Last days to earn 100k Bonvoy points with the Marriott Boundless credit card
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Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Credit Card
There’s only a short amount of time left to take advantage of the current elevated sign-up bonus offer on the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Credit Card. The offer will be ending on Nov. 6, 2019, so you apply now, you can still earn 100,000 Marriott points after spending $5,000 on purchases in the first three months. TPG values Marriott points at 0.8 cents each, making this bonus worth a very respectable $800.
With the bonus on the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless, you can score some solid hotel redemptions, even with the recent rollout of Marriott’s off-peak and peak pricing. A bonus of 100,000 points is enough to get you one night at top-tier properties such as St. Regis Maldives or St. Regis Bora Bora, even during peak pricing periods. You can also stretch out the bonus by booking multiple nights at more affordable locations like Category 5 Hotel Zachary (a Chicago Cubs-themed hotel across the street from historic Wrigley Field) or Natra Bintan (a glamping-themed resort in Indonesia).
The Marriott Bonvoy Boundless can be a good choice for customers looking for a personal credit card or one with a lower annual fee. The Bonvoy Boundless is issued by Chase and comes with 6x on Marriott purchases and 2x on all other spending. While I wouldn’t advise using this card for everyday spending, a 4.8% return on Marriott purchases isn’t bad at all — especially if you also have Platinum or Titanium Elite status that can get you added value for your points.
Further reading: Best ways to redeem 100,000 Marriott Bonvoy points
Starting after your first year with the card, you’ll also get an anniversary free night each year that’s worth up to 35,000 points. And as soon as you get the card, you’ll get 15 elite night credits which give you automatic Silver Elite status. There’s also a pathway to upgrade to Gold Elite status by spending $35,000 a year on the card.
Marriott has restrictions on who can earn welcome bonuses across its cobranded cards. Keep in mind that you won’t be eligible for this welcome offer if:
- you are a current cardholder of the Marriott BonvoyTM Premier credit card (also known as Marriott Rewards® Premier), Marriott Bonvoy BoundlessTM credit card (also known as Marriott Rewards® Premier Plus), Marriott Bonvoy BoldTM credit card, or
- you are a previous cardholder of the Marriott BonvoyTM Premier credit card (also known as Marriott Rewards® Premier), Marriott Bonvoy BoundlessTM credit card (also known as Marriott Rewards® Premier Plus), or Marriott Bonvoy Bold™ credit card, who received a new cardmember bonus within the last 24 months, or
- you are are a current cardmember, or were a previous cardmember within the last 30 days, of Marriott BonvoyTM American Express® Card (also known as The Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express), or
- you are a current or previous cardholder 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
- you 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 BrilliantTM American Express® Card (also known as the Starwood Preferred Guest® American Express Luxury Card) within the last 90 days.
Note that these restrictions are in addition to Chase’s 5/24 rule, which does apply to the Bonvoy Boundless card. So if you’ve opened five or more personal card accounts across issuers in the past 24 months, it’s highly unlikely you’ll be approved for the Boundless.
Further reading: Am I eligible for a new Marriott Bonvoy card?
The standard bonus for the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Credit Card card has hovered at 75,000 Marriott points, so this limited-time offer represents a nice 33% increase and an extra $200 worth of points, based on TPG’s valuations. The Marriott Boundless does come with a $95 annual fee, but you should have no problem getting at least that much in value each year from the card. Just the anniversary free night alone should offset the cost of the annual fee after the first year.
Additional reporting by Madison Blancaflor and Benét J. Wilson. Featured image by Isabelle Raphael/The Points Guy.
Apply here for the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Credit Card before this 100k bonus disappears!
The Marriott Bonvoy Boundless card offers a lot of the same benefits and a great sign-up bonus. If you're looking to jump start your Bonvoy rewards earning, this card is a good option.
- Earn 75,000 Bonus Points after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.
- An additional Free Night Award (valued up to 35,000 points) every year after account anniversary.
- Earn 6X Bonvoy points per $1 spent at over 7,000 participating Marriott Bonvoy hotels.
- 2X Bonvoy points for every $1 spent on all other purchases.
- Automatic Silver Elite Status each account anniversary year. Path to Gold Status when you spend $35,000 on purchases each account year.
- 15 Elite Night Credits each calendar year.
- No foreign transaction fees.
- Earn unlimited Marriott Bonvoy points and get Free Night Stays faster.