Big New Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Card Welcome Bonus

Big New Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Card Welcome Bonus

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Marriott has co-branded credit cards issued by both American Express and Chase, and we frequently see good offers for new cardmembers. A new offer has just been rolled out for new members on one of the most popular consumer cards.

Three Free Nights (up to 50k each)

The Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Credit Card is offering a significantly improved welcome bonus that consists of two parts:

  • Earn three free night awards (each valid for a night costing up to 50,000 points, and valid for 12 months from when they’re issued) after spending $3,000 within three months
  • Earn 10x total points per dollar spent on the first $2,500 in combined purchases at gas stations, restaurants, and grocery stores, within the first six months of account opening; since I value Bonvoy points at ~0.7 cents each, that’s like a 7% return on those purchases, which is awesome

As you can see, the three free night certificates are potentially worth up to 150,000 Bonvoy points (though don’t give you as much flexibility as outright getting the points), while you could earn up to 25,000 Bonvoy points for $2,500 of spending with the other part of the bonus.

If you’re getting this card the standard Chase application rules apply, including the 5/24 rule.

There are lots of great hotels where you can redeem free night certificates

Perks that make the Bonvoy Boundless Card worth it

Not only is the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Card offering a great bonus, but there are plenty of reasons you’ll want to keep this $95 annual fee card long term. I’d say the annual fee is easy to justify based on the following three benefits alone:

  • An annual free night certificate worth up to 35,000 Bonvoy points
  • 15 elite nights towards Bonvoy status annually
  • Complimentary Silver status

The annual free night certificate can easily be used as many hotels that cost way more than $95 per night, so for most people that alone will more than make this card worth keeping.

The ability to earn Marriott elite nights with credit cards makes it significantly easier to earn Bonvoy Platinum status â€” if you get a personal and business Marriott Bonvoy credit card, you could earn up to 30 elite nights towards status every year, which is huge.

Read a full review of the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Card.

It’s much easier to earn status with a co-branded Marriott card

Bottom line

The Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Card is offering a huge new welcome bonus that includes three free night awards (each valid at a property costing up to 50,000 points per night) plus 10x points in select categories. Not only that, but this is a card that can be worth holding onto long term, given the ongoing perks that will more than justify the $95 annual fee for many.

If you don’t yet have this card and are eligible, I’d seriously consider getting this card.

Anyone plan on picking up the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Card with this bonus?

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  1. Eskimo

    I think there is a very big piece of information missing.
    No disclosure about bonus ineligibility for certain Bonvoy credit card holders?

    1. JW

      A quick click to Chase's site on the offer terms shows:

      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 Bonvoy™ 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 Business™ American Express® Card (also...

      A quick click to Chase's site on the offer terms shows:

      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 Bonvoy™ 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 Business™ American Express® Card (also known as The Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American Express) or Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ 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 Business™ American Express® Card (also known as The Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American Express) or Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card (also known as the Starwood Preferred Guest® American Express Luxury Card) within the last 90 days.

  2. Ike

    Is there an expiration date on the three free night awards?

    1. Ben Schlappig

      @ Ike -- They're valid for 12 months from when they're issued. Will update the post to reflect that.

  3. Sir Walter Raleigh

    Hoping to redeem these for a 3 night stay at the lovely aegon mykonos!

  4. Ryan

    I was just approved for the 100,000 point offering before this one was updated. Is this new offer a much better deal?

  5. Robert

    I think there's a typo in the header. Don't think the bonus is 100k anymore.

    On another note it would be nice to just get 150k points straight up (to transfer to airlines).

  6. Aaron

    If you already have the Amex marriott card that gives 15 nights and a free night at 35k and you get this card, do you get 30 qualifying nights and 2 free nights?

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Aaron

If you already have the Amex marriott card that gives 15 nights and a free night at 35k and you get this card, do you get 30 qualifying nights and 2 free nights?

Robert

I think there's a typo in the header. Don't think the bonus is 100k anymore. On another note it would be nice to just get 150k points straight up (to transfer to airlines).

Ryan

I was just approved for the 100,000 point offering before this one was updated. Is this new offer a much better deal?

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