Chase has followed through on all of their promises following the demise of the heralded Chase Marriott Visa.
For those unaware, Chase announced some time ago that they would be pulling out of Canada, resulting in the cancellation of a fantastic credit card for Canadians. Along with the cancellation, Canadians lost the ability to earn Marriott points but more importantly, they lost the only mainstream card that offered 0% Foreign Transaction Fees. Luckily, the Scotiabank Passport Card was introduced shortly thereafter, filling the FX gap for Canadians.
The Promise from Chase
As a “sorry” to cardholders, Chase promised to provide the following items as a peace offering:
- Refund of any annual fees paid past the March 15th date – PROMISE FULFILLED beginning of February
- Free Night Stay Certificate for a Category 1-5 Marriott Hotel – PROMISE FULFILLED end of April
- 15 Night Credit towards Marriott Elite Status – PROMISE FULFILLED beginning of May
Where To Find Your Elite Credits
Unlike the refund of the annual fee and the free night certificate, the 15 Elite Night Credits are harder to find unless you know where to look.
In order to find out whether or not your elite night credit have posted, log into your Marriott account and click on Account Overview.
From there, click on Nights and you will have a small popup appear.
In the popup, you will see a something under Bonus nights called Rewards Credit Card which should indicate a 15-night credit.
I have censored my night totals to protect my privacy but the screenshot should give you a good idea of what to look for.
I am super bummed that the Chase Marriott Card is no longer available in Canada but incredibly impressed with Chase’s peace offering for the inconvenience of losing such a great card. Hopefully, we will see a new, perhaps even better card when the Marriott program fully absorbs SPG on August 1st.
Here’s to a good friend that passed away too soon.
To qualify for platinum going forward (I believe through February 2020) is all that we need 50 elite nights (including these 15 credit card nights) in calendar year 2018 (including the period before August 1 and after August 1) from Starwood and Marriott combined?
I believe you are correct Russ. Keep in mind at 50 nights, you receive Platinum status but not Platinum Premier. The difference between the two is that Platinum Premiers 75% bonus points on stay (vs 50%) and Premiers get 10 suite certificates vs 5 for Platinum.
Thanks for the info , Brian.
In my account , I have 2 free nights certificates with 2 different expiry dates.
Can I use both for a 2 nights stay at the same time/hotel ?
Thanks , Michael
Brian, I have 24 nights status with Marriott but will not travel again before mid September.
Is it worth waisting the money for one night stay at a Marriott properties just to have 25 nights threshold before the changes in their program?