The 100,000-point welcome offers on two Marriott Bonvoy cards from Amex just ended, but you still have (a bit of) time to earn 100k points after spending $5,000 in the first 3 months on the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Credit Card from Chase. The 100,000-point offer on this card was originally set to end on May 2, but it extended to May 16. That date’s fast approaching, though, so don’t wait too long to apply if you’re interested.
If you’re looking to earn extra Marriott points with a personal credit card, the Boundless could be a great option, especially if you want to avoid a premium-level annual fee. The Boundless has a $95 annual fee vs. the $450 fee on the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant American Express® Card (see rates & fees).
Here’s a rundown of the Bonvoy Boundless card’s main benefits:
- Earn 6x points at Marriott properties and 2x on everything else
- A free-night award every year after your account anniversary, for properties that cost up to 35,000 points
- Automatic Silver elite status (with the option to spend your way to Gold with $35,000 or more in purchases in an account year)
- 15 elite night credits toward Marriott status each calendar year
- No foreign-transaction fees
Based on TPG’s valuations, 100,000 Marriott points are worth $800. If you need inspiration for redeeming those points, check out the following guides:
- Best Ways to Redeem 100,000 Marriott Bonvoy Points
- How to Get More Than $1,000 in Value From 100,000 Marriott Points
- TPG Readers Reveal How They’d Redeem 100,000 Marriott Points
- How to Get up to 16 Award Nights From 100k Marriott Bonus Points
If you’re interested in applying, just keep the following restrictions in mind:
- Chase’s 5/24 rule — Chase won’t approve you for most of its credit cards if you’ve opened five or more accounts across all banks in the last 24 months. So if you’re currently out of 5/24 “slots” you won’t be able to open the Bonvoy Boundless card.
- Marriott card eligibility restrictions — If you currently have a Marriott cobranded card, you may be excluded from getting the card or earning its sign-up bonus. A pop-up should alert you if you aren’t eligible as you complete the card application, though.
Keep the May 16 deadline in mind if you’re hoping to lock in the elevated 100,000-point with the Bonvoy Boundless card. We don’t know what the sign-up bonus will be after that date, but the two Marriott Bonvoy Amex cards are now offering 75,000 points after you spend $3,000 in the first 3 months, and we can almost guarantee that the Bonvoy Boundless’ welcome bonus will drop as well.
For rates and fees of the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant Amex, click here.