Marriott’s co-brand portfolio includes cards issued by both American Express and Chase. I’ve written before about how Marriott’s Amex cards are offering limited time bonuses, and now Marriott’s Chase cards are also offering excellent new limited time bonuses.
Marriott Bonvoy Boundless increased bonus
For a limited time, the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless™ Credit Card is offering an improved welcome bonus of 100,000 Bonvoy bonus points after spending $3,000 on purchases 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 a variety of reasons to get this $95 annual fee card, which is the mid-range personal Marriott card. 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.
I’ve used a free night certificate from the card at the Langley
The ability to earn Marriott elite nights with credit cards makes it significantly easier to earn Bonvoy Platinum status — 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.
Marriott Bonvoy Bold increased bonus
For a limited time, the Marriott Bonvoy Bold™ Credit Card is offering an improved welcome bonus of 50,000 Bonvoy bonus points after spending $1,000 on purchases within the first three months. Based on my valuation of Bonvoy points, the bonus is worth $350.
What makes this card unique is that it has no annual fee, so it’s the only co-branded Marriott card where that’s the case. There’s one main reason I’d consider getting this card — you get 15 elite nights towards status annually just for having the card, despite the lack of an annual fee. That’s a good option if you’re looking for the lowest cost card that comes with this perk.
Having this card makes it easier to earn Marriott Bonvoy status
For a limited time all four co-branded Marriott credit cards are offering increased bonuses. The two American Express cards already had increased bonuses, and now the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Card and Marriott Bonvoy Bold Card are also offering increased welcome bonuses.
If you don’t have any of these cards, I’d highly recommend picking one or more up (just make sure you look at the eligibility requirements during the application process). Personally I have two Marriott credit cards, and have gotten outsized value with them year-after-year. The cards make it easier for me to earn Marriott Bonvoy status, which is awesome, and annual free night certificates are also valuable.
Do you plan on picking up a Marriott card with an increased bonus?