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Chase has launched the Marriott Bonvoy Bold Card. The card has no annual fee and offers 30K points for spending $2,000 in 3 months.
The benefits on the card are pretty weak as you can see in the chart below, but it has a decent signup bonus for a no annual fee card. It could also be a decent downgrade option from the $95/year Chase Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Consumer Card, though that would lose your valuable anniversary night if you do that.
You won’t get approved for the card if:
- You have a Chase consumer Marriott Bonvoy card.
- You got a signup bonus on a Chase consumer Marriott Bonvoy card in the past 24 months.
You won’t get the welcome bonus on this card if:
- You have or had an active Starwood AMEX/Marriott Bonvoy AMEX Consumer card in the past 30 days.
- You received a signup bonus for a Starwood Luxury/Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant AMEX or the Starwood Business/Marriott Bonvoy Business AMEX card in the past 24 months.
- You were approved for any Starwood AMEX/Marriott Bonvoy AMEX card in the past 90 days.
All Chase cards are 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.
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.
Here is a comparison chart of all current Marriott cards including the Chase Marriott Bonvoy Bold Consumer Card, Chase Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Consumer Card, Marriott Bonvoy Business AMEX, and the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant Consumer AMEX:
|Chase Marriott Bold Consumer Card||Chase Marriott Boundless Consumer Card||JPMorgan Ritz Carlton Card||Marriott Bonvoy Consumer AMEX||Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant Consumer AMEX||Marriott Bonvoy Business AMEX|
|Points earned on everyday purchases||1 (2 on travel purchases)||2||2||2||2||2|
|Points earned on airfare||2||2||3||2||3||2|
|Points earned on Marriott hotels||3||6||6||6||6||6|
|Points earned on restaurants||1||2||3||2||3, US only||4, US only|
|Points earned on gas stations, wireless service, and shipping||1||2||2||2||2||4, US only|
|Free elite status level||Silver||Silver||Gold||Silver||Gold||Silver|
|Elite night credits||15 consumer nights||15 consumer nights||15 consumer nights||15 consumer nights||15 consumer nights||15 business nights|
|Elite status with annual spending||None||Gold for $35K||Platinum for $75K||Gold for $35K||Platinum for $75K||Gold for $35K|
|Anniversary night||None||Automatic free night up to 35K Marriott points||Automatic free night up to 50K Marriott points||Automatic free night up to 35K Marriott points||Automatic free night up to 50K Marriott points||Automatic free night up to 35K Marriott points|
|Additional Anniversary night||None||None||None||None||None||35K night if you spend $60K in a calendar year|
|Annual Marriott hotel credit.||None||None||None||None||$300||None|
|Annual Ritz-Carlton Club Level Upgrade Certs On Paid Stays||None||None||3||None||None||None|
|Annual airline fee credit||None||None||$300||None||None||None|
|Global Entry/TSA PreCheck credit||None||None||Full credit every 4 years.||None||Full credit every 4 years.||None|
|Foreign transaction fees||None||None||None||None||None||None|
|Complimentary premium in-room internet||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Priority Pass lounge membership||No||No||Yes, with unlimited free guests and free restaurant spend||No||Yes, with 2 free guests||No|
|Priority Pass lounge membership for free additional users||No||No||Yes, with unlimited free guests and free restaurant spend||No||No||No|
|Roadside Assistance||No||No||4 free uses per year||No||No||No|
|US Car Rental CDW Coverage||Secondary||Secondary||Primary||Secondary||Secondary||Secondary|
|Emergency Medical and Dental when traveling||No||No||Yes||No||No||No|
|Trip Delay Reimbursement||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||No|
|Trip Cancellation and Interruption Insurance||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||No|
|Baggage Insurance, extended warranty, and purchase protection||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|