Earn up to 150,000 bonus points and two free nights with these all-new Marriott card offers

Sep 28, 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 multiple options from both Chase and American Express.

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And right now until Nov. 3, Marriott-enthusiasts are seeing record-high elevated bonuses across popular Bonvoy credit cards from both card issuers.

Let’s take a closer look at these impressive, new offers in detail.

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Marriott welcome offers

Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Credit Card

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Annual fee: $95.

Sign-up bonus: The Bonvoy Boundless offers 125,000 bonus points and one free night (valued up to 50,000 points) after you spend $5,000 in the first three months from account opening.

Is it worth it? This is the best sign-up bonus we’ve seen on the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless. In the past, the only competing offer to date Marriott Bonvoy Boundless was a competitive, three-free-night sign-up bonus — and since each certificate is worth 50,000 points, this previous offer was worth 150,000 bonus points.

However, 125,000 points and a free night certificate are worth 175,000 bonus points total, making this a significantly better deal. Plus, this sign-up bonus comes with much more flexibility and no certificate expiration dates to worry about.

For those not familiar, you’ve got a ton of options for high-end hotels to maximize this sign-up bonus. 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 ideally 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)

If you’re usually 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.

Official application link: Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Card

Marriott Bonvoy Bold Credit Card

(Photo by Eric Helgas/The Points Guy)

Annual fee: $0.

Sign-up bonus: Earn 30,000 bonus points after you spend $1,000 on purchases in the first three months from account opening

Is it worth it? The 30,000 Marriott Bonvoy points alone are worth $240 —  on this no-annual-fee card. The card 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.

Official application link: Marriott Bonvoy Bold Card 

Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card

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

Welcome offer: Earn 150,000 bonus points and a bonus free night award (worth up to 85,000 points) after you spend $5,000 in purchases within the first three months of card membership.

Is it worth it? 150,000 points are worth $1,200. Then, you’ll get a bonus free night award worth up to 85,000 points (which TPG values at $680) that you can use at a top-tier Category 8 hotel (70,000 off-peak, 85,000 standard, and 100,000 peak points per night).

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 at hotels participating in the Marriott Bonvoy program (certain hotels have resort fees), 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.

Official application link: 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 125,000 bonus Marriott Bonvoy points and two bonus free night awards (valued up to 50,000 points each) after you spend $5,000 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 125,000 Marriott Bonvoy points alone is a solid offer worth $1,000.

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 35k points). In addition, a second free night (worth up to 35k points) 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.

Official application link: Marriott Bonvoy Business American Express Card

Can you apply for more than one Marriott card offer?

(Photo courtesy of Westin Anaheim Resort/Marriott)

If these 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. 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.

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.

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.

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 and Bonvoy Brilliant and you’ve got a compelling reason to consider getting a Marriott card now.

Featured photo by 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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