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[Expired] Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant Card’s New 6x-Point Categories [Up to 40k Bonus Points]

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American Express recently launched a new promotion for cardholders of one of its co-branded Marriott Bonvoy credit cards. With the promotion, cardholders have the opportunity to earn extra points on 4 select purchase categories. Here is everything you need to know:

Marriott Bonvoy Bonus Point Promotion Details

From July 14, 2021, through September 15, 2021, existing cardholders of the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant® American Express® Card and Marriott Bonvoy American Express® Card (no longer available for new applications) can earn 4 additional Marriott Bonvoy points, for a total of 6 points per $1, on purchases in the following categories:

  • Car rentals purchased directly from select car rental companies
  • Flights booked directly with airlines
  • Gas at U.S. gas stations
  • Transit, including purchases on taxis/rideshare, parking, tolls, trains, and buses

Cardholders can earn up to 10,000 points in each category, for a total of up to 40,000 points through September 30, 2021. To enroll in the promotion, simply head to the promotion sign-up page, then enter your card account number and 4-digit CID number. Then simply used your enrolled card for these bonus purchases.

Earn a Free Night at a Category 5 Marriott Hotel

Domes Miramare, a Luxury Collection Resort, Corfu
Domes Miramare, a Luxury Collection Resort, Corfu. Image Credit: Marriott

Those who are able to max out the promotion and earn all 40,000 points would have enough for a free night at any Category 5 Marriott hotel of their choosing — even on peak nights!

The Domes Miramare would be a great option for those 40,000 Marriott Bonvoy points. The Luxury Collection resort boasts beautiful white-sand beaches, 3 restaurants, 2 bars, a spa, an outdoor pool, and a gym. You’re sure to have a relaxing experience here because, not only is the property adults-only, but it is also the only 5-star beachfront resort in all of Corfu, Greece.

Final Thoughts

Who doesn’t like earning extra points? This Marriott Bonvoy bonus is a great opportunity for cardholders of either personal Marriott Amex card to rack up 6x points per $1, instead of the usual 2x per $1, on purchases they likely were planning to make anyway. It is great to take full advantage of promotions like this when you can, as doing so gets you that much closer to your next free vacation!


The information about the Marriott Bonvoy American Express® Card was independently collected by Upgraded Points and not provided nor reviewed by the issuer. 

For rates and fees of the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant® American Express® card, click here.

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Boasting a portfolio of over 20 cards, Jarrod has been an expert in the points and miles space for over 6 years. He earns and redeems over 1 million points per year and his work has been featured in outlets like The New York Times.

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