New 100K+ Offers on Marriott Boundless and IHG Premier Rewards Card

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Chase has delivered a hotel-points bonanza this month, unveiling exciting new welcome bonuses for both the IHG® Rewards Club Premier Credit Card and Marriott Bonvoy Boundless™ Credit Card.

The Marriott Boundless card from Chase gets an upgraded welcome offer of 100,000 points after spending $3,000 on purchases in your first 3 months from account opening.

The new offer on the IHG Rewards Premier Card has been boosted to 125,000 bonus points plus a Reward Night after spending $3,000 on purchases within the first three months of account opening.

Both cards offer plenty of perks in addition to the improved signup offers, including annual free-night certificates and elite status benefits that will more than account for the annual fee if used to maximum effect.

New 100,000 Point Offer on the Marriott Boundless Card

Marriott Bonvoy Boundless™ Credit Card
Marriott Bonvoy Boundless™ Credit Card
Annual Fee$95
Welcome Bonus Limited Time Offer! Earn 100,000 Bonus Points after spending $3,000 on purchases in your first 3 months from account opening with the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless™ Credit Card!
  • Limited Time Offer! Earn 100,000 Bonus Points after you spend $3,000 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™.
  • 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

Chase just launched a limited-time signup bonus on the Marriott Boundless card of 100,000 points after spending $3,000 on purchases in your first 3 months from account opening.

Marriott's mid-tier co-brand card (see full card review) offers a great range of benefits for Bonvoy members, helping to justify the cost of holding the card over the long term.

Marriott Boundless Key Benefits

  • 6x points at Marriott Bonvoy properties and 2x on all other purchases
  • Anniversary free night certificate for hotels valued up to 35,000 points
  • Complimentary Silver Elite Status and a Path to Gold Elite Status after you spend $35K in a calendar year
  • 15x Elite Night Credits towards your next elite tier (capped at 15 nights across all Marriott co-brand cards)
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • Access to Chase Offers through the Chase mobile app
  • $95 annual fee

Cardholders can redeem the card's annual free night certificate at Marriott properties up to the value of 35,000 points per night. A high-value perk that can more than account for the annual fee when redeemed at the right Marriott property.

Earn 125,000 Points Plus a Reward Night With The IHG Rewards Premier Card

IHG® Rewards Club Premier Credit Card
IHG® Rewards Club Premier Credit Card
Annual Fee$89
Welcome Bonus Earn 125,000 bonus points plus a Reward Night after spending $3,000 on purchases within the first three months of account opening
  • Earn 125,000 bonus points plus a Reward Night after spending $3,000 on purchases within the first three months of account opening
  • Enjoy a Reward Night after each account anniversary year at eligible IHG hotels worldwide. Plus, enjoy a reward night when you redeem points for any stay of 4 or more nights
  • Earn up to 25 points total per $1 spent when you stay at an IHG hotel
  • Earn 2 points per $1 spent on purchases at gas stations, grocery stores, and restaurants. Earn 1 point per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Platinum Elite status as long as you remain a Premier card member
  • Global Entry or TSA Pre✔® Fee Credit of up to $100 every 4 years as reimbursement for the application fee charged to your card
  • IHG Rewards Club Bonus points are redeemable at hotels such as InterContinental®, Crowne Plaza®, Kimpton®, EVEN® Hotels, Indigo® Hotels & Holiday Inn®
  • Earn 25 points total per $1 spent when you stay at an IHG hotel
  • 2X points per $1 spent on purchases at gas stations, grocery stores, and restaurants
  • 1X point per $1 spent on all other purchases

The earning for spending at IHG hotels breaks down as follows:
  • Earn 10X points for being a IHG® Rewards Club Premier Credit Cardmember
  • Earn 5X points from IHG® with Platinum Elite Status, a benefit of having this card
  • Earn 10X points from IHG® for being an IHG® Rewards Club Member (Being a cardholder is not required to earn this bonus for participating in the IHG® loyalty program)

If you’ve been on the fence about whether to get the IHG Rewards Premier Card, you won’t find a better time than now to apply. The latest offer is arguably the highest we’ve ever seen on this card, providing 125,000 bonus points plus a Reward Night after spending $3,000 on purchases within the first three months of account opening.

