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There is now a Marriott Bonvoy credit card that doesn’t charge an annual fee or foreign transaction fee. Meet the brand new Marriott Bonvoy Bold™ Credit Card issued by Chase. This newest hotel credit card debuted June 10, 2019, earns up to 3 Bonvoy points per $1 spent, and has a limited-time 50,000-point signup bonus.
This can be a good option if you don’t want to pay an annual fee to earn Bonvoy points or prevent your points from expiring.
Like the other Chase-issued Marriott credit cards, it’s safe to assume this new card falls under the unspoken “5/24 rule.” If you have opened or been listed as an authorized user on 5 or more credit cards in the last 24 months, Chase may automatically decline your application for this card.
Limited-Time 50,000 Point Signup Bonus
To celebrate the card launch, new cardmembers can earn a limited time signup bonus of 50,000 Bonvoy points. You earn this bonus after spending $2,000 in the first 3 months.
This bonus isn’t available to current or recent personal or business Marriott Bonvoy credit card members. The restriction applies to the Chase and American Express-issued Marriott or Starwood Preferred Guest branded cards.
Standard award nights start at 7,500 points for a category 1 property. This means your bonus is worth up to 6 free nights. Or, you can spring for a luxurious category 6 property costing 50,000 points per night.
Marriott is also introducing off-peak and peak season pricing later in the near future. Off-peak award nights will start at 5,000 points when the new pricing rolls out. This makes the bonus worth up to 10 free nights.
Marriott Bonvoy Bold Credit Card Benefits
This card packs a few other benefits. Although there aren’t many as it doesn’t have an annual fee. Here is what you can expect to enjoy:
- Earn 3x points on Marriott Bonvoy purchases
- Earn 2x points on all travel purchases
- Get 1x point on all remaining purchases
- Automatic Marriott Bonvoy Silver Elite status (15 free elite night credits)
- Trip delay reimbursement (up to $500 per ticket)
- Purchase protection (up to $500 per claim)
- No foreign transaction fee
- No annual fee
Silver Elite benefits include free in-room WiFi and earning 10% bonus on stays. As you start with 15 elite night credits each you only need to stay 20 more nights to upgrade to Gold Elite loyalty status.
Your Bonvoy points will never expire as long as you make a purchase at least once every 24 months.
There currently isn’t an option to get a free hotel night certificate with the Marriott Bonvoy Bold Credit Card. You will need to get one of the other Marriott credit cards that charge an annual fee to get at least one free night each year.
Redeeming Marriott Bonvoy Points
Your points will be most valuable when redeemed for hotel nights at Marriott Bonvoy properties. There are 8 different property categories. Category 1 hotels nights require 7,500 points per night and the category 8 properties cost 85,000 points.
Another redemption option is transferring your points to over 40 domestic and international airlines. The conversion ratio is 3 Bonvoy points per 1 frequent flyer mile. When transferring 60,000 points to any airline, Marriott gives you a 15,000-point transfer bonus.
Summary of the Marriott Bonvoy Bold Credit Card
The brand new Marriott Bonvoy Bold™ Credit Card doesn’t charge an annual fee or foreign transaction fee. You can earn up to 3 points per $1 spent and get automatic Silver Elite status. If you qualify for the bonus offer, act quickly as it’s only worth 50,000 points for a short time and may not be this high for some time.
Learn more: Marriott Bonvoy Bold™ Credit Card
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