Marriott Amex US Offer: 20% Discount at North American Hotels

 

There’s a couple of new Amex Offer on the US-issued American Express cards that applies to Marriott hotels across North America, including here in Canada.

For those of us who have gotten into US credit cards, this is an easy opportunity to secure meaningful discounts on Marriott hotel stays through the end of the year.

20% Back on Marriott Stays

There are three different Marriott Amex US Offers throughout the fall and winter, all of which will require manual registration before they apply on your card.

Spend $500, Get $100 on Luxury Brands

You’ll earn a $100 statement credit upon making a $500 purchase (all figures in USD) at Marriott’s luxury properties in Canada, the United States, Mexico, and the Caribbean.

Eligible luxury brands include The Ritz-Carlton, St. Regis, EDITION, Luxury Collection, W Hotels, and JW Marriott.

This offer is valid through December 31, 2022.

This offer appears to be somewhat targeted, but on a very wide basis, so make sure to check your Amex Offers across all your US-issued American Express cards. 

Spend $300, Get $60

You’ll earn a $60 statement credit upon making a $300 purchase at Marriott properties in Canada, the United States, Mexico, and the Caribbean.

This offer is valid through October 9, 2022.

Note that the following brands are excluded:

Excludes Marriott Vacation Club®, Marriott Grand Residence Club®, Design Hotels™, Protea Hotels®, Marriott Executive Apartments®, Homes & Villas by Marriott International, Vistana Signature Network and Vistana Residence Network. Excludes gift card purchases.

This offer also appears to be targeted on a wide basis, so make sure to check your Amex Offers dashboard across all your cards.

Get 20% Back on Marriott Stays, Up to $50

You’ll earn 20% back in statement credits (up to $50) at Marriott properties in Canada, the United States, Mexico, and the Caribbean.

This offer is valid through October 13, 2022.

Like the offer listed above, the terms state the following:

Excludes Marriott Vacation Club®, Marriott Grand Residence Club®, Design Hotels™, Protea Hotels®, Marriott Executive Apartments®, Homes & Villas by Marriott International, Vistana Signature Network and Vistana Residence Network.

This offer appears to be reserved for business credit cards only, so you’ll most likely find it on the Amex US Bonvoy Business Card.

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All three offers effectively give you a 20% discount on your Marriott stays from now through their expiry dates. The offers work on cumulative purchases, so you can make a few separate cheaper hotel stays if you’d like.

The terms of all three offers state that enrollment is limited, so register as soon as possible to lock in your eligibility. 

With Amex US, if you have more than one card to your name, it’s fairly likely that you’ll end up receiving an Amex Offer across multiple accounts at first.

However, once you add an offer to one of your accounts, it’s typically no longer eligible to be added to other accounts. That means you should be careful about which card you add the offer to.

Ideally, you’ll be able to add the offer to your Amex US Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant Card, Amex US Marriott Bonvoy Bevy Card, or Amex US Marriott Bonvoy Business Card, as these cards earn the highest possible return of 6x Bonvoy points when spending at Marriott hotels. 

Because the credit is applied on the Amex side, the discount will kick in based on the final amount charged by the Marriott hotel. That means you can combine it with, say, a corporate code or the Ontario Staycation Tax Credit, for further savings. 

Remember that each offer’s expiry date refer to the transaction date of your hotel stay, so any hotel stay that ends by that date (excluding prepaid stays) should work. 

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Does Buying Gift Cards Work?

While the terms say otherwise, historically these Marriott offers have also worked with general-purpose Marriott gift cards purchased from a hotel’s front desk, as the purchases are undifferentiated from regular hotel room and incidental charges.

Therefore, even if you don’t plan on staying at enough Marriott hotels this fall and winter to maximize the statement credit, you can still show up to a local Marriott property that sells gift cards and purchase the right amount to meet each offer’s threshold.

You’d then be able to use the gift cards towards a future stay after the promotion period has ended.

For those of you who play the game in two-player mode or more, just be aware that most Marriott hotels require that you pay with a credit card that’s in your own name; this is something I had fallen afoul of before when trying to split $1,000+ in gift card purchases across multiple individuals’ cards.

Conclusion

American Express US is offering a trio of discounts at Marriott hotels in Canada, the US, Mexico, and the Caribbean. 

Most Amex US cardholders should see these offers on their accounts, as long as you’ve held your card for a few weeks and have started seeing Amex Offers roll in.

Be careful about which card you choose to register the card on. Ideally, you’d add it to one of your Marriott co-branded cards to earn the most Bonvoy points and stack with any annual credits on the card. 

Don’t forget to register for these Amex Offers on your dashboard before the limited enrollment runs out, and then start planning your Marriott hotel stays before the offers expire. 

This is a recurring article, regularly updated with the latest round of offers. Some comments may refer to past offers that are no longer available.

6 Comments
  1. Tyler

    I will be staying at a luxury bovoy property within the dates, and got the $100 back offer on my US plat. But yea despite that, I still would have to use the giftcard hack to get the value because amex is STILL limiting these offers to US, Canada, Mexico and carribean. Literally title of the offer is “marriot international” , but the offers are not very international. Should mention that in your article as I did screw this up in the past. One was even US only locked and I tried to use it in canada.

    Plus it’s only on lux properties, so I can’t pick up the giftcard at my local premium tier hotel.. Need to go to st regis yyz so I can launder the money thru them for my stay in W Melbourne heh.

  2. John

    Not seeing it on any cards. US Amex offers are a bit of a hassle: most cards have 100 offers and won’t display more. So if you add some to the card it frees up space and the new good offer may show.

    But you don’t know in advance which card it’s on so you need to click on offers for all cards to free space. Is there a better way to do this?

  3. Jack

    “show up to a local Marriott property that sells gift cards” – how many gift cards can I rack? I mean – can I buy every day a $250 USD gift card at a participating hotel – to get $50 credit for each and every one of those cards?
    I have only one US credit card.

  4. Alex YYZ

    Can I buy more than once a $250usd gc at a Marriott close by?
    Will I get yhe $50 credit for every transaction? If so – can the transactions be on the same day?
    Thanks.

  5. DenB® YTO

    Ha, it appeared on only my Business Platinum, which offer no multpilier on hotels booked outside amex’ portal. Did not appear on my Bonvoy Business or my Gold, both of which offer substantial multiplers for such spending. Are others seeing this offer on Bonvoy cards?

    1. Ricky YVR

      I got mine on my US Bonvoy Brilliant. Some saw it on both their Bonvoy Brilliant and Bonvoy Business cards and were in fact able to add it to both cards, though I think that’s the exception rather than the rule.

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