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Originally posted on 6/2:
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Limited time signup bonus:
For a limited time only, you can get 5 free nights at Marriott hotels that cost up to 50K points each when you signup for the Chase Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Consumer Card and spend $5,000 in 3 months.
The free nights will be valid for 1 year from the date of issuance, though Marriott will typically extend certificates for an extra year if you ask for it.
You will also be able to add up to 15K points to the certificate to use it at hotels going for up to 65,000 points per night.
Also available with a limited time offer is the no annual fee Marriott Bonvoy Bold Card with 60K points for spending $2,000 in 3 months.
Comparison to previous signup bonus:
The normal signup bonus on the Boundless card is 75K points. The previous limited time offer for this card was for 3 free 50K nights.
Welcome bonus terms:
You won’t get the welcome bonus on this card if:
- You have an active Chase Marriott consumer Boundless, Bold, or Premier card.
- You got a bonus on a Chase Marriott consumer card in the past 24 months.
- You have or had an active Marriott Bonvoy AMEX Consumer card in the past 30 days.
- You were approved for a Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant AMEX card or the Starwood Business/Marriott Bonvoy Business AMEX in the past 90 days
- You received a signup bonus for a Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant AMEX or the Marriott Bonvoy Business AMEX card in the past 24 months.
Typically, Chase cards are be subject to 5/24 restrictions, meaning that you are not likely to be approved if you have been approved for 5 or more consumer credit cards in the past 24 months. Note that the Chase system automatically counts cards like authorized user cards and store cards as cards that count towards 5/24, but if you explain to Chase that those cards are merely authorized user cards or store cards they can manually approve you for a new card.
However there have been many reports of 5/24 rules being waived for co-brand consumer cards like these.
You can check your credit report for free at the federally authorized annualcreditreport.com to check how many accounts are shows as being open in the past 24 months.
- 2 points per dollar everywhere.
- 3 points per dollar on $6,000 per calendar year of dining, gas stations, and groceries.
- 6 Marriott points per dollar at Marriott hotels.
- Earn 1 elite night credit with every $5,000 spent.
- There are no foreign transaction fees.
- Purchase protection covers items purchased up to $500 against theft or damage for 120 days.
- Extended warranty protection adds an additional year on the manufacturer’s warranty.
- Car rental CDW insurance covers rentals in the US on a secondary basis and rentals outside of the US on a primary basis.
- Trip delay reimbursement covers $500/passenger for expenses due to delays of 12+ hours.
- Lost luggage reimbursement covers luggage lost or damaged, up to $3,000/passenger.
You’ll need to spend $5,000 within 3 months.
You can pay your federal taxes for a 1.87% fee. If you overpay your taxes you can request a refund or apply it to your next year’s taxes.
My local natural gas company allows me to prepay up to $1,000 on a credit card for a $1.65 flat fee. That’s a great way to earn miles and help meet a spend threshold. My electricity supplier allows me to pay with a credit card for free as long as I am enrolled in autopay.
Airline transfer bonus:
You can transfer increments of 60K Marriott points into 25K airline miles or 27.5K miles with United.
Additionally, airlines often have their own bonuses for hotel point transfers.
Marriott has dozens of valuable airline transfer partners, such as Aegean, Alaska, American, JAL, Qantas, and dozens more!
Miles from these airlines can be very valuable and hard to get from other sources. For example JAL miles allow you to book awards on Emirates, AA, and BA with discounted or no fuel surcharges as well as mileage bargains. Alaska miles opens up bargains on airlines like Cathay Pacific and Qantas with no fuel surcharges and they allow 2 free stopovers on awards.
Premium internet access:
Boundless cardholders get free premium in-room internet at Marriott hotels.
Boundless cardholders get Silver Elite status, which gives 10% bonus points, late checkout, and more.
If you spend $35K/year you will earn Gold elite status, which gives 25% bonus points, late checkout, room upgrades, a points amenity on paid and award stays, and more.
You’ll also get 15 elite night credits for having the card.
You can get 15 elite night credits for having a Marriott consumer card and 15 elite night credits for having a Marriott business card. You can combine those nights with promotional nights to reach higher elite tiers.
You can’t get 2 sets of 15 elite night credits if you only have consumer or only have business cards.
Officially you can’t convert until you have had your card for 12 months, but some reps will allow conversions at any time.
Boundless cardholders will receive a free night upon every card anniversary valid at hotels that cost up to 35K points. Anniversary nights can be worth several times the annual fee on this card! Anniversary nights expire 12 months after they post to your account.
You will be able to add up to 15K points to certificates, for hotels that go for up to 50K points.
Will you signup for this limited time offer? Where do you use your anniversary nights?