Am I Eligible for a New Marriott Bonvoy Card? This Chart Tells You Yes or No

Last year Marriott folded the old Starwood Preferred Guest and
Ritz-Carlton Rewards programs into its Bonvoy program, and at the
same time, it aligned Marriott and SPG cards under the identical
Bonvoy branding. This has hopefully led to less confusion among
applicants, and new card holders have benefited from new perks and
welcome bonuses on the
Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card
, which is currently offering
75,000 points after you use your new card to make $3,000 in
purchases within the first 3 months of account opening. Another
Marriott card with a notable bonus is the Marriott Bonvoy
Business™ American Express® Card
which is offering a limited time
offer of 100,000 bonus Marriott Bonvoy points after you make $5,000
in purchases within the first 3 months (Offer ends 10/23/2019).

But that’s not to say the confusion has been eliminated
entirely. The
application eligibility restrictions
for Marriott Bonvoy cards
are about as difficult to keep track of as you could possibly
imagine. They vary from card to card, and there’s not a lot of
logic at play here. So if you’re interested in acquiring one of
the four Bonvoy-branded cards currently available to new applicants
— the
Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant
, the
Marriott Bonvoy Business
, the
Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Credit Card
or the
Marriott Bonvoy Bold Credit Card
— use this cheat sheet to
see if you’ll be able to sign up based on which cards you’ve
had or currently have. (We can’t take credit for being the first
to visualize this info, though. Thanks to Greg from Frequent Miler
for inspiring us with
this chart
.)

If you’re wondering where the SPG Amex cards are on in this
chart, welcome to the Bonvoy era. The last three cards under
“Cards You’ve Had” are the SPG Amex cards with their updated
branding. As a refresher, here’s how the SPG Amex cards are
converting to Bonvoy Amex names:

Keep in mind that
Amex
and
Chase
now offer card bonus qualification tools on their
websites, and these should let you know whether or not you can
successfully apply for a card and earn the welcome bonus before the
system runs your credit and you officially apply for the card. But
a sound travel rewards card strategy includes some advance
planning, so if you know you’re interested in one of these cards,
you might as well consult this handy chart whipped up by the
incredible graphics team here at TPG.

Further Reading:
Which Marriott Bonvoy credit card is right for
you?

In addition to the limited time 100,000 point welcome bonus on
the Bonvoy Business Amex and the 75,000 point offer on the
incredible premium Bonvoy Brilliant card, the
Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Credit Card
from Chase is offering a
75,000-point welcome offer after $3,000 on purchases in spending in
the first 3 months. Chase also launched the
Marriott Bonvoy Bold Credit Card
a few months ago, which is
currently offering a welcome bonus of 50,000 points after spending
$2,000 on purchases in the first 3 months.

Source: FS – All-Travel destinations-News2
Am I Eligible for a New Marriott Bonvoy Card? This Chart Tells You Yes or No