To put the value of the welcome offer into perspective, you can secure award nights at premium IHG properties like the Intercontinental Melbourne in Australia for 60K points per night, giving you two nights of luxury in Australia’s culinary capital. Plus, you'll have an additional free night in reserve courtesy of the Reward Night certificate issued with the signup bonus.

IHG Rewards Premier Card Key Benefits

  • 25X points total per $1 spent when you stay at an IHG hotel, 2X points at gas stations, grocery stores, and restaurants, and 1 point per $1 on all other purchases
  • Anniversary free night certificate for hotels valued up to 40,000 points per night
  • 4th night free on award stays – pay three nights, and the fourth is free
  • Global Entry or TSA Precheck fee credit every four years
  • Complimentary IHG Rewards Platinum Elite Status
  • 20% discount on purchasing points
  • 10,000 bonus points if you spend $20,000 on the card in a calendar year
  • $89 annual fee

This is one of the best offers we've seen on the IHG Rewards Premier Card, an offer we consider top value for the $89 annual fee. If you're looking for more details about the card, you can read our full review here.

Application Restrictions

While there is currently no restriction on applying for IHG cards if you already hold another card in the same family, Marriott introduced a minefield of application rules for its co-brand rewards cards. If you currently hold a Marriott co-branded credit card, or you've received a welcome bonus on one in the previous 24 months, check out our Marriott credit card application guide.

Both cards are also subject to Chase’s 5/24 policy. If you’re unfamiliar with 5/24, you won’t be approved for these cards if you’ve opened 5 or more new credit card accounts in the previous 24 months from any provider. Catch all the details in our dedicated 5/24 resource post.

Final Thoughts

The 100,000 point bonus on the Marriott Boundless card is an excellent offer that could net you 25,000 miles with Marriott's 40+ airline partners, with another 40K Marriott points left in your Marriott account to spend on accommodation.

You also can’t go wrong if you opt for 125,000 bonus points plus a Reward Night with the latest offer on the IHG Rewards Premier Card, which can land you multiple nights at IHG properties.

While neither of these cards gets our vote for day-to-day spending, both offer top perks such as complimentary elite status and annual free night certificates, making them great candidates to hold for the long term.

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    Amazing opportunities for a program that just hiked the redemptions.

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    Would love to pair this with my other IHG card so that I could get 2 free nights every year. Darn 5/24 rule

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    Sounds like a great deal on the IHG card. Wonder if devaluation may be around the corner?

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    Thomas Ramm says:

    What is a good rule of thumb for using IHG points for redemptions? How many night would the 120,000 points get me in a major US city?

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    I just wish they wouldn’t be so dog gone restrictive!!

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    I miss my old Amex SPG card and its 1X earning on everything. The replacement Marriott Bonvoy only earns 2/3rds of this. Sad. Better to use a 2% cash back card these days.

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    Having real problems with the UK issued Marriott (SPG) Card right now, hopefully it will shift to the US model in the near future.

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    Can you still get the 100,000 Points Sign-Up Bonus if you recently got the CSR 50,000 Sign-Up Bonus?

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    Between this and Hyatt, you can do a nice trip just on free nights from credit cards!

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    40orFight says:

    Agree, somewhat irrelevant due to the 5/24 rule at Chase.

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    I will trade in my old SPG card for this. Sounds good. Thank you.

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    I’ve been trying to decide between this and the Chase Sapphire Reserve. Should I choose this because of the intro offer?

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      Both are great cards, The Reserve has a ton of benefits and the points are more valuable than Marriott or IHG on a 1-to-1 basis, so if I couldn’t get both I would get the Reserve. But it all depends on your travel habits.

