- BofA MERRILL+ Visa Signature has an incredible 50,000 points offer. Please see our review for details. There are reports indicating that you don't need a Merrill Lynch relation to apply and get approved, and a relationship with Bank of America may or may not be required. 50K points are worth $500-$1,000 and we think it should be reasonably easy to redeem them for $800 in airfare. Even though this card is worth keeping after the first year as there is no annual fee, we won't recommend it for general spending.
- We also reviewed the super-exclusive BofA Merrill Lynch Octave Amex, which carries an annual fee of $950 and is by-invitation-only exclusively for Merrill's richest clients who maintains at least 10 million dollars in asset with them. The most interesting feature of the card is the up to 5% travel rewards for general spending (4% is reasonably achievable).
- Chase Marriott Visa has a new offer: two free nights at Category 1-5 hotels & $200 statement credit after spending $3,000 within 3 months of new account opening, an additional 7,5000 points after you add the first authorized user and make the first purchase within the same 3 months, and waived first year annual fee ($85). The old offer of up to 87,500 points is still available. Please see our review for details. As for which offer is better, it depends on your value for Marriott points and free nights. In our book, the new offers is worth $445 and the old offer is $440 - about the same.
- Please always check our Promotion page for the current credit card signup offers which are ranked by our value.
November 11, 2016 Updates - BofA MERRILL+ Visa 50,000 points (our value $800), super-exclusive Merrill Lynch Octave Amex review, new Chase Marriott Visa offer (two free nights and more)
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