Chase and Marriott have a suite of co-branded credit cards, and an incredible new welcome bonus has just been introduced on the most popular personal card.
New Bonvoy Boundless Card sign-up bonus
The $95 annual fee Marriott Bonvoy Boundless™ Credit Card is offering a new limited-time welcome bonus of five free nights after spending $5,000 within three months:
- Each free night can be redeemed at a Bonvoy property costing up to 50,000 points; that means this offer is potentially worth up to 250,000 Bonvoy points
- Each free night certificate is valid for one year from the date of issue
- You can use the free night certificates together towards one five night stay, or separately for multiple stays
Redeem free night certificates at the Westin Maldives
Is the five free night sign-up bonus worth it?
For context on this Marriott Bonvoy Boundless™ Credit Card sign-up bonus:
- Historically the card has offered a standard bonus of 75,000 Bonvoy points after completing minimum spending
- When there were limited time offers that bonus was sometimes increased to 100,000 Bonvoy points after completing minimum spending
- This offer is up to 150% better than the otherwise best limited time offers we’ve seen
I think this is a phenomenal bonus, though I want to be realistic here:
- These certificates expire after a year, while points don’t expire in conjunction with qualifying activity
- While you could get up to 250,000 Bonvoy points of value, for a vast majority of people you won’t actually get that much value, since you’d need to redeem at hotels costing exactly 50,000 Bonvoy points per night to achieve that value
What Marriott hotels cost 50,000 points per night?
For context, here’s the Marriott Bonvoy award chart:
As you can see, a 50,000 point per night certificate covers:
- Category 1-5 properties in all seasons
- Category 6 properties in off-peak and standard season
- Category 7 properties in off-peak season
Marriott has increased categories for hotels significantly over the years, but this still gives you the option of redeeming at all kinds of great properties.
Three amazing hotels where you can redeem Marriott certificates
While I’ll have a more comprehensive post with great redemption options, I did want to provide a few examples of hotels where you could redeem these free night certificates.
For example, The Langley Luxury Collection property outside of London is a Category 6 property, so a certificate could be redeemed in off-peak or standard season. Paid rates are often $500+.
The Westin Maldives is a Category 7 property, so a certificate could be redeemed in off-peak season. Paid rates are often $600+.
There are even quite a few properties in Hawaii you could redeem at. The new AC Hotel Maui Wailea is a Category 6 property, so a certificate could be redeemed in off-peak or standard season. Paid rates are often $600+.
Obviously there’s some effort required to truly maximize this, but there’s potentially massive value to be had with this bonus.
Redeem free night certificates at the new AC Hotel Maui Wailea
The Bonvoy Boundless Card is a keeper for the perks
The Marriott Bonvoy Boundless™ Credit Card offers all kinds of incredible perks, which to me more than justify the annual fee. These perks include the following:
- An annual free night certificate valid at a property costing up to 35,000 points per night
- 15 elite nights towards Marriott Bonvoy status annually
- Marriott Bonvoy Silver Elite status for as long as you have the card, and Gold Elite status in conjunction with spending on the card
- 6x Bonvoy points at Marriott properties, 2x points on other purchases
- Premium internet when staying at Marriott properties
- Access to Chase Offers, which can save you money on purchases with some retailers
There are lots of great hotels where you can redeem free night certificates
The Marriott Bonvoy Boundless™ Credit Card has an incredible new bonus of five free nights at properties costing up to 50,000 points per night upon completing minimum spending. This is potentially worth up to 250,000 Bonvoy points.
While there’s more effort required to maximize this than a strictly points-based bonus, this is so much better than anything else we’ve seen on the card, so I’d highly recommend this offer if you’re eligible.
Anyone plan on picking up this Bonvoy Boundless Card with five free nights?