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Chase and Marriott are out with a big bonus for their Marriott Bonvoy BoundlessTM Credit Card. Chase is now the exclusive issuer of the broad based Marriott consumer credit card, and they made several changes to their product with the launch of the new loyalty program in order to make it more rewarding.
- Big initial bonus. 100,000 points after $3000 spend on purchases in the first 3 months of cardmembership.
- Annual free night This card gives you an annual free night after each account anniversary valued for hotels which cost up to 35,000 points, which in my view is worth far more than the annual fee.
Le Meridien Chiang Rai
- Best way to earn Marriott points. The old Marriott card only earned one point per dollar. This one earns two points per dollar. That’s the same earn that American Express offers on their Marriott cards and it’s also double the rate that Chase’s Ultimate Rewards cards transfer to Marriott at. I don’t think 2 Marriott points is the best you’ll do on unbonused spend by any means, but there’s not going to be a better way of earning Marriott points for spend and this Visa will play a role.
Le Meridien Barcelona on Las Ramblas
- Help towards elite status. The card comes with automatic Silver status. You’ll receive 15 elite nights every year as a cardholder, helpful if you’re trying to earn Platinum or even 75 night status. You can earn 15 elite nights with this card, and they don’t just count towards current year status but also towards lifetime elite status as well. (Separately spending $35,000 in purchases on the card in an account year earns Gold status.)