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$300 Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant statement credit is nerfed to a $25 monthly dining credit

notmyrealname23
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$300 Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant statement credit is nerfed to a $25 monthly dining credit

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This pretty much kills the card for me given the ongoing changes to the program. I'll fish for a retention offer but if it's not good I will likely either downgrade to the $95 AMEX or close it. I hope this doesn't spread to the Hilton Aspire...

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Crash_Log
Valued Member

Re: $300 Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant statement credit is nerfed to a $25 monthly dining credit

WOW. Thanks for finding/ sharing this @notmyrealname23 I recently hit Platinum with Bonvoy, I have the Brilliant and Buisness card...and I've really been struggling with Bonvoy for the last two months. I've had okay (phone) customer service but their IT woefully underpreforms as well as the corporate structure is misleading (Homes & Villas is not really Marriott). 

 

My Brilliant renews in Oct, and without a significant retention Im am out. I'll hold my Biz until Jan 23 (when it renews). HIlton here I come. 

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jcooks
Frequent Contributor

Re: $300 Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant statement credit is nerfed to a $25 monthly dining credit

Wow, this change will surely inspire more people to get the Bonvoy Boundless from Chase if they had to choose between that and the Amex Bonvoy Brilliant.  That 5 night SUB is just insane and the much cheaper AF is a plus.  Even being nearly fully vested in Hyatt, I would consider tinkering with Bonvoy for only the Chase Bonvoy Boundless just for the SUB.

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NRB525
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Re: $300 Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant statement credit is nerfed to a $25 monthly dining credit

Thanks for the update.

I actually find this an improvement. The problem I had with the $300 Marriott Stay credit is to actually find a stay where I'm not using Marriott Points, or the Free Night, or staying at Hyatt or Hilton on points. I can use this card for dining / fast food no problem.

I was seriously considering closing the card due to the problems with the $300 stay credit, now will have a chance to recalibrate.

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notmyrealname23
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Re: $300 Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant statement credit is nerfed to a $25 monthly dining credit


@NRB525 wrote:

Thanks for the update.

I actually find this an improvement. The problem I had with the $300 Marriott Stay credit is to actually find a stay where I'm not using Marriott Points, or the Free Night, or staying at Hyatt or Hilton on points. I can use this card for dining / fast food no problem.

I was seriously considering closing the card due to the problems with the $300 stay credit, now will have a chance to recalibrate.


Yeah, I have multiple 3x cards for dining where it's a floor of a penny a point, and if I am going to keep a dining card I have to pay $ for, it's going to be the AMEX Gold/Green (and frankly with the SavorOne I don't HAVE to).

 

It was pretty straightforward for me to generate hotel spend, Marriott, whatever. Remembering to use a card every month is just starting to get annoying (for instance since I am spending six weeks in Europe I can't use AMEX Uber credits, they are US only).

 

Managing all the coupon books is getting tiring for me... but good for you if this is a change you like.

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unsungivy
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Re: $300 Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant statement credit is nerfed to a $25 monthly dining credit

Oof! Looks like P2 will get in just under the wire on the change, hope he has travel between his anniv in mid August and the Sept change!

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cashorcharge
Community Leader
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Re: $300 Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant statement credit is nerfed to a $25 monthly dining credit

I seem to have plenty of cards that offer deals on dining out/rotating cash back and I tend to keep branded cards like this to use within their brand/ecosystem so taking the $300 credit away...which I've been receiving...quite easily for so long now...to now have to carry this card for dining out just seems like a hassle.  I guess if I used it for more all around purchases I would think differently.  The fact that whether I spent over $300 in one night in a hotel...or over the course of a few days, getting that credit was great and kept my own accounting of "did I get all my credits aligned to me AF" this year easily...versus now having to track this every month is a chore.  😣

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