Yes, the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant Card does have travel insurance benefits, the best of which are trip cancellation and interruption insurance and rental car insurance . To be eligible to file a travel insurance claim, you’ll need to pay for your travel using your Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant Card.
Types of Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant Travel Insurance
Trip delay insurance: This benefit reimburses you for necessary expenses – such as a hotel room, for example – if your trip is delayed for more than 6 hours.
Trip cancellation/interruption insurance: This benefit covers your trip for unforeseen cancellations or for interruptions that cut your trip short. It only applies to pre-paid, non-refundable travel expenses.
Lost/damaged baggage insurance: If your luggage is lost or stolen, you can get reimbursed for the contents of the luggage up to $3,000 for carry-on baggage, per covered person ($1,000 for high-risk items).
Rental car insurance: This benefit covers the cardholder for damage to the rental vehicle that results from collision or theft.
Exclusions and coverage limits apply to many of these benefits, so make sure to check your Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant Card’s guide to benefits for more details on each type of insurance.
Yes, a Marriott credit card is worth getting if you’re a frequent traveler who mainly uses Marriott hotels as accommodation. These cards offer the highest rewards rate for Marriott stays and their points are worth more when they are redeemed for Marriott reservations.
You can use a Marriott free night certificate to pay for a stay at any category 1-6 Marriott property by logging in to your Marriott Rewards account and checking the "Use Points / certificates" box before conducting your search. Once you select your hotel and desired room, you’ll be given the option to select any available free night award certificate(s). Watch out, though. You only have 12 months to use a Marriott free night certificate before it expires.… read full answer
Fill out your destination, select your travel dates and the number of rooms and guests
Check the “Use Points/Certificates” box if it’s not automatically selected
Click “Find Hotels”
Select your desired hotel by clicking “View Rates” beside it
Select your desired room
Under “Review Reservation Details” you will be given the option to select any available free night certificate(s)
Review your reservation details and click “Book Now” to confirm your reservation
Your rewards certificate will now be applied to your booking and you’ll get to enjoy a free night. The process should go smoothly, as long as you remember to redeem within 12 months of your certificate being issued. There are no blackout dates for Marriott free night certificates, for example. But if a problem occurs during your booking, you can always call Marriott Credit Card customer service for help. The number is (302) 594-8200 for Marriott credit cards issued by Chase and (336) 393-1111 for cards issued by American Express.
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