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Marriott Rewards Premier CC 80K points after $3K spend

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I use Marriott hotels mostly for business travel and has worked well for me. The free anniversary stay and the points sign up keeps you ahead if you are that 1-2 time/yr vacationer. I normally have enough points combined with the cert to get 2 stays annually that I use to transition awaiting flights/cruise ship connections.

Anyway...saw this in on a flyer in my room yesterday and found it online:

80K points after spending $3K in 3 months, and 7.5K points when you add another person in the same window. There is an $85 annual fee, but again most stays for me are at least $100ish. Another thing to consider is the SPG link and point transfer as well....

https://creditcards.chase.com/a1/...aep/8TKv3/


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Thanks for sharing
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Not a good deal
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80k points ain't worth much at all
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I got suckered into this a few years ago. Stay away, far away. Basically, your $89 fee is a room prepay at a tier 5 and below hotel for one night, yearly. Also, staying at one of their hotels could cost you your entire 80,000 bonus point for just one night, but realistically, it will probably get you two as 80,000 ain't jack chit. I would cancel and trash the card, but I have a zero balance and they gave me such a high limit, it would hurt my overall score to do so. Hope this helps.
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Bad deal compared to years past.

Screw Chase & their 5/24 rule and annual fees they've added to their cards that used to be fee-free the first year
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I got suckered into this a few years ago. Stay away, far away. Basically, your $89 fee is a room prepay at a tier 5 and below hotel for one night, yearly. Also, staying at one of their hotels could cost you your entire 80,000 bonus point for just one night, but realistically, it will probably get you two as 80,000 ain't jack chit. I would cancel and trash the card, but I have a zero balance and they gave me such a high limit, it would hurt my overall score to do so. Hope this helps.
What's the limit?
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their points are no longer valuable and annual fee!! save your 5/24 for another chase card.
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Basically, your $89 fee is a room prepay at a tier 5 and below hotel for one night, yearly.
True. They give you a "free" room once a year, so that's a wash, and in effect there's no yearly fee (granted, only if you'll use the room stay).

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Also, staying at one of their hotels could cost you your entire 80,000 bonus point for just one night,
True dat, but

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but realistically, it will probably get you two as 80,000 ain't jack chit. .
I don't know where people are staying, but I'm usually able to redeem my points at 10k per night (of course, Tier 5 and below, but they're fine), and once in a while a 2-night weekend stay at 15k total.

So I value 10,000 points as about a hundred dollars, and it seems to me that getting 800 free dollars for spending $3k I was going to spend anyway is about a 25% return on investment. Am I missing something?
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I got suckered into this a few years ago. Stay away, far away. Basically, your $89 fee is a room prepay at a tier 5 and below hotel for one night, yearly. Also, staying at one of their hotels could cost you your entire 80,000 bonus point for just one night, but realistically, it will probably get you two as 80,000 ain't jack chit. I would cancel and trash the card, but I have a zero balance and they gave me such a high limit, it would hurt my overall score to do so. Hope this helps.
Chase allows you to transfer almost all of your credit limit to another Chase card with just a phone call so it won't ding your utilization.
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Bad deal compared to years past.

Screw Chase & their 5/24 rule and annual fees they've added to their cards that used to be fee-free the first year
Yep, that 5/24 rule is killer. I've had to pass on quite a few credit card offers lately because of it. I'm currently at 5, but at the end of next month I'll be down to 3 and I'll jump on some better offers than this. That rule is really preventing me from maxing out my churning.
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I've had this card for years and love it, but right now the Starwood card is a better deal. I think it was 35k bonus points or something like that, which is 105k Marriott points if you link the rewards accounts. Starwood points transfer to Marriott at a 3-to-1 ratio so you also get 3x's the points on everyday purchases. I think they'll get rid of this card when they eventually merge the two rewards programs, but I'm hoping we'll get some sort of benefit when that happens.

Like others have said with the annual fee you're basically paying for your annual free night, but it's typically a savings of $50-100 depending on where you use it. I have the business version of this card as well so I get a total of 30 nights credited to my rewards account each year without staying or spending. So between card spend and a little bit of travel I typically earn enough nights to get gold status every year, which is good for concierge lounge access, sometimes free breakfast, upgrades, etc. That's definitely a ymmv depending on your travel/spending habits, but they are nice perks. Hope this helps.
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These days most of Marriott's are rated category 6 which the free stay doesn't cover. I have even looked up some crappy ones and they are cat 6. Also the cat 6 properties cost 30k points. So the 80k points don't go very far. I don't think this is a good card anymore, especially if you want to keep it.
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Looks like the link has a self-referral bonus attached?
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Looks like the link has a self-referral bonus attached?
If that is true...that is not the intent. I merely googled it so please do not imply anything. Like I mentioned in this post and as others have shared "to each his own", but this card works well for me. As I travel quite a bit the upgrades and free food in Marriott Hotels that I am afforded for having the card is worth it for me. If you do not travel a lot, please consider other options. Again, if you think I am getting something out of this please re-examine that...not the direction. Merely sharing as a slickdeal member and what works for me.
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