Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant American Express Card

welcome offer

Earn 75,000 points after $3,000 spent within the first 3 months. (terms apply).

Bonus Cash Value

Approximately $375*

Annual Fee

$450

Card Rewards

Earn 6 Marriott Bonvoy points per $1 spent at participating Marriot Bonvoy hotels

Earn 3 Marriott Bonvoy points per $1 spent at U.S. restaurants and on flights booked directly with airlines

Earn 2 Marriott Bonvoy points per $1 spent on all other eligible purchases

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Card Overview

The Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant Amex card will have you spending lots of time at Marriott hotels! You earn 6 Marriott Bonvoy points at those hotels, along with travel benefits such as 15 Elite Night Credits towards the next level of Marriott Bonvoy Elite status, A annual free night certificate, and more. Travel benfits include lounge access with PriorityPass, Global Entry or TSA Precheck, lost luggage insurance, and more.

Card-Smart Tips & Advice
  • Good credit needed
  • You can only get approved for 2 Amex cards in 90 days. A customer can have up to 4 Amex credit cards (excluding charge cards). If you already have 4 open Amex credit cards you may be declined (this is not always enforced)
  • You can only receive one welcome bonus per lifetime on each Amex credit card
  • Amex will usually pull your Experian credit report
  • You can check your application status  here  or call 1 800 567 1083
  • If declined you can call 1 800 567 1083 to be reconsidered
Card Details And Benefits
  • Receive up to $300 per calendar year for eligible purchases at participating Marriott Bonvoy hotels
  • Free night award at a participating hotel after each card account anniversary year
  • Complimentary gold elite status
  • Receive a $100 Marriott Bonvoy property card after you book a 2 night stay at the Ritz Carlton or St. Regis
  • 15 Elite night credits
  • Premium internet access
  • Car rental loss and damage insurance
  • Premium global assist hotline
  • Global Entry or TSA PreCheck
  • No Foreign Transaction Fee
  • Lounge Access
  • Trip Cancellation Insurance
  • Lost Luggage Reimbursement
  • Trip Delay Reimbursement
  • Extended Warranty Protection
  • Purchase Protection

Covid-19 Temporary Benefits

  • Cardholders will now earn 6 points at U.S. supermarkets on up to $7,500 in purchases (May through July 2020). Plus, you can now use your $300 Marriott Bonvoy Statement Credit benefit for purchases by US takeout and restaurants including delivery (June through August 2020)

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*The estimate is based on our research on what approximate value consumers get when booking travel with points or transferring the points to partner airlines/hotels and booking award travel. You might need to be reward savvy to achieve the proper value. You can find out more on how we value points here

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