I got a promotional mail from Marriott for MR Premier Card for a annual fee of $65 for 50,000 points after first card usage. In doing some on-line research, I also see offers of waving the 1st year annual fee of $65 for the MR Premier Card but receiving only 30,000 points.
Why is it so confussing and which one should I go for.
Thank you in advance,
Or realize that those 20,000 points are the amount needed for one night at a category 4 hotel (or two nights at a category 2 property).
Even if you get a great discounted rate at a category 4 property you'll be probably be spending $100 plus taxes for the night versus the $65 annual fee.
Agreed with everything that's been said. Those 20,000 points are what you'd get when you spend $200 at a JW, Marriott, Courtyard or Fairfield, so you've more than paid for the card almost immediately. Plus you get 5 points (not 3 as in the no-premier card) for every dollar spent at a Marriott in addition to your Marriott points plus 2 for airfare plus special sometimes bonuses (like a recent 2 for every dollar spent at grocery stores and pharmacies).
I have never regretted than $65 fee for one moment!