September 22, 2023


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Marriott Bonvoy Just Launched Two New Travel Credit Cards—Here’s How They Compare to The Brand’s Existing Rewards Cards

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Marriott already counts the Bold, the Boundless, and the Brilliant among the credit cards in its co-branded portfolio—and now it’s introducing the Bevy and the Bountiful, too.

Thursday, alongside partners American Express and Chase, Marriott Bonvoy unveiled a pair of new cards designed to earn cardholders more points on everyday spending and get to free hotel nights faster. The Marriott Bonvoy Bevy American Express Card and the Marriott Bonvoy Bountiful Card from Chase will debut offering differentiated bonus categories from the other cards in Marriott’s lineup at a mid-tier price point.

Better still, those who apply for the new cards between now and January 2023 will have the chance to earn 125,000 Marriott Bonvoy points after spending $4,000 in eligible purchases on their new card in the first three months of card membership.

Let’s dive into the new cards’ perks and drawbacks, how they stack up against the other options in Marriott’s lineup, and who they might be best suited for.

Benefits and fees

Both the Bevy and the Bountiful will earn 6X Marriott Bonvoy points on purchases at Marriott hotels, which is in line with all Marriott cards aside from the fee-free Marriott Bonvoy Bold Credit Card from Chase.

But in a split with its sister cards, the newcomers will net 4X points on up to $15,000 in combined purchases each year at restaurants and U.S. supermarkets.

Like the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Credit Card from Chase and the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant American Express Card, the Bevy and Bountiful will collect 2X points on all other purchases. The duo’s cardholders will get an additional boost, though, with 1,000 extra points on each qualifying Marriott stay.

Of course, the Bevy and Bountiful have benefits outside of the points-earning potential, too. Both cards come with complimentary Gold Elite status, which itself earns members 25 percent more points on every eligible hotel purchase, along with priority late checkout, enhanced room upgrades, and other perks; 15 Elite Night Credits annually; and the ability to secure a free night award worth up to 50,000 points after putting $15,000 on the card each year.

But those benefits come with a price—and that price is $250. The annual fee puts the Bevy and Bountiful between the Boundless, which carries a $95 price tag, and the Brilliant, which is about to see its fee increase from $450 to $650, Marriott announced Thursday.

How do the new cards stack up against other Marriott options?

With the addition of the Bevy and Bountiful, consumers now have five Marriott cards to choose from at a range of price points.

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