New Offer: Earn 3 Free Nights With Chase Marriott Card Plus 10x On Category Spend

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Chase’s Marriott Bonvoy BoundlessTM Credit Card has a new offer to earn 3 Free Nights (each night valued up to 50,000 points) after qualifying purchases, and earn 10 total points per dollar on up to $2500 in combined purchases at gas stations, restaurants and grocery stores within your first 6 months from account opening.

The free nights are earned after $3,000 in purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. If $2500 of that spend is at gas stations, restaurants and grocery stores then you’re earning at least 25,000 points and up to 150,000 points’ worth of free nights. That’s a big increase in potential value from even the limited time 100,000 point offer that proceeded this one.

And cardmembers receive a Free Night Award (which can be used at properties that require up to 35,000 points for the night) every year after account anniversary as well as silver elite status in the Marriott program and 15 elite night credits each calendar year. Those make the card worth keeping.


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My view is this is a great initial bonus. The Marriott card used to be weak for spending, it’s now improved and above average, but not what I want top of wallet day in and day out. I last valued Marriott points at $0.007 apiece, suggesting 1.4% return for unbonused spend.

As usual, current Chase Marriott cardmembers and previous cardmembers who received a new cardmember bonus within the last 24 months aren’t eligible, and you generally need to have had fewer than 5 new cards in the past 24 months as well.

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Comments

  1. Is there a way to transfer these certificates within a household? I’m over 5/24, but if my wife got this card I’d want to be able to get my Titanium benefits when we used the certs. Any ideas?

  2. @ Gary — I’ll take $300 over this offer. At least with a points bonus, you can transfer the points out.

  3. This seems very attractive. We have made great use of these 50k certificates. Why do I have a feeling that we will be finding many fewer properties at 50k to use these at? I smell a devaluation coming. Hey just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean that they aren’t really out to get you.

  4. Interesting timing since they seemed to have reduced two elite benefits per FT: 1) upgrade language and 2) flat $10 per room BY benefits at Courtyards.

  5. Marriott certificates are becoming useless these days. Cat 3 hotels are showing up with prices 37,500. Which means the annual certificates can no longer be used even in those cat 3 hotels.

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