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Update: Marriott and Chase have quietly extended the ending date of this promotion from September 15 to September 30, 2020. This post has been updated to reflect this change.
It can be hard to justify keeping a travel-focused credit card at a time when travel is on hold. Credit card issuers realize this, and most have made improvements to credit card earning rates and benefits to compensate for our new normal. And perhaps no bank has done more than Chase.
Just a week after announcing higher earning rates and new benefits on its Sapphire cards, Chase is back with new temporary spending categories on its Marriott co-branded credit cards.
Between July 15 and September 30, 2020, eligible cards will earn 10X Marriott Bonvoy points on purchases at gas stations and restaurants—including food delivery services such as GrubHub and DoorDash.
This new offer comes a few weeks from the end of another temporary spending bonus on Marriott's co-branded cards. Through July 31, 2020, most Marriott co-branded cards earn 6X Marriott Bonvoy points on grocery store purchases.
- Earn 10X Marriott Bonvoy points on purchases at gas stations and restaurants
- Restaurants include food delivery services such as GrubHub and DoorDash
- Eligible for purchases made between July 15, 2020 and September 30, 2020
- Valid on up to $3,500 in combined spending in the bonus categories
Unlike other temporary bonus categories offered by Chase, this promotion requires cardholders to “opt-in” to the promo. Cardholders can do so by registering an eligible card on this page. You'll need to enter your last name, last four digits of your Marriott co-branded card, and your ZIP code to activate the offer.
The following six Chase-issued Marriott co-branded credit cards are eligible for this promotion:
- Marriott Bonvoy Boundless™ Credit Card
- Marriott Bonvoy™ Credit Card
- Marriott Bonvoy Premier Credit Card
- The Ritz-Carlton™ Credit Card
- Marriott Bonvoy Premier Plus Business Visa Signature
- Marriott Bonvoy Business Credit Card
Chase has confirmed to AwardWallet that the Marriott Bonvoy Bold™ Credit Card is not eligible for this promotion.
Marriott Bonvoy points are generally worth around 0.8¢—although some Marriott redemptions are much more valuable. That means the 10X earning rate earns you around an 8% return on your spending toward future Marriott stays. Or, you can transfer Marriott Bonvoy points to more than 40 airlines. That return rate earns these Marriott co-branded credit cards a place in your wallet for the two-month promotional period.
And these categories certainly meet the mood. While many travelers may not be flying soon, many of us are itching to take a road trip or splurge on a nice meal.
With that said, it's disappointing that the promotional period is only two months. We can hope that travel has returned to normal by mid-September, but that's seeming unlikely at this point. Hopefully, Chase will launch a new promotion on these cards in September to meet cardholder spending habits at the time.
Are you going to switch to spending on your Marriott credit cards?
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