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Amex and SPG have launched a promo offering up to 15,000 bonus points for meeting a minimum spend on the Marriott Bonvoy™ American Express® Card. The promo is targeted, and people have reported bonus from as low as 2,000 up to 15,000 bonus points. On all the offers you have through April 5, 2018, to register.
You need to register for the promo, although it is worth checking your email, or logging into your account to find out which offer you have been targeted for. So far, it appears as though registration is possible for the following:
- 2,000-point bonus, with a maximum of 4,000 points after spending $1,500
- 3,000-point bonus, with a maximum of 6,000 points after spending $3,000
- 7,500-point bonus, with a maximum of 15,000 points after spending $10,000
Once you have registered for the promo, you will need to meet the spending requirement on your Marriott Bonvoy™ American Express® Card by June 10, 2018.
Bigger Is Not Always Better
Generally, the axiom that the more you buy the better value you get holds true except in this case. Bizarrely the higher earning offers a worse return than the lower earning promos.
Interestingly you get the best value of 1.33 points per dollar after spending $1,500, and the more you spend the lower your per dollar earning rates, which makes you wonder whether Amex and SPG want people to be spending larger amounts on their cards with this promo!
While the mechanism of this promo may seem a little odd, it is still well worth checking out, especially when you consider how valuable and flexible Starpoints are. Ultimately whether you take up this promo will depend on how lucrative your return will be, and whether you are willing to shift a significant amount of spending over to the Marriott Bonvoy™ American Express® Card to maximize your earnings.
Source: The Points Guy
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