Posted by William Charles on August 12, 2019
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Published on August 12th, 2019 | by William Charles

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[Expired] [YMMV] Chase Marriott Premier Plus Two/One Free Nights (Up To 35k Points) Upgrade Offer

Deal has expired, view more Chase Marriott deals by clicking here.

Update 8/12/19: Some people have received a similar offer, but for only a single night instead of two. Hat tip to Traveling For Miles

The Offer

Direct link to offer

  • Chase is offering some Marriott Premier cardholders the ability to upgrade to the Premier Plus, they will receive two free night certificates that can be used on properties costing up to 35,000 points a night if they spend $3,000 by 9/30/19

Card Details

  • Annual fee of $95, not waived first year
  • Eligibility for this product: The product is not available to either:
    • current cardmembers of the Marriott Bonvoy™ Premier credit card (also known as Marriott Rewards® Premier) or Marriott Bonvoy Boundless™ credit card (also known as Marriott Rewards® Premier Plus), or
    • previous cardmembers of the Marriott Bonvoy™ Premier credit card (also known as Marriott Rewards® Premier) or Marriott Bonvoy Boundless™ credit card (also known as Marriott Rewards® Premier Plus), who received a new cardmember bonus within the last 24 months.
  • Eligibility for the new cardmember bonus: The bonus is not available to you if you:
    • are a current cardmember, or were a previous cardmember within the last 30 days, of Marriott Bonvoy™ American Express® Card (also known as The Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express);
    • are a current or previous cardmember of either Marriott Bonvoy Business™ American Express® Card (also known as The Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American Express) or Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card (also known as the Starwood Preferred Guest® American Express Luxury Card), and received a new cardmember bonus or upgrade bonus in the last 24 months; or
    • applied and were approved for Marriott Bonvoy Business™ American Express® Card (also known as The Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American Express) or Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card (also known as the Starwood Preferred Guest® American Express Luxury Card) within the last 90 days.
  • Chase 5/24 rule applies to this card
  • Free award night every anniversary valid at a property costing up to 35,000 points
  • Card earns at the following rates:
    • 6x points per $1 spent at Marriott Bonvoy hotels
    • 2x points per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Elite status:
    • Automatic silver elite status
    • Gold status if you spend $35,000 or more within a card member year
    • 15 elite night credits towards status each year

Our Verdict

We have previously seen deals for $200 or up to 50,000 points. This is probably the best deal if you’ve able to maximize the free night certificates, but some people may have preferred the points offer due to better flexibility or even the $200 offer. I don’t think either of the cards is worth keeping long term, so doing this upgrade bonus might make sense.

Hat tip to reader @rduclos911



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raj
raj

Yes i was offered 60k points and i took it . I think i would rather have the flexibility to use points than 2 35k certificates.

CL
CL

Lucky you!

DorkusMalorkus
DorkusMalorkus

So glad I took the 10K upgrade offer a year ago… NOT.

Francisco
Francisco

Same boat here. Smh

SMan
SMan

I also took 10K offer, but called Chase about a month after that. Chase gave me 40K bonus, total 50K. Call them and see.

Brandon
Brandon

Will, why don’t you see value in long-term holding of the card?

$85 (or $95) AF for an annual free night certificate, I always come out ahead as I stay at a Marriott at least once/year

Interested in your opinion, thank you as always.

Brandon

peter
peter

off topic, but marriott and hilton seem to be in a competition to confuse credit card holders with their naming “system”. I realize marriott has a bit more of an excuse…but those two sets of cards you need a cheat sheet to figure out what you have and which one it used to be.

I have the marriott premier..or premier plus…or bonvoy bold..or boundless. or something. plus i’m aspiring to ascend a hilton card…I think.

JJ
JJ

Mine doesn’t have $3000 spending requirement, as long as I make purchase using the new card.

Syam Karimojju
Syam Karimojju

Got only one free night with first purchase on boundless upgrade offer.

Dee
Dee

My husband’s account also got “make one purchase” and not $3000 spend. His offer is just one 35,000 night certificate instead of two. We took it anyway.

I agree with Chucks. It is much easier to find stays with 35,000 certificates than with 25,000 certs or the old system. That opens up a lot more possibilities for $10 a year.

JN
JN

My offer is for one free night (35K limit), and with the requirement of one purchase (no minimum amount). My Premier card is only a little over a year old, and I really have not used it beyond meeting the minimum spend. This is the best of the upgrade offers I have received so far, so I am debating taking it versus waiting for a better offer. I definitely want to upgrade to the Premier Plus at some point before the next annual certificate is issued.

Robert
Robert

I’d take the one night or two night cert offer but no dice so far. I passed on 20k last year and 15 elite nights last quarter. I already have a 2 night stay at a 35k Marriott booked for Nov with one cert + 35k, so I see the one cert offer as just as good as 35k for me. Two cert offer is gravy. Anyone know if Chase will grant this offer to those not targeted if asked?

Robert
Robert

Doh, checked my email but not the link. Got the 1 night offer. Sweet!

Ryan
Ryan

I got an offer to upgrade — 2 free 35K nights just by making a purchase (no minimum spend). Two questions — will upgrading affect my credit score or show as a new inquiry/card? Also, my card renewed in March and I paid the $85 annual fee then. Will I have to pay the $95 annual fee now by upgrading, or does the $85 I already paid somehow count for the first year?

GeoffB
GeoffB

Yeah, same question as Ryan- my annual fee for my $85/yr card comes up in late August. Am I giving up that upcoming free night by upgrading now? or am I paying $95 now, getting the upgrade bonus, and then also getting an anniversary 35k night? Not clear to me from the email offer

Michael Jones
Michael Jones

I upgraded less than a month after my annual fee and the $85 fee was reversed and they have yet to charge new annual fee.

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