Earn 1 Marriott Elite Night Credit For Every $3,000 Spent on a Marriott Boundless Card

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Targeted Marriott Bonvoy members have a unique new opportunity to earn Marriott Elite Night Credits. Marriott and Chase are offering a new promotion: earn 1 Elite Night for every $3,000 spent on a Marriott Bonvoy Boundless® Credit Card.

While it's always fun to spend your way to elite status, this isn't a particularly great deal — unless you really need to get to a higher elite tier that you're already close to. But, it's good to know about this promotion anyway, and there are some ways you could make this offer work.

Marriott Bonvoy Elite Night Promotion

  • If you were targeted, you must register for this promotion before you start spending.
  • For every $3,000 in qualifying purchases that you make with your Marriott Boundless card, you will earn 1 Elite Night.
  • This promotion lasts until September 30, 2021.

If you're not familiar, the number of elite nights required for each Marriott Bonvoy elite tier status are as follows:

  • Silver Elite status: 10 nights
  • Gold Elite status: 25 nights
  • Platinum Elite status: 50 nights
  • Titanium Elite status: 75 nights
  • Ambassador Elite status: 100 nights plus $14,000 in qualifying spend during 2021 (usually $20,000)

Terms and Conditions

  • Delays by the merchant, such as shipping, could extend the transaction date beyond the offer period.
  • Please allow up to 8 weeks for Elite Night Credits to post to your Marriott Bonvoy account.
  • Purchases” do not include balance transfers, cash advances, travelers checks, foreign currency, money orders, wire transfers or similar cash-like transactions, lottery tickets, casino gaming chips, race track wagers or similar betting transactions, any checks that access your account, interest, unauthorized or fraudulent charges, or fees of any kind, including an annual fee, if applicable.
  • These Elite Night Credits are in addition to the 15 Elite Night Credits benefit that comes with your card and do not count towards the per-account maximum on that benefit.

Our Take

It's not clear how many people were targeted with this offer and if it's available to more than just Marriott Boundless cardholders. If you hold one of the other Marriott Bonvoy cards and received this promotion, let us know.

This certainly isn't the best or easiest way to get Marriott Elite Night Credits. Marriott Bonvoy cardholders can earn up to 30 Elite Nights per year — 15 with a personal card and another 15 with a business card (you can't get 30 with two personal cards).

Considering the lack of bonus points you get with using your Marriott Boundless card for everything other than Marriott stays, it doesn't make a lot of sense to go wild with this promotion unless you need just a couple more nights to push up to the next elite-status tier, or if you have some Marriott stays planned before September 30.

Marriott Bonvoy Boundless® Credit Card
Marriott Bonvoy Boundless® Credit Card
Annual Fee$95
Welcome Bonus For a Limited Time Only! Earn 125,000 Bonus Points and 1 Free Night Award (Free Night Award has a redemption value up to 50,000 points) after spending $5,000 on purchases in your first 3 months from account opening with the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless® Credit Card!
  • For a Limited Time Only! Earn 125,000 Bonus Points and 1 Free Night Award (value up to 50,000 points) after you spend $5,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.
  • 1 Free Night Award (valued up to 35,000 points) every year after account anniversary.
  • Earn up to 17X total Bonvoy points per $1 spent at over 7,000 hotels participating in Marriott Bonvoy® with the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless® Card.
  • 2X Bonvoy points for every $1 spent on all other purchases.
  • Automatic Silver Elite Status each account anniversary year. Path to Gold Status when you spend $35,000 on purchases each account year.
  • 15 Elite Night Credits each calendar year.
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees.
  • Earn unlimited Marriott Bonvoy points and get Free Night Stays faster.
  • 6X Bonvoy points per $1 spent at over 7,000 participating Marriott Bonvoy hotels
  • 2X Bonvoy points for every $1 spent on all other purchases

H/T: FrequentMiler

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  • Barry Graham says:

    It would be more attractive if it included qualifying dollars for Ambassador. I have 26 nights and $12000 to go. I’m lifetime Titanium. There is no point in giving elite night credits towards a status that is impossible to achieve with gifted Ellie nights.

  • Jae Coleman says:

    I received the offer, and am a Bonvoy card holder. I am not particularly close to reaching Platinum again this year but figured it couldn’t hurt to sign up. Looks like I will be about 12-14 days short at end of year given current travel plans – so maybe this helps.

  • I am guessing that another way to look at this is: the user is foregoing approx $30-45 of cashback that could have been earned using a 2% cashback card like the Citi Double Cash for $3000 of spend ($60 of cashback, less approx $20-30 worth of Marriott points earned by putting that $3000 spend on the Marriott card). Thoughts?

    • Yep. Boundless card earns 2x on non-Marriott purchases. So 3K spend will get you 6,000 Marriott points. Just assign a value to those Marriott points and subtract it from the cash back you could have earned with another card.

  • The requirements are really high, no?

  • Targeted, though do not really need the elite nights as I have sufficient nights for Platinum Elite and would rather focus on my efforts to reach life-time Diamond with Hilton.

  • Hope they will expand this promo to other Marriott credit cards.

  • That’s a pretty nice perk that could add up to almost 2 weeks free at a marriot for yearly spend if you spend 3k a month!

    • I fear you misunderstand, you don’t get a free night’s stay when you spend $3k. Instead it’s an elite night to help reach status, that’s still good but not as good as you’re thinking!

    • It’s an easy mistake to make, if you’re not familiar with status programs and their particular language. But, yes, unfortunately, you are not earning actual free nights with this offers, but rather credits towards earninig status.

  • Probably not my best MS value but it’s cheaper than stays.