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Amex Bonvoy Cards: Offers for Up to 90,000 Points

Amex Bonvoy Cards: New Offers for Up to 90,000 Points

As a reminder, there are currently excellent offers for the Marriott Bonvoy American Express Card and the Marriott Bonvoy Business American Express Card.

This time, there’s a nice boost from the previous set of welcome bonuses, and all points are awarded in the first year.

If you’re interested and eligible, be sure to check out the below offers, which are only available until May 6, 2024.

Amex Bonvoy Card: Earn Up to 85,000 Points

After resting at a lower welcome bonus of 55,000 points since Summer 2023, the Marriott Bonvoy American Express Card has bounced back with a great offer.

Currently, you can earn up to 85,000 Marriott Bonvoy points in the first year, structured as follows:

  • Earn 70,000 Bonvoy points upon spending $3,000 (all figures in CAD) in the first three months
  • Earn an extra 3 Bonvoy points per dollar spent on eligible gas and travel purchases, up to 15,000 points

In order to earn the second part of the welcome bonus, you’d need to spend $5,000 on eligible gas or travel purchases. Therefore, the best move would be to charge travel expenses to card in the first three months, as you’d be working towards the first part of the welcome bonus and the extra bonus category.

It’s worth noting that earning 70,000 points upon spending $3,000 in the first three months is still a great offer.

Based on our current valuations, we’d value Bonvoy points at 0.8 cents per point, meaning that we’d value 70,000 Bonvoy points at $560, and 85,000 points at $680.

However, they can indeed be redeemed for much higher value than that, if used strategically.

For example, 70,000 Bonvoy points could be enough for a one-night stay at an aspirational resort, such as Le Méridien Maldives, or at a higher-end property in Canada, such as JW Marriott Parq Vancouver.

Book Le Méridien Maldives for less than 70,000 points per night

If you’d rather redeem your points towards more modest accommodations, 70,000 points should be enough for two nights at a mid-market hotel, five nights at a decent hotel in an emerging market, or 10+ nights at the most affordable redemptions the Marriott Bonvoy program has to offer.

To maximize this offer and earn the full 85,000 points, you won’t have to pay the annual fee for the second year. However, there’s a strong argument to be made for keeping the card for the long term, due to the annual Free Night Award worth up to 35,000 points.

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