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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.
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.