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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 May 15, 19, 12:03 pm
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Originally Posted by Marriott Bonvoy Lurker View Post
Send us the details to the email address below ([email protected]) and we'll be glad to see if we can assist.
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Old May 15, 19, 3:16 pm
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Data point, applied on Monday 13th and received the card today. This is the quickest I've ever gotten as far as new card. I thought the 75K with 3K spend works better for me as opposed to 100K with 5K.

Now, just to confirm booking at any property at Marriott.com will trigger the credit, even places like TownePlace Suites.
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Old May 15, 19, 3:49 pm
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Originally Posted by vincewy View Post
Data point, applied on Monday 13th and received the card today. This is the quickest I've ever gotten as far as new card. I thought the 75K with 3K spend works better for me as opposed to 100K with 5K.

Now, just to confirm booking at any property at Marriott.com will trigger the credit, even places like TownePlace Suites.

It worked for a stay at a Fairfield Inn
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Old May 15, 19, 8:41 pm
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Will paying at the Atlantis resort in Bahamas trigger the credit? Thanks!
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Old May 23, 19, 10:39 am
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Originally Posted by Nuhusky View Post


thank you for this. Hopefully the code is not needed and if it is the rate is equivalent to members rate and not $100 more expensive negating any value
any update on the STR / Ritz rate? Website is down for me currently and canít check myself
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Old May 26, 19, 1:00 pm
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Free Night Cert

Whats the timeframe to get the free night cert? I got an alert (4/2) from Amex that it would be posted to my Marriott account soon, my annual fee was billed 4/5 and paid 4/19..... when I go on my Marriott.com account i still don't show the free night under the Activity page.
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Old May 26, 19, 1:06 pm
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Does Annual Free Night Count As Points Night?

As an Amex Brilliant cardholder, I get one Free Marriott night per year (up to 50,000 points).

Can I combine this Free Night with three other nights payable with points in order to get a Fifth Night free on a five night stay?

Marriott customer service was not much help.

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Old May 26, 19, 2:02 pm
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Originally Posted by dascc View Post
Whats the timeframe to get the free night cert? I got an alert (4/2) from Amex that it would be posted to my Marriott account soon, my annual fee was billed 4/5 and paid 4/19..... when I go on my Marriott.com account i still don't show the free night under the Activity page.
Did your alert (email?) not specify the timeframe? The email I got said "We wanted to remind you that you will receive one annual Free Night Award from Marriott Bonvoy each year of Card Membership within 8-12 weeks after your Card Account anniversary date."

Mine took 8 weeks (see post 846). A quick thread search for "certificate" I believe has data points between 6 and 12 weeks.
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Old May 26, 19, 3:45 pm
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Originally Posted by milemonkey View Post
Can I combine this Free Night with three other nights payable with points in order to get a Fifth Night free on a five night stay?
No. If you want a 5th night free award, you have to order the 5th night free award (which costs the same as 4 nights, but gives you 5 nights.) Piecing together different 1 (or multi) night awards, bonuses, etc won't get you a 5th night free.
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Old May 27, 19, 10:43 am
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My 100,000 bonus after the $5,000 spend posted in only 3 business days
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Old May 27, 19, 11:18 am
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As of today, I started using my Chase Sapphire Reserve for Marriott stays instead of the Brilliant. I will probably keep it for the 50K annual night and then spend the $300 at a property, but this will probably live in the sock drawer, along with my other Marriott cards (although I am canceling all of them as they hit their renewal date). I just don't value Marriott points as much any longer.
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Old May 27, 19, 1:25 pm
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The business card IMO is the sweet spot for a Marriott card...better bonus categories than the Brilliant, ironically enough
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Old May 28, 19, 2:14 pm
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Hi All - Some questions on the Brilliant Card
- Any fee for additional cardholders?
- Do additional cardholders get Priority Pass access?
- Do you get a free night cert during your first year or only after?
- Worth waiting around to see if a higher than 75k signup bonus becomes available soon?
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Old May 28, 19, 2:40 pm
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Originally Posted by lost_perspicacity View Post
Hi All - Some questions on the Brilliant Card
- Any fee for additional cardholders?
- Do additional cardholders get Priority Pass access?
- Do you get a free night cert during your first year or only after?
- Worth waiting around to see if a higher than 75k signup bonus becomes available soon?
1. no
2. no (see https://www.americanexpress.com/us/c...-0#offer-terms and search for "Additional Card" to see what benefits apply)
3. 8-12 weeks after your first renewal (this info is also available at the T&C link above)
4. maybe? Probably depends on what you personally value Marriott points at and how much of a rush you're in to get the card. Note that the PP non-lounge restaurant benefit is going away for AMEX cards
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Old May 28, 19, 4:38 pm
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I can't believe the PP restaurant benefit is going away, and I just got the card a month ago

Hopefully they back track on it. I plan to at least write in on it and see what they say.
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