Like many of you, I too had the Chase Marriott Visa which was recently cancelled as Chase pulled out of the Canadian market.
While this was certainly a blow to many people because the card offered a 0% Foreign Exchange (FX) fee, there were two great benefits that came out of the card’s demise. Chase promised to award two of the biggest perks of the card outside the 0% FX:
- 1 Night Stay Certificate for a Category 1-5 Marriott Hotel
- 15 Night Stay Credit towards elite status
Everyone expected that this would be done shortly after the card was closed but it’s been 19 days since that happened and still nothing.
Getting frustrated, I called Chase …
What to Expect
According to the Chase agent I spoke to, there has been an internal communication that states that ALL Chase Marriott cardholders that held the card as of March 15th, 2018, will receive both benefits in MAY 2018. When pressed on what day in May this would occur, the agent said that there were no specifics, just that it will happen in May.
While it sucks that we have to wait around for potentially 2 full months before we receive our promised benefits, we now know that everything is in the works so all we need is a little bit of patience.
If you are still reeling from the loss of a 0% FX card, look to the Scotiabank Passport Infinite Card – a new credit card offering that provides a shockingly well-rounded offer, including 0% FX.