Up to $300 Statement Credit for Restaurant Purchases
Each Card renewal year, get up to $300 in statement credits per calendar year (up to $25 per month) for eligible purchases at restaurants worldwide.
Anniversary Free Night Certificate
Another excellent perk that helps offset the card’s annual fee is the annual free night certificate that gets you a free night at any Marriott Bonvoy property priced up to 85,000 points.
With Marriott now utilizing dynamic award pricing, this free night certificate could get you a free night in a Category 8 property, assuming that it is not a peak night.
You can often find Marriott Category 8 hotels priced anywhere from $500 to $1,000 per night, so the annual free night will certainly bring excellent value to cardholders.
25 Elite Night Credits
Need an extra boost towards reaching the next elite status tier? The Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant card jumpstarts you with 25 elite night credits at the start of each year.
Don’t confuse these elite night credits with free night certificates, as you cannot redeem these credits for award nights — they exclusively count towards your status.
This can still be hugely beneficial, as the next status tier, Titanium Elite, requires 75 nights a year. This means that the 25 elite night credits you earn from the card can drop the actual nights needed to 50 nights to earn Titanium Elite status.
$100 Marriott Property Credit
Your card offers you a $100 property credit when you book a 2-night stay at a Ritz-Carlton or St. Regis hotel directly through Marriott using the rate titled “$100 Property Credit, Luxury Credit Card Rate.”
Since this is a specific rate, you can receive this $100 credit on every booking you make with these 2 hotel brands. The property credit can be used on qualifying purchases at the hotel, like spa services or dining in the on-site restaurant.
Priority Pass Select Membership
Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant cardholders have the option to enroll in a complimentary Priority Pass Select membership that gets you (and 2 traveling companions) into over 1,300+ airport lounges worldwide.