Posted by William Charles on April 14, 2019
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Published on April 14th, 2019 | by William Charles

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Chase Marriott Bonvoy Boundless: $200 Statement Credit + Two Free Nights (Up To 35,000 Points Per Night) Bonus, AF Waived First Year

The Offer

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  • Chase is offering the following bonus on the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless card  (formerly known as the Chase Marriott Premier Plus card)
    • $200 statement credit after first purchase
    • Two free night awards (up to 35,000 points per night) after $3,000 in spend within the first three months

Card Details

  • Annual fee of $95 is waived first year
  • Eligibility for this product: The product is not available to either:
    • current cardmembers of the Marriott Bonvoy™ Premier credit card (also known as Marriott Rewards® Premier) or Marriott Bonvoy Boundless™ credit card (also known as Marriott Rewards® Premier Plus), or
    • previous cardmembers of the Marriott Bonvoy™ Premier credit card (also known as Marriott Rewards® Premier) or Marriott Bonvoy Boundless™ credit card (also known as Marriott Rewards® Premier Plus), who received a new cardmember bonus within the last 24 months.
  • Eligibility for the new cardmember bonus: The bonus is not available to you if you:
    • are a current cardmember, or were a previous cardmember within the last 30 days, of Marriott Bonvoy™ American Express® Card (also known as The Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express);
    • are a current or previous cardmember of either Marriott Bonvoy Business™ American Express® Card (also known as The Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American Express) or Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card (also known as the Starwood Preferred Guest® American Express Luxury Card), and received a new cardmember bonus or upgrade bonus in the last 24 months; or
    • applied and were approved for Marriott Bonvoy Business™ American Express® Card (also known as The Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American Express) or Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card (also known as the Starwood Preferred Guest® American Express Luxury Card) within the last 90 days.
  • Chase 5/24 rule applies to this card
  • Free award night every anniversary valid at a property costing up to 35,000 points
  • Card earns at the following rates:
    • 6x points per $1 spent at Marriott Bonvoy hotels
    • 2x points per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Elite status:
    • Automatic silver elite status
    • Gold status if you spend $35,000 or more within a card member year
    • 15 elite night credits towards status each year

Our Verdict

Other current bonus on this card is 100,000 points without the annual fee waived. We’ve also seen three night bonus offers in the past as well. If you redeem the free nights at properties costing 35,000 points per night this is basically a bonus of 70,000 points + $295 (remember the annual fee is waived) in comparison to 100,000 points. The upside to the points offer is you have more flexibility in what you use the points for. That being said most people will much prefer $295 to 30,000 Marriott points so if you can use the certificates smartly and value cash sign up bonuses then this bonus might be worth considering in comparison to the straight points offer.

Keep in mind all the restrictions on who can get the bonus on this card:

I most likely won’t be adding this to our list of the best credit card bonuses. Before applying or asking questions, read this post about everything you should know about Chase credit cards first.

Hat tip to reader Julia



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Matt
Matt

3 free 35k night bonus is also available using referral links. That bonus seems likely a bit better than this one, though it depends on if you have concrete plans for the third cert.

An Xiao
An Xiao

First year AF not waived?

Matt
Matt

Yes, that’s true, I missed that… That probably means that most people will prefer this 2FN+$200 offer over 3FN, unless you have a particularly good use of the FN lined up.

Will Shrop

Rather have the $200 cash and waived AF

Ben
Ben

Do the free night awards expire? What are the rules for those?

Bill M
Bill M

This is included in the section of the offer details related to the sign up bonus so I think it applies to the 2 bonus nights: “Each Anniversary Free Night Award issued will have an expiration of 12 months.”

Curmudgeon
Curmudgeon

Yes. They are usually good for a year.

Abey

Anyone else paused to think which SPG card it refers to?

DP
DP

This “AMEX/Chase no overlap” rule is utter nonsense. Virtually every financial product competes with everything else. Credit, debit, checking, savings, etc. And every form of spending competes for your money as well. Imagine if every bank/creditor said you couldn’t open a new account if you’ve ever had an account with so and so currently or in the past…

Derrick
Derrick

It’s not much different than American Airlines having both Citi and Barclays offering co-branded credit cards. And from what I understand, if a person with a citi AA card applies for one of the AA cards, Barclays won’t accept the application. If you apply it just gets voided out.

Raylan
Raylan

DoC – do you know when this offer expires? Or is it just the standard offer for this card now?

Jake
Jake

The bit about not having the SPG business or luxury cards specifically says you can’t have them AND have received a sign up or upgrade bonus within the last 24 months, next section says can’t have opened within 90 days. So… If you’ve had say SPG business long enough that your bonus was over 24 months ago you are eligible.

stumpy
stumpy

I got the (now closed to new applications) Chase Marriott Premier Plus Business Card about 6 months ago and still have it open. Am I eligible for the sign-up bonus?

Joe Giorgianni

I signed up and was approved April 9 at https://creditcards.chase.com/marriott/apply?CELL=64R2. Nothing there about the $200 Statement Credit + Two Free Nights. Do you think I will get it? Should I send a secure message to Chase? Thanks.

P
P

And in 3 months they move hotels up one category and then a few months later we have peak/off-peak

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