Chase Launches Marriott Bonvoy Bold With No Annual Fee

The Marriott Bonvoy Bold costs nothing to carry, although it offers fewer perks than its counterparts.

Sara RathnerJun 11, 2019
Chase Launches Marriott Bonvoy Bold With No Annual Fee
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If you’re loyal to the Marriott Bonvoy brand but aren't interested in paying an annual fee, you've got a new option now.

Chase Marriott Bonvoy Bold Credit Card
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The Marriott Bonvoy Bold™ Credit Card, issued by Chase, is open to applications as of June 11, 2019. It offers fewer perks than its pricier counterpart, the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless™ Credit Card. But unlike that card, which sports a $95 annual fee, the Marriott Bonvoy Bold's annual fee is $0.

The new card also offers these benefits:

Current sign-up bonus: Earn 30,000 Bonus Points after you spend $1,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.

Nerdy tip: NerdWallet values Marriott points at 0.7 cent each. This is a baseline value, drawn from real-world data, not a maximized value. In other words, you should aim for award redemptions that offer 0.7 cent or more in value from your Marriott points.


  • 3 points per $1 spent at Marriott properties.

  • 2 points per $1 on travel expenses including airfare, taxis and trains.

  • 1 point per $1 everywhere else.

15 Elite Night Credits each calendar year: This will qualify you for Silver Elite status, which offers perks like late checkout when available, a dedicated reservation line, a 10% point bonus on eligible hotel expenses and more.

Easy to travel with: The Marriott Bonvoy Bold™ Credit Card charges no foreign transaction fee and, as a Visa card, is widely accepted around the world.

One drawback of the Marriott Bonvoy Bold™ Credit Card compared with the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless™ Credit Card is the lack of a free night at a Marriott property for each cardmember anniversary.

Both Chase and American Express issue co-branded Marriott Bonvoy cards, but the Marriott Bonvoy Bold™ Credit Card is the only one with an annual fee of $0.