- Rewards rate: Earn 6X total Bonvoy points at thousands of hotels participating in Marriott Bonvoy® with the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless® Card (up to 17X points through the Bonvoy loyalty program with Silver Elite status), 2X Bonvoy points on all other purchases and 3X points on grocery store, gas station and dining purchases (up to $6,000 in combined purchases each year, then 2X points)
- Annual fee: $95
- Intro bonus: Earn 3 Free Night Awards (each night valued up to 50,000 points) after qualifying purchases.
- Regular APR: 21.49% - 28.49% Variable
Current welcome offer
Depending on how you book Marriott stays, the latest Marriott Bonvoy Boundless card bonus could be a decent jump up in total value or offer much less flexibility than the card’s previous bonus.
You can now earn 3 Free Night Awards after qualifying purchases, with each night valued up to 50,000 points. This essentially gives the bonus a total value of around 150,000 points. The catch is you can only book three free nights. The card's previous limited-time offer only offered a chance at up to 125,000 points, but also gave you the flexibility to book as many hotel stays as you can afford, even if that meant 12 stays at 10,000 points each. So while the new bonus carries more value on paper, it's also more restrictive.
Still, the bonus is impressive given the card's relatively low annual fee, and now could be a great time to apply if you have travel on the horizon, especially if you tend to stay at luxury properties or higher-tier suites.
The Marriott Bonvoy Boundless card offers up to 17X points at participating Bonvoy locations, which includes a network of over thousands of hotels around the world. This card also brings 3X bonus categories to reward your grocery store, gas station and dining purchases spending (up to $6,000 in combined purchases each year) plus 2X points on all other purchases. For added convenience, the Bonvoy Boundless features contactless payment capabilities.
How you can earn maximum rewards
The Bonvoy Boundless card is all about the Marriott perks. The first step in realizing the card’s full worth is to make sure you’re maximizing the value of each benefit that comes with the card. Make sure you’re utilizing your automatic Silver Elite Status, the 15 Elite Night Credits and additional Elite Night Credit opportunities (one extra credit per $5,000 you spend) that count toward the next tier. Take advantage of the anniversary free-night-award-stay, and always use this card to pay for your Marriott Bonvoy hotel stays.
You’ll want to make sure you’re strategically booking award stays, which may be during off-peak periods whenever possible to take advantage of the lull between peak seasons if the redemption portal shows redemption value differences. Although Marriott no longer uses a redemption value chart with property categories (formerly Category 1 to Category 8) and defined seasonal point values, the new dynamic pricing model may give you more rewards mileage out of your stays for less in-demand travel times.
How to redeem
You can redeem your points for free nights within the Marriott Bonvoy network, experiences, shop with points or book nights with a combination of cash and points. To learn more, read our guide to Marriott Bonvoy.