In the competitive credit card market, the Marriott Rewards Premier Visa  by Chase presents a number of benefits that cannot be overlooked. As I mentioned in a previous blog, accruing points with the same loyalty program can only be beneficial. It’s a process that will two important things on top of the acquired points: status recognition and perks.

So let’s see the four loyalty factors that make the Marriott Rewards Premier Visa  credit card a solid contender.

Big Bonus Points Offer

Successful applicants will receive 30,000 Marriott Rewards bonus points.  This is a one-time bonus offer which means that previous or existing Marriott Rewards Premier Visa cardmembers are not eligible for this bonus offer. The 30,000 bonus points can be handy as reward free nights range on average from 10,000 to 45,000 points across the Marriott portfolio.

Silver Elite Status by Default

Becoming a cardmember of the Marriott Rewards Premier Visa  card will give you Silver Status.  The member will get 20% additional bonus points on stays and no blackout dates on reward free night bookings.

Earning Rewards Faster

The Marriott Rewards Premier Visa offers a 5 points per 1C$ spent on Marriott portfolio properties which includes Starwood hotels, Ritz-Carlton. You’ll find  the full list here. Also as card members will get 2 points per 1C$ spent on airfare, car rental and restaurants.  Note that airline tickets have to be purchased directly with the carrier.

All of these points accrual bonuses are on top of the bonus offers such as Megabonus. Always make sure you register to Marriott Rewards’ bonus offers.

Anniversary Free Night E-Certificate

On every card account anniversary date, a Free Night Stay E-Certificate will be deposited into the member’s Marriott Rewards account.  However this E-Certificate can only be used in hotels in categories 1 to 5. The member has 12 months to use the certificate.

No foreign transaction fees

You will not pay any transaction fee or pourcentage on your vacations in foreign lands. Usually, credit cards will apply a 2-3% fee on all foreign transactions. It can be significant. If you spend $5,000, you save $100-$150.

This is Canada’s most generous hotel branded credit card. The annual fee of $120 is waived in the first year. The annual E-Certificate basically annuls that fee, as on average a stay will hover at $150.

What do you thing of this credit card? Have you heard of it before?
Would you get it?

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