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Marriott Bonvoy Business (formerly SPG Business)

Keep or Cancel – Amex Marriott Bonvoy Business Card
Keep or Cancel – Amex Marriott Bonvoy Business Card

Keep or Cancel – Amex Marriott Bonvoy Business Card

Executive Summary In our opinion, the keep-or-cancel decision on the Amex Marriott Bonvoy Business card comes down to a single question (barring a good retention offer): Do you think it’s worth the $125 annual fee to get a 35,000-point Marriott…

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Big-Spend Credit Card Bonuses & Benefits for 2020 – Yes, No or Maybe?
Big-Spend Credit Card Bonuses & Benefits for 2020 – Yes, No or Maybe?

Big-Spend Credit Card Bonuses & Benefits for 2020 – Yes, No or Maybe?

Introduction We’re a little later than we wanted to be in publishing this article for 2020, but once again we thought it would be useful to review some big-spend bonuses and benefits available on our credit cards and give you…

What’s In Our Wallet 2020? Part 2: Why We Acquired and Hold Each Card
What’s In Our Wallet 2020? Part 2: Why We Acquired and Hold Each Card

What’s In Our Wallet 2020? Part 2: Why We Acquired and Hold Each Card

This article is Part 2 of our “What’s In Our Wallet 2020?” series. Here are link to Parts 1 & 3, and once published, we’ll add a link to the Epilogue. * Part 1 – What’s In Our Wallet 2020?…

Marriott Free Night Certificates Can Be Used With Cash to Book Upgraded Rooms and Suites
Marriott Free Night Certificates Can Be Used With Cash to Book Upgraded Rooms and Suites

Marriott Free Night Certificates Can Be Used With Cash to Book Upgraded Rooms and Suites

Introduction Marriott free night certificates are fairly widely available as anniversary benefits on several Marriott co-branded credit cards. These cards offer an anniversary free night certificate worth up to 50,000 points: Amex Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant card (formerly Amex SPG Luxury)…

When Does the Free Night Award from an Amex Marriott Bonvoy Business Card Post?
When Does the Free Night Award from an Amex Marriott Bonvoy Business Card Post?

When Does the Free Night Award from an Amex Marriott Bonvoy Business Card Post?

The Amex Marriott Bonvoy Business card (formerly the Amex SPG Business card) includes a benefit of a Free Night Award every year after your Card account anniversary. In fact, this has become the key benefit of the card, as we…

Marriott Ninja Tricks – Add Marriott Amex Offer to Marriott Cards, and Get 10%/10x MR Points Today Through Ebates
Marriott Ninja Tricks – Add Marriott Amex Offer to Marriott Cards, and Get 10%/10x MR Points Today Through Ebates

Marriott Ninja Tricks – Add Marriott Amex Offer to Marriott Cards, and Get 10%/10x MR Points Today Through Ebates

Introduction We have 2 Marriott-related tricks to report today – one that allows you to sign up for an Amex Offer for Marriott properties on any card, including co-branded cards, and the other that allows you to get 10% cash…

Keep or Cancel – Amex Marriott Bonvoy Business Card – and Did I Get a Retention Offer?
Keep or Cancel – Amex Marriott Bonvoy Business Card – and Did I Get a Retention Offer?

Keep or Cancel – Amex Marriott Bonvoy Business Card – and Did I Get a Retention Offer?

Executive Summary The $95 annual fee recently posted on my Amex Marriott Bonvoy Business card (formerly the Amex SPG Business card). We performed our usual review of the benefits of the card compared to the annual fee and made a…

Changes to Amex & Chase Marriott/SPG Cards – All of the Details, and Our Take on All the Changes
Changes to Amex & Chase Marriott/SPG Cards – All of the Details, and Our Take on All the Changes

Changes to Amex & Chase Marriott/SPG Cards – All of the Details, and Our Take on All the Changes

For several months, we’ve known that Amex and Chase would be modifying their Marriott and SPG cards. We’ve known that SPG branding would be eliminated, and in light of Marriott’s recent announcement that its loyalty program would be renamed “Bonvoy”…

Big-Spend Credit Card Bonuses & Benefits for 2019 – Yes, No or Maybe?
Big-Spend Credit Card Bonuses & Benefits for 2019 – Yes, No or Maybe?

Big-Spend Credit Card Bonuses & Benefits for 2019 – Yes, No or Maybe?

With 2019 kicking off, I thought it would be useful to review the big-spend bonuses and benefits available on our credit cards and give you our thoughts on each of them. We’ll break them down into: Yes, Definitely; On the…