Marriott Bonvoy Business™ American Express® Card is
currently offering a higher-than-usual welcome bonus.
- You can earn 100,000 Marriott points after you spend $5,000 on
purchases in the first three months (the standard offer is for
- You have lots of options for redeeming those points — just
one example is four free nights at a Mariott property in
- This offer is available until October 23.
- If you’re a small-business owner who wants to book Marriott
award stays, this card could be a good choice. In addition to
earning Marriott points on all your spending, it offers
complimentary Marriott Silver status and a free night award for
hotels that cost up to 35,000 points each year.
If you have a small business,
keeping your company and personal expenses separate is key to
minimizing headaches, especially around tax time when you’ll want
to have everything organized.
Luckily, business credit cards can be just as rewarding as the
personal credit cards from Amex, Chase, and other issuers. In many
cases, business credit cards offer similar perks to their
non-business counterparts, often with additional benefits or bonus
categories thrown in to address business owners’ particular
If you have a company or a side gig that qualifies you for a
business card and you could make use of some extra Marriott points,
now’s a good time to look at the
Marriott Bonvoy Business Amex.
Keep in mind that we’re focusing on the rewards and perks that
make these credit cards great options, not things like interest
rates and late fees, which can far outweigh the value of any
When you’re working to earn credit card rewards, it’s important
to practice financial discipline, like paying your balances off in
full each month, making payments on time, and not spending more
than you can afford to pay back. Basically,
treat your credit card like a debit card.
Read more: The
best business credit cards available now
Marriott Bonvoy Business Amex offer details
Marriott Bonvoy Business is currently offering 100,000 Marriott
points to new cardholders who spend $5,000 in the first three
months. The standard welcome offer is for 75,000 points, so you can
get 25,000 more points right now.
This a limited-time offer, available though October 23,
so don’t wait too long if you’re interested.
As part of this offer, the card’s also available with 0% APR for
the first six months. After that, the APR is a variable rate of
17.74% to 26.74%.
There are better 0% options for carrying a balance, especially
if you need to carry it for longer than six months, but if your
business is short on cash flow in the first few months and you know
you’ll be able to pay it off before the six-month period ends, this
offer is something to consider.
How much is this offer worth?
Travel website The Points Guy values Marriott points at 0.8
cents apiece, which would mean the
Bonvoy Business Amex card’s 100,000-point offer is worth
This valuation is based on the various options you have for
using Marriott points. The most obvious way to redeem your points
is to book free hotel nights, and with 100,000 points you have
plenty of options.
As just one example, you could put 100,000 Marriott points to
use at a Category 4 hotel that costs 25,000 points per night and
get four free nights. I took a look at the Marriott properties in
Italy and saw some nice options, including the
Renaissance Tuscany II Ciocco Resort & Spa and the
Eremito, Parrano, a Member of Design Hotels in Umbria.
Of course, you could also splurge for a higher-end hotel like
the Category 8 St. Regis Florence, where a free night costs 85,000
Marriott Bonvoy Business Amex benefits
Bonvoy Business Amex earns bonus points on a handful of
- 6x points on eligible Marriott purchases
- 4x points at US restaurants, US gas stations, on wireless
telephone services purchased directly from US service providers,
and on US purchases for shipping
- 2x points on everything else
It’s probably not the best option if you just want one business
credit card for all your spending — you could do better with an
option that earns a flat rate on all purchases, like the
Ink Business Unlimited.
The card comes with several other benefits for Marriott
- A free night award each year after your card account
anniversary for hotels that cost up to 35,000 points per night
- Complimentary Marriott Silver status
- 15 elite night credits toward status each year
Source: FS – All-Travel destinations-News
The Marriott Bonvoy Business Amex is offering enough points to book 4 free nights in Tuscany, but only until October 23