The new Marriott Bonvoy™ American Express Card is now available in Canada as of February 26, 2019! It replaces the Starwood Preferred Guest SPG Card Canada.
Marriott Rewards, Starwood Preferred Guest, and Ritz Carlton Rewards finalized the rebrand to Marriott Bonvoy™ on February 13, 2019, for a streamlined loyalty program, and we now have the branded credit card available in Canada to match. Let’s take a look at the card details and benefits!
Marriott Bonvoy™ American Express Card Canada Details
Card Type: American Express Credit Card
Annual fee: $120
Supplementary Card fee: No annual fee
Product Terms: 19.99% on purchases and 22.99% on funds advances*
Welcome Bonus: 50,000 Marriott Bonvoy™ points
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Marriott Bonvoy™ Card Canada Key Benefits
Marriott Bonvoy™ American Express Card Canada Welcome Bonus
Apply now, and you could earn 50,000 Welcome Bonus points after you charge $1,500 in purchases to your Card in your first three months of Cardmembership.
Receive Marriott Silver Elite Status
You’ll receive automatic Silver Elite loyalty status with the Marriott Bonvoy™ Card Canada. Most notably, you’ll earn 10% bonus points on stays, and late checkout (generally 2pm, but subject to availability).
If you charge over $30,000 CAD to your card in 1 year, you’ll be upgraded to Gold Elite loyalty status which most notably entitles you to earn 25% bonus points on stays, a room upgrade, late 2pm checkout (upon availability).
We just came back from a fantastic stay at the Marriott Residence Inn Wailea in Maui earlier this month. And with our Gold Elite status, we received an incredible room upgrade because of it, which really made our stay extra special.
We booked a standard studio room facing the road, but were upgraded to a 1 bedroom suite, overlooking the pool and the Pacific Ocean thanks to our Marriott Gold Elite status! This took our hotel stay to the next level, and we now have memories of having morning coffee with ocean views and watching those incredible Hawaii sunsets every night during our stay.
Checking into a hotel room and seeing what kind of room upgrade will be offered is pretty much my favourite part of staying in hotels. It’s so exciting to see what upgrade is waiting to be had!
I also really enjoy getting a late checkout. It makes mornings a lot easier, and just gives you more time to enjoy the property. I generally book flights or other travel arrangements later on in the day because I know I’ll get to stay at the hotel that much longer with late checkout, so why not enjoy the pool or the spa.
You can check out all the Marriott Bonvoy™ elite benefits here.
Receive an Annual Free Night Award
You’ll receive an Annual Free Night Award on your card anniversary each year which is valid for a room rate of up to 35,000 points.
Check out the Marriott Bonvoy ™Free Night Redemption Rates for a breakdown of how many points it takes for a free night at each Marriott property.
35,000 points could get you a free night at a Sheraton, JW Marriott, or Westin, but check the link above to go shopping and see where your points could take you.
The free night certificate will get you a standard room, however, if you’ve achieved Gold Elite status, you’ll be entitled to a room upgrade (upon availability).
Receive 15 Elite Night Credits
You’ll receive 15 Elite Night Credits each calendar year with the Marriott Bonvoy™ American Express Card Canada. Elite nights can help you achieve a higher loyalty status with Marriott Bonvoy™.
Here’s how many nights per year it takes to achieve the different loyalty tiers:
Member: 0-9 nights/year.
Silver Elite: 10-24 nights/year.
Gold Elite: 25-49 nights/year.
Platinum Elite: 50-74 nights/year.
Titanium Elite: 75-99 nights/year.
Ambassador Elite: 100+ nights/year and $20k in annual qualifying spend.
Platinum Elite Status
With your 15 Elite Night Credits, that means you’ll only need to stay 35 nights in a year, compared to 50, to receive Platinum Elite benefits. If you’re a frequent traveller or are able to book rooms for friends and family so you get the stay credit, this is attainable.
Platinum Status with Marriott Bonvoy™ most notably gets you:
- 50% bonus points on stays
- 4pm late checkout
- Bonus points, free breakfast, or welcome amenity (varies by hotel)
- Lounge access. Check out our review of the JW Marriott Parq Hotel Lounge in Vancouver, BC for what you can expect with lounge access. Hint: Free breakfast buffet, appetizers, non-alcoholic drinks, a bar, and a quiet place to relax and lounge!
