Update: The offers mentioned below have expired and are no longer available.
For a limited time only, Chase has increased the welcome offer of both the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless® Credit Card and the Marriott Bonvoy Bold® Credit Card.
If you’re wanting to take advantage of this, you’ll need to act fast!
Before you decided to take out a card, let’s take a look at the details.
Marriott Boundless Card Offer
The Marriott Boundless card is the higher-end version of Chase’s co-branded Marriott Bonvoy credit cards.
New Welcome Offer: Earn 100,000 bonus points after spending $3,000 on purchases in your first 3 months from account opening
In addition to the welcome offer, the Marriott Boundless card comes with a number of perks, including:
- Up to 17x points when using your Marriott Boundless card at over 7,000 participating Marriott Bonvoy hotels
- 3x points on the first $6,000 per year at grocery stores, gas stations, and dining
- 2x points for all other purchases
- 15 Elite Night Credits each year
- 1 Free Night Award each cardmember anniversary (up to 35,000 points)
- Silver Elite status (Gold status when you spend $35,000 on purchases each account year)
- No foreign transaction fees
The card comes with a $95 annual fee, which is on the lower end of the card fee scale. However, the annual free night certificate you’ll earn each time you renew can (and should) far outweigh that cost.
We value this welcome offer at $700 according to our valuation of Marriott Bonvoy points, though you could certainly get more value depending on how you redeem these points.
Marriott Bold Card Offer
If you’d rather pay no fees at all but still want to enjoy a hiked-up welcome offer, then look no further than the Marriott Bold card.
New Welcome Offer: Earn 60,000 Bonus Points after spending $2,000 on purchases in your first 3 months from account opening.
This new offer is double the previous 30,000-bonus point sign-up offer and $1,000 less required spend to trigger the welcome bonus.
Similar to the Marriott Boundless card, the Marriott Bold card comes with extra benefits, too:
- Up to 14x points when using your Marriott Bold card at over 7,000 participating Marriott Bonvoy hotels
- 2x points on other travel purchases
- 1x points for all other purchases
- 15 Elite Night Credits, qualifying you for Silver Elite status
- No foreign transaction fees
- No annual fee
As you might expect given the card’s no annual fee, the Marriott Bonvoy Bold card’s perks are overshadowed slightly by its fancier sibling, the Marriott Boundless card.
Hot Tip: Even if you hold both the Marriott Boundless card and the Marriott Bold card, you’ll only receive 15 Elite Night Credits each year — the credits don’t stack.
Is It Worth It?
Considering these new offers are a significant improvement on the previous offers, now could be a good time to add one of these cards to your wallet.
This is especially true of the Marriott Boundless card — with 100,000 Marriott points, you could book free nights at a wide selection of amazing Marriott properties.
Even the Marriott Bold card’s 60,000-point bonus is enough to snag you multiple free nights at one of Marriott’s lower-priced hotels. The numbers speak for themselves here.
Hot Tip: Marriott Bonvoy moved to dynamic pricing in March 2022, which saw the elimination of the award chart. You can, however, now top off Marriott Bonvoy free night certificates with points.
While the new offers for the Marriott Boundless card and Marriott Bold card aren’t the best that we’ve ever seen, they still offer quite a bit of value to new cardmembers.
If you’ll be considering either one of the cards, now is a better time than any to make sure you get to snap up the welcome offers while they’re hot and fresh.
Just be sure you’re able to meet the minimum spend requirements before signing up in order to maximize the value you’ll receive.
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