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Last chance for best-ever Marriott Business Amex offer: Earn five free nights

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With almost 9,000 properties across more than 30 brand names, there is a Marriott hotel for everyone. And when it comes to choosing a Marriott  card, there are multiple options from both Chase and American Express.

If you’re looking for a new card as you plan upcoming trips, there are some strong bonuses on Marriott’s cobranded cards, including a best-ever offer on the Marriott Bonvoy Business® American Express® Card that’s ending soon.

Should you apply for one of these cards with these juicy welcome bonuses? Let’s look at the details to see if one merits a place in your wallet.

Marriott Bonvoy Business American Express Card

The Marriott Bonvoy Business® American Express® Card is Marriott’s only business card currently available to new applicants.

Annual fee: $125 (see rates and fees)

Welcome offer: Earn five free night awards after you use your new card to make $8,000 in eligible purchases within the first six months of card membership. Redemption level up to 50,000 Marriott Bonvoy points for each bonus free night award, at hotels participating in Marriott Bonvoy. Resort fees may apply. Offer ends July 10.

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THE POINTS GUY

Is it worth it?

This welcome offer is worth up to a whopping $2,125, according to our July 2024 valuations, the very best in this card’s history.

With this card, you’ll get automatic Gold Elite status with Marriott Bonvoy and up to a 7% discount on eligible bookings made directly with Marriott at participating properties and earn 4 points per dollar spent at restaurants worldwide.

The card also comes with 15 elite night credits annually (which can be stacked with a Marriott Bonvoy consumer card) and a free night award annually (worth up to 35,000 points). In addition, you can earn a second free night (also worth up to 35,000 points) after $60,000 of purchases on your card in a calendar year.

Marriott’s shift to dynamic pricing may make it harder to use these rewards. Still, you should be able to find a participating property that can cover your annual fee (and then some), as our data indicates that there’s still a lot of value in the program.

For more details, check out our full review of the Amex Marriott Bonvoy Business.


Apply here: Marriott Bonvoy Business American Express Card


Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant American Express Card

The Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant® American Express® Card is Marriott’s top-tier credit card.

Annual fee: $650 (see rates and fees)

Welcome offer: Earn 95,000 points after you use your new card to make $6,000 in purchases within the first six months of card membership.

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THE POINTS GUY

Is it worth it?

95,000 Bonvoy points are worth $808, according to TPG’s July 2024 valuations, a solid offer based on this card’s history.

The card also confers valuable perks, such as automatic Bonvoy Platinum Elite status, an annual free night award (worth up to 85,000 points; certain hotels have resort fees), up to $300 (up to $25 per month) in annual statement credits for eligible purchases at restaurants worldwide, Priority Pass lounge access and 25 elite qualifying night credits per year. Enrollment is required for select benefits.

Remember that Marriott has dynamic pricing, so you may need to work harder to find a property to use free nights. However, you can top up Marriott certificates using up to 15,000 points, meaning that you could use your free night award topped up with bonus points to book a night costing up to 100,000 points.

For more details, check out our full review of the Amex Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant.


Apply here: Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant American Express Card


Marriott Bonvoy Bevy American Express Card

The Marriott Bonvoy Bevy™ American Express® Card is Bonvoy’s mid-tier card from American Express.

Annual fee: $250 (see rates and fees)

Welcome offer: Earn 85,000 Marriott Bonvoy bonus points after using your card to spend $5,000 on purchases in the first six months of card membership.

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THE POINTS GUY

Is it worth it?

TPG’s July 2024 valuations put 85,000 Marriott Bonvoy points at $723, a decent offer for this card’s history.

This card also offers mid-tier perks, including complimentary Gold Elite status, a solid earning rate at Marriott properties and elite night credits. However, it lacks several benefits that you might expect from a mid-tier card.

For example, you must spend $15,000 in a calendar year to earn a free night (worth up to 50,000 points; certain hotels have resort fees). Other Marriott cards with lower annual fees include a similar perk with no spending requirement. Enrollment is required for select benefits.

For more details, check out our full review of the Amex Marriott Bonvoy Bevy.


Apply here: Marriott Bonvoy Bevy American Express Card


Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Credit Card

The Marriott Bonvoy Boundless® Credit Card is one of Chase’s two mid-tier Bonvoy cards.

