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


earn rewards

The Marriott Bonvoy Bevy™ American Express® Card includes a welcome bonus for new cardmembers: 125,000 Marriott Bonvoy® bonus points after you spend $4,000 on card purchases within the first 3 months.

Note that if you have received a Marriott Bonvoy card welcome bonus from Chase within the last 24 months or have been approved by Chase for a Marriott Bonvoy card within the last 90 days, you are not eligible for the Bonvoy welcome bonus crowd.

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

redeem rewards

You can redeem Marriott Bonvoy points for stays in any available standard room at Marriott hotels. The number of points required will vary by location, date and property, but can be verified using Marriott’s search tool. For example, at the time of writing, rooms in various Atlanta hotels could be found for 30,000 to 40,000 Bonvoy points per night – in contrast, rooms in New York were likely worth 60,000 to 70,000 points on the same selected dates.

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

There is also the option to transfer your Marriott Bonvoy points to a variety of airline loyalty programs. In most cases, three Bonvoy points are required to earn one airline mile. You’ll also receive a bonus of 5,000 miles when you transfer in increments of 60,000 Bonvoy points.

Other ways to redeem include activities and experiences bundled under the Marriott Bonvoy Moments banner, merchandise, or transferring points to someone else.

reward potential

Using data from various government agencies, Forbes Advisor has developed estimates of how much a family in the 70th percentile of income spends annually across different categories. We will be working on credit card expenses with an estimated income of $107,908 and $32,072 per year.

Of that $32,072, $1,110 per year is charged for Marriott hotel stays. At a rate of 6 points per dollar earned with Bonvoy Bevy, that household would receive 6,660 Bonvoy points. The next calculation depends on how often you stay at Marriott hotels – we need to take into account the bonus of 1,000 points per qualifying stay. Assuming this household books five Eligible Stays per year, that adds 5,000 bonus points to the card’s regular earnings.

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

That leaves $20,129 worth of miscellaneous expenses to charge to a credit card. At a rate of 2 points per dollar, charging the Bevy for that expense would earn you 40,258 points.

Overall, this would bring the reward potential of the card (not counting the first-year welcome bonus) to 95,250 Marriott Bonvoy points. Since we currently value Marriott Bonvoy points at 0.74 cents per point, this means the Bevy offers an annual rewards value of $704.85.


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