Amex Offer: Get Rs.5000 Cashback on spending Rs.20,000 or more at Marriott

By | November 13, 2019

Last month we saw one of the amazing Amex-Marriott Promo that gets you 50% more points on Marriott Bonvoy Points transfer. As that offer ended in October 2019, this month we have a fresh offer from American Express India with which you could save about 25% on Marriott spends. Here’s the offer info,

Kochi Marriott Hotel, Kerala

Marriott Amex Spend Based Offer

  • Offer: Spend ₹20,000 or more, in one or more transactions, at participating Marriott Bonvoy properties by 31/12/2019 to receive ₹5,000 cashback one time.
  • Offer valid at participating Marriott Bonvoy properties in India, Thailand, Japan, Singapore, Australia, Hong Kong, New Zealand.
  • Cashback should appear on your billing statement within 5 business days from qualifying spend but may take up to 90 days from the offer end date 31/12/2019.
  • Other T&C

Amex was previously running a similar promo with Hilton and its good to see Marriott now. Definitely an amazing offer with 25% savings, as long as you meet the minimum spend criteria.

Getting enrolled for this Amex offer among others has got lot easier now as all you need to do is a simple click after logging into your Amex Account.

Just incase if you don’t know, it was live since past 1 month. This section is available on your Amex Account, just below your “Recent Transactions” history.

Bottomline

I think Marriott is finally moving in right direction and I “assume” that they’re testing the waters before they bring in their Marriott Credit Card to India. Its good to assume things, but let’s see where its going. As long as they run these kind of offers regularly, its as good as having the Marriott card.

Speaking about Marriott credit cards, it seems Amex is working on a new card that’s positioned between Plat Charge & centurion at 1500$ fee for US and is expected to be named as “Optio“.

The rumours say that it may come with Marriott Plat status. Whether it’ll come to India or not is a big qn though, but I think it would make sense. We’ll have to wait!

What’s your take on this Marriott Spend based promo? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.

Author: Siddharth

A Credit Card addict, minting reward points & air miles for years. Obsessed with aviation, airport lounges and luxury hotels. Helping Indians choose a right credit card and enjoy luxury travel at affordable cost.

40 thoughts on “Amex Offer: Get Rs.5000 Cashback on spending Rs.20,000 or more at Marriott

      1. Neo

        Looks like there are multiple offers being rolled out by Amex.
        I have a spend 30k & get 7.5k CB offer. This is on the Plat Charge

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    1. SH

      Hey do we know each other – the name sounds familiar. 🙂

      I got only on my MRCC and not the Plat Charge.

      Reply
  1. Nikhil

    I got the similar offer but for sending 30K. I will get 7500 back. I spent 45K on Bonvoy on 11th Nov and I got the offer on 12th Nov 🙁

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  2. Sharad Bengani

    Is it valid on all spends categories, e.g Dining, Spa or only stay?

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    1. Siddharth Post author

      All spends, as long as you pay the final bill at front desk. Not sure if it would count if you pay separately.

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    2. Neo

      I checked with the Amex CC. Apparently there needs to be a stay at a Marriott property & all incidentals need to be charged to the room & the final bill amount is what will be counted towards the spends.
      FYI, I also got the 20K/5K on my MRCC.

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  3. GP

    It’s not showing on my plat. Reserve card…. any link to get it ? Would be helpful!!!

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    1. Siddharth Post author

      They’re targeted, wider target though. Do check with support.

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  4. Amit Handa

    My offers is :- Spend 30 K and get 7.5K as cashback. Probably they are having different algo for everybody as per their spending patterns.

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  5. Amit Handa

    I also heard that they are going to increase fee of centurion cards to 5K USD and also for optio it is going to be 2.5K USD. lets hope this card comes to India. Also there are no co-branded hotel cards in India.

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    1. SH

      Don’t think so. These usually are valid only when you swipe your card at the front desk (not even at the restaurant). A few months back when they were running the Hilton offer I got the cash back only when I paid the restaurant bill at the front desk.

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        1. Siddharth Post author

          As you know, when you stay, it can be billed to room, which can then be settled later at front-desk.

          Its not a dining offer 🙂

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        2. SH

          I told the Hilton guys that I want to pay at the front desk and that there is a discount offer. Since most of these folks are not clued in for all discount offers they rushed me to the front office. They started scanning for any offers from Amex. I told them you don’t need to give a discount – just swipe the card for the entire amount and Amex will give me a credit. They looked relived. This was at EGL Hilton at Bangalore.

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          1. Siddharth Post author

            Mine is happening in the reverse order. Even with the stay, my recent txn was swiped in the swipe machine meant for restaurant, coz they’ve only one machine accepting Amex. 😐

    2. Neo

      Technically, Marriott points purchase is done on Points.com, so not sure if that would qualify as a spend.
      I would recommend checking with the Platinum desk for the same.

      Reply
  6. Nikunj Sanghavi

    Where can i see offers which r offered to me by amex like ur listed on screen shot?

    Reply
  7. Tom

    Hello All,

    I have an out of topic question. I am using an HDFC regalia first credit card. Is there any rewards methods for paying credit card bill. I heard that using HDFC platinum debit card, we can pay the credit card bill in paytm. Will that make sense, since HDFC platinum debit card provides cash back for spends using that card?

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    1. Neo

      Tom,
      please look in this forum for CRED. That should solve for your requirement.

      Reply
  8. Anand

    I checked with AMEX customer care. They’re saying it’s valid only for Charge Card holders that too selective users and not all.

    I even told her, there are users who have Membership Rewards Card who have got the offer but she hesitantly said, it’s not possible as it’s only for selective Charge Card Holders.

    What a shame!

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    1. Siddharth Post author

      When such things happen in future, Hang up and call again. 🙂

      It is for sure not limited to Charge cards. But yes, its slightly targeted and so they might have excluded some customers.

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  9. Alok

    I wonder if they will also post a similar offer for Hilton properties 😀

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      1. Gurjot

        Didn’t get it for my MRCC and I hardly make 40-50k worth transactions in a year. Stay at Marriott regularly on official trips, almost always use my Infinia – sometimes MRCC.

        Not sure why I didn’t get the offer – their loss!

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  10. S&S

    This works well in conjunction with the ‘unlock epic stays’ promo.
    5K bonus points for minimum two nights stay + 15% cash back as discount per day + free bf + free wifi + any other amenity(s) provided at the discretion of the property + of course MR points for the actual spends.

    S&S

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  11. P’tap

    Didn’t get any offer – probably coz I’m already a high spender with Marriott.

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  12. Nihar

    Excluded , Didn’t get any offer on Reserve as well as Plat Travel. I used the similar offer with Hyatt last time around.
    😠

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  13. Maheem

    There is a 30% discount going on Marriott Bonvoy points. Do you think buying the points worth Rs.20,000 would qualify for this offer ?

    Reply

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