Last Call: Five Free Nights With Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Card

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Chase and Marriott have a suite of co-branded credit cards. At the beginning of the month we saw an incredible new welcome bonus introduced on the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Credit Card.

This is a last call to note that this offer is expected to be pulled at 4PM ET on Wednesday, October 28, 2020. If you’re interested in this card, you have less than a week remaining to take advantage of the offer.

New Bonvoy Boundless Card sign-up bonus

The $95 annual fee Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Credit Card is offering a limited time welcome bonus of five free nights after spending $5,000 within three months:

  • Each free night can be redeemed at a Bonvoy property costing up to 50,000 points; that means this offer is potentially worth up to 250,000 Bonvoy points
  • Each free night certificate is valid for one year from the date of issue
  • You can use the free night certificates together towards one five night stay, or separately for multiple stays

Redeem free night certificates at the Westin Maldives

Is the five free night sign-up bonus worth it?

For context on this Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Credit Card sign-up bonus:

  • Historically the card has offered a standard bonus of 75,000 Bonvoy points after completing minimum spending
  • When there were limited time offers that bonus was sometimes increased to 100,000 Bonvoy points after completing minimum spending
  • This offer is up to 150% better than the otherwise best limited time offers we’ve seen

I think this is a phenomenal bonus, though I want to be realistic here:

  • These certificates expire after a year, while points don’t expire in conjunction with qualifying activity
  • While you could get up to 250,000 Bonvoy points of value, for a vast majority of people you won’t actually get that much value, since you’d need to redeem at hotels costing exactly 50,000 Bonvoy points per night to achieve that value

What Marriott hotels cost 50,000 points per night?

For context, here’s the Marriott Bonvoy award chart:

As you can see, a 50,000 point per night certificate covers:

  • Category 1-5 properties in all seasons
  • Category 6 properties in off-peak and standard season
  • Category 7 properties in off-peak season

Marriott has increased categories for hotels significantly over the years, but this still gives you the option of redeeming at all kinds of great properties.

Three amazing hotels where you can redeem Marriott certificates

I wanted to provide a few examples of hotels where you could redeem these free night certificates.

For example, The Langley Luxury Collection property outside of London is a Category 6 property, so a certificate could be redeemed in off-peak or standard season. Paid rates are often $500+.

The Westin Maldives is a Category 7 property, so a certificate could be redeemed in off-peak season. Paid rates are often $600+.

There are even quite a few properties in Hawaii you could redeem at. The new AC Hotel Maui Wailea is a Category 6 property, so a certificate could be redeemed in off-peak or standard season. Paid rates are often $600+.

Obviously there’s some effort required to truly maximize this, but there’s potentially massive value to be had with this bonus.


Redeem free night certificates at the new AC Hotel Maui Wailea

The Bonvoy Boundless Card is a keeper for the perks

The Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Credit Card offers all kinds of incredible perks, which to me more than justify the annual fee. These perks include the following:

  • An annual free night certificate valid at a property costing up to 35,000 points per night
  • 15 elite nights towards Marriott Bonvoy status annually
  • Marriott Bonvoy Silver Elite status for as long as you have the card, and Gold Elite status in conjunction with spending on the card
  • 6x Bonvoy points at Marriott properties, 2x points on other purchases
  • Premium internet when staying at Marriott properties
  • Access to Chase Offers, which can save you money on purchases with some retailers

Read a full review of the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Card.

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

Bottom line

The Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Credit Card has an incredible bonus of five free nights at properties costing up to 50,000 points per night upon completing minimum spending. This is potentially worth up to 250,000 Bonvoy points.

While there’s more effort required to maximize this than a strictly points-based bonus, this is so much better than anything else we’ve seen on the card, so I’d highly recommend this offer if you’re eligible.

If you’ve been considering this promotion but haven’t yet applied, you have until October 28 to apply.

Anyone plan on picking up this Bonvoy Boundless Card with five free nights?

