Limited Time Bonuses On Chase Marriott Cards

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Today Chase has rolled out new limited time bonuses on their two co-branded Marriott cards. The Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Credit Card and Marriott Bonvoy Bold Credit Card are offering welcome bonuses of 100K and 50K points, respectively.

Let’s take a look at the basics of these offers and cards:

Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Card 100K bonus

The Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Card is offering a bonus of 100,000 Marriott Bonvoy bonus points after spending $5,000 within three months. As a point of comparison, the bonus was previously for 75,000 points, so that’s quite an improvement.

The card has a $95 annual fee, and offers lots of great perks, including:

  • A free anniversary night every year, valid at a property costing up to 35,000 points per night
  • 15 elite nights towards status annually
  • Silver Elite status for as long as you have the card
  • Gold Elite status when you spend $35,000 on the card in an account year
  • Premium wifi at Marriott properties

In my opinion the card can be well worth it for the anniversary free night certificate alone, which more than justifies the annual fee. For example, I just used this at The Langley, a Luxury Collection property outside of London.

The paid rate would have been about $480.

Meanwhile I could use a certificate here from a $95 annual fee card, since a stay only costs 30,000 points.

The Langley, a Marriott Luxury Collection

See here for a detailed review of the Boundless Card.

Marriott Bonvoy Bold Card 50K bonus

The no annual fee Marriott Bonvoy Bold Card is offering a bonus of 50,000 Marriott Bonvoy bonus points after spending $2,000 within three months. As a point of comparison, the bonus was previously for 30,000 points, so that’s quite an improvement.

Since this is a no annual fee card the benefits aren’t quite as robust, but there are still some good reasons to have this. The card:

  • Earns 3x points for spending at Marriott properties
  • Earns 2x points for all other travel purchases
  • Offers 15 elite nights towards status annually

That last point is by far the best benefit, since this no annual fee card can help you a lot with earning Marriott status.

This card could be worth it if you’re not a huge Marriott loyalist, though personally I think the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Card is well worth the $95 annual fee for the anniversary free night certificate.

15 elite nights towards status can help you earn Platinum status

See here for a detailed review of the Bold Card.

Bottom line

We’re seeing new increased bonuses on the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Card and Marriott Bonvoy Bold Card. Both of these are among the best we’ve seen on the cards, so if you’ve been considering one of these, I’d highly recommend applying now.

Neither of these are cards I’d recommend using for everyday spending, but they absolutely can be worth having:

  • Getting 15 elite nights towards status for having a no annual fee card is awesome
  • Getting an anniversary free night valid at a property costing up to 35,000 points on a $95 annual fee card can get you outsized value

Anyone plan to pick up these cards with their new bonuses?

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Comments
  1. Hi Ben. I got the old Marriott Rewards Chase card a few years ago (pre-Bonvoy). This got converted to the Bonvoy “Premier” card. Would I be eligible for these Boundless cards? Thanks.

  2. Matt, they couldn’t make it any more confusing if they tried 😀 These are the offer terms:

    Eligibility for this product: The product is not available to either:

    * current cardmembers of the Marriott BonvoyTM Premier credit card (also known as Marriott Rewards® Premier), Marriott Bonvoy BoundlessTM credit card (also known as Marriott Rewards® Premier Plus), Marriott Bonvoy BoldTM credit card, or
    * previous cardmembers of the Marriott BonvoyTM Premier credit card (also known as Marriott Rewards® Premier), Marriott Bonvoy BoundlessTM credit card (also known as Marriott Rewards® Premier Plus), or Marriott Bonvoy BoldTM credit card, who received a new cardmember bonus within the last 24 months.
    * If you are an existing Marriott Rewards Premier or Marriott BonvoyTM Premier customer and would like this product, please call the number on the back of your card to see if you are eligible for a product change.

    Eligibility for the new cardmember bonus: The bonus is not available to you if you:

    * are a current cardmember, or were a previous cardmember within the last 30 days, of Marriott BonvoyTM American Express® Card (also known as The Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express);
    * are a current or previous cardmember of either Marriott Bonvoy BusinessTM American Express® Card (also known as The Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American Express) or Marriott Bonvoy BrilliantTM American Express® Card (also known as the Starwood Preferred Guest® American Express Luxury Card), and received a new cardmember bonus or upgrade bonus in the last 24 months; or
    * applied and were approved for Marriott Bonvoy BusinessTM American Express® Card (also known as The Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American Express) or Marriott Bonvoy BrilliantTM American Express® Card (also known as the Starwood Preferred Guest® American Express Luxury Card) within the last 90 days.

  3. @ Matt – For a “product change” a product change would not be worth it to me because the benefits with the former Chase and Amex chards for Marriott were better. In addition, you would not be entitled to the bonuses.

  4. Ben – It is confusing as to whether you are eligible for one or both of these bonuses if you have the legacy SPG Amex card (not sure exactly what it is called today in Bonvoy speak). According to what Eileen wrote above, would you need to cancel the legacy SPG Amex, wait 30 days, and then apply to get the bonus? And is that true for both cards?

    It would be interesting to see a post on whether it is worth cancelling the SPG Amex, waiting 30 days, and then applying for one or both of these cards to get the bonus. It would also be useful to see an analysis of whether the other benefits of these card are comparable to the benefits of the SPG Amex. Many people had the legacy SPG Amex and I think a post analyzing what changes to make in credit card strategy under Bonvoy would be useful

  5. @Eileen Kerrigan , @Iamhere: thanks for those details. So it seems like if I cancel the current card, then I could apply and be eligible for the bonus? :shrug emoji:

    I’ll give em a call to be sure.

  6. So if one were to have the various AmEx Bonvoy cards, they could apply for the Chase Bonvoy Boundless for benefits (e.g., anniversary night) they could not receive the welcome bonus?

  7. Taylor,

    The current Amex Bonvoy (old SPG) and the Chase Boundless are virtually identical cards (aside from the differences between a Visa and an Amex). I currently have the Amex Bonvoy and Amex Bonvoy Brilliant – I will likely cancel the Amex Bonvoy (old SPG Card) and apply for the Chase Boundless when I am under 5/24 (late next year) and get a sign up bonus then.

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