American Express has made a major change to the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant $300 annual credit. Currently it can be used for purchases made at hotels participating in Marriott Bonvoy. As of 9/22/22 cardholders will instead receive a $25 monthly credit for restaurants worldwide.
At first I thought this was a major negative change as I read it was only being valid on Marriott dining, but that isn’t the case and it’s valid on restaurants worldwide. It’s annoying dealing with another monthly credit but I didn’t really find this card worth keeping long term anyway. I think for people that did find this card worth keeping this will be a net negative as they were likely spending $300 at Marriott properties anyway.
There is a play where you could sign up for the card now (or just before 9/22/22), use the $300 credit and then get almost a year of $25 dining credits but the bonus on the card is only 75,000 points at the moment so that isn’t exactly exciting.