Marriott Bonvoy Bold | Review & Marriott Point Calculator

Marriott Bonvoy Bold

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3x Marriott
2x Travel
Marriott Silver Elite Status
15 Elite Night Credits

Review the benefits of the Marriott Bonvoy Bold, calculate how many points you can earn based on spend, and compare results side-by-side top rewards cards.

The Marriott Bonvoy Bold is the no annual fee card in the Marriott Bonvoy family of credit cards. The card itself offers a small return on Marriott spend and grants Silver Elite status with Marriott. It's an option for those looking to downgrade their curreny Chase Marriott Cards to avoid paying annual fees. Anyone that plan on staying at Marriott a few times a year will want to take a step up to the Marriott Boundless Card.

Bonus Categories

The Marriott Bonvoy Bold Card features two bonus categories which is Marriott hotel spend and general travel spend. There is no limit to the amount of bonus points you can earn spending across these categories and no limit to the amount of points you can earn with the card overall.

3x Marriott

The Marriott Bonvoy Bold Card earns 3 points per $1 spent at Marriott Hotels. This is the only Marriott Card that earns a lower amount of points on Marriott spend as the other available cards will earn you 6x points per $1 spent. If you typically spend a lot of paid nights at Marriott, this earning rate will not be benefical for you.

2x Travel

The Marriott Bonvoy Bold Card earns 2 points per $1 spent on travel purchases (not including Marriott purchases). Travel purchases with Chase generally fall under the following:

  • Airlines
  • Hotels, Motels, Timeshares
  • Car Rental Agencies, Taxis, Buses, Trains, Limousines
  • Cruise Lines
  • Travel Agencies, Travel Sites
  • Ferries, Toll Bridges, Highways
  • Parking Lots, Garages
  • Anything else coded as travel

While this is the only Marriott credit card that features travel as a categories, do note that the other available Marriott credit cards earn 2x Marriott Bonvoy Points on all non-Marriott purchases.

1x Non-Category

All non-category purchases on the Marriott Bonvoy Bold will earn you 1 Marriott Bonvoy Point per $1 spent. This is an extremely low return and you can do better with any other available Marriott credit card. If you're not looking to pick up a higher-tiered Marriott Card, you'd be better off running non-category spend through a 2% or higher cash back card like the 2% cash back Paypal CashBack Mastercard, 3% cash back Alliant CashBack Visa, or 3% cash back AOD Visa Signature.

Perks and Benefits

The Marriott Bonvoy Bold Card comes with Marriott Elite Status along with a few standard Chase/Visa perks.

15 Elite Night Credits

You'll receive 15 Elite Night Credits each calendar year as a Marriott Bonvoy Bold Card member. This can help push you towards a higher Marriott Bonvoy Elite Status and can be useful when combined with a Marriott Business Card to earn an additional 15 nights for a total of 30 Elite Nights towards status and thus granting you Marriott Gold Elite Status.

Marriott Silver Elite Status

The 15 Elite Night Credits you receive will automatically qualify you for Marriott Silver Elite Status. This grants 10% bonus points, late checkout, and a few other small, but useful perks.

Standard Chase/Visa Benefits

The Marriott Bonvoy Bold Card comes with the standard Chase/Visa travel and protection benefits. This includes:

  • Lost Luggage Reimbursement
  • Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver
  • Trip Accident Insurance
  • Trip Delay Reimbursement
  • Travel and Emergency Assistance Services
  • Purchase Protection
  • Extended Warranty Protection

Sign Up Bonus

The standard sign up bonus for the Marriott Bonvoy Bold Card is 50,000 Marriott Bonvoy Points. This has an average cash value of about $350. In terms of free nights, this can be as many as 10 free nights at a Category 1 during off-peak season or 1 night at a Category 7 during off-peak season. Marriott Bonvoy Points can also be transferred to almost 40 partners in which 50,000 points is equal to 16,666 airline miles in the majority of the programs.

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Marriott Bonvoy Rewards Chart.

Credit Card Fees

Annual Fee
Authorized User Fee
Foreign Transaction Fee

Annual Fee

The Marriott Bonvoy Bold Card does not have an annual fee. This means you do not have to worry about hitting any specific type of spend to make the card worth it. While it doesn't come with a free annual night like the other Marriott Cards, it's a fee-less card that offers 15 Elite Night Credits and complimentary Silver status.

Authorized User Fee

There is no authorized user fee for adding additional users to the Marriott Bonvoy Bold Card. If you're looking to earn additional Marriott Bonvoy Points, adding family and friends can help you earn points faster, though you'll want to take it up a notch if you really want to earn Marriott Bonvoy Points.

Foreign Transaction Fee

The Marriott Bonvoy Bold Card has a 0% foreign transaction fee. This means you can use the Bold Card for international purchases without worrying about being penalized. This is great for anyone looking for an international card and wish to earn some Marriott Bonvoy Points with their spend. It also helps that the card comes with Chase's great travel protection benefits.

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.

All category spend entered in the primary card's column will carry over to all credit card pages on the site so you don't have to re-enter the same information over again.

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Page Last Updated: 2020-05-04
Article By: Robert Flowers III

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