Marriott Rewards Credit Card Enhances August Sign-Up Bonus

July 29, 2015, Written By Lynn Oldshue
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Now through August 31st, applicants who sign up for a Marriott Rewards Premier Credit Card will receive 80,000 bonus points, an increase from 70,000 points. This limited time offer comes at the perfect time for last-minute vacationers to make the most of their travels, earning points for the money they spend on travel expenses.

In order to earn the sign-up bonus, cardholders must spend at least $3,000 on their Marriott Rewards card within the first three months of card membership. The additional bonus points provide enough rewards for one free night at a Category 2 hotel. Hotels are ranked from Category 1 to Category 5, with 1 being the most economical hotel grouping.

The rewards on this card can provide attractive benefits for those who stay at Marriott hotels on a regular basis. Cardholders earn five points per $1 spent at over 3,800 Marriott locations, as well as two points per $1 on purchases for airlines, car rentals and at restaurants; and one point per $1 on all other purchases.

The card has an annual fee of $85 and a 15.99% variable APR. An attractive feature is that the card has no foreign transaction fees on international purchases.

Consumers should compare other travel rewards cards to determine which one best suits their needs.

The information contained within this article was accurate as of July 29, 2015. For up-to-date
information on any of the terms, cards or offers mentioned above, visit the issuer's website.