This credit card's welcome bonus could net you more than a dozen hotel nights

Courtyard by Marriott hotel room
Courtyard by Marriott hotel room

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Update: The offer listed below is now expired, but you can still get 75,000 points after spending $3,000 in the first three months (opens in new tab), which is still pretty great!

Now through April 24th, you can earn a 100,000 point welcome bonus (valued at $900 (opens in new tab) with the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express Card (opens in new tab). To do so, you'll have to spend $5,000 in the first three months of card opening. And since this is Marriott's premium card, the Bonvoy will come with a $450 annual fee but plenty of valuable perks:

In addition to incredible earning opportunities, cardholders will also receive automatic Marriott Bonvoy Gold Elite Status. Just by having the card, you'll receive 25% point bonuses, priority late check outs, welcome gifts, and much more (opens in new tab). And as with other premium cards, the Bonvoy will cover your application fee for Global Entry ($100 value) or TSA PreCheck ($85 value).

The Marriott Bonvoy Business™ American Express® Card (opens in new tab) is also eligible for the 100,000 point bonus when you charge $5,000 in purchases within the first 3 months. The annual fee checks in at $125.

The question now becomes: How do you spend all these new points (opens in new tab)? Well if you're like me and prefer the most economical route, you can stretch your points furthest by booking nights at Category 1 hotels, which include brands like Courtyard and Fairfield. A standard award for a Category 1 hotel only costs 7,500 points. Thus, you could turn your 100,000 point bonus into over a dozen free nights. On the other hand, maybe you'd like to splurge a bit. Consider a category 6 hotel which requires 50,000 points/night. You could get two nights at luxurious hotels such as the W Shanghai or the Ritz-Carlton Bali. To lock in these possibilities, act quickly as this limited time bonus offer only lasts until April 24th.