Earlier today we posted about the long-awaited shakeup in the lineup of American Express and Chase Marriott cards, including the release of the new Bonvoy Bevy and Bonvoy Bountiful cards. Now, we are also seeing increased offers on both of the entry-level Chase-issued Marriott credit cards: the Marriott Bonvoy Bold and Marriott Bonvoy Boundless. While these offers are a bit less exciting from a shear numerical value, they are nonetheless worth considering if you’re in the market for a Chase Marriott card.
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These new bonuses on the Chase Marriott cards are good, if not incredible (especially in comparison to the 5x50K certs Boundless offer that Greg nabbed for the 3 Cards, 3 Continents challange). I imagine most readers will be more interested in the Boundless card. The 35K free night certificate should get you around $150-$250 in value domestically if you’re able to use it wisely and 100,000 points are worth ~$700 according to our reasonable redemption values. You should be able to get good value out of the welcome offer.
The release of the the new $250 Bevy and Bountiful cards weas quite underwhelming, in my opinion. I just don’t see how the benefits justify the annual fee difference between those and the Bold and Boundless. However, in the post I said that I could definitely see getting the Bevy or Bountiful for a year in order to get the 125K welcome offer and then product-changing. Now that the Boundless is up to 100K points, there’s even less reason to get the Bountiful (assuming you’re eligible for Chase card and don’t already have the Boundless).
The Bountiful would get you an extra 25K points, but you’d lose out on the 35K anniversary cert, effectively a complete wash unless you need the points ASAP. For $155 a year, you’re getting +1x at restaurants, Gold elite status and an extra 1,000 points per stay at Marriott. I’d take the Boundless, personally. On the other hand, if you’re going to cancel after the first year, it could still be worth it, as you might miss out on the anniversary cert anyway. Otherwise, I think I like this offer better.
I’d be less excited about the Bold unless you’re merely opening it as a means to upgrade to the Ritz-Carlton Visa Infinite card down the road. Those who want the Ritz card will need to wait a year from opening one of these Chase Marriott cards to request a product change, but so far it’s still possible to do it. The Bold card doesn’t otherwise offer much ongoing value and the welcome bonus isn’t very exciting when compared to the other Marriott cards.