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AmEx Bonvoy Brilliant Luxury Card [General Discussion Thread]

AmEx Bonvoy Brilliant Luxury Card [General Discussion Thread]

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Old Feb 1, 19, 12:37 pm
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Originally Posted by controller1 View Post
It can be a prepaid reservation. I had it applied to a Ritz-Carlton reservation requiring a deposit months prior to the stay.
So I should be able to do a reservation at (a StR for example) and get the $300 credit?
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Old Feb 1, 19, 2:36 pm
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So I should be able to do a reservation at (a StR for example) and get the $300 credit?
Yes
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Old Feb 1, 19, 2:57 pm
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Data point: free 50k night has now posted to my account. The annual fee was charged 12/16.
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Old Feb 1, 19, 8:13 pm
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Data point: free 50k night has now posted to my account. The annual fee was charged 12/16.
And $300 credit reset?
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Old Feb 1, 19, 8:46 pm
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Originally Posted by joeags View Post
And $300 credit reset?
I upgraded to the Lux card back in November of last year and quickly used my $300. My anniversary date is supposed to be sometime in January, but I have not yet seen the full annual fee on my card yet. But the interesting thing is I had a Marriott charge hit the card on the 19th and on the 21st I see a $300 credit titled "SPG / Marriott Rewards Credit". So even though the annual fee hasn't hit the card (nor do I see the 50K cert), I do have my $300 credit for this year.
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Old Feb 2, 19, 6:43 am
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Thanks for the DP. I upgraded to the Luxury card sometime last September and I just learned that my anniversary date is February 1st.

Now I assume it's safe to go get another Marriott gc and trigger the credit 😁
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Old Feb 2, 19, 12:49 pm
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no certificate on upgrade

I upgraded my card sometime last y ear. The prorated annual fee was charged towards end of November. Unfortunately no annual free night certificate has arrived. My card anniversary is in June. So Looks like I will get it then.

Also, I had a stay in October that I got $300 credit for. I had another stay in December after the annual fee posted. No credit posted. So it looks like this will reset in June.

I had a different experience with aspire. I got the annual free night certificate once the annual fee posted. Maybe amex changed their award system.
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Old Feb 2, 19, 12:53 pm
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Originally Posted by mintcilantro View Post
I upgraded my card sometime last y ear. The prorated annual fee was charged towards end of November. Unfortunately no annual free night certificate has arrived. My card anniversary is in June. So Looks like I will get it then.

Also, I had a stay in October that I got $300 credit for. I had another stay in December after the annual fee posted. No credit posted. So it looks like this will reset in June.

I had a different experience with aspire. I got the annual free night certificate once the annual fee posted. Maybe amex changed their award system.
AMEX didnít change anything. The products just have different policies about whether these apply on a calendar year or card membership year basis. The SPG credit renews with your card year, and you get a free night for every renewal.
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Old Feb 2, 19, 12:55 pm
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Originally Posted by mintcilantro View Post
I had a different experience with aspire. I got the annual free night certificate once the annual fee posted. Maybe amex changed their award system.
That's interesting as I did not. I thought reports were that AMEX was waiting 8 weeks from card open date so that people couldn't cancel the card for the AF refund, and still get the weekend cert.
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Old Feb 2, 19, 1:23 pm
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Any DP on whether the Cosmo Vegas refundable deposit will count for the credit?
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Old Feb 2, 19, 3:57 pm
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That's interesting as I did not. I thought reports were that AMEX was waiting 8 weeks from card open date so that people couldn't cancel the card for the AF refund, and still get the weekend cert.
No, the T&Cs for the SPG card state one will receive the free night cert upon renewal (i.e. no cert the first year). For those that upgraded to this card, their 1st renewal may be well less than 1 year, but they also will have to wait until after they renew the card to get the free night cert.
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Originally Posted by hhoope01 View Post
No, the T&amp;Cs for the SPG card state one will receive the free night cert upon renewal (i.e. no cert the first year). For those that upgraded to this card, their 1st renewal may be well less than 1 year, but they also will have to wait until after they renew the card to get the free night cert.<br />
Right but I was responding to a poster who was discussing the aspire card.
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Originally Posted by hhoope01 View Post
No, the T&Cs for the SPG card state one will receive the free night cert upon renewal (i.e. no cert the first year). For those that upgraded to this card, their 1st renewal may be well less than 1 year, but they also will have to wait until after they renew the card to get the free night cert.
This is my understanding as well. But for those who upgraded to the Luxury card in the middle of the card membership year, do they get the $300 credit in the remainder of the partial year of the upgrade? Sounds like at least some folks have...?
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Old Feb 3, 19, 6:56 am
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I upgraded in November of last year and received the $300 credit. My annual renewal was January and I have already received another $300 credit.
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Originally Posted by Tracer_SEA View Post
This is my understanding as well. But for those who upgraded to the Luxury card in the middle of the card membership year, do they get the $300 credit in the remainder of the partial year of the upgrade? Sounds like at least some folks have...?
Originally Posted by hhoope01 View Post
I upgraded in November of last year and received the $300 credit. My annual renewal was January and I have already received another $300 credit.
Likewise, I upgraded in September and received the $300 credit about a week later. My anniversary date (annual renewal) is November and I received another $300 credit.
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