100K Marriott points requires reduced spend with new offer


There are new offers out this week on both the Chase Marriottt Bonvoy Boundless card and Chase Marriott Bonvoy Bound card this week that require less spend to trigger than the previous lower offer. While we saw an even better offer last year, this new offer is an increase over the most recent one. Note also that the referral offers, which provide free night certificates instead of points, also feature the newly-reduced spending requirements.

The Offers & Key Card Details

Card Offer and Review
Card Offer and Review
Marriott Bonvoy Bold Credit Card

FM Mini Review: The best use for this card is probably to downgrade from the Ritz or Boundless card to avoid the annual fee. That way, you can always upgrade again when you need the annual free night or other perks

Quick Thoughts

Last year, we saw an offer for 5 free nights worth up to 50K points each (long since expired). That offer had incredible potential value, but with the certificates scheduled to expire a year from issuance, it was more difficult to commit to that for many who were uncertain of travel plans.

I have no idea whether we will see that offer again, but in the meantime, these offers are worth a bit more than usual and they require very low relative spending to trigger them. Keep in mind though that getting a bonus on one of these cards could cause you grief in trying to get a bonus on the Amex side. See our matrix below for eligibility criteria. You can see that if you do apply for one of these cards, it will lock you out of new Bonvoy bonuses for 24 months. Note that you can get both of the Amex cards in proximity to each other, just not if you’ve gotten a Chase card recently. It is a confusing and complicated system.

As noted at the top, the reduced spending requirement also applies to the referral offers on these cards, which each provide free night certificates instead of points. While the value of the free night certificates on the Boundless has slightly more potential value (given that you could get 3 free nights at 35K each, which would otherwise cost you 105K points), I’d personally rather have the points for the flexibility to use them towards more nights at lower categories or a night at a higher category property (and the ability to cancel and have points that could be used far in the future as long as I keep my account active). However, if you have a specific use case in mind and relatively firm plans, maybe you prefer the idea of certificates.

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