New customers of the card will receive 80,000 bonus points once they spend $3,000 in the first three months. This offer is different than the regular offer since the annual fee of $85 is charged immediately. The regular offer has no annual fee in the first year, but $85 in the second year. There is also no free night offer in the first year of card ownership, but only after the first year anniversary.
The card is provided by Chase bank and members can earn points by using the card for the following:
- 5 points for every $1 spent at over 3,800 Marriott locations, including the luxury Ritz-Carlton chain
- 2 points for every $1 spent on airline tickets purchased directly with the airline, and at car rental agencies & restaurants
- 1 point for every $1 spent on purchases anywhere else