Marriott Amex US Offer: 20% Discount at North American Hotels

There are a couple of new Amex deals on American Express cards issued in the US that apply to Marriott hotels across North America, including here in Canada.

For those of us who have gotten into US credit cards, this is an easy opportunity to win an 20% discount – in the form of a $50 or $100 statement credit on purchases of $250 or $500, respectively (all figures in USD) – on stays at Marriott hotels up to June 30, 2022.

Marriott Hotels in North America – Spend $250 Get $50

New Marriott Amex US offers will require a manual registration before they are applied to your card.

you will earn a $50 statement credit when you make a $250 purchase on Marriott property, excluding luxury brands, in Canada, the United States, Mexico and the Caribbean.

The terms of this offer exclude several Marriott brands, many of which are included in the other competing offer for luxury brands:

Excludes The Ritz-Carlton, St. Regis, EDITION, The Luxury Collection, W Hotels, JW Marriott, Marriott Vacation Club, Design Hotels, Protea Hotels by Marriott, Marriott Executive Apartments, Homes & Villas by Marriott International, and Vistana.

If you made a purchase or purchases totaling exactly $250, you would effectively unlock a 20% discount via the $50 statement credit. The offer works on cumulative purchases, so you can do some cheaper hotel stays separately if you want.

Marriott Luxury Hotels in North America: Spend $500, Get $100

As part of a separate offer, you’ll get a $100 statement credit when you make a $500 purchase at Marriott’s luxury properties in Canada, the United States, Mexico and the Caribbean.

Again, if you made a purchase(s) at these specific Marriott brands totaling exactly $500, you’d get a 20% discount via the $100 statement credit. You can combine multiple cheaper stays across different brands to hit the $500 total.

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The terms of both offers state that enrollment is limited, so register as soon as possible to ensure your eligibility.

The offers appear to be somewhat targeted, but on a very broad basis, so be sure to check your Amex Offers on all of your US-issued American Express cards.

With Amex US, if you have more than one card in your name, there’s a good chance you’ll end up getting an Amex offer on multiple accounts at first.

However, once you add an offer to one of your accounts, it is typically no longer eligible to be added to other accounts. That means you have to be careful about which card you add the offer to.

Ideally, you’ll be able to add the offer to your Amex US Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant Card or Amex US Marriott Bonvoy Business Card, as these cards get the highest possible return from 6 bonus points when spending at Marriott hotels.

Since the credit is applied on the Amex side, the discount will be applied based on the final amount charged by the Marriott hotel. That means you can combine it with other ongoing hotel promotions or money-saving tactics — as long as the bill is at least $250 or $500, you’ll get the $50 or $100 credits, respectively.

These Marriott Amex US offers are valid until June 30, 2022. As usual, this refers to the transaction date of your hotel stay, so any hotel stay ending on that date (excluding prepaid stays) should work.

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Does purchasing gift cards work?

While the terms say otherwise, historically these Marriott offers have also worked with general-use Marriott Gift Cards purchased at a hotel front desk, as the purchases are no different than regular hotel room and incidental charges. .

So even if you don’t plan to stay at enough Marriott hotels this spring and summer to maximize your statement credit, you can still show up at a local Marriott property that sells gift cards and unlock a cash discount on future Marriott stays. .

In fact, this strategy would pair well with Marriott’s $300 credit per membership year on the Amex US Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant Card.

You can simply show up at a nearby hotel before the March 31 deadline and purchase $300 in Marriott gift cards, unlocking the $300 annual credit and $50 statement credit in one fell swoop. You will then be able to use the gift cards for a future stay after the promotion period ends.

For those of you playing two or more players, please note that most Marriott hotels require you to pay with a credit card that is in your name; this is something I’ve dealt with before when trying to split $1,000+ in gift card purchases between multiple people’s cards.

conclusion

American Express US is offering a new set of $50 or $100 statement credits on purchases of $250 or $500 at Marriott’s mid-range and luxury brands, respectively, in Canada, the US, Mexico and the Caribbean. Hopefully, it won’t be long until we see Amex Canada follow suit with a similar offering this season.

Most US Amex cardholders should see this offer in their accounts, as long as they’ve had their card for a few weeks and started seeing Amex offers.

Be careful which card you choose to register the card with. Ideally, you’d add it to one of their Marriott co-branded cards to earn the most Bonvoy points and stack with any annual credits on the card.

Don’t forget to sign up for your US Amex deals panel before limited enrollment runs out, and then start planning your Marriott hotel stays sooner. June 30, 2022.

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