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Last week, I wrote that the offer for the Marriott credit card that gave 80,000 points was expiring.
(SEE ALSO: An 80,000 point offer, but I’m not sure I care)
There were definitely some reasons you might consider the 80,000 point offer, but the past offers that have been up to 70,000 have also been attractive, given that the annual fee was waived the first year and your free night certificate was for up to a Category 5 hotel (instead of only a Category 4).
80,000 point offer still around
According to Flyertalk, the 80,000 point offer is STILL around – here’s a link to the landing page. Note that this is a public offer and does not offer me or anyone else a commission, as far as I know
I find it amusing that they have the EXACT same graphic, except minus the “Bonus expires August 31, 2015” part!!! 😀
Be careful where you get the card from
Remember, according to the current rules and best practices of credit card churning, you can only get a bonus on a Chase card if you haven’t received the bonus in the past 24 months. So make sure that you’re signing up for the bonus that interests you. The current top “affiliate” offer that I’ve seen combines the worst of both worlds, with only 50,000 bonus points, and the free night certificate only on your anniversary (not right away)
Other Marriott credit card offers
The Flyertalk thread on the subject is pretty comprehensive – the wiki lists the following offers for Marriott cards (none of these pay me or anyone else a commission as far as I know)
- Marriott business card – 70K bonus points after spending $3000 in 3 months. Annual fee of $99, waived the first year. Category 1-5 free night certificate on your anniversary. (Note that the Flyertalk thread links to an 80K business offer but the link went to the 70K offer)
- The other links do not appear to be currently valid
- As I mentioned, the top “affiliate” offer is 50,000 bonus points, and the free night certificate only on your anniversary (not right away)
As always, my recommendations for credit cards is to start slow, and only do what you’re comfortable with. For the Marriott cards, I’d recommend waiting for this current 50,000 offer to go back up to 70,000 points.