This is one of the best deals you’ll find for the Marriott Visa card and is an increase from the usual 50,000 bonus points. However, you will pay an $85 annual fee immediately in the first year where the previous offer waived the fee during the first year.
With 80,000 points, you can stay at two or more nights free at most Marriott hotels including many in New York City. You must spend $3,000 in purchases during the first three months of card ownership.
Other benefits of the Marriott card include 1 free night stay at a Category 1-5 hotel every year after your account anniversary.
You will also earn points based on the following spending:
- 5 points for every $1 spent at over 3,800 Marriott locations, including their exclusive luxury hotel partner, The Ritz-Carlton
- 2 points for every $1 spent on airline tickets purchased directly with the airline, and at car rental agencies and restaurants
- 1 point for every $1 spent on purchases anywhere else