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    Sounds like a good deal, but I tend to travel to out of the way places. If only Homeaway or Airbnb had these kind of offers!

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    Steven William Van Meter says:

    Great Hotels. I just wish their spam calls wouldn’t defeat my spam blocker.

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    Very good deal. I just wish they offered a few more travel perks, like lounge access.

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    Nice offer, but Marriott is a little expensive for me – I’m a Super 8 price kind of guy!

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    IMO, an annual-fee free card with points accrual ability is worth more than the one-time-bonus disposal card.

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    This is a great offer – I wish these cards were available outside of the US!

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    Stephen Wing says:

    Wow, what a difference the European limits on interchange fees have on the credit card market. In the UK, we only get 4 points per £ at IHG, and just 2 points per £ for normal spend. We also only get the free night after spending £10,000 for a similar annual fee (for the premium card).

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    Yeay but I do wonder when Chase will reveal the no annual fee card. I’m really looking for that one currently. I could really use that IHG bonus. I just don’t think I’d be able to hit the dollar amounts. I have travel coming up but I have plans to build on another card.

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    Hyunjong Cho says:

    Damm..
    I opened an IHG card a month ago. Would they match this?

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      It never hurts to call and ask. I have heard many reports of a bonus being matched if you signed up with a lower offer. No guarantees, but it’s worth a try! Please let us know how it goes.

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    Thank you for the info. I have to pass though, due to the 5/24 rule.

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    I already have the IHG® card still can’t decide whether to switch to a premiere. the Marriott sounds really good

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    Maybe we can see an increased sign up bonus for the World of Hyatt card in the not too distant future?

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    I already have the old IHG CC, I plan to keep it and get the new one as well.

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    Wow! amazing offers

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    Would like to see such sign up bonuses in Canada!

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    would love the IHG card but im all maxed out with chase….

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    I am still confused with eligibility to get the bonus on the Chase Marriott Boundless card. I currently have the SPG Business card but received it over 24 months ago. Will I be able to get the bonus on the Chase Boundless card?

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      Hey David,
      https://awardwallet.com/blog/marriott-card-application-rules/

      From Chase:

      The bonus is not available if you: are a current or previous cardmember of either Marriott Bonvoy BusinessTM American Express® Card (also known as The Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American Express) or Marriott Bonvoy BrilliantTM American Express® Card (also known as the Starwood Preferred Guest® American Express Luxury Card), and received a new cardmember bonus or upgrade bonus in the last 24 months

      It seems that the key thing here is how you interpret the “and” (bolding mine). I read this to say that you are eligible despite the fact that you still have the SPG business card because you got the bonus more than 24 months ago. In other words, I think and means both parts need to be true for you to be ineligible.

      Please do report back if you decide to give this a try. I’m sure lots of others are in the same position.

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    miskocina says:

    Seems very generous, certainly worth thinking about

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    this card is looking good to me

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    devaluation is coming to IHG… variable award points! run!

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    Great offers but so limited by policy changes. Have to give much more thought to appropriate planning.

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    I am debating keeping my card for the high value perk of the hotel night, but it would end up being a staycation sort of thing.

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    I think I will have to get both

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    Farid Kassam says:

    great offer on a plate. Thanks

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    I almost never stay at chain hotels. Is either card worth getting anyway for their other benefits? In particular I was thinking about the Marriott card for their airline transfers. Thanks.

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    What an incredible opportunity we have to earn points in this manner! Thank you for keeping us up-to-date on these details.

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    120k IHG points is actually a tempting offer, especially as the card comes with the 4th-night-free benefit, and the 20% discount on purchased points. I presume that is 20% on top of whatever discount promo is being run?

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    I may add the IHG card to stack with my non-Premier. The 4th night might be worth it for at least a few years.

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    The Marriott card seems like a great offer, especially if you’re a regular Marriott chain customer (luckily, I am!).
    I’m not sure about the IHG card, that one is a little harder to decipher. Anyhow IHG is not what it used to be IMO. I switched to Marriott a couple of years ago (got a platinum status through my company) and have been with them since.

