Marriott Bonvoy 15 Elite Qualifying Nights From American Express Cards Have Now Posted!


Marriott Bonvoy Members should check out their accounts as the 15 Elite Qualifying Nights from their American Express Cards (and possibly Chase cards too?) have just posted for 2020.

U.S. Credit card customers of the new Marriott Bonvoy products issued by American Express and Chase are entitled to a whopping 15 Elite Nights per year which is a huge advantage.

You can check your Marriott Bonvoy account activity here.

American Express recently announced changes to its SPG card portfolio that moved to Marriott Bonvoy branding effective February 13, 2019 (see John’s article about that here).

This year the posting of the card elite nights was especially fast as they showed up right on January 1st.

The transaction doesn’t show up in the activity panel at all. It just added 15 nights to the total count which is relatively easy to identify that early in the year when one obviously had zero stays yet.

As mentioned in previous articles, these 15 nights from the credit card did once again count nicely into the lifetime balance as well.

This was for an American Express products. Do you have a Chase Marriott Bonvoy Card and can confirm if your nights posted as well?

For those who carry the Hyatt Visa Card on the side, those nights posted as well last night. I will post separately about those.


We usually get many requests from members regarding when the credit card nights will post. This year Amex was very fast to post the Elite Nights to members accounts

I feel that with the credit card the program actually got a lot easier, at least for those who used to qualify for Platinum via nights instead of stays. Even so,  35 nights vs 25 stays is possibly even better or – at the very least – more relaxed than hunting single night stays, hopping between properties. My 2019 status year was certainly easier than in the previous years when I felt compelled to do 1 night stays.