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Marriott credit cards: Everything you need to know

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Marriott credit card rewards

Marriott offers cards to new cardmembers in partnership with American Express and Chase. All cards earn Marriott Bonvoy points. Here’s what you earn with each card.

Marriott Bonvoy Bold® Credit CardMarriott Bonvoy Boundless® Credit CardMarriott Bonvoy Bountiful™ Credit CardMarriott Bonvoy Bevy™ American Express® CardMarriott Bonvoy Brilliant® American Express® CardMarriott Bonvoy Business® American Express® Card
Marriott Bonvoy Bold® Credit Card card artMarriott Bonvoy Boundless® Credit Card card artMarriott Bonvoy Bountiful™ Credit Card card artMarriott Bonvoy Bevy™ American Express® Card card artMarriott Bonvoy Brilliant® American Express® Card card artMarriott Bonvoy Business® American Express® Card card art
Annual fee$0$95$250$250$650$125
Marriott properties3x6x6x6x6x6x
Marriott properties: Included status earnings1x
(Silver)
1x
(Silver)
2.5x
(Gold)
2.5x
(Gold)
5x
(Platinum)
2.5x
(Gold)
Dining
(Restaurants worldwide for Amex)
3x*
(capped)
4x*
(capped)
4x*
(capped)
3x4x
Gas
(U.S. gas stations for Amex)
3x*
(capped)
4x
Grocery stores
(U.S. supermarkets for Amex)
3x*
(capped)
4x*
(capped)
4x*
(capped)
Additional categories2x
Other travel purchases through 7/10/24.
3x
Flights booked directly with airlines.
3x
Wireless telephone services from U.S. service providers.
U.S purchases for shipping.
Other purchases1x2x2x2x2x2x
Marriott Earning Rates on Marriott Credit Cards

Additional info on rewards categories of Marriott credit cards

Some rewards categories have restrictions on the number of points you can earn. Here’s a bit of additional information on the rewards categories of the Marriott credit cards.

  • Marriott Bonvoy Boundless® Credit Card 3x rewards are capped at $6,000 of combined purchases each year on grocery stores, gas stations, and dining. Subsequent purchases earn 2x.
  • Marriott Bonvoy Bountiful™ Credit Card 4x rewards are capped at $15,000 of combined purchases each year on grocery stores and dining. Subsequent purchases earn 2x.
  • Marriott Bonvoy Bevy™ American Express® Card 4x rewards are capped at $15,000 of combined purchases each year on U.S. supermarkets and restaurants worldwide. Subsequent purchases each 2x.

Marriott free night certificates

Some of the Marriott credit cards offer annual free night certificates or the ability to earn free nights. Here’s an overview of the free nights available with the available Marriott credit cards.

Marriott Bonvoy Bold® Credit CardMarriott Bonvoy Boundless® Credit CardMarriott Bonvoy Bountiful™ Credit CardMarriott Bonvoy Bevy™ American Express® CardMarriott Bonvoy Brilliant® American Express® CardMarriott Bonvoy Business® American Express® Card
Marriott Bonvoy Bold® Credit Card card artMarriott Bonvoy Boundless® Credit Card card artMarriott Bonvoy Bountiful™ Credit Card card artMarriott Bonvoy Bevy™ American Express® Card card artMarriott Bonvoy Brilliant® American Express® Card card artMarriott Bonvoy Business® American Express® Card card art
Annual fee$0$95$250$250$650$125
Free night on cardmember anniversaryNo35,000 point free nightNoNo85,000 point free night35,000 point free night
Earn a free night awardNoNo50,000 point free night.

Spend $15,000 in a calendar year.
50,000 point free night.

Spend $15,000 in a calendar year.
85,000 point free night available as choice benefit.

Spend $60,000 in a calendar year.
35,000 point free night

Spend $60,000 in a calendar year.
Marriott credit card free night awards

Some additional notes on Marriott free night awards

If you earn or receive a free night award with your Marriott credit card, you can use that award for a one-night stay at participating Marriott Bonvoy hotels with a redemption level at or under the certificate’s value. You may use up to 15,000 additional Marriott points to “expand” the certificate’s value. For example, a 35,000 point certificate can be combined with 5,000 Marriott Bonvoy points and redeemed for a one-night stay priced at 40,000 points.

Chase awards anniversary free night certificates within 8 weeks of your cardmember anniversary date and earned free night certificates within 12 weeks of earning them. Amex awards anniversary free nights with 8-12 weeks of your cardmember anniversary month and earned free nights within 8-12 weeks of earning them.

You won’t earn a Marriott free night award after opening the card, unless you earn a free night award as part of a card’s new cardmember welcome bonus.