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Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Card

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6x Marriott
2x Everything Else
Silver Elite Status
Free Night
15 Elite Night Credits

Review the perks and benefits of the Marriott Boundless Card and calculate how many Marriott Bonvoy Points you can earn based on your monthly/yearly spend.


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The Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Card, previously known as the Marriott Bonvoy Premier Plus Credit Card, is the entry level rewards card for earning Marriott Bonvoy Points and features a few additional perks thanks to the Marriott Elite Silver Status it offers. It's a great card for anyone looking to earn additional Marriott Points strictly off of Marriott spend.

Bonus Categories

The Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Card features a single bonus category which is spending at Marriott hotels. There is no limit to the amount of bonus points you can earn spending in this category. There is also no limit to the amount of points you can earn running spend through the card. Below are the details on the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Card bonus categories.

6x Marriott Properties

Using the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Card at Marriott Properties will earn 6 Marriott Bonvoy Points per $1 spent. This category can be for hotel stays or purchases made at on-site properties that are owned by Marriott or ring up as a hotel charge related to Marriott. Earning 6 points at Marriott Properties is the standard earning rate across all Marriott credit cards and is the highest amount of Marriott Bonvoy Points you can earn when it comes to hotel stays. Marriott Bonvoy Points are pegged at 0.7 cents so you're looking at a pretty good return of about 4.2% per $1 spent.

2x Non-Category

All purchases on the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Card that aren't related to Marriott Properties will earn 2 Marriott Bonvoy Points per $1 spent which is only an average return of 1.4%. If you're looking to earn more Marriott Bonvoy Points on purchases besides the properties themselves, there are several options. You can also pick up the Marriott Bonvoy Business Card or Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant Card in which both feature great sign up bonuses and additional bonus categories such as dining, gas, and even wireless telephone services.

Perks and Benefits

Free Award Night

Holders of the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Card will receive an annual free night award good for any hotel that costs up to 35,000 Marriott Bonvoy Points. That includes up to category 5 hotels under both the standard and off-peak rate and up to category 4 hotels at peak rates. These free nights can be stacked with the annual nights earned from holding other Marriott credit cards.

Marriott Elite Status

Card members will automatically receive Marriott Bonvoy Silver Elite Status thanks to the 15 elite night credits that come with the holding the card. These elite nights do not stack with the ones gained from the other Marriott credit cards. Spending $35,000 on the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Card will automatically grant Marriott Bonvoy Gold Elite Status.

Marriott Perks

Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Card holders receive free in-room, premium Internet access while staying at participating Marriott properties.

Sign Up Bonus

The Marriott Bonvoy Card sign up bonus is 75,000 Marriott Bonvoy Points after spending $3,000 within the first 3 months of account opening. The cash value of 75,000 Marriott Bonvoy Points is about $525 if you value you them at the average of 0.7 cents each. In terms of free nights, this is worth up to 15 nights at a Category 1 during off-peak season or one night at a Category 7 or 8. You can also redeem Marriott Bonvoy Points for several other awards outside of hotels including gift cards ($248-$300), shopping through their online portals ($180-$263), and booking airfare or rental cars on their website ($300). You can also transfer Marriott Bonvoy Points to over 40 different frequent flyer programs in which most will give you 30,000 miles in the receiving airline program if you transfer the full 75,000 points thanks to the 15,000 point bonus you'll earn for every 60,000 miles transferred.

Marriott Bonvoy Chart for August 2018 and onward.

Credit Card Fees

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Annual Fee

The annual fee for the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Card is $95. The free night it provides should be more than enough to justify the annual fee assuming you're getting this card because you stay at Marriott Hotels. The free night puts you in the category 4 to category 5 hotel range and these hotels usually cost a great deal more than $95 a night.

Authorized User Fee

The Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Card does not charge a fee to add authorized users. Any users added to this card will be able to assist in building up your Marriott Bonvoy Points, but unless they plan on staying at Marriott hotels, they will only be earning a non-bonus rate of 2x points which can be placed on a different card if you're looking for a higher return.

Foreign Transaction Fee

There is no foreign transaction fee for the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Card. This means you can earn Marriott Bonvoy Points worldwide without being penalized for spending outside of the United States.

and Card Value Calculator

You can use this rewards calculator to calculate how many points, miles, or cash back you can earn based on your spend per category. This calculator will also give you the dollar value of the card based on rewards earned and how much each benefit is worth to you minus the fees. You can click the Compare A Card button to compare this card against another card in the same calculator.

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Page Last Updated: 2019-02-15
Written By: Robert Flowers III

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