Posted by William Charles on January 25, 2019
Credit Cards

Published on January 25th, 2019 | by William Charles

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[Expired] [Targeted] Chase Marriott Premier Plus $200 Upgrade Offer

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The Offer

Targeted offer sent out via e-mail. Subject line is ‘ <name>, earn a $200 statement credit (and more benefits, too)’

  • Chase is offering some Marriott Premier cardholders the ability to upgrade to the Premier Plus, they will receive a $200 statement credit if they spend $3,000 by 3/31/19

The Fine Print

  • To be eligible for this bonus offer, you must log on to the website referenced in this offer and upgrade by 03/31/19 11:59 p.m. ET. You will qualify for and receive your bonus if you make Purchases with your new credit card that total an amount at or above the specified target amount during the promotional period. Purchases posted to your account with a transaction date during the offer period are eligible for this offer. Delays by the merchant, such as shipping, could extend the transaction date beyond the offer period. Please allow up to 8 weeks after qualifying for statement credit to post to your account. (“Purchases” do not include balance transfers, cash advances, travelers checks, foreign currency, money orders, wire transfers or similar cash-like transactions, lottery tickets, casino gaming chips, race track wagers or similar betting transactions, any checks that access your account, interest, unauthorized or fraudulent charges, or fees of any kind, including an annual fee, if applicable.) To qualify for this bonus offer, account must be open and not in default at the time of fulfillment. This promotional offer is non-transferable and applies only to the account ending in the last 4 digits referenced in this offer.

Our Verdict

Previously we’ve seen upgrade offers of 0 – 50,000 points. The upside to those offers were that only a single purchase was required, rather than $3,000 in spend. This new offer is basically an extra 6.67% cash back. You can view the differences between the Premier & Premier Plus below.

Personally I don’t think either card is worth keeping long term, but if you do want one then the Premier Plus is probably better value. Annual fee is slightly higher but the free night award is better value and the card also earns at a higher rate, but again neither is that interesting. The upgrade offer is good if you don’t have any issues meeting minimum spend requirements, although I would probably prefer 50,000 points after one purchase if I had the option.

Hat tip to Tyler N



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Christopher Tamayo
Christopher Tamayo

I got a terrible $100 on 3K spend. Might just close it up.

TooLate
TooLate

I had the same offer as you earlier — this morning got the offer for $200 statement credit – check your email

Joe
Joe

Had the 50k, wanted to wait until my free night posted… lost the 50k offer. I do have the $200 for 3k though.

iowajake
iowajake

Why did you want to wait until the free night posted? My renewal is in a few weeks, and I’m trying to decide if I should upgrade before or after the renewal? I prefer the 35K free night certificate to the 25K free night certificate

Ryan
Ryan

Not really sure why you waited for your free night to post. I took the 50k upgrade offer around November and my card renewal was in late December. My free night posted for the card in early January. Chase reimbursed me the full cost of the annual fee for this year also. So…….I received my 50k upgrade offer, free night credited to my account for card renewal, and a $95 credit for my annual fee.

Doug
Doug

I was told my a Chase rep this card will generate 15 nights independent of the other cards so if this is the case I will get 30 nights towards Platinum. We will see what happens on that. If it does generate an independent 15 that is worth keeping for me.

Aaron
Aaron

That rep is wrong, based on all the other data posted on this and similar blogs.

Hadley V. Baxendale
Hadley V. Baxendale

Agreed. He told you the wrong information.

I don’t know why people just did not request a match to the 50,000 point offer.

That’s what I did and my first 10,000 points posted on a .07 cents charge at CVS — just taxes involved!

If the other 40,000 points don’t post — I know there is a delay — I have a copy of the secure message assuring me of the other 40,000 points!

If you value the points at even .005 cents — it is worth more than the current offer, and as noted above, with far less spend!

Blue
Blue

Actually…note the difference on the wording in benefits above.

Hadley V. Baxendale
Hadley V. Baxendale

Blue —

Don’t see it. Can you explain?

Blue
Blue

I thought so too…but notice the difference in wording above.

Stefan Krasowski (Rapid Travel Chai)

We won’t know for sure until March or card anniversaries thereafter.

DHKTY
DHKTY

Hi Doc, can you elaborate on why you think both are not worth keeping? I personally think $95 for a night is a pretty good deal unless you don’t travel to any major city. 35k hotels are also not extremely hard to find these days.

Aaron
Aaron

Yeah, I was going to ask this exact same question.

Lrdx
Lrdx

Wait for later this year when peak pricing comes in, and Cat5 goes for 40k

Hadley V. Baxendale
Hadley V. Baxendale

True, but we will have to see whether it applies to all hotels — I doubt it, and for those that it does apply, for how long.

I am optimistic that at least for the short term, there will be plenty of opportunities to redeem at good value.

MiaT
MiaT

I was going to apply on this offer:

Apply for the Marriott Rewards® PremierPlus Credit Card and spend $3,000 in the first three months from account opening* to earn three free night awards–valued up to 35,000 points each.

Would Chase stack the $200 statement credit if I went in branch?

Are 35k points hotels plentiful in BCN?

Thanks doc

Nick Morello
Nick Morello

I never had a point offer from the previous round(s), but now I have a $100 with 3k spend. Doubt I’ll do it as I have other min spend to meet right now and it’s basically just the equivalent of an extra 1-2 points for that first 3k…

MM Dallas
MM Dallas

Got this offer when I called the customer care. Doc do you think a better offer will come for this upgrade? I want to upgrade but am not in any hurry. Should I wait or take this offer? I don’t have a problem in meeting $3000 spend requirement.

MM Dallas
MM Dallas

upon thinking about it, I went ahead and applied for the upgrade. As I am at 9/24, Chase is not going to give me any more Bonuses. Hence such upgrade offers and retention offers are going to keep bonuses coming in.

Cory
Cory

I already have the Premier card … Marriott has offered me the $200 to upgrade to Plus. But I’m wondering … Could I simply apply for the Premier Plus card (before 2/28/19) – and get a big intro bonus of 75k points? Or would I be ineligible for an intro bonus on the Plus card, since I already have the Premier card? Thanks very much!

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