Marriott has co-branded credit cards issued by both American Express and Chase. We’ve just seen some new limited time welcome bonuses rolled out on the co-branded Chase cards, and they could represent a good deal. Let’s go over the details.
Chase Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Card: 100K points
For a limited time (though the end date isn’t published), the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless® Credit Card is offering 100,000 Bonvoy bonus points after spending $3,000 within the first three months. Personally I value Bonvoy points at 0.7 cents each, so to me the bonus is worth ~$700.
There are reasons beyond the bonus that you’ll want to get this $95 annual fee card:
- The card offers 15 elite nights toward Marriott Bonvoy status annually, making it much easier to earn Bonvoy Platinum status or above
- The card offers an anniversary free night award every year, valid at a property costing up to 35,000 points per night (this can also be topped off with up to 15,000 additional points)
Read a full review of the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Card.
Chase Marriott Bonvoy Bold Card: 60K points
For a limited time (though the end date isn’t published), the Marriott Bonvoy Bold® Credit Card is offering 60,000 Bonvoy bonus points after spending $2,000 within the first three months. Based on my valuation of Bonvoy points, that bonus is worth ~$420.
This is a solid bonus when you consider that this is a no annual fee card. Not only that, but there are reasons beyond the bonus that you might want to consider this card. Most significantly, the card offers 15 elite nights toward Marriott Bonvoy status annually, which is rewarding for a no annual fee card.
Read a full review of the Marriott Bonvoy Bold Card.
Which Marriott credit card offer should you apply for?
While the Marriott Bonvoy Bold® Credit Card has an excellent offer for a no annual fee card, I think the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless® Credit Card is the obvious choice. Not only does the card have a bonus that can earn you 40,000 more Bonvoy points, but the card is also much more rewarding in the long run.
Personally I think the card is worth keeping for the annual free night certificate alone, but if you don’t feel that’s the case, it should be possible to downgrade to the no annual fee card as long as your account has been open for at least 12 months. That allows you to get this bonus and give the card perks a try, with the flexibility to not pay an annual fee in the long run.
Marriott credit card eligibility can be complicated to understand, so see this post for more details on that.
Marriott’s co-branded Chase credit cards have some phenomenal welcome bonuses that are seriously worth considering. The Marriott Bonvoy Boundless® Credit Card is the real star, as the card is offering 100,000 Bonvoy bonus points with a reasonable spending requirement.
However, if you’re someone who is committed to only getting no annual fee cards, the Marriott Bonvoy Bold® Credit Card has a solid bonus as well, consisting of 60K points.
Do you plan on picking up a Chase Marriott credit card?
Can you earn the bonus points again after 2 years (or ?) closing the boundless card? Thank you.
Strict rules for these cards but to my knowledge, you cannot be a current cardholder of Boundless or Bold and cannot have earned a card member bonus for either in the last 2 years.
How long do you think this offer will last?
Pretty good for the Bold. Seen better for Boundless (3 nights, 5 nights), but not bad if you are strictly after points.