Annual fee: $95

Welcome offer: Earn three free night awards (each night valued up to 50,000 points) after spending $3,000 in the first three months of account opening. Certain hotels have resort fees.

THE POINTS GUY

Is it worth it?

TPG’s July 2024 valuations put the three free night awards, topping out at 150,000 Marriott Bonvoy points, at $1,275, a great offer based on this card’s history.

If you’re a frequent traveler loyal to Marriott, this is a great card to add to your wallet without a huge price tag. With the Boundless, automatic Bonvoy Silver status and 15 elite qualifying nights every year. You’ll also earn one credit toward the next level of elite status for every $5,000 spent, and you can reach Gold Elite status by spending $35,000 on the card in a calendar year.

Perhaps the most valuable perk is the annual free night award (worth up to 35,000 points) at each account anniversary — though Marriott’s lack of award charts could hinder your ability to use this reward.

For more details, check out our full review of the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless card.


Apply here: Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Credit Card


Marriott Bonvoy Bold Credit Card

The Marriott Bonvoy Bold® Credit Card is Chase’s entry-level card for Bonvoy enthusiasts.

Annual fee: $0

Welcome offer: Earn 30,000 Marriott Bonvoy bonus points after using your card to spend $1,000 on purchases in the first three months from account opening.

THE POINTS GUY

Is it worth it?

The 30,000 Marriott Bonvoy points are worth $255, according to TPG’s July 2024 valuations. We’ve seen welcome offers for as high as 100,000 Marriott Bonvoy points based on previous offer history, so we highly recommend waiting until a higher offer comes around.

You’ll earn 3 points per dollar at Marriott properties, 2 points per dollar on all other travel purchases (ends July 10) and 1 point per dollar everywhere else.

It also has no foreign transaction fees.

This is a solid set of perks for a card with no annual fee. However, frequent Marriott guests may do better with a card that offers more perks during each stay.

For more details, check out our full review of the Marriott Bonvoy Bold card.


Apply here: Marriott Bonvoy Bold Credit Card


Marriott Bonvoy Bountiful Credit Card

The Marriott Bonvoy Bountiful Credit Card is one of Chase’s two mid-tier Bonvoy cards.

Annual fee: $250

Welcome offer: Earn 85,000 Marriott Bonvoy points after you spend $4,000 in purchases in the first three months from account opening.

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THE POINTS GUY

Is it worth it?

TPG July 2024 valuations put 85,000 Marriott Bonvoy points at $723.

Whereas American Express issues the Bevy, this card comes from Chase. The two cards have mostly the same benefits, meaning the perks that come with this card struggle to justify its $250 annual fee. However, the welcome bonus may be of interest to you.

The information for the Marriott Bonvoy Bountiful Credit Card has been collected independently by The Points Guy. The card details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer.

For more details, check out our full review of the Marriott Bonvoy Bountiful card.


Can you apply for more than one Marriott card offer?

If multiple Marriott card offers intrigue you, you can indeed have more than one open Marriott card — some TPG staffers have two or three. It can make sense to leverage the annual anniversary award nights and to stack the 15-25 elite nights awarded by carrying both a personal and small-business Marriott card.

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However, with six total Marriott cards available for new applicants, there are several restrictions on who can earn the welcome offers across the available cards — especially since cards are issued by both Amex and Chase.

Note that these restrictions are all in addition to Chase’s 5/24 rule (which applies to new applicants for the Bonvoy Boundless, Bonvoy Bold and Bonvoy Bountiful cards) and Amex’s one-bonus-per-lifetime rule (which applies to the Bonvoy Brilliant, Bonvoy Business and Bonvoy Bevy cards).

Make sure you’re eligible for these offers before applying.

Related: Here’s why you need both a personal and business Marriott Bonvoy credit card

Bottom line

Marriott cards hold slots in our top hotel credit cards list, thanks to the value they provide year after year. Add in some of the current bonuses, and you have a compelling reason to consider getting a Marriott card now.

Related: Which credit card should you use for Marriott stays?

For rates and fees of the Marriott Bonvoy Bevy card, click here.
For rates and fees of the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant card, click here.
For rates and fees of the Marriott Bonvoy Business card, click here