Last chance: Earn up to 125,000 points on these Marriott Bonvoy credit cards

3 April 2023

Editor’s note: This is a recurring post, regularly updated with new information and offers.

With over 8,000 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.

If you’re looking for a new card as you plan upcoming trips, there are some solid offers on Marriott’s cobranded cards. However, these offers are ending soon.

Should you apply for one of these cards before the juicy welcome bonuses end? Let’s look at the details to see if one merits a place in your wallet.

Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Credit Card

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Annual fee: $95.

Welcome offer: Earn 100,000 bonus points after spending $3,000 on purchases within three months of account opening. Offer ends April 6.

Is it worth it?

TPG’s valuations put 100,000 Marriott Bonvoy points at $840. The best offer we’ve seen for this card has been five free night certificates (worth up to 50,000 points each), with a potential value of 250,000 points back in July last year — the current offer does not come close to that.

Having said that, 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’ll get a sizable list of perks, including automatic Bonvoy Silver status and 15 elite qualifying nights every year. You’ll also earn one credit toward the next level of elite status for every $5,000 spent, and you can reach Gold Elite status 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 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?

For more details, check out our full review of the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless card.

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. Offer ends April 6.

Is it worth it?

The 60,000 Marriott Bonvoy points alone are worth $504, matching the best bonus we have seen on this card. 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, frequent Marriott guests may do better with a card that offers more perks during each stay.

For more details, check out our full review of the Marriott Bonvoy Bold card.

Official application link: Marriott Bonvoy Bold Card

Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant® American Express® Card

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Annual fee: $650 (see rates and fees).

Welcome offer: Earn 95,000 bonus Marriott Bonvoy points after you spend $5,000 in eligible purchases in your first three months of cardmembership.

Is it worth it?

95,000 Bonvoy points are worth $798, 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, such as automatic Bonvoy Platinum Elite status, an annual free night award (worth up to 85,000 points), up to $300 (up to $25 per month) in annual statement credits for eligible purchases at restaurants worldwide, Priority Pass lounge access and 25 elite qualifying night credits per year. Enrollment is required for select benefits.

Just remember that Marriott eliminated award charts in March 2022, 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, meaning that you could use your free night award topped up with bonus points to book a night costing up to 100,000 points.

For more details, check out our full review of the Amex Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant.

Official application link: Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant American Express Card

Marriott Bonvoy Bevy™ American Express® Card

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Annual fee: $250 (see rates and fees).

Welcome offer: Earn 85,000 Marriott Bonvoy points after you spend $4,000 in eligible purchases in the first three months of cardmembership.

Is it worth it?

TPG values 85,000 Marriott Bonvoy points at $714.

This card offers mid-tier perks, including complimentary Gold Elite status, solid points earning at Marriott properties and elite night credits. However, it lacks a number of benefits that you might expect from a card with a $250 annual fee. For example, you must spend $15,000 in a calendar year to earn a free night (worth up to 50,000 points). Other Marriott cards with lower annual fees include a similar perk with no spending requirement.

That said, you may want to pick up the bonus points with this welcome offer.

For more details, check out our full review of the Amex Marriott Bonvoy Bevy.

Official application link: Marriott Bonvoy Bevy American Express Card

Marriott Bonvoy Bountiful Credit Card

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Annual fee: $250.

Welcome offer: Earn 85,000 Marriott Bonvoy points after you spend $4,000 in eligible purchases in the first three months from account opening.

Is it worth it?

TPG values 85,000 Marriott Bonvoy points at $714.

Whereas American Express issues the Bevy, this card comes from Chase. In effect, the two cards have the same benefits, meaning the perks that come with this card struggle to justify its $250 annual fee. However, the welcome bonus may be of interest to you.

The information for the Marriott Bonvoy Bountiful Credit Card has been collected independently by The Points Guy. The card details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer.

For more details, check out our full review of the Marriott Bonvoy Bountiful card.

Apply here: Marriott Bonvoy Bountiful Credit Card

Marriott Bonvoy Business® American Express® Card

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

Welcome offer: Earn 125,000 Marriott Bonvoy bonus points after you use your new card to make $5,000 in eligible purchases within the first three months of cardmembership. Offer ends May 3.

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 are an enticing offer, worth $1,050 in TPG’s points valuations.

This card added new benefits without an increase in the annual fee back in July last year. You’ll get automatic Gold Elite status with Marriott Bonvoy and up to a 7% discount on rooms booked directly with Marriott, and you’ll earn 4 points per dollar spent at restaurants worldwide.

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, you can earn a second free night (also worth up to 35,000 points) after $60,000 of purchases on your card in a calendar year.

Marriott’s 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.

For more details, check out our full review of the Amex Marriott Bonvoy Business.

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 intrigue 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 15-25 elite nights awarded by carrying both a personal and small-business Marriott card.

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

However, with six total Marriott cards available for new applicants, there are several restrictions on who can earn the sign-up bonuses across the available cards — especially since cards are issued by both Amex and Chase.

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

Make sure you’re eligible for these offers before applying.

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

Bottom line

Marriott cards hold slots in our top hotel credit cards list, thanks to the value they provide year after year. Add in some of the current bonuses and you’ve got a compelling reason to consider getting a Marriott card now. If you want one of these bonuses, don’t delay.

Additional reporting by Emily Thompson, Ryan Wilcox, Stella Shon, Christina Ly, Matt Moffitt and Ryan Smith. 

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