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Chase's Marriott Bonvoy Boundless card with a $95 annual fee is now offering a 100,000-point sign-up bonus

Chase's Marriott Bonvoy Boundless card with a $95 annual fee is now offering a 100,000-point sign-up bonus

JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa

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You can use Marriott points to book a stay at the JW Marriott Phu Quoc in Vietnam.

No matter where you're headed, there's a good chance you can find a Marriott hotel at your destination. That's especially true now that Marriott and Starwood have combined their portfolios - there are more than 7,000 Marriott properties post-merger, so having Marriott points can come in handy for all sorts of travelers.

If you're looking to earn more Marriott points, this newly elevated offer for the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Credit Card could be worth it. You can now earn 100,000 points when you spend $5,000 on the card in the first three months.

Keep in mind that we're focusing on the rewards and perks that make these credit cards great options, not things like interest rates and late fees, which can far outweigh the value of any rewards.

When you're working to earn credit card rewards, it's important to practice financial discipline, like paying your balances off in full each month, making payments on time, and not spending more than you can afford to pay back. Basically, treat your credit card like a debit card.

Marriott Bonvoy Boundless card details

The Bonvoy Boundless earns 6x points on Marriott purchases, and 2x points on everything else. Just for being a cardholder, you get Silver Marriott status, and you also get 15 elite night credits each year to help boost you to the next status level.

Those benefits are all well and good, but it's the Boundless card's annual free night reward - which you can use at Marriott hotels that cost up to 35,000 points - that can really deliver significant value. Depending on where you use it, you could get more than $95 in value, in which case the card's annual fee pays for itself.

The Boundless is the middle-of-the-road option in the lineup of Marriott co-branded credit cards for non-business users. There's also the Marriott Bonvoy Bold, with no annual fee, and the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant from Amex, with a $450 annual fee and lots of premium perks. The Boundless is currently offering the highest welcome bonus of the three cards - the Bold is offering 50,000 points after you spend $2,000 in the first three months, while the Brilliant is offering 75,000 points after you spend $3,000 in the first three months.

Read more: The best hotel credit cards

100,000-point sign-up bonus

The Bonvoy Boundless is one of two Marriott co-branded credit cards currently offering a welcome bonus of 100,000 points. The other card is the Marriott Bonvoy Business™ American Express® Card, which is also offering new cardholders 100,000 points after they spend $5,000 in the first three months. That card is a business credit card, though, with a $125 annual fee and 4x points on a few additional spending categories - and the 100,000-point offer is only available on the Bonvoy Business until October 23.

There's currently no end date for the 100,000-point offer on the Bonvoy Boundless card, but it is being marketed as limited-time, so don't wait too long if you're interested.

While you can use Marriott points with airline partners, the main way to redeem them is for Marriott stays. Free nights cost 5,000 to 100,000 points depending on the hotel category (1-8) and whether you're staying during an off-peak, standard, or peak time.

Travel website The Points Guy values Marriott points at 0.8 cents apiece, so the Bonvoy Boundless card's 100,000-point sign-up bonus would be worth $800. Of course, you could get more (or less) value out of the points depending on how you use them. Make sure you do the math to see if you're getting a good redemption - just divide a hotel's cash rate by the number of points you'd need to book the same room. If you're getting 0.8 cents or more per point, you're in good shape.

Click here to learn more about the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless card.

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