Points Calculator: Marriott Brilliant vs Marriott Boundless

Calculate how many Marriott Bonvoy Points you can earn with the Marriott Brilliant AMEX and Chase Marriott Boundless cards side by side based on spend.

The Marriott Brilliant AMEX Card is a premium luxury card that offers a solid return on card spend, a very valuable annual free night, and plenty of travel perks for those who enjoy traveling and staying at Marriott brand hotels. The Chase Marriott Boundless is an entry level credit card that is great for those needing a card strictly for maximum earning potential with Marriott spend as well as for those who wants to enjoy an annual free night and extra elite nights towards obtaining elite status with Marriott.

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The Marriott Brilliant AMEX has three bonus categories which are Marriott, restaurants, and airfare booked directly. There's no limit to the amount of Marriott Bonvoy Points you can earn spending in these bonus categories and no limit to the amount of Marriott Bonvoy Points you can earn with the card overall.

The Chase Marriott Boundless has one category and that category is Marriott. There's no cap on the Marriott category and no limit to the amount of Marriott Bonvoy Points you can earn with the card overall.

Marriott Brilliant AMEX

  • 6x Marriott
    • Applies to paying for hotel stays directly with Marriott and making on-property/site purchases that are categorized as being Marriott (such as a Marriott owned coffee shop or general store).
  • 3x U.S. Restaurants
  • 3x Airfare Booked Direct
    • You will not earn 3x on 3rd party booking; AMEX Travel site will not earn at the bonus rate.
  • 2x Non-Category

Chase Marriott Boundless

  • 6x Marriott
    • Applies to paying for hotel stays directly with Marriott and making on-property/site purchases that are categorized as being Marriott (such as a Marriott owned coffee shop or general store).
  • 2x Non-Category

Perks & Benefits

The Marriott Brilliant AMEX is a premium travel card which means it's packed with benefits. Such benefits include annual Marriott statement credits, annual free nights, $100 discounts on stays at select brands, and much more.

The Chase Marriott Boundless Card offers a free annual night, elite nights towards status, and your standard suite of Chase travel and purchase coverage.

Marriott Brilliant AMEX

  • Annual $300 Marriott Statement Credit
    • Triggers on Marriott purchases including the room rate.
  • Annual 50,000-Point Free Night Award
    • Received annually around card anniversary date.
    • Free night can be used at any hotel that costs 50,000 points or less at the time of booking.
    • Free nights can be stacked with free nights earned with other Marriott credit cards.
  • 15 Elite Nights
    • Applies towards Marriott Elite Status.
    • Credits can be stacked with elite nights earned from a Business Marriott Credit Card (for a total of 30 elite nights) but cannot be stacked with other Personal Marriott credit cards.
  • Marriott Gold Elite Status
  • Spend To Platinum Elite Status
  • Global Entry or TSA PreCheck Credit
    • Global Entry is for speeding through customs when re-entering the states; also grants TSA PreCheck if approved.
    • TSA PreCheck is for expedited screening through TSA checkpoints.
  • $100 Property Credit
    • Applies when booking a 2-night or longer stay at a St. Regis or The Ritz-Carlton property.
    • Must use your Brilliant Card to pay and you must book through the special rate which is only visible when you own this card or the Chase Ritz-Carlton Card.
    • The special rate matches the standard rate.
  • Priority Pass Select Membership*
  • Complimentary In-Room, Premium Wi-Fi
  • ShopRunner Membership*
  • AMEX Offers*
  • AMEX Entertainment Access
  • Travel & Purchase Coverage

Chase Marriott Boundless

*Enrollment required.

Rewards 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 across both cards. This calculator will also give you the dollar value of both cards based on rewards earned and how much each benefit is worth to you minus the fees. Do note that you can only compare the cards covered on this page side-by-side. If you want to compare against other cards, you'll need to go to the card's specific page.

Note! All category spend entered in the first column (primary column) will carry over to all credit card calculators on the site. This means you will not have to re-enter the same information again and again when browsing during the session.

Rewards Calculator

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This calculator will calculate the cash value of the selected credit cards based on spend, benefits, and fees.
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Any extra bonuses to do with a specific card will be listed here. You can edit/add the Intro Bonus (SUB) under the Credit Card section.
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Subtotal

This is the sum of all rewards earned from Category Spending and Reward Bonuses along with the cash value of it all based on Currency Worth.
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This is the total of all cash bonuses associated with the card(s). You can change the value of those that feature the symbol. Other bonuses are automatic. If there's extra value (EV) you want to add to the card, you can click on the card under the Credit Card section. You can also click on to get details on the listed bonuses.
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This is the sum of annual fees and authorized user fees associated with the credit card(s). You can edit the annual fee as well as change the number of authorized users by clicking on the card under the Credit Card section at the top of this calculator.
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The estimated cash value of the card(s). This is the sum of the Subtotal and Monetary Bonuses minus Annual Fees. The return is based on estimated cash value divided by total credit card spend.
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