Chase Marriott Bonvoy Bold Review, 50K Bonus and Annual Fee

Chase and Marriott have announced the launch of a new no-annual fee Marriott Bonvoy Bold Credit Card.

Chase Marriott Bonvoy Bold review

Signup Bonus

  • Earn 50,000 bonus points after you spend $2,000 on purchases in your first 3 months from your account opening.

That is enough points for a free night at one of Marriott Bonvoy’s mid-range properties, such as the New York Marriott Marquis, or the Renaissance Paris République Hotel.

Card Benefits

The Marriott Bonvoy Bold Card offers 3X points on purchases at more than 7,000 properties that participate in the Marriott Bonvoy travel program, 2X on other travel purchases, 1X on all other purchases, 15 elite night credits each calendar year (qualifying cardmembers for Silver Elite Status) and no foreign exchange fees, as well as a limited-time new cardmember offer of 50,000 points.

Benefits of the new Marriott Bonvoy Bold Card include:

  • 3 points per $1 spent at Marriott Bonvoy properties
  • 2 points per $1 spent on other travel purchases
  • 1 point per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • 15 elite night credits each calendar year, qualifying cardmembers for Silver Elite Status
  • Trip delay reimbursement
  • Purchase protection

As a Chase card, Marriott Bonvoy Bold Cardmembers will also have access to:

  • Personalized merchant offers
  • The ability to lock/unlock card from the Chase mobile app
  • A fast, easy and secure payment experience through tap to pay

Annual Fee

The card has no annual fee.

Applying for the Card

Application Page and More Info (affiliate link)

Eligibility for this product: The product is not available to either:
  • current cardmembers of the Marriott BonvoyTM Premier credit card (also known as Marriott Rewards® Premier), Marriott Bonvoy BoundlessTM credit card (also known as Marriott Rewards® Premier Plus), Marriott Bonvoy BoldTM credit card, or
  • previous cardmembers of the Marriott BonvoyTM Premier credit card (also known as Marriott Rewards® Premier), Marriott Bonvoy BoundlessTM credit card (also known as Marriott Rewards® Premier Plus), or Marriott Bonvoy BoldTM credit card, who received a new cardmember bonus within the last 24 months.

If you are an existing Marriott Rewards Premier or Marriott BonvoyTM Premier customer and would like this product, please call the number on the back of your card to see if you are eligible for a product change.

Eligibility for the new cardmember bonus: The bonus is not available to you if you:
  • are a current cardmember, or were a previous cardmember within the last 30 days, of Marriott BonvoyTM American Express® Card (also known as The Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express);
  • are a current or previous cardmember of either Marriott Bonvoy BusinessTM American Express® Card (also known as The Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American Express) or Marriott Bonvoy BrilliantTM American Express® Card (also known as the Starwood Preferred Guest® American Express Luxury Card), and received a new cardmember bonus or upgrade bonus in the last 24 months; or
  • applied and were approved for Marriott Bonvoy BusinessTM American Express® Card (also known as The Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American Express) or Marriott Bonvoy BrilliantTM American Express® Card (also known as the Starwood Preferred Guest® American Express Luxury Card) within the last 90 days.

Guru’s Wrap-up

It’s good to see Chase offer a no fee Marriott Bonvoy credit card. And it comes with a decent bonus and benefits. It also gives you 15 elite night credits, something that actually offered by all Marriott cards. But with all that said, it’s probably better to use a credit card application for another card that gives you a better bonus and earning structure. Chase’s other product is the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless card for example. It costs $95 a year and currently has a 75,000 points bonus, but has been as high as 100,000 points. The Boundless earns six points per dollar on Marriott purchases, two points per dollar on all other purchases and has no foreign transaction fees either.

The card might be a good fit for people that shy away from annual fee credit cards. Could also be a decent downgrade option.

Let me know what you think.

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