This 100,000 Point Signup Bonus is One of the Best We've Ever Seen
Update: This offer has now expired as of 5/3/17.
The Chase Marriott Rewards Premier Credit Card is offering new cardholders 100,000 Marriott Rewards points when they spend $5,000 in the first three months after account opening. This is the largest signup bonus we've ever seen for this card, and if that wasn't enough, it gets even BETTER.
100,000 Marriott Rewards points is an incredible bonus on its own, but you can increase it by 7,500 points by adding an additional cardholder to your account, so long as they make a purchase within three months.
What can you do with the signup bonus?
107,500 Marriott Rewards points transfers to nearly 36,000 Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) points, and that's enough for a free night at any Category 7 property in the SPG program, including the W South Beach or the St. Regis San Francisco! If you want a primer on the Marriott Rewards program, read our complete guide here. If you want to learn more about SPG, we have a guide on that, too.
Besides the bonus, why sign up for this card?
This card offers five points per dollar on all Marriott properties, two points per dollar on all airfare directly booked from the airline, car rentals, and restaurants, and one point per dollar on everything else. Cardmembers also get a free Category 1-5 night from the card, which I used recently to pay for my stay at the Townplace Suites Tucson. Admittedly, this was not a maximized redemption, but it more than paid for the card's annual fee.
This card earns you 15 nights towards your elite status, plus an additional night for every $3,000 in spend on the card. That means you could, theoretically, get top-tier Marriott status from spending alone, although that would take a LOT of spending to pull off. The 15 free nights given to cardmembers puts them in Marriott Silver status, only 35 nights away from Gold status, which comes with free breakfast and more perks.
Keep in mind, if you've had the card within the last 24 months, you cannot reapply and reap the bonus offer. And if you've applied and been approved for more than five cards in the past 24 months, Chase's 5/24 rule applies, and you'll likely be denied when you apply.
If you're a loyal Marriott member, or someone who's looking to find a good bonus on a hotel credit card, this is a great option!