Table of Contents In this article

Why You Can Trust CNET Money

CNET Money’s mission is to help you maximize your financial potential. Our recommendations are based on our editors’ independent research and analysis, and we continuously update our content to reflect current partner offers. How we rate credit cards
Advertiser Disclosure

CNET editors independently choose every product and service we cover. Though we can’t review every available financial company or offer, we strive to make comprehensive, rigorous comparisons in order to highlight the best of them. For many of these products and services, we earn a commission. The compensation we receive may impact how products and links appear on our site.

Earn Up to 200K Points With Some of the Best Marriott Bonvoy Credit Card Offers We’ve Seen

These limited time offers could help cover the cost of your hotel this summer.

martin dm / Getty

The offers below may not be up to date. Refer to our list of Best Hotel Cards for the most up to date information

Marriott Bonvoy fans looking to save on their next vacation are in luck. For a limited time, the hotel chain is giving new cardholders a chance to earn some of its most lucrative welcome offers yet on its suite of co-branded credit cards.

In addition to the regular welcome offer you’ll earn after meeting a certain spending threshold for each card, you’ll also earn an additional 50,000 Marriott Bonvoy points after staying six eligible paid nights at participating Marriott Bonvoy hotels before Jan. 31, 2024. Some of the offers are the best we’ve seen so far for their respective cards and can go a long way toward funding your next vacation. 

However, you’ll need to apply by Aug. 9, 2023, for the American Express cards and Aug. 10, 2023, for the Chase cards to qualify for the new welcome offers.

Here’s what you need to know about the cards offering elevated bonuses and how to snag the offers before they’re gone.

How to earn a credit card’s welcome offer

It’s important that you’re able to earn the card’s welcome offer through your normal spending. Overspending or making unnecessary purchases in order to reach a card’s bonus will cut into any value you get from it and could hurt you financially if you charge more to your card than you can pay off. When choosing the right credit card for you, you should take into account whether you’re able to comfortably meet the spend threshold to earn the welcome bonus.  

What are Marriott Bonvoy points worth?

How much Marriott Bonvoy points are worth depends on how you redeem them. To calculate how much value you’re getting for your points on a specific redemption, divide the dollar cost of a particular stay by the cost in points. We ran through a few examples of what a one-night weekend stay might look like and their corresponding costs in points and cash:

PropertyLocationPoint costDollar costPoint value
Westin Bonaventure Hotel and SuitesLos Angeles, California42,000$3120.74 cent
Sheraton Denver Downtown HotelDenver, Colorado34,000$2370.70 cent
Grand Bohemian Hotel OrlandoOrlando, Florida33,000$2370.72 cent
Courtyard New York Manhattan / Fifth Ave New York City, New York49,000$2470.50 cent
JW Marriott ChicagoChicago, Illinois46,000$3130.68 cent

Based on our sample, we found that Marriott Bonvoy points are worth 0.74 cents at the high end and 0.50 cents on the low end. But your points could be worth more or less when you redeem them yourself. Point values are volatile and can change depending on the property you’re redeeming them at and when you’re traveling. To get the best deal, plan your travels well in advance and compare reward redemptions for various dates and locations to find the best deals.

Can you get a free night with these cards?

Every card here except the Marriott Bonvoy Bold credit card offers a free night award. The Brilliant and the Boundless both offer a free night each year on your card anniversary, while the Bevy first requires you to spend $15,000 in a calendar year to qualify. 

However, the value of the free night awards varies by card. The Brilliant offers a free night redemption valued at or under 85,000 points, the Boundless offers a free night redemption valued at or under 35,000 points and the Bevy provides a free night redemption valued at or under 50,000 points.

The bottom line

If you’ve got any vacations planned for later this year, now’s the perfect time to snag a new card and earn a stack of points toward your next hotel stay. While these elevated welcome bonuses are among the best hotel card bonuses out there, you’ll need to stay six eligible paid nights before Jan. 31, 2024, to access the full bonus. 

As such, these cards are best fit for Marriott loyalists or those who know they’ll be staying with the hotel brand in the near future. If Marriott Bonvoy isn’t your preferred hotel chain, you may be better off with a generic travel card with point transfers to multiple hotel and airline brands for more flexibility. And as always, don’t spend more than you can afford or make unnecessary purchases just to earn a welcome bonus.

*All information about the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Credit Card and the Marriott Bonvoy Bold credit card has been collected independently by CNET and has not been reviewed by the issuer.

**Eligibility and Benefit level varies by Card. Terms, Conditions, and Limitations Apply. Please visit for more details. Underwritten by Amex Assurance Company

The editorial content on this page is based solely on objective, independent assessments by our writers and is not influenced by advertising or partnerships. It has not been provided or commissioned by any third party. However, we may receive compensation when you click on links to products or services offered by our partners.

Evan Zimmer has been writing about finance for years. After graduating with a journalism degree from SUNY Oswego, he wrote credit card content for Credit Card Insider (now Money Tips) before moving to ZDNET Finance to cover credit card, banking and blockchain news. He currently works with CNET Money to bring readers the most accurate and up-to-date financial information. Otherwise, you can find him reading, rock climbing, snowboarding and enjoying the outdoors.