Published on October 2nd, 2019 | by William Charles5
Marriott Launches New Card Linked Dining Program ‘Eat Around Town’ – 1,000 Point Bonus & 8x Points Per $1 Spent
Marriott has launched a new card linked dining program called ‘Eat Around Town’, Marriott members can link credit and debit cards to their account and will earn bonus points when they dine at participating restaurants. The program runs on Rewards Network Dining, a popular network that most hotel and airlines use to power these types of programs. You can only have your card enrolled in one of these programs at a time (e.g you can’t have it enrolled with Marriott and United).
As a launch bonus Marriott is offering new users a bonus of 1,000 Marriott points when they spend $30 or more with a linked card within 30 days of signing up and leave an online review through the program. In addition all members will earn 8 points per $1 spent until 11/12, when the earning rate will be reduced to 4x points. Personally I don’t see this as competitive as you can earn 3x airline miles and 5x hotel points with other programs. I’d recommend reading our full post on these card linked programs for more information and alternatives.