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To complete the Marriott and Starwood Preferred Guest merger, Marriott and Chase are launching the brand new Marriott Bonvoy Boundless™ Credit Card. It comes with the ability to earn 75,000 bonus points after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.
This new card also shares its name with the new Marriott Bonvoy loyalty program. The new streamlined loyalty program replaced the existing Marriott Rewards, Ritz-Carlton Rewards, and Starwood Preferred Guest rewards programs on February 13, 2019.
Besides this exciting new card, Chase and Marriott are planning another new co-brand Marriott credit card. In the summer of 2019, Chase will offer a fee-free Marriott credit card.
Meet the Marriot Bonvoy Boundless
The new Marriott Bonvoy Boundless™ Credit Card is replacing the current premium Marriott Rewards Premier Plus Credit Card.
Card benefits for the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless™ Credit Card are similar to the Premier Plus. But there are a few new benefits that align with the new Marriott Bonvoy rewards structure. There are also some extra Chase mobile app benefits the Premier Plus doesn’t offer.
Chase Co-Brand Cards President Leslie Gillin describes the new Bonvoy Card as follows:
The Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Card is packed with perks – including high earn potential, thousands of places to stay under the Marriott Bonvoy program, ways to get to Elite status faster and unique offers – all with a new name, look and easier way to pay with contactless.
Leslie Gillin, Chase Co-Brand Cards President
As a cardmember, you can also enjoy free in-room premium Wi-Fi at Marriott Bonvoy properties. Other Silver Elite benefits include 10% bonus points on stays, priority late checkout, and no blackout dates on free night awards.
You also have access to exclusive experiences using the Premium Experience Events platform. Marriott is partnering with leading brands including the NCAA, the Oscars, and Coachella for unique experiences.
A new way to save money while earning Marriott Bonvoy points is through exclusive Chase shopping partner discounts. Inside the Chase mobile app, you can link shopping offers to your card. These offers help you save money at retail and restaurant brands.
You can also lock or unlock your card from inside the app. For added security, the Bonvoy card also supports Chase contactless payments. Both of these features can prevent credit card fraud.
New Marriott Bonvoy Boundless™ Credit Card cardmembers have the option to earn 75,000 bonus points. You earn this bonus after spending $3,000 on purchases in the first three months of account opening. Additionally, you’ll earn 6X Bonvoy points per $1 spent at over 6,900 participating Marriott Bonvoy hotels.
This bonus is worth several free nights at Category 1 properties. Or you can bank your points at exotic locations, including Fiji. You can redeem your points at Bonvoy properties across the world for free nights and local excursions.
Other Marriott Credit Card Changes
Expect changes to the two other co-brand Marriott Rewards credit cards. The changes below went into effect February 13, 2019, when the new Marriott Bonvoy loyalty program rolled out.
Marriott Rewards Premier Plus Business Credit Card
If you’re looking for a new business credit card, you needed to have acted by February 12. After February 12, 2019, Chase is no longer accepting applications for the Marriott Rewards Premier Plus Business Credit Card. The new card, the Marriott Bonvoy Premier Plus Business Visa Signature will be available at a later time.
Existing cardholders can continue to own this card. The annual fee remains $99 and you can still enjoy the current card benefits that includes a free anniversary night at properties requiring 35,000 points or less.
A new benefit for new and current cardmembers is the chance to earn a second free night award by spending $60,000 each calendar year. This free night award is also valid at any hotel that costs 35,000 points or less.
Other ongoing card benefits include:
- 6x points on Marriott Bonvoy purchases
- 4x points on select business purchases
- 2x points on all non-bonus purchases
- Automatic Silver Elite Status
- Earn Gold Elite Status after spending $35,000 annually
The Ritz-Carlton Card
If you own the luxurious Ritz-Carlton Rewards Card, it’s new name will be The Ritz-Carlton Card. All current benefits remain intact.
One new benefit starting in April 2019 is a $100 luxury property credit at The Ritz-Carlton and St. Regis properties. You only have to book your stay with your Ritz-Carlton Card to receive the credit.
This card isn’t currently open to new applications.
SPG and Ritz-Carlton Apps Deactivate
On February 13, 2019, the SPG and Ritz-Carlton apps deactivated. If you don’t use the Marriott app already, you will need to use the Marriott app to access your Bonvoy account.
More About Marriott Bonvoy
If you’re a current Marriott Rewards member, monitor your email for more details concerning the loyalty program rebranding. Or, you can visit this website to learn more about Marriott Bonvoy. All changes went into effect on February 13, 2019, when all loyalty members will become Bonvoy members.
The rebranded loyalty program is the final step of the Marriott-SPG merger. For most people, the last big hurdle occurred during the summer of 2018 when SPG and Ritz-Carlton accounts and loyalty points merged into a single account and currency.
With Bonvoy, you can earn and redeem points at Marriott, Ritz-Carlton, and Starwood Preferred Guest properties. Right now, there are 6,900 properties you can book with points.
Another fun option is the Marriott Bonvoy Moments offering 120,000 destination tours and adventures. There are five Elite Tiers in the Bonvoy loyalty program. You can earn bonus points with the Chase and American Express co-brand credit cards.
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