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3 Amex cards are offering up to 10x Marriott points on dining, gas, and hotel stays through October 31

Submitted by Tech Insider on August 3, 2020 - 3:50pm

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  • American Express just launched a limited-time promotion for bonus Marriott points at US gas stations, US restaurants, and participating Marriott Bonvoy hotels.
  • Now through October 31, you can earn up 10x points on up to $7,500 in spending — for a total of up to 75,000 points per category.
  • This promotion is available on the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card, the Marriott Bonvoy Business™ American Express® Card, and the discontinued Marriott Bonvoy Amex.
  • You can register through the Amex Offers section of your account.
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Chase is currently running a limited-time bonus promotion for select Marriott Bonvoy cardholders, letting them earn 10x points at restaurants and gas stations on up to $3,500 in combined spending through September 15. This offer is one of several ways credit card companies are adjusting rewards and benefits during quarantine, when most of us aren't able to rack up points for airfare and other "normal" travel purchases.

American Express, which also issues a handful of Marriott Bonvoy-branded hotel credit cards, has just announced a similar promotion. If you have the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card, the Marriott Bonvoy Business™ American Express® Card, or the Marriott Bonvoy Amex card, you can earn 10 points per dollar at US gas stations, US restaurants, and eligible purchases at participating Marriott Bonvoy hotels through October 31.

 

Earn 10x Marriott points on summer road trip purchases

This promotion is well suited to anyone with an eligible Marriott Bonvoy Amex card who's planning to hit the road this summer.

The Marriott Bonvoy Business™ American Express® Card typically earns bonus points at US restaurants and US gas stations — it gets you 4x points on both categories — but through October 31 you can earn an additional 6x points on these purchases.

Meanwhile, the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card — the premium Marriott credit card with a $450 annual fee and benefits including statement credits and complimentary Marriott Gold status — typically offers 3x points at US restaurants, so you're getting an additional 7 points per dollar through this promotion.

With the Marriott Bonvoy Amex, which is no longer open to new applicants (though you can downgrade to it from the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card), you generally earn 6x points at participating Marriott Bonvoy hotels and 2x points on all other purchases.

There is a spending cap to keep in mind with this offer, but it's on the generous side. You'll earn 10x points at US restaurants, US gas stations, and participating Marriott Bonvoy properties on up to $7,500 spent in each category.

Not only is that a higher spending cap than Chase's limit of $3,500 in spending, but the cap applies to each category, not to spending across all three categories. That means you could earn up to 75,000 Marriott points per category, for a total of 225,000 points, through the Amex promotion.

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Enroll for this promotion via Amex Offers

Amex will be sending out details about this bonus points promotion to eligible cardholders, so keep an eye out.

To enroll, head to the Amex Offers section of your online account. 

I have the Marriott Bonvoy Amex, and I was able to enroll in all three bonus rewards offers with just three clicks.

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