Got Multiple Marriott Cards? You Might Have 55 Elite Night Credits

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55 Marriott Elite Night Credits If You Have Multiple Cards

Marriott Bonvoy members could earn up to 30 Elite Night Credits in previous years just by having two credit cards. You could can het 15 from a personal card and another 15 from a business credit card, for a total of 30 annually.

Then came the Amex Marriott Brilliant card changes, giving cardholders 25 Elite Night Credits each calendar year. That means that you should now get up to 40 Elite Night Credits in total as long as you have the Brilliant card, and another Marriott business card.

Having multiple personal Marriott cards, or multiple Marriott business credit cards shouldn’t get you any extra Elite Night Credits. But some people are actually getting 55 Elite Night Credits, and Marriott has confirmed that this is not an error, as per Frequent Miler.

This is the email sent out to those who have received 55 Elite Night Credits this year:

Because you have both the a Marriott Bonvoy Business Credit Card and an eligible Marriott Bonvoy personal Credit Card, you are now receiving an additional 15 Elite Night Credits, on top of the 40 Elite Night Credits you already received this year.

You can continue to receive a total of 55 Elite Night Credits each year you maintain two eligible cards.

So How Does it Work?

Well we’re not exactly sure how you can get 55 Elite Night Credits. The wording in the email implies that you can get 55 Elite Night Credits by having two eligible cards. But that doesn’t add up.

If it does work with only two cards, that would have to be the Marriott Brilliant card and another personal or business Marriott card. But that seems to be the minimum requirement to get 55 Elite Night Credits. Besides that there’s no telling yet on how Marriott is deciding this.

Most likely this is working for those who have the Marriott Brilliant card, another personal Marriott card (other than Ritz), and a Marriott Business card.

Conclusion

Whatever the winning combination is, it sounds like it will continue for years to come based on that email. The maximum should be 40 Elite Night Credits, but some members are getting 55 Elite Night Credits with the right card combination.

Let us know if you have multiple Marriott cards and how many Elite Night Credits you have received this year.

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  1. Can anyone explain what these elite nights means? My account says i am a Platinum Elite and I have 30 nights this year. Maybe got them from 2 credit cards. What good are they? I’m not sure what they are used for.

    • you need 50 to get to Platinum and 75 to get to titanium. Credit cards gave you the 30, so you need to stay 20 nights to get to platinum. That is why everyone wants to know the combination of cards that start you at 55

        • not a lot to be honest – you get a choice of a free night or 5 more suite upgrades – maybe more bonus points each stay, and you are higher up the food chain for getting upgraded to a better room. Aside from that it is basically the same as platinum

  2. 55 nights:
    -Old Starwood Am Ex biz
    -Chase Boundless
    -Brilliant
    3 yr Plat
    Still missing nights from Brilliant for 2022

    • seems like that old starwood biz amex is the key – it seems to have had more success with the 55 than not. But some have also had that card and only got 40. Not sure anyone has def got 55 without the old starwood biz amex but maybe they have. That might be a clue

  3. O/T
    Anyone noticing weirdness with their Free Night Certificates?
    I had two that were expiring, that I called and got extended in late Nov.
    When I just logged into my account (only 40 nights), I saw that one free night certificate seemed to have been bumped up to the 85k threshold. I believe it was ONLY 50k before???
    And the date was extended into Dec of 2023???

  4. I am Platinum met in 2022 with combination of the typical 15+15 credits plus stay credits.
    Received 55 credits.
    Cards: Chase Bonvoy Boundless personal (15 ENCs) + AMEX Bonvoy Business (15 ENCs) + AMEX Brilliant personal converted long ago from SPG and I accepted an upgrade offer in August/September 2022 to double down on $300/year benefit (25 ENCs). ENC earned notices hit my email today in sequence, first one citing 40 nights then 15 night notice.

    My biggest take-aways are, (a) the 55 assigns a nights-earned Platinum status which will ensure adding the year as a year towards lifetime Platinum, versus card-based Platinum status which my understanding was did not count as a year towards lifetime Platinum, and (b) going for the 75 night Titanium is in reach given if we choose the 5 ENCs annual benefit that brings account to 60 ENCs with just another 15 needed for Titanium.

      • Well, not quite “incorrect,” more like “to-be-proven otherwise” perhaps. I was referring to the Platinum assigned by the AMEX Brilliant not from a Chase RC. On the Brilliant it’s a new benefit, and pretty confident I read that it won’t apply to lifetime, we’ll need a 2023/2024 data point from someone with the card but without the nights to know for sure if their years increase. But of course, GTK about the RC.

    • Curious how this turns out for you. I have the same combo of cards (and currently Titanium status) and got 40 nights. A co-worker (and currently Platinum status) has the same cards and got 55 nights.

    • Eric – did Marriott ever respond back to you about the case they opened ? I would think the 55 is a mistake, but still weird that even that was not consistent on who got 55 vs 40.

  5. Comments to an FM article provide more data points. There’s no consistency.
    What would be interesting to know is what the tier status is of those individuals who received the 55 nights.

    • The one thing I saw on that FM string is some (maybe all, not sure) who had the OLD starwood business amex seemed to get the 55. My old starwood amex is a regular one, not the business one. The business is from the newer marriott amex. Maybe that is it – i dont know.

    • So it seems to be somewhat random since my wife has your P2 cards as well as a chase visa and the old starwood amex card and she only got the 40 nights. Unless the extra 2 cards she has screwed it up – I don’t know.

  6. Wife has the Brilliant Amex, Business Amex, the old discontinued Marriott Amex, as well as a the low end Boundless Marriott Visa – she only has the 40 nights

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