I know that the Marriott credit card offers 15 elite nights a year, but so does the Marriott Business credit card. I was wondering if a person can do BOTH of them to get 30 elite nights a year automatically granted total? According to the terms and conditions, a card member cannot hold two Chase cards for the same rewards program. This is why you CAN hold the Ritz and Marriott credit cards by technicality. But what about two Marriott (and even the Ritz, too)?
lindseyh Posted this a while back. I'm not sure if is still the way it works. But from the way I understand this it means they DO stack, though correct me if I'm wrong lindsey.
"The earnings from cards are a bit different, depending on which ones you have. Here are the break-downs of each:
· Premier Business card and Premier consumer card= 30 Elite nights total
· Premier Business card and standard consumer card= 25 Elite nights total
· Standard Business card and Premier consumer card= 15 Elite nights
· Standard Business card and Standard consumer card= 10 Elite nights
And yes! These Elite nights are counted towards the 50 Elite nights needed to earn or maintain your Gold status."
I read someplace else that Chase will only credit 15 elite nights per person though, so I am not sure. If that is the case, then it because interesting to get platinum status. Right now, I am doing a platinum challenge to obtain it fast, but I plan on spending $75k on the Ritz card per year to get platinum status. However, if I were to get the premier business and consumer cards, that would give me 30 nights. At $75k spend, I would get another 30 nights. Getting a mere 15 nights on top of that the natural way would qualify me for platinum status--in addition to giving me the 75 elite nights a year towards lifetime status, which is better than the Ritz card.
I read the same on either FT or MyFico.
And remember, the 75k spend would need to go on the marriott card, and it would grant 25 nights per year. Then you would be @ 55 and you'd need 20 more natural nights to get to platinum.
Or spend $75k a year on the ritz card and get instant platinum and only get your ACTUAL stayed nights added to lifetime status.
Ah yes. Hard to do math with a 3-year-old going potty 20 times in a night. Yes, 15 nights for personal, 15 nights for business, 25 for spend, and I easily stay 20+ nights in marriott the natural way. I will have 20 nights this year by the middle of april--though this is a heavy year. I would say I stay 20 nights a year is about normal for me at marriott and 10 at SPG. But that would mean normally I would get 20 nights a year and platinum vs 75 nights a year and platinum. I could just get the business card only and spend on the Ritz card. I suppose you cant get two business cards, right? ...One each for different businesses?
Here is the discussion that troubles me from Limited Time: 70,000 Points and 1 Free Night With Chase Marriott Rewards Premier Business Card | Million Mile Secrets:
Trevor | August 11, 2014 at 12:54 pm |
I have received the signup bonus on the Marriott Premier Personal (70k), Marriott Business (30k), and the new Marriott Premier Business (70k) all within two years. YMMV. Also, Marriott will only honor elite night credits from one of your credit cards, so you will only have 15 elite night credits from your cards even if you have both the personal and business versions. They will give you a free night credit on your birthday though! =)
I understand that you will only get 15 nights per year by having both the personal and the business cards, but will they both earn nights based on spend? Suppose I spend $6K on my personal card and $12K on my business card over the year, will I earn 6 nights on the same rewards number or will it only apply nights from one card?
Hi henrythefourth! CariJ and team looked into this, and it looks like you would still only have 15 nights. A Premier business card and a regular Premier account are needed in order to get 15 elite nights per card. However, elite nights for $300 spend give you one elite night, no matter how many cards or what type they are.
15 elite nights come each year on your anniversary, and only 15 nights total are available for a regular business card and a Premier card.
Please let our team know if you have any more questions! Thanks!
Did I parse your last reply correctly?
"A Premier business card and a regular Premier account are needed in order to get 15 elite nights per card."
It sounds like you were saying that you can "double dip" in that situation...
Can you explain that further? Does "regular Premier account" mean "personal Premier Rewards card"?
With the Premier card you get 15 elite nites; for every $3000- spent you get an additional nite; you also get an elite nite for your b-day; I do not believe that if you have a regular Marriott cc that you can combine elite nites with those from the Premier card; each stand on there own; perhaps someone who know more can help