The Marriott Bonvoy American Express Card is Getting Bonus Points on Food

Credit Cards May 15, 2020

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The Marriott Bonvoy American Express Card is the best credit card for Marriott Bonvoy members, but it is getting even better. This afternoon, it was announced that the card will now earn 5 Marriott Bonvoy points for every $1 spent on grocery, food delivery and takeout purchases from May 15, 2020 until August 31, 2020. This is of course in addition to the 2 Marriott Bonvoy points already earned on all other purchases. This a great gesture by American Express for cardholders who are unable to make use of the cards many travel perks due to the ongoing pandemic.

We value each Marriott Bonvoy point at 0.9 cents. This means the return on food spending with this card is now at an impressive 4.5%. We wish this benefit would stay forever, as it would turn this credit card into one of the best grocery cards on the market. But for current cardholders this is still a great benefit, especially with the increased grocery and delivery spending for many staying at home.

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Sign-up Bonus 50,000 Marriott Bonvoy Points upon spending $1,500 in your first 3 months of card membership
This sign-up bonus is worth a $450 value
Rewards - Earn 5 points for every $1 spent on grocery, food delivery and takeout purchases Until August 31, 2020
- Earn 5 points for every $1 in Card purchases at participating Marriott Bonvoy properties
- Earn 2 points for every $1 spent on everything else
Insurance See all insurance benefits
Other Perks - Annual Free Night Award every anniversary (35,000 points maximum)
- Marriott Bonvoy Silver Elite status
- 15 Elite Night Credits
- Automatic upgrade to Marriott Bonvoy Gold Elite status when $30,000 in purchases are charged to the card in a year
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