Posted by William Charles on November 15, 2019
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Published on November 15th, 2019 | by William Charles

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[Targeted] American Express Bonvoy Brilliant $700 Statement Credit Offer

The Offer

Direct link to offer

  • American Express is offering some Marriott members a $700 statement credit after $15,000 in spend within the first six months

Card Details

  • $450 annual fee
  • $300 in statement credits each year of card membership for eligible purchases at Marriott properties
  • Card earns at the following rates:
    • 6x points per $1 spent at participating SPG & Marriott Rewards hotels
    • 3x points per $1 spent at U.S. restaurants and on flights booked directly with airlines
    • 2x points per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Free night award every year after your card account anniversary (can be used at any property that costs under 50,000 points per night)
  • Complimentary gold elite status
  • Platinum elite status after you spend $75,000 or more on the card in a calendar year
  • Starting in 2019: 15 nights towards elite status (you’re restricted to getting this benefit once per Marriott Loyalty program number)
  • Unlimited complimentary priority pass lounge access for you and up to two accompanying guests
  • Statement credit for Global Entry ($100) or TSA PreCheck ($85) every four years
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • Free, unlimited Boingo Wi-Fi access
  • Free in-room premium internet access at SPG & Marriott participating hotels

Our Verdict

I think the best offer we’ve seen on this card is 125,000 points, but that only required $3,000 in spend. This $700 statement credit offer is significantly better, but the spend requirement is much higher. This bonus works out to be an extra 4.67% cash back on all purchases. What offer you prefer will likely depend how you value Marriott points and how easier it is to generate spend.

Hat tip to Drew502



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Max B
Max B

I’d take it if I were Ambassador Elite even though I dropped Marriott.

PG
PG

DOC – Do you know if someone can still get a points welcome bonus after signing up under this offer?

P
P

“What offer you prefer will likely depend how you value Marriott points and how easier it is to generate spend”

Cash is better specially after that mandatory gala article you linked to earlier.

Amber Barger
Amber Barger

Do we know if the Priority Pass includes restaurants?

FrequentFlier
FrequentFlier

It’s Amex, so no it does not.

Staradmiral
Staradmiral

NO. amex priority pass does not. You have to use Chase, citi, US bank, or others.

Byron Griffin
Byron Griffin

I got an email offer yesterday for 75,000 points plus $100 statement credit on business card. That’s the same offer that came up when I clicked the link here and put in my Bonvoy number. Curious how they decide what you’re offered. I had about 80 nights this year but all of them using my corporate code. I would get that’s the reason I was offered the business card.

Brian C 🐕

I got this offer and the part that worries/confuses me is the verbiage about the $300 statement credit normally offered at anniversary. They are making it seem like the first $300 credit you get in the first year is part of the $700 bonus, though I don’t think they mean to.

Does this card not normally come with a $300 statement credit once you sign up in the first year?

Brian C 🐕

Nevermind, offer terms state ” Your first reward year begins on your account opening date.”

WR2
WR2

NM thought it was a continuing spend bonus

Gareth
Gareth

Don’t see this offer.

Pahanin
Pahanin

$15k is a lot of spend on one card unless it’s used to buy years worth of cbd oil to treat the pain of spending $15k on cbd oil.

DP
DP

Now that was FUNNY. lmao

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