Earn up to 5 free nights with new Marriott credit card offers

Jun 2, 2022

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With more than 7,000 properties under 30 brand names, there is a Marriott hotel for everyone. And when it comes to choosing a Marriott credit card, there are multiple options from both Chase and American Express.

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If you’re looking for a new card as you plan your summer trips, there are some impressive limited-time offers on Marriott’s cobranded cards — including one that can get you up to 250,000 points in value.

Let’s take a closer look at the current offers across all of Marriott’s cards to see which one makes the most sense for you.

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Current Marriott welcome offers

Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card

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Annual fee: $450 (see rates and fees).

Welcome offer: 75,000 bonus Marriott Bonvoy points after you spend $3,000 in your first three months of card membership.

Is it worth it?

75,000 points are worth $600, according to TPG valuations. However, the main value of holding this card comes if you stay at Marriott properties on a somewhat regular basis.

That’s because the card confers valuable perks, including automatic Bonvoy Gold status, an annual free night award (worth up to 50,000 points), up to $300 in annual statement credits for eligible Marriott purchases at hotels participating in the Marriott Bonvoy program, Priority Pass lounge access, 15 elite qualifying night credits per year and so much more. Enrollment is required for select benefits.

Here’s another way to look at this card: if you use the $300 in Marriott credits and then redeem the annual free night award (capped at 50,000 points) for $150 in value, the card becomes free to hold. The other perks become positive net value, including the 75,000-point award that should open doors to some high-end properties for excellent redemptions.

Just remember that Marriott recently eliminated award charts, so you may need to work harder to find a property at which to use these free nights. However, you can now top up all Marriott certificates using up to 15,000 points.

For more details, check out our full card review.


Official application link: Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant American Express Card.


Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Credit Card

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Annual fee: $95.

Sign-up bonus: Earn five free nights (each night valued at up to 50,000 points) after you spend $5,000 on purchases in your first three months from account opening.

Is it worth it?

The current welcome offer on the Boundless card doesn’t award points. Instead, you’ll earn five free night awards, with each one worth up to 50,000 points. If you can fully maximize them, TPG’s valuations peg 250,000 Marriott Bonvoy points at $2,000. And since Marriott now allows you to top off free nights with up to 15,000 points, you could use this bonus to book five nights at up to 65,000 points per night (though stays booked using Marriott certificates aren’t eligible for a fifth night free).

If you’re a frequent traveler loyal to Marriott, this is a great card to add to your wallet without a huge price tag. With the Marriott Boundless, you’re getting a sizable list of perks, including automatic Bonvoy Silver status as well as 15 elite qualifying nights every year. In addition, you’ll earn one credit toward the next level of elite status for every $5,000 in spend, but you can also reach Gold Elite status simply by spending $35,000 on the card in a calendar year.

Perhaps the most valuable perk is the annual free night award (worth up to 35,000 points) at each account anniversary — though again, Marriott’s lack of award charts could hinder your ability to use this reward.

Related: What impact did Marriott’s changes really have on the value of Bonvoy points?

When it comes to earning rewards on the card, you’ll earn the following:

  • 6 points per dollar on Marriott purchases (a 4.8% return based on TPG’s valuations).
  • 3 points per dollar on gas, grocery stores and dining on the first $6,000 spent each year (2.4%).
  • 2 points per dollar on all other eligible purchases (1.6%).

For more details, check out our full card review.


Official application link: Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Card.


Marriott Bonvoy Bold Credit Card

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Annual fee: $0.

Sign-up bonus: Earn 60,000 bonus points after spending $2,000 on purchases in your first three months from account opening.

Is it worth it?

The 60,000 Marriott Bonvoy points alone are worth $480, but the card also comes with 15 elite night credits annually (putting you at automatic Silver Elite status) and has no foreign transaction fees.

You’ll earn 3 points per dollar at Marriott properties, 2 points per dollar on all other travel purchases and 1 point per dollar everywhere else.

Overall, this is a solid set of perks for a card with no annual fee. However, more frequent Marriott guests would likely be better off springing for either of the higher-tier options.

For more details, check out our full card review.


Official application link: Marriott Bonvoy Bold Card.


Marriott Bonvoy Business™ American Express® Card

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Annual fee: $125 (see rates and fees).

Welcome offer: 75,000 bonus Marriott Bonvoy points after you spend $3,000 in your first three months of card membership.

Is it worth it?

If you qualify for a small-business credit card, this current offer has the potential to be quite lucrative. The 75,000 Marriott Bonvoy points is a solid offer worth $600.

The card also comes with 15 elite night credits annually (which can be stacked with a Marriott Bonvoy consumer card) and a free night award annually (worth up to 35,000 points). In addition, a second free night (also worth up to 35,000 points) can be earned after you spend $60,000 in purchases on your card in a calendar year.

As noted earlier, Marriott’s recent shift to dynamic pricing may make it harder to use these rewards, but you should be able to find a participating property that can cover your annual fee (and then some), as our data indicates that there’s still a lot of value in the program.

Other benefits include premium on-property internet access and no foreign transaction fees (see rates and fees).

For more details, check out our full card review.


Official application link: Marriott Bonvoy Business American Express Card.


Can you apply for more than one Marriott card offer?

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If multiple Marriott card offers are intriguing to you, you can indeed have more than one open Marriott card — some people in TPG’s office have two or three. It can make sense to leverage the annual anniversary award nights and to stack the 15 elite nights awarded by carrying both a personal and small-business Marriott card.

However, with four total Marriott cards currently available for new applicants, there are a fair number of restrictions on who can earn the sign-up bonuses across the available cards — especially since you’re working across two different issuers with Amex and Chase.

Related: Are you eligible for a new Marriott Bonvoy card? This chart tells you yes or no

To give a specific example, if you have the Marriott Bonvoy Business Amex card for your small business spending but decide you want to jump on the Bonvoy Brilliant Amex card for its welcome offer and perks, you could theoretically have both of those cards and their bonuses.

Note that these restrictions are all in addition to Chase’s 5/24 rule (which applies to new applicants of the Bonvoy Boundless and Bonvoy Bold cards) and Amex’s one-bonus-per-lifetime rule (which applies to new applicants of the Bonvoy Brilliant and the Bonvoy Business cards).

So, you’ll want to make sure you’re eligible for these offers before applying.

Related: Here’s why you need both a personal and business Marriott Bonvoy credit card

Bottom line

Marriott has a fair number of cobranded credit cards, and two are currently offering enhanced welcome bonuses for a limited time. The current offer on the Bonvoy Boundless is particularly impressive, as it could be worth up to 250,000 Marriott points if you maximize it to the fullest extent possible.

Marriott cards hold slots in our top hotel credit cards list due to the value they provide year after year. Add in the current bonuses — especially on the Boundless and Bold cards — and you’ve got a compelling reason to consider getting a Marriott card now.

Featured photo of the JW Marriott Bonnet Creek by Summer Hull/The Points Guy. 

Additional reporting by Ryan Wilcox, Stella Shon and Christina Ly. 

For rates and fees of the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant card, click here.
For rates and fees of the Marriott Bonvoy Business card, click here

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