Best for Marriott Bonvoy Gold Elite status

Cardmembers can easily obtain value from this card during the first year, due to its valuable welcome offer. However, it may be hard to justify keeping this card in your wallet beyond that.

At a glance

  • 4X Earn 4X points at restaurants worldwide and U.S. supermarkets (on up to $15,000 in combined purchases at restaurants and U.S. supermarkets per calendar year, then 2 points).
  • 2X Earn 2X points on all other eligible purchases.
  • 6 Points Earn 6 Marriott Bonvoy® points for each dollar of eligible purchases at hotels participating in Marriott Bonvoy.
125,000 Points
Earn 125,000 Marriott Bonvoy® bonus points after you use your new Card to make $4,000 in purchases on the Card within the first 3 months.
29.99% Variable
28.99% Variable
19.49%-28.49% Variable
$250
  • Earn 125,000 Marriott Bonvoy® bonus points after you use your new Card to make $4,000 in purchases on the Card within the first 3 months.
  • Earn 6 Marriott Bonvoy® points for each dollar of eligible purchases at hotels participating in Marriott Bonvoy.

At a glance

  • 4X Earn 4X points at restaurants worldwide and U.S. supermarkets (on up to $15,000 in combined purchases at restaurants and U.S. supermarkets per calendar year, then 2 points).
  • 2X Earn 2X points on all other eligible purchases.
  • 6 Points Earn 6 Marriott Bonvoy® points for each dollar of eligible purchases at hotels participating in Marriott Bonvoy.
125,000 Points
Earn 125,000 Marriott Bonvoy® bonus points after you use your new Card to make $4,000 in purchases on the Card within the first 3 months.
29.99% Variable
28.99% Variable
19.49%-28.49% Variable
$250
  • Earn 125,000 Marriott Bonvoy® bonus points after you use your new Card to make $4,000 in purchases on the Card within the first 3 months.
  • Earn 6 Marriott Bonvoy® points for each dollar of eligible purchases at hotels participating in Marriott Bonvoy.
  • Earn 4X points at restaurants worldwide and U.S. supermarkets (on up to $15,000 in combined purchases at restaurants and U.S. supermarkets per calendar year, then 2 points).
  • Earn 2X points on all other eligible purchases.
  • 1K Bonus Points Per Stay: Earn 1,000 Marriott Bonvoy® bonus points per paid eligible stay booked directly with Marriott for properties participating in Marriott Bonvoy.
  • Enjoy complimentary Marriott Bonvoy Gold Elite status with your Card. A Marriott Bonvoy Gold Elite member will earn 25% more points on eligible purchases at participating hotels for each U.S. dollar or the currency equivalent that is incurred and paid for by the member.
  • Marriott Bonvoy Bevy Free Night Award: Earn 1 Free Night Award after spending $15,000 on eligible purchases on your Marriott Bonvoy Bevy™ Card in a calendar year. Award can be used for one night (redemption level at or under 50,000 Marriott Bonvoy® points) at a participating hotel. Certain hotels have resort fees.
  • 15 Elite Night Credits: Each calendar year you can receive 15 Elite Night Credits toward the next level of Marriott Bonvoy® Elite status. Limitations apply per Marriott Bonvoy member account. Benefit is not exclusive to Cards offered by American Express. Terms apply.
  • Plan It® is a payment option that lets you split up purchases of $100 or more into equal monthly installments with a fixed fee. Plus, you'll still earn rewards the way you usually do.
  • $250 Annual Fee.
  • Terms apply.
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Our Take

TPG Editor's Rating

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3/5

Overview

This newest Marriott Bonvoy card from American Express is the first card in their portfolio at the mid-tier level. Whilst it does give cardmembers automatic Gold status and an elite night credit boost, it struggles to prove its value proposition apart from a generous welcome bonus.

Pros

  • This card offers mid-tier perks for those loyal to Marriott Bonvoy.
  • You'll get automatic Gold Elite status, solid points-earning at Marriott properties and 15 elite night credits each year.

Cons

  • This card lacks a number of benefits that you might expect from a card with a $250 annual fee.
  • You have to spend at least $15,000 in eligible purchases (per cardmember year) to earn a free night award, when competing cards at the same annual fee (or even lower) include that perk with no spend.
  • No lounge membership or statement credits for perks like TSA PreCheck/Global Entry.

Who is this card good for?

This card is positioned between luxury hotel cards with annual fees over $450 and entry-level cards available for less than $100. The Bevy is best for Marriott loyalists who want to bump their Bonvoy balance with a generous welcome offer.

Earning Rewards

This card earns 6 Marriott Bonvoy points per dollar on purchases at hotels participating in the Marriott Bonvoy program. It also earns 4 points per dollar on the first $15,000 per year in combined purchases at restaurants worldwide and U.S. supermarkets (then 2 points per dollar after reaching this limit). You’ll earn 2 points per dollar spent on other eligible purchases.