Chase Launches New Marriott Bonvoy Bountiful Card ($250 Annual Fee)

As rumored Chase has launched a new Marriott card called ‘Bonvoy Bountiful‘ (American Express has launched the Marriott Bonvoy Bevy card and refreshed the Brilliant card). This is a mid tier card with a $250 annual fee.

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Card Details

  • $250 annual fee
  • Sign up bonus of 125,000 bonus points after $4,000 in spend within 3 months from account opening
  • Card earns at the following rates:
    • Earn 6X points for every $1 spent at Marriott properties
    • Earn 4X points for every $1 spent on the first $15,000 in combined purchases each year on grocery stores and dining
    • Earn 2X points for every $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Free Night Award every calendar year, after $15,000 in spend within that calendar year (good for up to 50,000 points)
  • Complimentary Gold Elite status
  • 15 elite night credits toward elite status
  • The new cardmember bonus is not available to you if (1) you currently have or had any of the following cards within the last 30 days, (2) you applied and were approved for any of the following cards within the last 90 days, or (3) you received a new cardmember bonus or upgrade bonus for any of the following cards within the last 24 months: Marriott Bonvoy® American Express® Card, Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express, Marriott Bonvoy Business® American Express® Card, Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American Express, Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant® American Express® Card, Starwood Preferred Guest® American Express Luxury Card, Marriott Bonvoy Bevy™ American Express® Card.
  • Earn 1,000 Bonus Points per eligible stay at hotels participating in Marriott Bonvoy

Our Verdict

Card doesn’t seem great for keeping long term, you don’t get a lot of benefits for a $250 annual fee. The sign up bonus is also lackluster and I’d recommend waiting for a better bonus to come along.

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Geoff
Geoff

I think you misplaced the “can’t get the bonus” language in both new cards. You put the Amex language in the Chase card and vice-versa.

Jimmy G

Looks like the offer terms are more restrictive than the Boundless card. For this one, it doesn’t appear you can hold the Brilliant card; whereas, for the Boundless card, as long as you did not get the Brilliant bonus within the last 24 months, you can get it here.

Curmudgeon
Curmudgeon

William Charles In the earnings section you have “Earn X points for every $1 spent on the first $15,000 in combined purchases each year on grocery stores and dining”

Should be 4x. The same omission is in the Amex version of the card as well.

Chris
Chris

Damn. I don’t even have this card and I feel like I just got Bonvoyed.

Jack
Jack

We’re not just spectators, when we’ve experienced their games first hand before.

Cheese
Cheese

Do you have other examples of getting Bonvoyed in the past for those who are new to the ways of Marriott? 😛

Midnight
Midnight

Hilarious comment take my upvote

Midnight
Midnight

I love how both new cards plus the refreshed Brilliant are equally trash

PT
PT

The bonus isnt even two nights at the coastal place we like.

Eric V
Eric V

So for $250 a year you have to EARN the free night? What a scam

International Churner
International Churner

Better than the UK, for a card that costs £75/year:

Receive one free night after you spend £25,000 in an anniversary year, redeemable for a one-night stay (redemption level at or under 25,000 points) at hotels participating in Marriott Bonvoy. Certain hotels have resort fees.

https://www.americanexpress.com/uk/credit-cards/marriott-bonvoy-credit-card/

Pierre
Pierre

Yeah I’m gonna keep my Boundless – not even a free night at any level for a $250 card? Even if the dynamic point system means the 35K certificate is just good for a SpringHill Suites or Residence Inn, that’s still better than what the Bountiful has to offer. Marriott Gold Elite status is worthless.

P
P

Free $250 for Chase and Marriott.

Lrdx
Lrdx

This is the same garbage as the AmEx version.

Greg
Greg

At least with this version you can downgrade to the $95 AF card after getting the bonus

Lrdx
Lrdx

The $95 card had better bonuses before.

Also, paying $155 and an extra $1000 spend for additional 25k points is a questionable value.

Kafka
Kafka

Plus not getting the 35k FNC for the year you have a Bountiful.