Marriott Credit Cards Welcome Bonus

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Chase launched two new sign-up bonuses for their consumer Marriott credit cards and has added compelling perks to the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless® Credit Card.

So, if you’re on the hunt for a new travel credit card to cut your hotel bill, you may want to consider one of these cards to earn a solid welcome bonus and automatic Marriott Bonvoy elite status.

Select details the new bonuses and perks, what you need to know about each card and how to qualify for the welcome bonus.

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Marriott Bonvoy cards limited-time welcome offers

While there are a total of four Marriott credit cards (three consumer cards and one business card), two of them from Chase have raised their welcome offers. There is no public end date for the offer, so if you decide one of these cards is a good fit be sure to grab it before the promotion ends.

Marriott Bonvoy Boundless® Credit Card welcome bonus and new perks

The Marriott Boundless card is currently offering 100,000 Marriott Bonvoy points after you spend $3,000 on purchases in your first three months from your account opening. Even at a modest half-cent (.005) per point value, that’s a $500 value in Marriott points from the start, although it’s not too hard to get more value than that. Compared to other welcome offers, this one is one of the more valuable deals currently available.

Previously, the Marriott Boundless card earned 6x points on Marriott purchases and 2x points on all other purchases. Chase has added new bonus categories card: you’ll now earn 3X Bonvoy points per dollar spent on the first $6,000 each year on grocery stores, gas stations, and dining combined. These are solid bonus categories as nearly all consumers spend heavily in one or more of these areas — although the $6,000 spending cap means you won’t be earning too many more points than you were before. And even at a half-cent per point value, this is at least a 1.5% return on your spending.

Just by having the card you’ll automatically earn 15 elite night credits each year, giving you automatic Silver status, and you can earn Gold status after you spend $35,000 on purchases each calendar year. Plus, as a new benefit, you can now earn one elite night credit toward Marriott elite status for every $5,000 you spend. This can help those who are trying to reach the next level of elite status move past the finish line.

Marriott Bonvoy Boundless® Credit Card

  • Rewards

    Earn 3X Bonvoy points per $1 on the first $6,000 spent in combined purchases each year on grocery stores, gas stations, and dining; 1 Elite Night Credit towards Elite Status for every $5,000 spent; up to 17X total points for every $1 spent at hotels participating in Marriott Bonvoy®, and 2X points for every $1 spent on all other purchases

  • Welcome bonus

    For a limited time, earn 100,000 bonus points after you spend $3,000 on purchases in your first 3 months from your account opening

  • annual fee

  • Intro APR

  • Regular APR

    15.99% to 22.99% variable on purchases and balance transfers

  • Balance transfer fee

    Either $5 or 5% of the amount of each transfer, whichever is greater

  • Foreign transaction fee

  • Credit needed

Marriott Bonvoy Bold® Credit Card welcome bonus

the Marriott Bonvoy Bold® Credit Card is now offering 50,000 Marriott Bonvoy points after you spend $1,000 on purchases in your first three months from your account opening. This is a large jump as the previous offer was 30,000 points.

The card has no annual fee and comes with benefits like automatic Silver status, travel insurance and no foreign transaction fees.

Marriott Bonvoy Bold® Credit Card

  • Rewards

    Earn up to 14X total points for every $1 spent at over 7,000 participating Marriott Bonvoy hotels, 2X points on other travel purchases (from airfare to taxis and trains) and 1X point on all other purchases

  • Welcome bonus

    For a limited time, earn 50,000 bonus points after spending $1,000 on purchases in your first 3 months from account opening

  • annual fee

  • Intro APR

  • Regular APR

    15.99% to 22.99% variable on purchases and balance transfers

  • Balance transfer fee

    Either $5 or 5% of the amount of each transfer, whichever is greater

  • Foreign transaction fee

  • Credit needed

Marriott credit cards welcome bonus eligibility

Marriott credit cards are an excellent way to earn rewards on your daily expenses to cut down on your lodging costs throughout your travel. However, to earn the welcome bonus for any of the cards, you have to meet certain criteria.

If you want to earn the Marriott Boundless credit card bonus, you must not:

If you want to grab the 50,000 points bonus for the Marriott Bold credit card bonus, you must not:

  • Already have the Marriott Bonvoy Bold Credit Card
  • Have or have had the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Credit Card, Marriott Bonvoy™ Premier Credit Card or Marriott Bonvoy American Express Card in the last 30 days
  • Have opened the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant American Express Card or Marriott Bonvoy Business American Express Card in the last 90 days
  • Have received a welcome bonus from the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant American Express Card or Marriott Bonvoy Business American Express Card in the last 24 months

Bottom line

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