You can redeem Marriott Rewards points to enroll in TSA PreCheck. It costs 25,000 Bonvoy points for an authorization code that waives the standard $85 application fee for TSA PreCheck.
To purchase an authorization code for TSA PreCheck, head to the Marriott Rewards redemption shopping portal. After redeeming your points, you will receive a certificate with your authorization code. Then, you fill out a TSA PreCheck application online or in-person at an enrollment center. Finally, you must schedule an appointment at your local TSA precheck enrollment center and present the authorization code in lieu of the enrollment fee ($85). This award is only available to new applicants and your enrollment in TSA PreCheck will expire in 5 years.
Rather than using 25,000 Marriott points to enroll in TSA PreCheck, it might be a better value to use the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant American Express Card to enroll. It reimburses cardholders for the cost of enrollment in either TSA PreCheck or Global Entry (up to $100). Simply charge the application fee to the card and you will receive a statement credit. This benefit is available to cardholders every 4.5 years.
Some of the best credit cards that pay for Global Entry and TSA PreCheck are the the Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card, and Chase Sapphire Reserve®. More specifically, these cards offer a rebate for Global Entry or TSA PreCheck application fees, worth up to $85 or $100, once every 4-5 years. On top of that, these cards offer excellent travel rewards and various other benefits.
Global Entry and TSA PreCheck are both programs that speed up the airport security process....
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