American Express Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant

The American Express Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant is a premium credit card that earns Marriott Bonvoy points on all purchases and is available to individuals in the United States.

Earning Rewards

The Amex Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant card accrues Marriott Bonvoy points for all purchases made on the card:

  • Earn 6 Marriott Bonvoy points for every $1 spent on purchases at Marriott properties around the world.
  • Earn 3 Marriott Bonvoy Points for every $1 spent on purchases on dining (including takeout and delivery) and on flights booked directly with airlines.
  • Earn 2 Marriott Bonvoy points for every $1 spent on all other purchases.


American Express Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant cardholders are eligible to receive $300 in statement credits for purchases made at Marriott Bonvoy hotels each cardholder year. The best way to redeem this statement credit is to charge any additional cost in addition to the room booking, such as food or drink, to the room and then when you check-out ensure your Bonvoy Brilliant is the card they have on file.

Bonvoy Brilliant cardholders receive a free night award upon card anniversary. The Marriott Bonvoy free night certificate can be redeemed for one night stay at a property and is worth up to 50,000 Bonvoy points.

Cardholders will also receive an annual credit of 15 elite nights towards Marriott status. This will grant the Bonvoy member immediate Silver Elite status within the program.

When you use your Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant American Express Card to book directly through Marriott for a two-night minimum stay at a Ritz-Carlton or St. Regis property using the Member rate titled “$100 Property Credit, Luxury Credit Card Rate”, you will be eligible to receive a property credit of up to $100 per booking to be used on qualifying purchases on property. In order to access this member rate, you will need to make the booking while logged in to the Bonvoy account linked to your Brilliant card.

Cardholders will also receive a complimentary Priority Pass Select membership which grants the member, and up to two guests, complimentary access to over 1,200 airport lounges.

Finally, cardholders can also receive either a statement credit available every 4 years after you apply for Global Entry ($100) or a statement credit available every 4.5 years after you apply for a five-year membership through any Authorized Enrollment Provider for TSA Pre✓ (up to $85) with your Bonvoy Brilliant credit card. If approved for Global Entry, at no additional charge, you will receive access to TSA Pre✓.

Insurance Coverage

The American Express Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant credit card provides cardholders with six types of insurance coverages: car rental loss/damage, baggage insurance, trip cancellation/interruption, trip delay, purchase protection, and extended warranty.

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