SPG Lux: $300 Annual Credit Works For Room Rate

I goofed again, I got a mailer in the post and forgot to add the $60 off deal to my SPG card:

Just make sure you go to americanexpress.com/marriottoffer before you decide to spend the $300+ on room rates at a Marriott or SPG hotel. When I came across the mailer, I goofed again and I added it to my wrong SPG card (AU to my wife’s upgraded SPG Personal). I tried to add it to my SPG Lux and got this message:

In hindsight I would not have been elligible for this last venture because I think I need to spend at least $300 in a single charge. Here are the terms:

Enrollment limited. Must first add offer to Card and then use same Card to redeem. Only U.S.-issued American Express® Cards are eligible. Limit 1 enrolled Card per Card Member across all American Express offer channels. Your enrollment of an eligible American Express Card for this offer extends only to that Card. Offer valid only at participating Marriott® brands in the U.S and U.S. territories, including: JW Marriott®, Autograph Collection®, Renaissance® Hotels, Marriott Hotels®, Delta Hotels®, Gaylord Hotels®, AC Hotels by Marriott®, Courtyard®, Residence Inn®, SpringHill Suites®, Fairfield Inn by Marriott®, TownePlace Suites® and Moxy® Hotels. Reservations must be made online at Marriott.com, via the Marriott Mobile App or by calling Marriott Worldwide Reservations (888-236-2427). Excludes the following brands: The Ritz-Carlton®, St. Regis®, EDITION®, The Luxury Collection, W® Hotels, Bulgari®, Sheraton®, Marriott Vacation Club®, Le Méridien®, Westin®, Design Hotels™, Tribute Portfolio®, Four Points® by Sheraton, Protea Hotels®, Aloft®, Marriott Executive Apartments®, Element® and Vistana™. Excludes all timeshares, residences, travel packages, and retail store purchases. Offer not valid at international locations outside the U.S and U.S. territories. Excludes gift card purchases. Offer only valid on room rate and room charges. Offer not valid for lodging stays that are paid for before the promotion start date or after the promotion end date. Offer is non-transferable. Limit of 1 statement credit(s) per Card Member. Statement credit will appear on your billing statement within 90 days after 10/25/2018, provided that American Express receives information from the merchant about your qualifying purchase. Statement credit may be reversed if qualifying purchase is cancelled. If American Express does not receive information that identifies your transaction as qualifying for the offer, you will not receive the statement credit. For example, your transaction will not qualify if it is not made directly with the merchant. In addition, in most cases, you may not receive the statement credit if your transaction is made with an electronic wallet or through a third party or if the merchant uses a mobile or wireless card reader to process it. By adding an offer to a Card, you agree that American Express may send you communications about the offer. POID: GBMZ:0001

Anyways I went down to Champaign-Urbana to check on my cousins to see how their first week went and booked 3 rooms at the Townplace Suites by Marriott on Green and 6th street. It was a very nice hotel that gave a AAA discount of $87 a night per room. Today I got the room rates covered:

No doubt that the new SPG Lux card will give you up to $300 spread over over smaller room charges every anniversary year as well as the first year! Time to get another SPG Lux cards via SPG personal upgrade!

-Derp

3 thoughts on “SPG Lux: $300 Annual Credit Works For Room Rate

  1. RWHR says:

    Anyone done this? I would like to try if it works

    I have the 60 off 300 added to my SPG Lux card as well. Could I walk into a marriott and buy a $300 gift card and get the $300 credit and the $60 credit.? Thanks

    • Scott says:

      If you read DoC’s post, he thinks that buying a gift card at the front desk should work. However, buying a gift card from the Marriott website DEFINITELY WILL NOT WORK. I went into our local Marriott on the central coast here and they didn’t sell gift cards… it seems like only certain ones do. I would definitely call ahead before you test it out to make sure they’ll even sell you one at the front desk!

  2. uiucderp2011 says:

    Not likely, the terms are clear the deal is for room rate and charges with gift cards specifically excluded. They say: “Excludes gift card purchases. Offer only valid on room rate and room charges. Offer not valid for lodging stays that are paid for before the promotion start date or after the promotion end date. Offer is non-transferable. Limit of 1 statement credit(s) per Card Member.”

    Now you can be the datapoint you want to see here. If they code a gift card (I have never bought a gift card at a Marriott before) like a room charge then we may be in luck. However this may open up the possibility that we could just walk right up to the hotel bar and drink $300 worth of drinks and charge it to the SPG Lux every year (another datapoint I want to try).

    good luck! Please report back on what happens.

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