Chase announced that they would close their Amazon and Marriott credit cards permanently March 15, 2018. The terms announced are very generous, in my opinion. All cardholders will receive a pro-rata refund of their annual fee. Additionally, you still receive the annual free night certificate and elite stay credit.
Personally, I’m very jealous of those who have had their annual billing cycle come up since January. It looks like they’re going to get a free night and stay credits on their card anniversary date and another set on March 15th. On top of that, American Express is running an exclusive offer for those who have the Marriott credit card.
Exclusive SPG American Express Offer – 25,000 Points
Through this landing page, you can earn up to 25,000 Starpoints by opening the Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card. The special offer runs until April 18, 2018, and is only for Marriott credit card customers who are new Starwood Preferred Credit Cardholders. This matches the highest offer ever available back in July of last year.
You earn 25,000 Starpoints (75,000 Marriott) by spending $1,500 within the first three months of card membership. Starpoints are extremely valuable, and the extra 5,000 points is already enough to cover one free night at lower category properties. For more details about the card, including rewards, benefits and other features, see my review.
This is by far the best hotel credit card in Canada. I use this card, along with the American Express Platinum and Business Platinum Cards for all my everyday purchases. This AMEX earns 1 Starpoint per dollar spent – translating to 3 Marriott points per dollar, triple that of the Marriott Credit Card. You also earn 2 points per dollar at SPG and Marriott properties until July 31, 2018.
Link your Marriott Rewards and SPG accounts to take advantage of transferring your points between the two programs. This means you can redeem your points at participating SPG and Marriott Rewards properties.
Apply here for the Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card and receive up to 25,000 bonus points – conditions apply.