|by Mr Credit Card|
Chase is about to update their Marriott Rewards credit cards again. Their present features will still be available until this coming Monday.
What I’m watching closely is what will happen to the sign up bonus. The last time Chase updated the cards, they kept the 50,000 sign up bonus for the premier version but reduced the bonus for the regular card from 50,000 to 25,000 points. At this moment, the 50,000 sign up bonus is achieved just after the first purchase on the card. If they keep the sign up bonus the same, my fear is that they impose some form of spending requirements.
As far as features goes, my feeling is that they will more or less remain the same. If it does change, it will probably be for the better. Chase and Hyatt recently upgrade the Hyatt credit card with new features and if anything, any changes would be positive and retroactive.
If you have always wanted to get a Marriott card, perhaps this is the time to get the premier version with the 50,000 sign up bonus since they is some chance that the sign up bonus may be reduced.