New Marriott Bonvoy Credit Card Offers: Up to 100,000 Bonvoy Bonus Points
Today, Chase upped their bonus on the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless card to 100,000 Bonvoy points when you spend $5,000 in your first three months.
This is up from the “standard” offer of 75,000 for $3,000 in spend and, given the complexities around the Bonvoy credit card bonus offers as you can basically only have one now. (See restrictions at the end of this post.)
If you are eligible for the bonus after all restrictions, including 5/24, this is basically the best bonus we can expect to see.
Notably, though, *some* people may prefer the Refer a Friend Bonus of 3 free nights up to 35,000 points per night. Technically that gives you 5,000 more “worth” of possible points, however, you can’t combine them (because they are free nights “valued at up to” 35,000 points each and not actual points). It’s up to you. Myself, I’d prefer the 100,000 points to spend as I please.
The card isn’t the strongest earner out there, but if you are wanting Marriott points, there isn’t a better way to get them either.
Chase Bonvoy Boundless Earn Rates:
- 6x Bonvoy points at Marriott hotels and resorts.
- 2x Bonvoy points everywhere else.
(I currently value Marriott Bonvoy points at 0.7 cents each.)
Bonvoy Boundless Card Benefits:
- Free Night Award worth up to 35,000 points every year at renewal.
- 15 elite credits every year towards elite status (maximum one per member per year even if you hold multiple Marriott credit cards), and automatic Silver status every year.
I personally find I get well more than the $95 annual fee out of the annual free night (I’d say I average around $200-$250 in value, sometimes more) so it’s a card I have and keep.
How to Apply
Eligibility for the new cardmember bonus (from the Chase website):
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 BonvoyTMAmerican 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 BrilliantTMAmerican Express® Card (also known as the Starwood Preferred Guest® American Express Luxury Card) within the last 90 days.
Prefer a no-annual fee card?
While I think you get much more bang for your buck with the Boundless, Marriott has also increased their bonus offer on the no-annual-fee Marriott Bonvoy Bold Credit Card version to 50,000 bonus Marriott Bonvoy points after $2,000 in spend in your first 3 months.
This card still carries the 15 elite nights annually, which is great for no fee.
However, it has none of the other benefits and, were it me and I qualified for a new card bonus from Marriott, I’d go for the Bonvoy Boundless offer and get 50,000 more points, especially since you could downgrade after a year if you really wanted. That said, it requires $3,000 in additional spend in the timeline, so if you spend less than $1,000 on credit cards that you can divert to this offer, that would be a strong reason to go for the Bonvoy Bold.
How to apply for the Marriott Bonvoy Bold Credit Card.
Will you go for this offer?
You can find credit cards that best match your spending habits and bonus categories at Your Best Credit Cards.
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