Since the rebranding to Marriott Bonvoy, I have been eagerly awaiting the launch of the Canadian Marriott Bonvoy Amex cards. Here we have it folks, Amex Canada has released the details on the refreshed Marriott Bonvoy Amex cards – both the Personal and Business cards come with increased signup bonus of 60,000 Marriott Bonvoy points, and the existing earning category of 3X on gas, dining and travel (Business card only). Annual fee on both cards remain the same, $120 on personal and $150 for the Business card.

Marriott Bonvoy American Express Card – Apply Now 

Marriott Bonvoy American Express

  • Annual Fee: $120
  • Welcome Bonus: 60,000 Marriott Bonvoy points (with $1500 spend in first 3 months)
  • Earning Rate:
    • 5X on spend at participating Marriott Bonvoy properties
    • 2X on all other purchases
  • Other Key Benefits:
    • 15 Elite Night Credits each calendar year
    • Annual Free Night Award after your anniversary each year
    • Complimentary Silver Elite status
    • Upgrade to Gold Elite status with 30K spend per year
    • Referral bonus of 10,000 points
    • Transfer points to airlines: 15,000 bonus when you transfer 60,000 points to a frequent flyer program
    • Comprehensive Travel and Shopping Insurance coverage

Detailed list of benefits and perks of the card are listed here

 

Marriott Bonvoy Business American Express Card – Apply Now 

 

Marriott Bonvoy American Express

  • Annual Fee: $150
  • Welcome Bonus: 60,000 Marriott Bonvoy points (with $1500 spend in first 3 months)
  • Earning Rate:
    • 5X at participating Marriott Bonvoy properties
    • 3X for eligible Gas, Dining and Travel
    • 2X on all other purchases
  • Other Key Benefits:
    • 15 Elite Night Credits each calendar year
    • Annual Free Night Award after your anniversary each year
    • Upgrade to Gold Elite status with 30K spend per year
    • Referral bonus of 10,000 points
    • Transfer points to airlines: 15,000 bonus when you transfer 60,000 points to a frequent flyer program
    • Comprehensive Travel and Shopping Insurance coverage
    • Business Benefits – expense management tools and resources, flexibility to pay balances in full or over time, $150 annual fee may be tax deductible

Detailed list of benefits and perks of the card are listed here

MY IMPRESSIONS AND TAKE AWAY

Here is a quick look at the current Marriott redemption chart;

Marriott Bonvoy American Express

The 60k welcome bonus can be used for a one night stay at Cat 7 property, or two nights at Cat 4 property and so on! For members that get both cards, the 120,000 points in bonus can open a lot of opportunities 🙂

Purely aesthetic, I love the new look of the cards – chic! The changes made overall are positive, the increased signup bonus along with 3X business accelerated earning rate on eligible gas, dining and travel will appeal to a lot of Canadians. With 15 elite nights benefit and Silver Elite status, Canadian members (like US members) would only need 10 more nights to qualify for Gold Elite membership or 35 nights for Platinum Elite status. If the spend habits are aligned well with earn categories, the Marriott Bonvoy American Express cards have a strong appeal for potential cardmembers.

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