I received my new credit card certificate earlier this month. It’s if for up to 25k points. Is this accurate? I thought they were 35k now? Have premier card, haven’t updated to the plus yet.
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Currently, if you hold a Marriott Rewards Premier credit card the annual night certificate is good for a hotel night that costs up to 25k points. Since you mention that you haven't upgraded, this is what I would expect. (I haven't upgraded yet either.) However those who have upgraded or otherwise obtained the Marriott Rewards Premier Plus credit card will get the certificate for a hotel night that costs up to 35k points.
There are other differences too. And this is why some people have chosen to not upgrade. Those that have the Marriott Rewards Premier credit card enjoy a lower annual fee and currently earn 1 elite night credit for every $3,000 spent. Although there have been rumors that the $3k for 1 elite night credit thing will be going away.
Is this also true with the Marriott business credit card? I got it around March of 2018. What is funny, I don't remember seeing any upgrade offers. However, I see that the card is currently called "Marriott Rewards® Premier Plus Business credit card". Since Marriott is moving to dynamic pricing - I imagine it is going to be confusing that these certs are points based on not category based.
I'm not a business owner, so I'm afraid I don't know the answer to that one. I'll look into it.
No, only the old Premier card is 25k, SPG Luxury & Ritz-Carlton cards are 50k, all other cards are 35k
The original business card was automatically changed to the Premier Plus Business card. We had no choice, so no promotion to upgrade. However, they did upgrade the anniversary certificate to 35K automatically, as well.
Thanks, good to know. I was hoping to get an upgrade offer to upgrade. Interesting that Chase/Marriott auto converted the business card, but not the personal card. Maybe different rules due to the Card Act?
I’m out. Cancelled the card yesterday after having about 4 years. Can’t sniff a redemption for 25k anywhere I want to be.
So you don't use/need the 1 elite night credit per $3,000 spent, because there's no other card with that benefit now?
Not really a big deal to me. Chase Sapphire is my everyday spend card, much better return than Marriott points for everyday spend. I only used the Marriott card for Marriott stays. Was probably only getting like 2 or 3 nights from spend a year.
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