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.