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New Chase bank Marriott credit card

Discussion in 'Marriott Vacation Club' started by mav, Apr 17, 2018.

  1. MOXJO7282

    MOXJO7282 Tug Review Crew: Rookie TUG Member

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    I don't really need my Marriott Chase card for some time until SPG Amex is no good in August so I do plan on waiting 60 days to renew just to be safe. I also don't have a problem with spending $5k in 3 months with a son heading to college but if i sign up my wife and daughter as well that is more of a stretch so was thinking of prepaying MFs as well.

    I just cancelled my daughter's card. She really is accumulating a nice points total just with these sign-on bonuses. When she was 18 I got her the Marriott Visa so she could get the 80k sign up points. Then did the SPG Amex for another 75k and now this 100k will pad her account nicely. Already she has close to 300k points. Now she already has a honeymoon Marriott travel package worth of points.

    I recently read a story about how most people get confused by travel award programs. I couldn't understand that because for me it's like shooting fish in a barrel and over the years the free travel value we've received by managing our travel programs to the max has to be $25k if not more.
     
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    Same here. I have had the card for many years. My upgrade offer was also only 10k. I passed. Will consider canceling and applying for a new card once I get DW set up with hers first.
     
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    How long is it taking new customers to receive their Marriott card in the mail?
    I have some large purchases coming soon and hope to have the card in time!.

    And on a separate point, I am traveling to Hawaii next summer and this was the main reason I looked into the Marriott Premier Plus card... to rack up points for our stay. Was there another traveling credit card you would’ve recommended more?!

    Thanks!.
     
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    I know the high price cards like Chase Reserve were Fedex’d. My regular Marriott was 2-3 weeks, but number was available before then if you call.
     
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    Rejected because I already have the premier account with them. Notified by mail three days after I applied.
     
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    I'm a big fan of the Costco VISA:
    https://www.costco.com/credit-card.html

    4% gas
    3% travel/restaurants

    Don't need to deal with point systems. Just $$$.
     
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    I got turned down flat for the Premier Plus Card. Reason: "you already have a marriott rewards premier card with us". The letter then said I could upgrade my card but a product change is not eligible for a new cardmember bonus. The phone rep had told me not to cancel my existing card, but I guess cancel and wait 60 days is the only chance of getting 100k points.
     
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    Probably also subject to 24 month rule, which would preclude the 100k bonus.

    In the the fine print of the online offering.
     
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    It's been a week since I cancelled my card. I just applied online as was approved.

    The credit line now shows up in my Chase App and I actually got a 50% increase in credit limit from my cancelled card. The big question is whether or not I will receive the 100K points. Once I have the account number I plan to prepay my 2019 maintenance fees.
     
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    Please let us know if you get the 100k bonus. Is this your first Marriott card or did you have the previous Marriott card and cancelled it?
     
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    I just called the number on back of my Chase Sapphire Reserve card to ask about the Chase Marriott card offer and wait times. The lady new exactly what I was asking and promptly looked up my account. She said that they advise to wait 30 days between cancelling a card and reapplying.

    She said my account showed that my Chase Marriott card was cancelled on April 20th, and that if I wait until after May 20th to reapply for the new Chase Marriott card I would qualify for the 100K MR bonus offer.

    I just felt like her simple understanding and quick answers indicated that she knew what she was talking about.
     
  12. sfwilshire

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    I was tempted to apply for the new card, but I would not spend $5k in the allotted window this time of year. I would at the end of the year when my timeshare maintenance fees come due, but I learned before that the free hotel night awarded on your anniversary is only good for 6 months (if I remember correctly) and I have more opportunity to use it in the summer months.
     
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    It is now good for a year and only issued a year later on the anniversary.
     
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    Just prepay your MFs. And the free night is good for a year. Cheers.
     
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    Yes i'm waiting until I need a new Marriott card which really isn't until August when the SPG no longer gets the 3 for 1. I cancelled May 8th and have a trip to MFC in July so right after that I'll sign up and hopefully qualify for the 100k points.
     
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    How far out can you prepay? Do it by calling ini I don't see that option online.
     
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    You can do it online. Pay all or part of any week(s) and DC Points. You could even pay more than one years’ worth if you wish.
     

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