Earn Extra Points With The Marriott Bonvoy™ Canada Referral Program
Next to receiving your welcome bonus of 50,000 Mariott Bonvoy™ points, the quickest way to gain points is by referring a friend or family member to signup for a Marriott Bonvoy™ Card. For each approved referral you could earn a referral bonus of 10,000 points to a maximum of 150,000 Mariott Bonvoy™ points per year, or 15 referrals. American Express is known for having a generous referral program, and it’s something any cardmember can take advantage of.
How To Earn Marriott Bonvoy™ Points
Here’s the earning structure for Marriott Bonvoy™ points:
- Earn 5x points for every $1 in eligible card purchases at participating Marriott Bonvoy™ properties.
- Earn 2x points for every $1 in all other card purchases.
How To Redeem Marriott Bonvoy™ Points
Redeem Your Points for Free Nights
You can redeem your Marriott Bonvoy™ points for free nights at Marriott properties, including:
- The Ritz Carlton
- St Regis
- Luxury Collection
- W Hotels
- JW Marriott
- Le Meriden
- Design Hotels
- Tribute Portfolio
- Marriott Residence Inn
- Marriott Vacation Club
- Fairfield Inn
- and more!
Transfer Points To Airline Loyalty Programs
You can transfer your Marriott Bonvoy™ points to a variety of frequent flyer programs for miles instead. Check out the complete list of Marriott Bonvoy transfer partners.
Redeem Your Points for Marriott Bonvoy Moments
Marriott Bonvoy Moments is an auction-based platform where you can bid on unique experiences with your Marriot Bonvoy™ points. Super Bowl tickets, World Series tickets, box suites at concerts, meet and greets celebrity chefs and athletes, and unique vacation packages are just a few of the experiences you can bid on. These experiences can only be bid on using your Marriott Bonvoy™ points!
There are events in the culinary, entertainment, lifestyle, and sports categories for you to experience. Check out the current Marriott Bonvoy™ Moments auction listings.
Get Travel Insurance
As a Marriott Bonvoy™ Canada cardmember, you’ll receive this travel coverage from American Express:
- Travel Emergency Assistance
- $500,000 Travel Accident Insurance
- Car Rental Theft and Damage Insurance
- Flight Delay Insurance
- Baggage Delay Insurance
- Lost or Stolen Baggage Insurance
- Hotel/Motel Burglary Insurance
Here’s a link to the travel insurance terms and conditions.
Get Entertainment Access
As a Marriott Bonvoy™ Canada cardmember, you’ll receive invites to cardmember only events, as well as Front of the Line access presales for a chance to get concert, sports and theater tickets before the general public.
- Front Of The Line® Advance Access
- Front Of The Line® Reserved Tickets
- Front Of The Line® E-Updates
- Special Offers & Experiences for all Cardmembers
- Special Access for all Cardmembers
- Learn more about Amex Invites
Shopping Coverage and World Class Service
You’ll receive Buyer’s Assurance Protection Plan and Purchase Protection Plan coverage when you charge purchases to your card. Here’s a link to the purchase protection terms and conditions.
You’ll also receive American Express customer care, including:
- 24/7 Customer Service
- Emergency Card Replacement
- Fraud Protection Guarantee
- Manage your account online
Apply Now for the Marriott Bonvoy™ Card Canada!
Apply Now for the Marriott Bonvoy™ Card Canada and receive 50,000 Marriott Bonvoy™ welcome bonus points! For an annual fee of $120, that’s an exceptional value, as those points can be used on a Marriott hotel room worth way more than the annual fee alone. 50,000 points is enough for a one-night luxury hotel stay or 3 free nights at a category 2 hotel. Or use your points towards an unforgettable experience through Marriott Bonvoy™ Moments.
The benefits of this card easily outweigh the annual fee, and any traveller who enjoys staying at Marriott properties will certainly get a lot of benefit out of this card.
Whether it’s a west coast road trip with the dogs at budget hotels throughout smalltown British Columbia, or a weekend getaway in Las Vegas for a luxury hotel stay overlooking the Bellagio fountains, Marriott Bonvoy™ points are perfect for any type of traveller.