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In addition to the nearly-unprecedented offer for the Marriott Bonvoy BoundlessTM Credit Card to earn 5 free nights after you spend $5,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening (these nights are each valid for redemptions worth up to 50,000 points, or 250,000 points total), the no annual fee Chase Marriott co-brand has its best-ever offer as well.
The Marriott Bonvoy Bold® Credit Card has a limited-time initial bonus offer to earn 60,000 Bonus Points after you spend $2,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.
This card comes with 15 Elite Night Credits each calendar year and will earn up to 14 points total for every $1 spent at 7,000+ hotels participating in Marriott Bonvoy® and 2X points on other travel purchases (from airfare to taxis and trains).
It makes sense to keep the Marriott Bonvoy BoundlessTM Credit Card each year despite the annual fee for the annual free night (valid on redemptions worth up to 35,000 points) and the annual elite night credits. However what I like about the no annual fee Marriott Bonvoy Bold® Credit Card in addition to its best-ever initial bonus offer is that you aren’t paying an annual fee each year but still earning 15 elite night credits, good for bonus each year’s elite status and counts towards lifetime elite status.