Marriott Rewards® Premier Credit Card

Marriott Rewards® Premier Credit Card Review: Credit Cards

Credit Card
 
Apply for a Marriott Rewards® Premier Credit Card
Rating:
Bottom Line:
Great for Marriott regulars who want to earn 5 for each $1 spent at Marriott; free night upon account approval; 50,000 points after spending $1,000 in first 3 months
Full Review:
4 2014-10-03 13:32:27 Marriott Rewards® Premier Credit Card is strong card for those interested in earning free stays at Marriott hotels, airline miles and various merchandise. Featuring a hotel redemption value of $1.09 for every $100 spent, it's a good choice especially if you stay at Marriott hotels often enough to take advantage of the 5 points per $1 earnings (See our 2014 Travel Rewards Credit Card Analysis for the full details). Users will also enjoy a 50,000 point bonus after spending $1,000 in the first 3 months, an additional free night stay upon account approval and no foreign transaction fees.

Highlights
  • Earn 50,000 Points after spending $1,000 in your first 3 months from account opening
  • Receive 1 Free Night Stay after account approval in Category 1-4 locations, that's up to 7 Free Nights.
  • Receive 1 additional Free Night Stay at a Category 1-5 location every year after your account anniversary date!
  • Introductory Annual Fee of $0 the first year, thereafter $85.
  • For every $1 spent, earn 5 points at 3,800 Marriott locations, 2 points on airline ticket purchases directly with airlines, at car rental agencies & restaurants and 1 point everywhere else.
  • Receive 15 credits guaranteeing Silver Elite Status or better.
  • Unlimited Point Accumulation.
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees and global Chip and Signature technology.

Rewards
  • No limit to the number of points you can earn.
  • Earn 50,000 Points after spending $1,000 in your first 3 months from account opening
  • Receive 1 Free Night Stay after account approval in Category 1-4 locations, that's up to 7 Free Nights.
  • Receive 1 additional free night stay at a Category 1-5 location every year after your account anniversary date!
  • Earn 5 points for every $1 spent at Marriott locations.
  • Earn 2 points for every dollar spent on airline tickets purchased directly with the airline, and at car rental agencies and restaurants.
  • Earn 1 point for every $1 spent on other purchases.
  • Receive 15 credits toward your next Elite membership level after account opening and every year after your account anniversary.

Redeem Rewards
  • Points can be redeemed for Marriott hotel stays, vacations, airline miles or merchandise
  • Hotel Redemption: It's easy to book free hotel stays with your Marriot Rewards points through the Marriot Rewards website. Members are able to choose from free nights at any Mariott brand hotel or resort, including the Ritz Carlton. The point cost depends upon the "category" or "tier" the hotel falls into, with pricier hotels tending to cost more points. The hotel rewards chart they publish matched up pretty well with our real-life findings.
  • Flight Redemption: Marriot Rewards users have to exchange their Marriot points for airline miles in order to books flights. There is a vast array of Airlines to choose from, including Alaska Airlines, Continental, Delta, Hawaiian, Southwest, United and Virgin. However, the exchange rate for airline miles is rather poor and it takes 6 weeks for the exchanged miles to be posted to your airlines frequent mileage account so that you can use them to book flights.

Fees and APR
  • Introductory Annual Fee of $0 the first year, then $85.
  • No foreign transaction fees.
  • Purchase APR: 15.99% Variable.
  • Balance Transfer: Purchase APR. Balance transfer fee is $5, or 3% of the amount of each transfer, whichever is greater.


Apply for a Marriott Rewards® Premier Credit Card

Disclaimer: This content is not provided or commissioned by the credit card issuer. Opinions expressed here are author's alone, not those of the credit card issuer, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by the credit card issuer. This site may be compensated through the credit card issuer Affiliate Program.


 
Card Details:

Purchase APR:15.99% Variable
Features:50,000 bonus points after spending $1,000 in first 3 months; 5 points for every $1 spent at Marriott locations; 2 points for every $1 spent on qualifying airline, dining, and rental car purchases; 1 point per $1 spent on all other purchases
Annual Fee :$0 first year; $85/yr thereafter
Credit Needed:Good

NextAdvisor Credit Cards Blog Headlines

5 Reasons to Use Credit Over Debit
Did you know that you may be better off using a credit card over a debit card for every day purchases? Don?t get us wrong ? a debit card is a handy device to make purchases. It saves you the hassle of having to carry a checkbook around, and gives you the protection of not having [...]

2x Savings Catcher from American Express Bluebird and Walmart
American Express and Walmart have teamed up to bring you an alternative to checking and savings accounts that can help earn you a little extra cash. American Express Bluebird is similar to a prepaid card, but with tons of extra features and functionality that you can learn more about in our recent review of the card. [...]

Top 7 Credit Cards for Holiday Shopping
The holiday shopping season is rapidly approaching, and we've got a few suggestions to save you some money when paying with a credit card. There are two major ways you can save some cash while you shop for your friends and family this year. First, you can earn money while you shop by using a cash [...]

Marriott Rewards® Premier Credit Card Forum Posts


About UsBlogContact Us Forums Terms & Privacy PolicyAffiliate ProgramSite Map
NextAdvisor.com is a BBB Accredited Information Bureau in San Francisco, CA

Advertiser Disclosure: NextAdvisor.com is a consumer information site that offers free, independent reviews and ratings of online services. We receive advertising revenue from most but not all of the companies whose products and services we review. For credit cards, we review cards from all of the top 10 US issuers by purchase volume (according to Issue 1035 of The Nilson Report, Feb 2014) excluding issuers that require additional accounts to be a cardholder and private label issuers. We may also review cards from other issuers in select cases. We do not review all products in a given category. We are independently owned and operated and all opinions expressed on this site are our own.