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70K after spending $1000 in 3 months;
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50,000 points after spending $1,000 in 3 months:
http://www.dansdeals.com/go/marriott1/

Users are reporting that Chase (ask via SM) will agree to match the 70k offer (or even 80k, apparently) if you spend $3,000.

70k Biz link after 2000 spend 3 months.
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Once you get the anniversary Category 1-5 certificate, it stays in your account, even if you cancel your card and don't pay the AF.
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Re: Marriott Rewards Card
« Reply #960 on: July 21, 2020, 09:48:51 PM »
OK, I have the Bonvoy Boundless card, which I got when I was spending a lot of time in hotels for work. Not currently doing that, nor planning on doing it again anytime soon.

Debating downgrading the card to the no-AF version, though it doesn't have the free annual night. I know the annual night is worth a lot, but honestly, I don't even know if/when I'd use it.

Wanted to hear the thoughts of those more experienced in this game than I am.

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Re: Marriott Rewards Card
« Reply #961 on: July 21, 2020, 09:57:14 PM »
OK, I have the Bonvoy Boundless card, which I got when I was spending a lot of time in hotels for work. Not currently doing that, nor planning on doing it again anytime soon.

Debating downgrading the card to the no-AF version, though it doesn't have the free annual night. I know the annual night is worth a lot, but honestly, I don't even know if/when I'd use it.

Wanted to hear the thoughts of those more experienced in this game than I am.
Two points:
1) you might as well try for a retention offer like I just got here
2) you can try to sell your free night here and if your just looking to break even or make a very small profit, you will probably have takers.
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Re: Marriott Rewards Card
« Reply #962 on: April 14, 2021, 07:38:32 PM »
Iím 7 nights short of platinum status Does it make sense to book anywhere cheap nights just to air on the status and will it work even if I donít actually show up?
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Re: Marriott Rewards Card
« Reply #963 on: April 14, 2021, 07:57:06 PM »
Iím 7 nights short of platinum status Does it make sense to book anywhere cheap nights just to air on the status and will it work even if I donít actually show up?
if you just book and don't show up, then they will not count towards your status.

though I think there are some people that had success through calling up the hotel and asking them to check in for you.

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Re: Marriott Rewards Card
« Reply #964 on: April 14, 2021, 08:06:04 PM »
Iím 7 nights short of platinum status Does it make sense to book anywhere cheap nights just to air on the status and will it work even if I donít actually show up?
before throwing away the nights, I would post it on the "Subsidizing Marriot paid stays" thread

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Re: Marriott Rewards Card
« Reply #965 on: May 03, 2021, 10:49:38 AM »
I received the following:  "You've Earned an Annual Choice Benefit"  Seems that Spent 50 nights in a Marriott hotel.  I can choose from:

Add five Elite Night Credits to your 2021 total.
Save 40% on a bed from your favorite hotel brand.
Gift Marriott Bonvoy Silver Elite status to a family member, friend or colleague.
Donate US$100 to WE Charity.
Get five Suite Night Awardsô to redeem for upgrades to suites and premium rooms.

Can someone explain option one?  And how often does option five work, meaning, that an upgrade is actually available? 

Thanks.

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Re: Marriott Rewards Card
« Reply #966 on: May 03, 2021, 10:51:37 AM »
And I see the Ritz is excluded from the upgrade option.

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Re: Marriott Rewards Card
« Reply #967 on: May 03, 2021, 10:54:22 AM »
I received the following:  "You've Earned an Annual Choice Benefit"  Seems that Spent 50 nights in a Marriott hotel.  I can choose from:

Add five Elite Night Credits to your 2021 total.
Save 40% on a bed from your favorite hotel brand.
Gift Marriott Bonvoy Silver Elite status to a family member, friend or colleague.
Donate US$100 to WE Charity.
Get five Suite Night Awardsô to redeem for upgrades to suites and premium rooms.

Can someone explain option one?  And how often does option five work, meaning, that an upgrade is actually available? 

Thanks.
You would get 5 Elite Night Credits -which can be used to earn the next tier level. So if you needed 15 more nights, you would now only need 10 more.
FWIW, option 5 is the best option IMHO.

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Re: Marriott Rewards Card
« Reply #968 on: May 04, 2021, 06:35:55 PM »
does option 5 "Get five Suite Night Awards" expire ?

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Re: Marriott Rewards Card
« Reply #969 on: May 04, 2021, 07:04:48 PM »
does option 5 "Get five Suite Night Awards" expire ?
yes at the end of the following calendar year

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Re: Marriott Rewards Card
« Reply #970 on: May 11, 2021, 12:56:07 PM »
Got an interesting Marriott question and not sure how to handle this.

I currently have the Marriott consumer Amex (rolled over from SPG). I don't do a large amount of spending on the card (I do maybe $5k a year). I have Marriott Gold status, and I'm honestly not sure how I keep it each year. The first time I had it was when I had the Amex consumer Platinum which came with SPG Gold. That was over 5 years ago, and I've kept Gold since then. I haven't signed up for another Marriott card since.

I want to now apply for the Marriott Brilliant Amex for the 125k points. But, I'm worried that if I get the Brilliant card and then decide to cancel it (or downgrade) after the card anniversary, it will cause me to lose my current Gold status.

Does anyone have any thoughts on this?
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Re: Marriott Rewards Card
« Reply #971 on: June 18, 2021, 04:04:36 PM »
I have had my Bonvoy boundeless for 12 months, I have just received my free anniversary night, I have not yet been charged the yearly fee. If I were to upgrade to the Ritz card: would I lose my anniversary night? Would I benifit by paying the annual fee on the bonvoy so the annual fee from the Ritz kicks in later or would it make no difference?