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The American Express offers at these links below end at some point on August 9, and the Chase offers end at some point on August 10.
I wrote earlier about the biggest points offer I’ve seen for a Marriott co-brand card to earn up to 200,000 points on their premium American Express ‘brilliant’ card.
However there are also elevated offers on their other consumer cards you can apply for as well.
- Marriott Bonvoy Bevy™ American Express® Card Earn 125,000 Marriott points after $5,000 spend on purchases in the first six months, plus earn 50,000 bonus points after staying 6 eligible paid nights at participating Marriott properties through 1/31/24.
- Marriott Bonvoy Boundless® Credit Card from Chase Earn 75,000 Marriott points after $3,000 spend on purchases in the first six months, plus earn 50,000 bonus points after stay 6ing eligible paid nights at participating Marriott properties through 1/31/24.
- Marriott Bonvoy Bold® Credit Card from Chase Earn 50,000 Marriott Bonvoy bonus points after $1,000 spend on purchases in the first six months, plus earn 50,000 bonus points after stay 6ing eligible paid nights at participating Marriott properties through 1/31/24.
I don’t write much about the $250 annual fee Bevy card, not just because it was another B word, where the names don’t tell you much about, or help you identify, the product. It doesn’t seem like the incremental amount of fee gets you that much more here and I have a hard time articulating a use case. Still, up to 175,000 points without doing the more expensive Brilliant card may be attractive to some.
Meanwhile the mass consumer Boundless can be worth getting for a slightly elevated bonus offer, and keeping for the 15 annual elite nights and annual free night worth up to 35,000 points. For this one, there have been more attractive offers in the past.
For the no annual fee Bold card, if you’re not trying to get other Chase cards and so don’t mind taking up a ‘5/24’ slot, there is a sweet spot in getting 15 elite nights a year from a card with no annual fee.
Regardless, the Marriott portfolio cards are ones to consider getting when there’s an elevated bonus. They are ones to consider keeping for ongoing benefits. They are not ones to consider putting ongoing spend on, because they aren’t among the more rewarding cards for your spend.
Ultimately these are nice offers for people who will stay at Marriotts. There is a tendency for those taking a co-brand product to engage the core product more. And it’s interesting to see the tie-in, an attempt to drive incremental heads in beds this way rather than seeing card activity as separate and separable as we certainly see more often in the airline space.
Information about the Marriott Bevy American Express card, Marriott Boundless Chase card, and Marriott Bold Chase card was neither provided nor reviewed by their issuers.