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    Great bonuses, but I wish these cards were better for everyday spend too.

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    If you’re a big spender on Marriott properties this isn’t a bad deal!

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    Already have the Marriott Bonvoy but will seriously consider the IHG Rewards Premier card with this attractive bonus offer. Thanks for the heads up.

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    sounds like a pretty good deal

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    I already have the IHG Premier credit card. I cannot get the Marriott credit card because of 5/24.

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    Thanks for sharing these great OFFERS!!!!

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    Wow. You can stay for 5,000 points per night? 120,000 points will definitely go a long way especially with a free night.

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    I knew there was a good reason for holding off getting a card before!

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    charles j says:

    I suppose with all the new 5/24 rules, one bonus per card per lifetime type, ect, I’ll wind up actually being able to take advantage of future offers eventually.

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    This is definitely the time to get the IHG card if you don’t already have it. I’m holding on to my old IHG card that has the lower annual fee. They recently offered me 5 thousand points to upgrade…not a chance! As the value of hotel points goes down, it is definitely important to hold out for these large sign up bonuses.

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    Vladimir Silantyev says:

    Great news, thank you

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    Dexter Ohama says:

    Once my 24/5 record gets clear, this one should be an easy one for me. I think it’s worth it. Details looked good.

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    ron_vaughn@hotmail.com says:

    Just got turned down for the Chase Marriott card. Chase says “top many new cards”, but Chase credit app (via Chase SP card portal) says only 1 new card in the past 2 years. Any ideas on what to do next?

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      If you are an authorized user on someone else’s cards, the automated system may be counting those against you for new cards in the past 2 years. The good news is that we have heard that Chase reps may be able to manually recalculate if you have opened 4 or fewer cards as the primary cardholder in the last 24 months. I’d recommend calling Chase to discuss your application.

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    If I’m not mistaken, these bonus categories for Marriott are much better than Amex’s, right? That would make the Chase card a better candidate to pay at Marriott properties.

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    Looks amazing, wish I can get one. Never could get any Chase cards since AARP.

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    Very high fee not worth it

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    If you are a current IHG card member with Spire Elite status and get an IHG Premier card, do you keep your status on both cards?

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      Hey Ray, the IHG card comes with Platinum Elite Status which is lower than Spire Elite, so you’d keep your current status. The IHG card will allow you to keep a minimum status of Platinum Elite without having to meet the qualification requirements, however if you continue to earn Spire Elite another way, that status would be honored.

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    1. Fee is too expensive
    2. The service if not of 5* anymore

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    Those are some strong bonuses!

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    For the Marriott card, I’m still eligible for the bonus as a current Marriott Bonvoy Amex (formerly SPG Amex) cardholder, correct?

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      Hey Joe, if you currently have the SPG Amex personal card, you won’t be eligible unless you close that account first and wait at least 30 days. Marriott has published an end date for the offer as 5/2/19 on their website. We did our best to break down the (rather confusing) rules in this post:

      https://awardwallet.com/blog/marriott-card-application-rules/

      If you have the SPG Amex Business card, you should be eligible for the Chase Marriott Bonvoy (personal) card as long as you didn’t earn the SPG business bonus in the last 24 months.

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    Since one point on my good old SPG card has been changed by 3:1 with Bonvoy, this Bonvoy offer is really the equivalent of only 33,000 airline miles/points. Of course the conversion to airline miles “kicker” (25%) still applies in most airline programs.

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    What happens if you currently have a card and have Spire Elite status? If you get a new Premier card, do you keep your status? Is it beneficial to keep both cards?

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    Unfortunately the upgrade offer on the IHG card hasn’t been bumped up on the IHG card. 5K vs 120K is a pittance.

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    Great new offers – already have both cards though 🙁

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    My head is spinning – But thank you for the details!

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    The 5/24 rule being applied to the IHG card is really hurting me…
    I could make good use of 120K IHG points. 🙁