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Comments
  1. Good luck finding any standard award space. Since peak was introduced, I’ve rarely seen anything but peak redemptions. Even over the last 6 moths when travel has been nonexistent. Marriott seems to be delusional.

  2. I am Titanium and already have this card. If I get the card for my wife, can we get my Titanium benefits when using these certificates?

  3. If I have the Amex $95 Marriott card (previously SPG), would I still be eligible for this card and the sign up bonus? Many thanks in advance!!

  4. Doug,

    No, at least officially. But you can add your name to the reservations and considering the hotels are running empty, you might get lucky anyways.

  5. Anybody know if Amex retention offers count towards the 24 month bonus restriction? I got the new member bonus for the Bonvoy Brilliant around November or December of 2018 and then a retention offer around September 2019. If retention offers don’t count, I should be able to get the bonus on this card by December or January if the offer is still around.

  6. I just went under 5/24 and was thinking of applying for the Chase Sapphire card. Should I apply for this one instead? Or would a two browser trick work to get approved for both?

  7. After looking at this more closely, I’d say it’s worth more like 200,000 points rather than 250,000.

    That’s because using points, you get the 5th night free.

    With 250,000 points, you could book a 60,000 point property for five nights.

    With 200,000 points, you can book five nights at a 50,000 point property and get the fifth night free. That’s basically what this offer is.

  8. I was seriously considering this card to book the Fiji Momi Bay resort next year but alas the room I’ve been eyeing is 55k a night 🙁

  9. Does the night certificate work on premium rooms? Say a room with a view costs 50000 points or less. Or do I have to book standard award?

  10. Brian, of course they are not available. Anybody who hears the phrase “dynamic awards” and does not think “the end of value” is fooling themselves.

    That is especially true in airlines.

  11. @gavinmac while true in terms of actual redemption value with 5th night free, not many people want to stay at the same property 5 nights in a row, or maybe even have a tough time finding 5 nights available in a row at hot properties.

  12. Lol the AC Wailea is a stretch… come on! Any good Alofts? I know times are tough but hold your head up and don’t try to fake people

  13. @gavinmac What makes you think you need to use all 5 nights in one stay? It’s still worth 250,000 since you get 5 nights @ 50k. Definitely worth it if you have travel plans in the near future.

  14. @Yang – You don’t “need” to use all five nights in one stay. But savvy travelers do that to maximize their points. Booking a 3-4 night stay at a resort doesn’t make a lot of sense.

  15. I had to Google – yeah, the AC Wailea is a rebrand of the Residence Inn. I mean, it’s still on Maui… but not fancy.

  16. @gavinmac I’d argue staying 5 nights doesn’t make sense when you only want to stay 2-3 nights.

  17. @Stvr AC Wailea is 88 address, Residence Inn is 75 address. I think it is those types of hotels right next to each other. I am not a Marriott person but at Hilton they have the Hampton Inn and the Homewood Suites in the same building but on different sides. Again diff. branding. Those have the same address though. The corporate hotels love saturating the market with different branding.

  18. I have the Marriott Bonvoy Premier card now – it looks like the Boundless is basically the same card with a new name. Would I be eligible for this offer?

  19. @Simon: If you haven’t discovered this on you own, from the web page that Ben cites for the offer, click on “Offer Details” (to the right of the “CONTINUE” graphic). The way I read it, you would NOT be eligible for the sign-up bonus … primarily because you can only get the card as a “product change” since you currently hold a Marriott Bonvoy Premier card.

  20. I currently have the chase Bonvoy card and it has been over 24 months since I have gotten a bonus, but I did receive an upgrade offer of 50k to switch from the premier + card to the boundless card about 20 months ago. Does that make me ineligible for the 5 night offer card? Additionally, if I were allowed to get the 5 night cert bonus how long after closing the card would I have to wait before applying and being able to get approved for this card?

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