Earn 3 free nights and up to 25,000 points with new Marriott card offer

Jun 17, 2021

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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 also various options from both Chase and American Express. This list of options is great for travelers, especially while there’s an elevated offer for several Marriott cards including the popular Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Credit Card.

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The Bonvoy Boundless now has a sign-up bonus of three free night awards (each free night award has a redemption value of up to 50,000 bonus points) with a total value of up to 150,000 total points after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first three months from account opening.

Plus, you’ll earn 10 points per dollar on up to $2,500 in combined purchases at grocery stores, restaurants and gas stations within the first six months from account opening. Let’s take a closer look at this and other offers across popular Bonvoy credit cards.

Related: Which Marriott Bonvoy credit card is right for you?

Marriott card sign-up bonuses and welcome offers

Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Card

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Annual fee: $95

Sign-up bonus: The Bonvoy Boundless now has a sign-up bonus of three Free Night Awards (each free night award has a redemption value of up to 50,000 bonus points) for a total value of up to 150,000 total points after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first three months from account opening. For most travelers, this is a better deal than the more common offers that are often 75,000 – 100,000 total bonus points.

Plus, you’ll earn 10 points per dollar on up to $2,500 in combined purchases at grocery stores, restaurants and gas stations within the first six months from account opening.

Related: 15 ways to redeem the Marriott 50,000-point free night award

Is it worth it? If you can fully maximize the 50,000-point awards, this is one of the best offers the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless has seen.

For those not familiar, on eligible nights, you can use the 50k certificates on nights pricing at 50,000 points per night or less at hotels such as the on-Disney-property Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin, the new JW Marriott Bonnet Creek, the perfectly located Springhill Suites Zion National Park, Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino or the just-opened AC Hotel Maui Wailea.

JW Marriott Bonnet Creek (Photo by Summer Hull/The Points Guy)

In addition to three nights worth up to 150,000 points if fully maximized, you’ll also earn 10 points per dollar at grocery stores, restaurants and gas stations — that’s 8 points per dollar more than you normally would — on up to $2,500 in combined purchases. Therefore, if you fully maximize this offer, you’d earn an additional 20,000 Bonvoy points beyond what you’d usually earn on those purchases. In total, that’s 170,000 points (three nights worth 50,000 each and the additional 20,000 beyond what you’d usually earn), worth $1,360 according to TPG valuations.

If you’re normally a frequent traveler loyal to Marriott, this is a great card to add to your wallet without a huge price tag.

You’re getting a sizable list of perks, including automatic Bonvoy Silver status. There’s also a pathway to upgrade to Gold Elite status by spending $35,000 on the card each year. You’ll also receive an annual free night award (worth up to 35,000 points) at each account anniversary, 15 elite qualifying night credits per year and more.

Check out our full card review.

APPLY HERE: Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Card

Marriott Bonvoy Bold Card

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Annual fee: $0

Sign-up bonus: 30,000 Marriott Bonvoy points after you spend $1,000 in purchases within the first three months of account opening. 

Is it worth it? The 30,000 Marriott Bonvoy points alone are worth $240 (according to TPG valuations) — a solid offer for a no-annual-fee card. The card itself also comes with 15 elite night credits annually (putting you at automatic Silver Elite status) and no foreign transaction fees.

Check out our full card review.

APPLY HERE: Marriott Bonvoy Bold Card 

Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card

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Annual fee: $450 (see rates and fees)

Welcome offer: Earn 75,000 bonus points after you spend $3,000 in purchases within the first three months.​ Plus, earn up to $200 in statement credits for eligible purchases at U.S. restaurants within the first six months of card membership.

Is it worth it? 75,000 points are worth $600, according to TPG valuations. Then, you’ll get another $200 back as statement credit simply for dining out (or for takeout at U.S. restaurants) within the first six months of having the card.

If you stay semi-often at Marriott properties, this is a worthwhile addition to your credit card portfolio. You’re earning 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 required for select benefits.

Check out our full card review.

APPLY HERE: Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant American Express Card

Marriott Bonvoy Business™ American Express® Card

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Annual fee: $125 (see rates and fees)

Welcome offer: Earn 75,000 bonus Marriott Bonvoy points after you spend $3,000 in the first three months of card membership. Plus, earn up to $150 back in statement credits on eligible purchases made on the card in the 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 alone is a solid offer worth $600, according to TPG valuations.

The card itself also comes with 15 elite night credits annually (which can be stacked with a Marriott Bonvoy consumer card) and a free night award annually. In addition, a second free night can be earned after eligible spending. Other benefits include premium on-property internet access and no foreign transaction fees (see rates and fees).

Check out our full card review.

APPLY HERE: Marriott Bonvoy Business American Express Card

Can you apply for more than one Marriott card offer?

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You can have more than one open Marriott card — some people in TPG’s office have two or three. This can make sense to leverage the annual anniversary award nights and to stack the 15 elite nights awarded by both a personal and small business Marriott card.

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.

To give a specific example, if you have the Marriott Bonvoy Business Amex card for your small business spending needs 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 the Bonvoy Boundless and the Marriott Bonvoy Bold Credit Card) and Amex’s one-bonus-per-lifetime rule (which applies to the Bonvoy Brilliant and the Bonvoy Business cards). So you’ll want to make sure you’re eligible for these offers before applying.

Related: How to determine if you’re eligible for a Marriott Bonvoy card sign-up bonus

Bottom line

For those using this time to rack up valuable travel rewards and solidify their credit card strategy, these new offers across Marriott Bonvoy cards are worth a look at.

Marriott cards already hold slots in our top hotel credit cards list. Add in the current increased bonus on the Bonvoy Boundless, you’ve got a compelling reason to consider getting a Marriott card now.

Related: The best hotel credit cards of 2021

Featured photo by Isabelle Raphael/The Points Guy. 

Additional reporting by Stella Shon. 

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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