Marriott Bonvoy Bevy American Express Credit Card 2022 Review – Forbes Advisor

Earn rewards

The Marriott Bonvoy Bevy™ American Express® Card comes with a welcome bonus for new cardholders: 125,000 Marriott Bonvoy® bonus points after spending $4,000 on card purchases in the first 3 months.

Note that if you have received a Welcome Bonus for a Marriott Bonvoy Card from Chase within the last 24 months, or if you have been approved for a Marriott Bonvoy Card from Chase within the last 90 days, you will not be eligible for the welcome bonus on the Bonvoy. Bandaged.

For ongoing rewards, the Bevy earns 6 Marriott Bonvoy® points per dollar of eligible purchases at Marriott Bonvoy participating hotels and 4 points per dollar at restaurants worldwide and U.S. supermarkets (on a maximum of $15,000 in purchases). combined purchases at US restaurants and supermarkets per calendar year, then 2 points). 2 points per dollar on all other qualifying purchases.

Redeem rewards

You can redeem Marriott Bonvoy points for stays in any standard room available at Marriott properties. The number of points required will depend on the location, date and specific property, but can be verified with Marriott’s finder. For example, at the time of writing, rooms could be found at various properties in Atlanta for 30,000 to 40,000 Bonvoy points per night, but on the other hand, with the same dates selected, rooms in New York were likely to work between 60,000 and 70,000 points.

If you don’t have enough points to cover your entire stay, Marriott offers a Cash + Points option. You can book with a combination of cash and rewards, starting at $55 and 3,500 points.

You also have the option of transferring your Marriott Bonvoy points to various airline loyalty programs. In most cases, it will take three Bonvoy points to earn one airline mile. You will also get a bonus of 5,000 miles when you transfer in increments of 60,000 Bonvoy points.

Other means of redemption include activities and experiences grouped under the Marriott Bonvoy Moments banner, merchandise, or transferring points to someone else.

Rewards potential

Using data from various government agencies, Forbes Advisor has developed estimates of the annual expenses of a family in the 70th percentile of income in various categories. We will work with an estimated income of $107,908 and $32,072 per year in credit card expenses.

Of that $32,072, we’ll calculate that $1,110 per year goes to stays at Marriott hotels. At the rate of 6 points per dollar earned with the Bonvoy Bevy, this would earn that household 6,660 Bonvoy points. The following calculation depends on how often you stay at Marriott properties. We must take into account the bonus of 1,000 points per eligible stay. If we assume that this household books five qualifying stays per year, that adds 5,000 bonus points on top of regular card earnings.

We will also estimate $4,511 per year for meals and $6,322 for groceries. At 4 points per dollar spent, this spending would earn 18,044 and 25,288 Marriott Bonvoy points, respectively.

That leaves $20,129 in miscellaneous expenses that could be charged to a credit card. At a rate of 2 points per dollar, you would earn 40,258 points by charging these expenses to the Bevy.

In total, that would bring the card’s rewards potential (not including the first-year welcome bonus) to 95,250 Marriott Bonvoy points. Given that we currently price Marriott Bonvoy points at 0.74 cents per point, that means the Bevy offers an annual reward value of $704.85.

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