Limited time: Earn up to 100,000 points on this Marriott Bonvoy card
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With more than 7,000 properties under 30 brands, there is a Marriott hotel for everyone. And when it comes to choosing a Marriott credit card, there are also a variety of options from both Chase and American Express. Currently, there’s an elevated limited-time offer for two Marriott credit cards: the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Credit Card and the Marriott Bonvoy Bold Credit Card.
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The Bonvoy Boundless now has a sign-up bonus of 100,000 points after using the card to make $3,000 in purchases within the first three months of account opening. Meanwhile, the Bonvoy Bold is offering 50,000 Marriott Bonvoy points after you spend $1,000 in purchases within the first three months of account opening.
Let’s take a closer look at these and other offers across popular Bonvoy credit cards.
Marriott card welcome offers
Annual fee: $95
Sign-up bonus: Earn 100,000 Marriott Bonvoy points after you use your new card to make $3,000 in purchases within the first three months of account opening.
Is it worth it? 100,000 points are worth $800, according to TPG valuations. The Boundless card also offers a solid return on eligible Marriott purchases (6x points) and everyday spending (2x points).
If you’re normally a frequent traveler loyal to Marriott, this is a great card to add to your wallet. 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), 15 elite qualifying night credits per year and more.
APPLY HERE: Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Card
Annual fee: $0
Sign-up bonus: 50,000 Marriott Bonvoy points after you spend $1,000 in purchases within the first three months of account opening.
Is it worth it? The 50,000 Marriott Bonvoy points alone are worth $400 (according to TPG valuations) — a solid offer for a no-annual-fee card. Just by meeting the spending requirements for the sign-up bonus, this card automatically puts you in the green.
The card itself also comes with 15 elite night credits annually (putting you at automatic Silver Elite status) and no foreign transaction fees.
APPLY HERE: Marriott Bonvoy Bold Card
Annual fee: $450 (see rates and fees)
Welcome offer: Earn 125,000 Marriott Bonvoy points after you use your new card to make $5,000 in purchases within the first three months of card membership. Plus, earn up to $200 in statement credits for eligible purchases at U.S. restaurants within the first six months. This offer ends May 12, 2021.
Is it worth it? 125,000 points are worth $1,000, according to TPG valuations. Then, you’ll get another $200 back as statement credit simply for dining out (or for takeout) within the first six months of having the card.
If you’re normally a frequent traveler loyal to Marriott, this is a great card to add to your wallet. You’re getting a sizable list of 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, Priority Pass lounge access, 15 elite qualifying night credits per year and so much more. Enrollment required for select benefits.
APPLY HERE: Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant American Express Card
Annual fee: $125 (see rates and fees)
Welcome offer: 100,000 Marriott Bonvoy bonus points after you use your new card to make $5,000 in eligible purchases within the first three months of card membership. Plus, earn up to $150 back in statement credits on eligible purchases made on your new card within the first three months of card membership. Offer ends May 12, 2021.
Is it worth it? If you qualify for a small-business credit card, this current offer has the potential to be quite lucrative. The 100,000 Marriott Bonvoy points alone is a solid offer worth $800, 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. 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).
APPLY HERE: Marriott Bonvoy Business American Express Card
Can you apply for more than one Marriott card offer?
You can have more than one open Marriott card — some people in TPG’s office have two or three. 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). You’ll want to make sure you’re eligible for these offers before applying.
For those who are 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.
Marriott cards already hold slots in our top hotel credit cards list. Add in the current increased bonus on the Bonvoy Boundless and the Bonvoy Bold, and 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.
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