Marriott Credit Card 80K Points + 1 Free Night

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    If you check your Marriott online account, you will most likely see the Marriott credit card offer from Chase Bank for 80K bonus points after spending $3K within 90 days.

    @mommypoints blogged about redeeming these points at some great properties, Seven Great Marriott Hotels in the United States: http://mommypoints.boardingarea.com/2015/08/21/seven-great-marriott-hotels-in-the-united-states/

    If you have enough Marriott points, you may top off your account with this credit card offer and redeem this for the above mentioned properties at 25% bonus: http://viewfromthewing.boardingarea...ints-to-united-miles-and-when-it-makes-sense/

    My Marriott balance stands at over 161K points and I already met the spending threshold on this card. But the points have yet to post ... crossing my fingers that they post before this offer expires on 8/31/15.
     
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    How do you rate Citi Thank You points?
     
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    I've been getting exactly 1 cent/TY point, but I hear it's possible to get 1.6 cents when spent on airfare, with a certain premium card.

    A pleasant surprise this year was from Wells Fargo. Their points get 1.75 cents in value for me, when redeemed on airfare before the end of the year.
     
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    Then I guess if you get 100,000 TY point offer versus the 50,000 TY you get more bang for your buck!

    Thanks
     
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    Hi, this could be a good offer!
     
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    No annual fee waiver though? Still worth it?
     
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    You receive one night free, at a Class 4 or below, so it is with the AF.

    For me it is a keeper...
     
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    Danny the Deal Guru and other bloggers are posting about a new Chase Marriott credit card offer:

    Chase Marriott Rewards Premier Card, 150K Bonus With $30K Spend

    Personally that's a lot of spending for 150K Marriott points ($1200 - $1350 value).
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    It's a lot of total points, but unless you plan to spend more than $20K in a year, the 80K points offer (which is still being offered) is a better deal IMHO.

    You get the 80K for spending $3,000 in the first 3 months, and those are true bonus points (on top of the points you get for spend).

    The 150K offer is 5 points per dollar, so to get the same 80K bonus points you'd have to spend $20,000. It is only after spending $20,000 within the first year that you begin pulling ahead of the 80K deal. (But you do save the $85 annual fee the first year with the 150K deal.)
     
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    How to get the 70,000 points quickly?
     
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    Actually, I think the current offer is still for 80K bonus if you charge $3,000 within 90 days.

    Well, if you pay US income tax one way to do it is to make an estimated tax payment of $3000 using the Marriott Rewards card. That would give you a spend of a little over $3000 (you'd have to also pay the service fee, you know) and 83,000+ Marriott Rewards points (plus one night bonus credit toward elite status for charging $3000 to the card). When tax time rolls around, you'll get back a refund.

    Your "cost" is the foregone interest on $3000 for the rest of the year until you get your tax refund, which at current bank interest rates is less than $30.
     
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    Plus the credit card fee to pay the taxes, lowest fee is 1.87% or $56.10.
    https://www.irs.gov/payments/pay-taxes-by-credit-or-debit-card
     
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    So got a letter from Marriott@MR-points.com
    Hi Iolaire,
    Apologies — we weren’t able to award points for your recent post. Here are the most common reasons why this might have happened:

    •Your Marriott Rewards account is configured to earn miles instead of points. Please change this in your Marriott Rewards account settings.
    • You have reached the annual maximum of 2,000 points earned through #MRpoints. You can earn points through #MRpoints again starting next year.
    •Your Marriott Rewards account may no longer be active. Please contact Marriott Rewards Customer Care to resolve the issue.


    Please visit #MRpoints FAQs for more information.
    Thank you,

    Your #MRpoints Team


    Those terms state:
    4. How many points can I earn through #MRpoints?
    Each #MRpoints promotion is unique. Be sure to read the rules in the #MRpoints confirmation emails. A
    maximum of 2,500 points per Marriott Rewards account can be earned each calendar year through #MR
    points.


    Also via DR of credit comment:

    Sorry, this #rewardspoints promotion has come to an end. Stay tuned for new ways to earn: https://t.co/9vInVxIRON— Marriott Rewards (@MarriottRewards) September 27, 2017




    I wonder where the bloggers came up with 45k points?
     
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    I thought the bloggers said you can earn in the 1000s :(
     
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    I think they might come out with a new promotion (say like the NFL one) that will allow more earning.

    There were many 45k posts like:
    https://thepointsguy.com/2017/08/45k-points-marriott-social-media/
    http://viewfromthewing.boardingarea...ewards-points-per-year-free-via-social-media/

    Maybe key here is as @gleff ends his post:
    •Plans for 3 or 4 points-earning social campaigns per month
    So I hit September's limit but there will be more.
     
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    In addition, if you don't already have the Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) American Express (AMEX) credit card, you can get 25,000 Starpoints bonus for getting it and charging $3000 in the first 90 days. Each Starpoint can be converted to 3 Marriott Rewards points, so that 25,000 Starpoints can be turned into 75,000 Marriott Rewards points. When you add the 3000+ Starpoints you'd get for the $3000 spend, that would total over 84,000 more Marriott Rewards points.

    Link to the SPG AMEX offer: https://creditcards.offers.com/offers/amex-starwood-preferred
     
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    You're right. I mentioned the service fee in the paragraph above the one you quote, but forgot to add that calculation in the final cost. Thanks for catching that.
     
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