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We talk a lot about credit cards and welcome offers here, because that is one of the best ways to get a lot of points quickly. It’s too hard to get any appreciable amount of points when you only earn them 1 or 2 per dollar, unless you have a LOT of spending.

The Chase Marriott Bonvoy Boundless currently has a solid welcome offer that you may want to take advantage of.

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Chase Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Review – welcome offer

The welcome offer on the Chase Marriott Bonvoy Boundless is currently 100,000 Bonvoy points after $3,000 spending in your first 3 months of card ownership. The card does come with a $95 annual fee the first year, and it is not waived. If you value Marriott Bonvoy points at around 0.7 cents per point, that’s a value of at least $700 just from the welcome bonus.

Chase Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Review – earnings

Here are the details of the earnings that you’ll get Chase Marriott Bonvoy Boundless card

  • 6x Marriott Rewards points on Marriott stays
  • 3X Marriott Rewards points for every $1 on the first $6,000 spent in combined purchases each year on grocery stores, gas stations, and dining
  • 2X Marriott Rewards points on all other purchases

This isn’t the best card to put everyday spending on, but it’s not the worst either. Even for stays at Marriott hotels, you could potentially get more value from putting it on a travel card like the Chase Sapphire Preferred or Capital One Venture card.

(SEE ALSO: Should you sign up for the Capital One Venture or Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card?)

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Chase Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Review – perks

The biggest perk that comes with the Chase Marriott Bonvoy Boundless card is the anniversary free night, which is good for one free night up to 35,000 points each year. Note that you do not get this anniversary free night when you first sign up, but instead each successive year on your anniversary. You will also get:

  • Free in-room internet
  • 15 Elite night credit annually as long as you hold the card
  • Earn 1 Elite Night Credit towards Elite Status for every $5,000 you spend.
  • Silver Elite status
  • Earn Gold Elite status with $35,000 or more in purchases in a calendar year

Should you sign up for the Chase Bonvoy Boundless Card?

I like to say that there are three main reasons to consider applying for a new credit card.

  • The welcome bonus
  • The earning potential for everyday spending
  • The perks for having the card.

The Bonvoy Boundless ticks 2 out of the 3 boxes. It has a solid welcome offer worth hundreds of dollars, and it has real benefits for having the card. This is mostly the value of the anniversary night, which is probably worth at least the $95 annual fee each year.

(SEE ALSO: Why do people think free hotel nights are a good idea?)

The welcome bonus on the card changes all the time and has in the past offered a number (3 to 5) of free nights as the introductory signup bonus in lieu of points, so if that’s something that’s more valuable to you, you might consider holding off and waiting for that offer to come back. You will also need to be under Chase 5/24 to be approved for the Bonvoy Boundless card. Still, if you’re looking to get a bunch of Marriott points, the Bonvoy Boundless is a solid option.

Are you planning on signing up for the Chase Marriott Bonvoy Boundless card? Do you think there’s a better card out there? Leave your thoughts in the comments

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