Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express Card

75,000 Bonus Points

after you use your new Card to make $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months. Plus, earn up to $200 in Statement Credits for eligible purchases at U.S. Restaurants within the first 6 months of Card Membership. Terms Apply.

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Quick Summary

This is premium card in the Marriott family, coming with a $450 fee but plenty of perks to justify it. Earn 6x points at Marriott, 3x on U.S. restaurants and flights booked directly with airlines, 2x on everything else. Also comes with an annual free night award, $300 property credit, and complimentary gold elite status.

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How to Earn Rewards

6x

Points for every $1 spent at Marriott Bonvoy hotels

3x

Points for every $1 spent at U.S. Restaurants and flights booked directly with airlines

2x

Points for every $1 spent on all other purchases

Annual Fee

$450

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.

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 annual credit at participating Marriott and SPG properties. This credit should work on just about any expense (room rate, on site expenses, etc.) 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 50,000 points per night. Which covers just about any Marriott property you would 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

Receive 15 Elite Night Credits each calendar year towards the next level of Marriott Bonvoy Elite status.

Free Anniversary Night

Receive 1 Free Night Award every year after your Card account anniversary (redemption level at or under 50,000 Marriott Bonvoy points).

Marriott Bonvoy Credit

Receive up to $300 in statement credits each year of Card Membership for eligible purchases at participating Marriott Bonvoy® hotels.

Up to $100 Credit

Up to $100 TSA Pre/Global Entry Credit

Free Internet

Receive free in-room, premium Internet access.

Metal Card

Card is made of metal

Up to $100 Credit

Book direct using a special rate for a 2 night minimum stay at The Ritz-Carlton® or St. Regis® and get up to $100 in credit for qualifying charges.

Terms Apply

Terms apply. Enrollment may be required.

Compared to Other Cards

Marriott Bonvoy Boundless™ Credit Card

Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Credit Card

Welcome Bonus:

3 Free Nights (up to 50,000 points per night)

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

Annual Fee:

$95 Learn More

Marriott Bonvoy Bold Credit Card

Welcome Bonus:

30,000 Bonus Points

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

Annual Fee:

$0 Learn More