Marriott Cards Offer Highest Bonus Yet for Limited Time

Increased bonus offers abound for all 4 Marriott Bonvoy credit cards, spanning two issuers.
Sara RathnerSep 24, 2021

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Through Nov. 3, 2021, the entire Marriott Bonvoy suite of credit cards will get a value boost for new cardholders. The Chase-issued Marriott Bonvoy Boundless® Credit Card and Marriott Bonvoy Bold® Credit Card, along with the American Express-issued Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card and Marriott Bonvoy Business™ American Express® Card, are increasing their welcome bonuses to their highest levels to date.

The Marriott Bonvoy Boundless® Credit Card

What’s changing

The Marriott Bonvoy Boundless® Credit Card will offer this bonus for new cardholders: For a Limited Time Only! Earn 125,000 Bonus Points and 1 Free Night Award (value up to 50,000 points) after you spend $5,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.

Previously, the card’s bonus was phrased this way: “Earn 3 Free Nights (each night valued up to 50,000 points) after spending $3,000 on purchases in your first 3 months from account opening + 10X total points per $1 spent on up to $2,500 in combined purchases at gas stations, restaurants, and grocery stores within 6 months from account opening with the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless™ Credit Card.”

What’s staying the same

The annual fee remains $95. You’ll also earn:

  • Up to 17 total points for every $1 spent at participating Marriott Bonvoy hotels. That’s a combination of 6 points per $1 spent with the card; up to 10 points per $1 for being a Marriott Bonvoy member; and 1 point per $1 for having Silver Elite Status.

  • 2 points per $1 spent on all other purchases, including travel.

  • A free anniversary night, valued up to 35,000 points, every year.

The Marriott Bonvoy Bold® Credit Card

What’s changing

The Marriott Bonvoy Bold® Credit Card will offer this bonus: For a Limited Time Only! Earn 60,000 Bonus Points after you spend $2,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. Previously, the card offered 30,000 points after you spend $1,000 in the first 3 months.

What’s staying the same

The annual fee is still $0. You’ll earn these ongoing rewards:

  • Up to 14 points per $1 spent at participating Marriott Bonvoy hotels. That’s a combination of 3 points per $1 spent with the card; up to 10 points per $1 for being a Marriott Bonvoy member; and 1 point per $1 for having Silver Elite Status.

  • 2 points per $1 on other travel purchases.

  • 1 point per $1 on everything else.

Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card

What’s changing

The Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card will offer this bonus to new cardholders: Earn 150,000 Marriott Bonvoy bonus points and a bonus Free Night Award after you use your new Card to make $5,000 in eligible purchases within the first 3 months of Card Membership. Resort fees may apply. Terms apply. Offer expires 11/3/2021. Notably, the Free Night Award you'll earn as part of this offer is worth up to 85,000 points.

Previous new cardholders were offered 75,000 Marriott Bonvoy bonus points after using the card to make $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months. Plus, up to $200 in statement credits for eligible purchases at U.S. restaurants within the first 6 months.

What’s staying the same

The card still carries a premium annual fee of $450. It earns these rewards on an ongoing basis:

  • Earn 6 points per $1 spent at participating Marriott Bonvoy hotels, 3 points per $1 spent at U.S. restaurants and on flights booked directly with airlines and 2 points per $1 on all other purchases.

  • Up to $300 in statement credits each year for eligible purchases at Marriott Bonvoy hotels.

  • Free Night Award (valued up to 50,000 points) every year after account anniversary.

  • Gold Elite status.

  • Statement credit to cover the cost of TSA PreCheck or Global Entry.

  • Priority Pass Select lounge membership (enrollment required).

  • Terms apply.

Marriott Bonvoy Business™ American Express® Card

What’s changing

New cardholders will earn the following bonus: Earn 125,000 Marriott Bonvoy bonus points & 2 bonus Free Night Awards after you use your new Card to make $5,000 in eligible purchases within the first 3 months. Each bonus Free Night Award has a redemption level up to 50K points. Certain hotels have resort fees. Offer ends 11/3/2021. Terms Apply. The previous offer gave new cardholders the chance to earn 75,000 bonus Marriott Bonvoy points after using the card to make $3,000 of eligible purchases within the first 3 months of card membership. Plus, up to $150 back in statement credits on eligible purchases in that initial time frame.

What’s staying the same

The $125-annual fee remains the same, as well as the card's earnings and benefits:

  • 6x points at hotels participating in the Marriott Bonvoy™ program, 4x points at U.S. restaurants, at U.S. gas stations, on wireless telephone services purchased directly from U.S. service providers and on U.S. purchases for shipping and 2x points on all other eligible purchases.

  • Free night award each year on your account anniversary (valued up to 35,000 points).

  • Additional free night award when you spend at least $60,000 in a calendar year.

  • Automatic Silver Elite status and chance for Gold with high card spending.

  • Terms apply.

To view rates and fees of the Marriott Bonvoy Business™ American Express® Card, see this page.

To view rates and fees of the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card, see this page.

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