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Various Marriott Offers – 40K Points + $150 All The Way To 80K Points

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Written by Charlie

Check out the variety of Marriott offers available – everything from 40,000 points and a $150 statement credit to 80,000 points. But, one of these offers will be disappearing soon!

While Hilton offers multiple credit cards from two different banks, Marriott only offers a couple of cards and with only one bank. Yet, they have so many offers available on a single card that you can basically handpick your favorite offer. Today may be the last day that the highest point offer is part of that equation, plus some other offers that have cash as part of the sign-up bonus.

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The Various Marriott Offers

Marriott offers

You can get any one of several Marriott offers – including this offer that is for 40K points and $150 credit!

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*=5,000 points are available when you add an authorized user on that offer

80,000 Marriott Reward Points

This offer is expired.

First of all, this is the offer that has been around for a while and was supposed to end August 31. However, like many Chase offers, this one has stuck around a couple of extra days.

It is the same as it was before August 31 and is quite simple:

  • Receive 80,000 points after spending $3,000 in 3 months
  • Annual Fee of $85 not waived
  • Annual free night for Category 1 – 5
  • Application Link

I do not expect this offer to stick around too much longer, so make your decision soon! Fortunately, we know now that the return of the regular offer is without the free night at a Category 1 – 4 at sign-up (for first-timers only) so that makes it a little easier.

50,000 Marriott Reward Points

This is the new normal offer. This is the regular offer but there is normally a 70,000 point offer that can be found. So far, that has not popped up. This one is fairly basic as well:

  • Receive 50,000 points after spending $2,000 in 3 months
  • Extra 5,000 points when you add an authorized user
  • Annual fee of $85 is waived the first year
  • Annual free night for Category 1 – 5
  • Application Link

The key difference with this offer and the first one is 25,000 points (counting the authorized user bonus). In exchange for those extra 25,000 points, you will be paying the $85 annual fee. 25,000 points is a free night at a Category 5. While it is possible to get a Category 5 hotel for under $85, I would view the points worth the $85, especially if you have a bigger goal in mind.

40,000 Marriott Reward Points + $150 Statement Credit

This one has been around before as well and is a good one for someone who just wants some points to top off an account as well as wanting some money. Note: you must be a Marriott Rewards member to apply but that costs nothing to sign-up for and you do not have to be elite.

  • $150 Statement credit after first purchase
  • 40,000 points after spending $2,000 in 3 months
  • Annual fee of $85 is waived the first year
  • Annual free night for Category 1 – 5
  • Application Link

This offer is much better than the 50,000 point offer above as you are exchanging 15,000 points for $150. There is no way you are going to get $150 of value out of 15,000 points so this one is much better (well, maybe there is a way but not too many!).

In response to the 80,000 point offer, you are giving up 40,000 points with this offer in exchange for $235 (you do not have to pay the $85 annual fee up front with this offer + the $150 statement credit). That leaves the question – is 40,000 Marriott points worth $235? That depends entirely on how you are using those 40,000 points. That is enough points for a Category 8 (of 9) so it could get you pretty much any Marriott. It would just depend on your use.

40,000 Marriott Reward Points + $100 Statement Credit

Another one that has been around for a while! This is the same one as above except you are receiving $50 less.

  • $100 statement credit after first purchase
  • 40,000 points after spending $2,000 in 3 months
  • Annual fee of $85 is waived the first year
  • Annual free night for Category 1 – 5
  • Application Link

Summary & Analysis

The 70,000 point offer with free night at sign-up for new cardmembers was the best offer from Marriott. But, that does not appear to be available at this time. For new cardmembers, I would consider waiting a bit to see if the free night up front comes back (unless you really want to get started with Marriott). My guess is that it will not but I could be wrong.

Depending on how you plan on using the points, I would have to say that best offer is either the 80,000 point offer (which has technically expired but is still available for a short time longer it would appear) or the 40,000 point offer + $150. Getting a statement credit like that plus points is nice but you need to consider which you would consider more valuable, $235 or 40,000 points.

Finally, all of these offers have the same language – available to anyone that has not received the sign-up bonus in at least 24 months. So, if you have had this card before and received the bonus 24 months or longer ago, it could be a good time to get it again. At least you know what will be available when the 80,000 point offer does disappear.

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About the author


Charlie has been an avid traveler and runner for many years. He has run in marathons around the world for less than it would cost to travel to the next town - all as a result of collecting and using miles and points. Over the years, he has flown hundreds of thousands of miles and collected millions of miles and points.
Now he uses this experience and knowledge to help others through Running with Miles.