Chase and Marriott Bring Increased Offers to Co-Branded Cards

With many Americans looking to resume travel, yet another hotel co-branded card is upping its welcome bonus. In fact, both the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless card and the Marriott Bonvoy Bold card from Chase have rolled out increased offers.

The headliner is the current offer for the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless card. For a limited time, new cardholders can earn 100,000 bonus points after making $3,000 in purchases on the card in their first three months. Of course, that’s far from the only points members will earn with the card. At this time, Boundless customers can earn up to a total of 17 points for every dollar they spend at participating Marriott Bonvoy hotels. This figure includes the 6x points from the Boundless card itself, up to 10x points for being a Marriott Bonvoy member, and another 1x point for holding Silver Elite Status — a perk that is included with the Boundless card.

As far as points go, on top of the Marriott purchase earning potential, the card also earns 2x points on all other purchases. Meanwhile, Boundless cardholders enjoy such benefits as a Free Night Award every year after their cardholder anniversary (valid for a one-night hotel stay at a property with a redemption level of up to 35,000 points), the chance to attain Gold Elite Status when they spend $35,000 or more on purchases each account year, and more. However, the card does carry a $95 annual fee, which is not waived for the first year.

For those looking for a no-annual-fee option, the Marriott Bonvoy Bold card also currently features an enhanced welcome offer. Right now, new cardholders can earn 50,000 bonus points when they spend just $1,000 in purchases on the card in their first three months. The Bold card also currently earns up to 14x points at participating Marriott Bonvoy hotels (the cards 3x base plus the up to 10x Marriott Bonvoy member bonus and a 1x Silver Elite Status bonus). On that note, the card also includes 15 elite night credits, which qualifies cardholders for Silver Marriott Bonvoy Status. Going back to points, the card also earns 2x points on all other travel purchases and 1x on everything else.

As it happens, these two co-branded card offers aren’t the only way that Marriott Bonvoy members can currently earn bonus points. Last week, the hotel chain announced a partnership with Uber, allowing members to link their Bonvoy account to the rideshare and food delivery apps. When they do, they’ll earn 3x points per dollar spent on eligible Uber rides, 2x points on eligible Uber Eats orders over $25, and 6x points on Uber Eats orders (over $25) delivered to Marriott Bonvoy properties. Additionally, through May 31st, members who link their account and make an eligible Uber purchase can tack on 2,000 bonus points.

Between the low (or no) annual fees the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless and Bold cards carry and the rewards they offer, either card could be a good option for Marriott loyalists. Of course, these increased offers only serve to sweeten the deal at a time when travel once again seems within reach. That said, these welcome bonuses won’t last forever, so those considering either option may want to turn in an application sooner rather than later.

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