Marriott Bonvoy Boundless® Credit Card

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Marriott Bonvoy Boundless® Credit Card is a feature-rich credit card from Chase, which is an ideal choice both for frequent users of Marriott properties and for occasional travelers.

In this posting, I will describe major features of this card, and then will show an award redemption example.

1. Major Features  

Marriott Bonvoy Boundless® Credit Card has the following major features.

1) Welcome Bonus 

After spending $3,000 on purchases in your first 3 months from account opening, you will earn 3 Free Night Awards (each night valued up to 50,000 points.)

2) 1 Free Night Award every year

Every year after account anniversary, you will earn 1 Free Night Award. This Free Night Award is valued up to 35,000 points, but with the top-off function, you can add 15,000 points so that you can potentially stay at a property that is valued at 50,000 points.

3) 15 Elite Night Credit + 1 additional credit for every $5,000 spent

This card comes with 15 Elite Night Credit each calendar year. To achieve Bonvoy Platinum elite (which provides complimentary breakfast as an option at many Bonvoy properties), you need to accrue 50 Elite Night Credit for a given calendar year. With this card, you have a head start with 15 Elite Night Credit. Furthermore, you can now earn 1 additional Elite Night Credit for every $5,000 spent. In other words, you can even achieve Bonvoy Platinum status only through card spending.

4) Convert to airline miles

Although Free Nights certificates cannot be converted into Bonvoy points, regular Bonvoy points that you will accrue by using this card can be converted into (most) partner airlines miles at a ratio of 3:1. For example, you can convert 30,000 Bonvoy points into 10,000 Korean Airlines miles.

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2. Award Redemption Example

Bonvoy has over 8,000 affiliated properties throughout the world, and you can redeem your Bonvoy points (and your Free Night Certificates) at these locations.

In particular, it is worth noting that Bonvoy has more than 20 hotels in Seoul alone.

Using Bonvoy points, you can stay, for instance, at Josun Palace, a recently opened high-end property in Seoul.

Required points vary depending on room rates, but in general, you can expect to redeem between 50K and 60K points.

Below is a calendar for the month of August, 2022.

In short, Marriott Bonvoy Boundless® Credit Card is a hotel credit card that pays for itself each and every with its Annual Free Night as well as with 15 Elite Night Credit.