn®, SpringHill Suites®, Fairfield Inn & Suites®, TownePlace Suites and Moxy® Hotels.
  • Offer only valid on room rate and room charges.
  • Offer not valid for stays that are paid for before or after the promotion start and end dates.
  • Reservations must be made online at, by using the Marriott Mobile App or via phone to Marriott Worldwide Reservations (888-236-2427).
  • Excludes The Ritz-Carlton®, EDITION®, Bulgari®, Marriott Executive Apartments®, Marriott Vacation Club®, Protea Hotels®, and all SPG® Participating Hotels & Resorts brands.
  • Excludes all retail store purchases.
  • Offer not valid at international locations outside the U.S and U.S. territories.
  • Excludes gift card purchases.
  • Limit 1 enrolled Card per American Express Card online account and limit of 4,000 additional Membership Rewards points per Card. These additional points are in addition to any points you would normally receive for purchases on your Card under the terms of your Card Member Agreement and the Membership Rewards program.

Our Verdict

Nice deal, even better if the terms aren’t enforced and it works on gift cards; let us know if you try (worked for this person). Check out this post to learn more about Amex Offer deals. 

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DP: Bought a $300 physical gift card with Amex PRG at a Residence Inn – got email notification that I had used the Amex Offer.

were you staying there and bought the gift card? I’m not staying at any marriotts for our trip in december but wondering if I could just pick up a gift card or get a massage and it would work?

I wasn’t staying at the hotel. Just walked in and asked nicely if they were selling Marriott gift cards. YMMV, only 1 out of the 4 locations I tried had gift cards for sale.

Hadley V. Baxendale
Hadley V. Baxendale

Although not related to this offer, with AMEX going to issue Marriott denominated credit cards, it is likely that at some point in the future, we will see the return of Marriott Rewards to the Membership Rewards travel choice transfers, especially since Starwood transfers will likely be removed some time in 2019.

Valid 12/15/17 – 2/28/17

should be 2/28/18?

Any brave soul going to try this on gift cards?

DP of it working above

Going today to give it a try, will add DP either way.
Hopefully get a decent resell rate for the GC or if not I’ll just hang onto it for some travel this summer.

DP: purchased one $300 GC at a Marriott hotel 12/19/17, immediately got the “You’ve used an offer” email from Amex.
Purchase posted this morning 12/21/17 & I see 4,000 points pending in my MRP account. Couldn’t have been easier.

I verified via chat with Amex rep that multiple charges will work towards the $300 requirement.

Odd – I asked about it on chat and the rep said it had to be one $300+ charge

Ugh. I am planning to do two stays. In fact, just finished the first one. Did not get the usual Amex offers email about it. Any DPs on multiple stays already ?

If only I could prepay my stays…

Hadley V. Baxendale
Hadley V. Baxendale

Well, there is kind of a way.

When these offers arise, usually or more interest to me is the get $X.00 off if you spend $Y.00, in the past if you can find a Marriott that sells gift cards and use your AMEX at the front desk, you get the statement credit.

I don’t see why it should not work with Membership Rewards as a bonus instead of a statement credit.

The harder thing to do is find a Marriott that sells gift cards because not all of them do.

And be mindful of the Terms and Conditions, if it says only Marriott hotels, JW Marriott properties or any other usually do not work!

Offer is non-transferable. ELIGIBLE PURCHASES: Offer valid only at participating Marriott® brands in the U.S and U.S. territories, including: JW Marriott®,

Hadley V. Baxendale
Hadley V. Baxendale

Ah, this one is quite expansive permitting all Marriott brands. In the past, most have been exclusionary limited to one specific brand. Perhaps because this give you MR points, it is less exclusionary.

The past offers — which were quite better because I have little use of MR points — gave a statement credit and were to the best of my knowledge, limited to a specific brand type.

What card are you seeing this on? I don’t see it for my Amex Plat. Are Amex offers like this targeted?

Nevermind…. found it

Weird, all my added Marriott offer were gone.

DP: just completed two separate stays with each charge below $300 but the combined above $300. The MR posted automatically within two days. Thanks for bringing this up !

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