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The Marriott Bonvoy Boundless card gets a more rewarding welcome bonus

The co-branded Chase card plans to entice new cardholders, just in time for summer travel.
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Written by Evan Zimmer, Staff Writer on

Chase and Marriott Bonvoy announced in early June that the welcome bonus for the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless is growing. New Boundless cardholders can earn three Free Night Awards for spending $3,000 within the first three months of having the card. Each night is valued up to 50,000 points.

The new welcome bonus expands upon the increased rewards added to the card earlier this year. The rewards cover popular expenses while traveling, such as gas and dining. 

Three free nights offers considerable value, depending on where you choose to redeem them. Cardholders can use Award Nights consecutively, and if you have any travel plans coming up, using the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless to fund the trip can be a good way to work toward the welcome bonus.

To use the Free Award Night, just search for hotels on the Marriott Bonvoy website and indicate you'd like to use points or awards. If the hotel you want to stay with isn't eligible for the Free Night Award due to a redemption limit, you can add up to 15,000 points per night to cover the difference.

Card Highlights
Intro BonusEarn 3 Free Nights (each night valued up to 50,000 points) after qualifying purchases.
APR17.49% - 24.49% Variable
Recommended CreditExcellent/Good
Reward Rates
  • Earn up to 17X total Bonvoy points per $1 spent at over 7,000 hotels participating in Marriott Bonvoy® with the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless® Card.
  • Earn 3X Bonvoy points per $1 on the first $6,000 spent in combined purchases each year on grocery stores, gas stations, and dining.
  • 2X Bonvoy points for every $1 spent on all other purchases.
Annual Fee$95
Intro Purchase APRN/A
Additional Details
Rewards & Redemption Details

In addition to its travel rewards, the card comes equipped with some useful, travel-centric benefits:

  • Baggage Delay Insurance: Get reimbursed for essential purchases, including food and toiletries, if your baggage is delayed for over six hours. Up to $100 a day for five days.
  • Lost Luggage Reimbursement: If you or a family member has their luggage lost or damaged by the common carrier, you're covered by up to $3,000 per passenger.
  • Trip Delay Reimbursement: If your trip is delayed by 12 hours or you need to stay overnight, you and your family can be reimbursed for the cost of food and lodging by up to $500 per ticket.
  • No foreign transaction fees

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