Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant® American Express® Card

Earn 150,000 Marriott Bonvoy® bonus points

after you use your new Card to make $5,000 in purchases on the Card within the first 3 months.

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Quick Summary

This is the most premium card in the Marriott family, coming with a $650 fee but plenty of perks to justify it. Earn 6x points at Marriott, 3x on worldwide restaurants and flights booked directly with airlines, 2x on everything else.

Also comes with an annual free night award every year after your Card renewal month, good at or under 85,000 Marriott Bonvoy points), each Card renewal year, get up to $300 in statement credits per calendar year (up to $25 per month) for eligible purchases at restaurants worldwide., and complimentary Platinum Elite status.

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Rates & Fees

How to Earn Rewards

6x

Earn 6 Marriott Bonvoy points for each dollar of eligible purchases at hotels participating in the Marriott Bonvoy program.

3x

Earn 3 points at Worldwide Restaurants and on flights booked directly with airlines.

2x

Earn 2 points on all other eligible purchases.

Annual Fee

$650

Terms Apply. | Rates & Fees.

Our Take

This is still the best premium card option for loyal Marriott guests looking for card perks and a decent bonus, and included Platinum Elite status.

These points can be used to book Marriott stays or transferred to 20+ airlines at a rate of 3:1, with a 5,000 point bonus for every 60,000 miles transferred.

This card comes with a hefty annual fee but also a ton of perks. The biggest perk being the $300 in statement credits per calendar year (up to $25 per month) for eligible purchases at restaurants worldwide. This credit should work on just about restaurant expense, so it would be difficult not to take full advantage of it each year.

The Bonvoy Brilliant card also comes with an annual free night award after your cardmember anniversary, good for a free night up to 85,000 points per night. This covers many Marriott properties that you might like to visit.

Finally, this card comes with an up to $100 Global Entry/$85 TSA PreCheck Credit that is similar to what is offered by many other premium credit cards on the market.

Note that you are not eligible to receive this card if you have received an upgrade or welcome offer on the Chase Marriott personal or business credit card in the past 24 months.

Benefits

Elite Night Credits

Each calendar year you can receive 25 Elite Night Credits toward the next level of Marriott Bonvoy Elite status. Limitations apply per Marriott Bonvoy member account. Benefit is not exclusive to Cards offered by American Express. Terms apply.

Free Anniversary Night

Receive 1 Free Night Award every year after your Card renewal month. Award can be used for one night (redemption level at or under 85,000 Marriott Bonvoy points) at hotels participating in Marriott Bonvoy®. Certain hotels have resort fees.

Marriott Bonvoy Credit

Each calendar year after spending $60,000 on eligible purchases, Card Members are eligible to select an Earned Choice Award benefit. Benefit options include: Five (5) Suite Night Awards, 85K Free Night Award, and mattress and box spring $750 discount from Marriott Bonvoy Boutiques.

Up to $100 Credit

Receive either a statement credit every 4 years after you apply for Global Entry ($100) or a statement credit every 4.5 years after you apply for a five-year membership through any Authorized Enrollment Provider for TSA PreCheck® (up to $85) when you pay the application fee with an eligible Card. If approved for Global Entry, at no additional charge, you will receive access to TSA PreCheck.

Priority Pass Select

Enjoy unlimited airport lounge visits when you enroll in Priority Pass(TM) Select membership.

Metal Card

Card is made of metal

Up to $100 Credit

Enjoy your stay. Receive up to a $100 property credit for qualifying charges at The Ritz-Carlton® or St. Regis® when you book direct using a special rate for a two-night minimum stay using your Card.

Terms Apply

Terms apply. Enrollment may be required.

Cell Phone Protection

You can be reimbursed for your costs to repair or replace your damaged or Stolen cell phone up to $800, subject to a $50 deductible, for 2 approved claims per 12-month period when your prior month's wireless bill was paid utilizing an Eligible Card Account. Terms and conditions apply. Coverage is provided by New Hampshire Insurance Company, an AIG Company.

Compared to Other Cards

Marriott Bonvoy Boundless™ Credit Card

Marriott Bonvoy Boundless® Credit Card

Welcome Bonus:

Earn 3 Free Night Awards (each night valued up to 50,000 points)

after spending $3,000 on purchases in your first 3 months from account opening with the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless® Credit Card!

Annual Fee:

$95 Learn More

Marriott Bonvoy Bold® Credit Card

Welcome Bonus:

Earn 30,000 Bonus Points

after you spend $1,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.

Annual Fee:

$0 Learn More